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Carry On (Simon Snow Series) (edició 2017)

de Rainbow Rowell (Autor)

Sèrie: Simon Snow (1), Fangirl (2)

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Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here. It's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.… (més)
Membre:ainjel
Títol:Carry On (Simon Snow Series)
Autors:Rainbow Rowell (Autor)
Informació:Wednesday Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 528 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:fantasy-and-magic, favorites, lgbtq

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Carry On de Rainbow Rowell

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    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue de Mackenzi Lee (tralliott)
  2. 20
    Red, White & Royal Blue de Casey McQuiston (Usuari anònim)
  3. 10
    In Other Lands de Sarah Rees Brennan (nessreader)
    nessreader: Fanfic tropes, meta, swashbuckling ya fantasy, woobie heroes and a bucket of angst, not heteronormative.
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    Magic for Liars de Sarah Gailey (Usuari anònim)
    Usuari anònim: Fantasy that thoughtfully plays on the tropes that Harry Potter made famous.
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    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda de Becky Albertalli (Anphan)
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Carry On follows the story of both Simon Snow and Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, aka Baz in their final year of the Watford School of Magicks. There’s a crazy, magick sucking enemy running around England and Simon Snow is the supposed “chosen one” who needs to defeat it. The only problem is, Snow can barely hold his wand correctly to conjure up magick the way he’s supposed to. With the help of his best friend Penny, and his vampire roommate, can Simon Snow save the magick in England?

The beginning of this book dragged a bit for me and it took me a minute to get into it before I was devouring the pages as quickly as I could. It was understandable as Rowell was setting up this crazy, magical world. I did feel a little bit left out when Simon was mentioning all the battles and stories from before. Like, man, I wanted to see (read) about it!

Did it remind me a bit of Harry Potter - yes. But I think, because of how popular that world is, any kind of school for magic will be connected to Hogwarts. Though there were quite a few similarities between Harry and Simon, I was able to disconnect the two pretty quickly.

Once Baz was introduced the book picked up paced and I really got into it. The banter between the characters was fun and I enjoyed the interactions. Some characters did fall a little flat though and seemed to only be there to help move the characters along to what they needed, but I didn’t feel it was anything terrible.

Is this my favorite Rainbow Rowell book? No. Will I still read the next book in the series (and the one after that)? Obviously, yes. I will read anything and everything that Rowell will write, I love her so much. This is a good book to escape from the craziness that’s going on in the world right now though. I’m going to read the second book as soon as I can get my hands on it. ( )
  oldandnewbooksmell | Sep 24, 2021 |
I have no idea how I feel about this story right now.

Is wasn't a 'meh' story but it wasn't a like a hot bath either.

Weird. Rowell writing style is... not something I can read without getting pulled out of the story. ( )
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
If you're reading this after having read Fangirl, then you probably know of Simon and Baz. If you haven't read Fangirl, Carry On is another story about a young boy who turns 11 and suddenly learns he is a mage and "the chosen one." The Harry Potter similarities are quite intentional I believe (in Fangirl the "Simon Snow" series is a fictional stand-in for the Harry Potter series), except that Rainbow Rowell subverts the trope and we are given a much more realistic view of what it might be like to suddenly have a lot of power you don't know how to use, have enemies without knowing why, and be expected save a world you didn't know existed.

This "Bookshelf Edition" was released alongside the third book, Any Way the Wind Blows, in a hardcover format so that the three books, each with art by Kevin Wada, could be a matched set.

Even as an adult reader, this book is a favourite of mine, largely because of how it goes into the minds and motivations of the characters as the events of the story unfold around them. ( )
  WeeTurtle | Sep 5, 2021 |
The author’s note mentions that this book is inspired by all the Chosen One stories she has read but we all can guess from page one that this is based on Harry Potter. This is also definitely an ode to all the shippers of Drarry in the fandom.

Simon is the greatest mage the magickal world has ever known but he doesn’t know what to do with all the power. He is a flawed Chosen One, a very directionless teenage boy upon whom a huge responsibility has been thrust. He fights evil only because everyone expects him to and just hopes that he will have a secure future with the beautiful Agatha after the whole war is done. Baz is the heir to one of the oldest and powerful families and behaves as such – being all snobby and rude but he is hiding a lot of feelings and a terrible truth behind that rough exterior. Penny is a great friend who just wants the best for Simon and whose organizational skills just made me feel inferior. Agatha is a simple girl who wants to lead a quiet life without any adventures.

This is a fantasy novel but there isn’t much world building. We get to know a little about the school and the magickal system but how/why the evil guy is evil is never truly explained. The way the spells work is vague but also hilarious. I loved the idea of a spell’s power being dependent on the usage and frequency and sometimes, even the metaphorical meaning behind the words. The story also occurs during Simon’s final year at Watford, so we only get to know about his past adventures and his eternal enmity with Baz in passing.

The strength of this book is definitely the relationship between Simon and Baz. The story doesn’t even get interesting until Baz actually shows up after a quarter. They hate each other, want to kill the other, keep bickering all the time, always look for where the other is in the room and feel very very restless when the other is nowhere to be found – you can where this is going – you can actually feel all the UST flowing through the pages. I shipped them hard even before Baz showed up and then it was absolute fun watching them get together. Baz’s superior magickal skills and steadfastness are well complemented by Simon’s (sometimes) cluelessness and conviction to just do good.

There are a lot of POV’s and many side characters here but we can see how difficult it is to actually flesh out so many of them. That’s one reason why, though I liked a lot of characters like Penny, Fiona, Ebb etc, I couldn’t really care a lot about any of them and none of the bad things that happened towards the end actually affected me. The climax is also very rushed and I couldn’t wrap my head around why the evil got created and what Simon was really supposed to vanquish.

You might be wondering now why I gave this book 4 stars when I’ve mostly just discussed all it’s negatives. But I really did have a lot of fun reading this one. I’m a huge fan of fanfiction and I can’t describe how much my life changed after discovering AO3 and tumblr. So, I went into this book expecting a slash tribute to my favorite literary characters and I got just that. The plot is obviously a lot different from HP but I was so entertained trying to figure out which character from this book corresponds to characters from the Potterverse. The writing is also very funny and the dynamic between Simon and Baz is precious. I totally loved going on this adventure to Watford with them. ( )
  ksahitya1987 | Aug 20, 2021 |
I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you.

Simon is heading back to Watford a magic school for his last year. He is the Chosen One, at least that's what The Mage says. And he will be the one to save them all from the Insidious Humdrum. A creature that is sucking away the magic. After a visit from Baz's mother. Simon and Baz put away their issues to form a truce and with the help of Simon's best friend Penny they try to find who killed Baz's mother.

LOVED IT! This was at the very least, Harry Potter inspired. The coincidences are just too great for anyone to tell me otherwise. The school map on the inside of the cover looks like Hogwarts but with purposeful differences. Soccer field instead of a Quidditch field. A mote instead of a lake. The Wavering Wood instead of the Forbidden Forest. Stuff like that. So yes at first I wasn't sure if I wanted to read what seemed like Harry Potter fan fiction. Glad I changed my mind.

After you get past some of the obvious similarities the book really does start to veer off in its own direction. And the ending was interesting but I kinda figured out who the 'bad guy' was about halfway through the book. The best part of the book was the romance. Simon and Baz are an awesome couple and it was so well done. Can't wait to read the next book in this series. ( )
  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
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Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here. It's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.

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