Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: October 6, 2015 by St. Martins Griffin (Macmillan)

Synopsis: Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl. 

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything. 

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

Why I'm Waiting 

Rainbow Rowell is an auto-buy author for me. I have loved everything she has ever written. Adult or YA, she is seriously one of my absolute favorites. This is her first non-contemporary novel that she is publishing and I am so excited to see her take on that genre which is an absolute favorite of mine. The things I love about Rainbow's writing I'm sure will translate to a great fantasy including being able to walk a fine line between serious and silly, characters that are complex and likeable in a realistic sort of way, and just amazing writting.

But I'm also really excited just because of the meta nature of this book. It's not really fanfiction but it's a story based on a story that was part of a story the author previously wrote! Is your head spinning? My head is spinning. I loved Fangirl and the Simon Snow parts of the book so I'm kind of excited to read the real Simon Snow. But is it the real Simon Snow? I'm confused again. Confused and excited. I seriously cannot wait!

Also on the topic of Carry On. I found out recently that Rainbow Rowell is coming to Pittsburgh in October, two days after Carry On comes out. I'm legitimately loosing my mind with the idea of meeting her and having her sign all my books. I'm probably going to be and absolute mess when I meet her!

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you waiting for Carry On with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Ha! Yes, I love how meta this is. And I'm sure Rainbow is going to kill it as usual even if it's not her usual genre. And then maybe she will write more fantasy in the future?? YES PLEASE!!

  2. Oh man, I still can't believe this is happening but I am SO excited! Great pick!!

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  3. Oh nice! I never read Rainbow's books since they're contemps but this one, actually kinda sounds intriguing! I'm the paranormal reader, so I always have to have something "weird" going about in my book for me to be interested. (Mysteries with deranged killers count, because you can't get much further from human than a murderer!) So I find myself debating about this one! And that's really something coming from me! LOL!

    Hope you have fun meeting her! I know when I've met my most favorite authors for the first time, instead of fangirl excitement and near tears of joy, I'm stone silent. Like OH. MY. GOD! It's ! Total and utter shock! Have fun girl! ;)

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  4. Great pick! I loved Fangirl and I can't wait to read more about Simon Snow. I hope you have a great week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I loved the Simon Snow parts on Fangirl (and I adooored Fangirl as whole!!) and while reading, I thought I wanted to read a Simon Snow book and tah dah!! I GET TO READ IT!!
    Great WOW pick Cassie! Super jealous you'll get to meet Rainbow!!