Carry On Paperback – 28 Oct 2015
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Rainbow Rowell lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Her second YA novel, Fangirl, was a New York Times bestseller, as was her first novel, Eleanor & Park.
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I admit that the first 1/3 rd of it is a little to get it. There is so much information and this book, apparently, is the fanfiction of the 8th book in a fictional series from Fangirl, another book by Rainbow Rowell. And I totally get it. But it is also a tad bit boring. BUT once Baz enters, it becomes so much MUCH better!
The characters are just bloody marvelous! Rainbow Rowell is perfect in weaving her characters. Not only they are relatable, but also so loving and huggable! Baz is my favourite character EVER! He is fiery, snarky, hopelessly in love, evilish, and just awesome! I liked Simon and Penelope as well(not as much as I liked Baz). And the romance is so adorable. SimonBaz is my new OTP.
Story wise, Carry on is amazing. I was intrigued throughout the book. The twist at the ending was pretty unpredictable. I just could not put the book down. I finished this 518 pages long book in 1.25 days. Its addicting. Its great. You should read this!
Rating - 5/5
“Safety, stability--it's an illusion. It's a false god, Simon. It's like clinging to a sinking raft instead of learning to swim.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Carry On
First of all, what is it with people calling this book a Harry Potter rip-off. Yes, it has many similarities. But that's the whole point! How do people not get that? It's infuriating.
Remember how sometimes you have a couple of hours of free time before a very busy week and you start a book thinking you'll finish it slowly and then end up avoiding everything important to finish the book first?
Sorry for that run-on sentence, but you get what I mean right? Well, this was that book for me. I started this in the evening 3 days before my exams and spend the entire next day finishing it. It was just so good and interesting and addicting, I couldn't put it down.
I loved this book. It has great characters that are very likable. I loved Penelope and her nonchalant attitude towards rules. I loved Simon and Baz and their complex relationship. I didn't like Agatha but I don't think she was there to be liked. Too self-absorbed.
The writing is great and the pace was relentless (mainly after the first part) and the story was engaging. The only problem I had, was that there wasn't enough chemistry between Simon and Baz for love. For the beginning of a relationship, it was fine. But I think the author rushed into "love".
Overall, this was a great and entertaining read and I enjoyed it a lot. I highly recommend it. This is my second favourite Rainbow Rowell book, after Eleanor and Park.
Simon, Baz and Penelope's characters were built and developed perfectly even Agatha's, but I didn't like her Character at all. she was so mundane. other than these 4 characters, others were not so developed. Ebb and Nicodemus' characters were mentioned as powerful at first especially Ebb's but it didn't take them to another level. they were useless. also Mage's and Lucy's character should have been developed well. Villain was not so evil. that disappointed me a bit. he wasn't evil enough. it's just for greater good. Overall, I loved Baz's character more. he wasn't good. not bad either. he was completely on different road.
The plot was predictable. not so unpredictable in many places and it didn't leave me in awe anywhere.
Writing was awesome. because it is Rainbow Rowell of course. it was simple as well as many lines were quotable. but not so extraordinary too.
There wasn't much content in it. I suppose it's because she has hurried to finish a big plot in a single book. so there's wasn't much complexity in plot as well as characters.
And there are many things I'm still confused about. like, 1. I didn't understand the ritual part and Lucy and when Agatha comes to white chapel and stuffs. it was too messy. 2. Nicodemus was introduced as a supervillain but he ended up worse than Numpties. He disappeared just like that. 3. Simon was actually bisexual because he was attracted to Agatha too. he really loved her and that was clear in the beginning of the book. but it's just ended like 'Simon is a gay'. I'm not okay with that.
I would love to have a sequel to this. Rainbow can do it if she really wants. I wish she does.
First part of the book was quite slow but when Baz arrived it was un-put-down-able. and I loved the way how Rainbow switched the characters' point of views effortlessly. I totally fell for that style of her writing.
Overall I feel really good after reading this. Though it didn't hit my favorite list (maybe it'll in the future), It is still close to my heart. I loved it wholeheartedly.
So I'm just going to carry on with 'Carry On' ❤️.
I received a copy with a dent. I hate it when my books are damaged. I think I'll return it.
Enjoyed reading it. :)
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