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Reviewer Round-Up: Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Carry On’ is “a one-of-a-kind homage to fanfiction”


It’s time for another reviewer round-up here at MP! and we’re seeing what bloggers have to say about Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Carry On’ this time! Today we’re checking in with Amber of The Mile Long Bookshelf and Jess from Jess Hearts Books

CarryONYou probably already know about ‘Carry On’, but in case you don’t, ‘Carry On’ began in Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Fangirl’ and is about hapless Chosen One Simon Snow, dealing with magic, danger and his vampire roommate, Baz.

Amber was a bit hesitant about ‘Carry On’ after skipping the Simon Snow bits in ‘Fangirl’ (tsk tsk) and yet she thought “it was awesome” after all, but Jess “was desperate to know more about the world of Simon Snow” after reading ‘Fangirl'”.

What everyone really loved ‘Carry On’ for is the swoon-worthy romance between Simon and Baz. It makes our heart smile whenever we think about it. Sigh. Amber had pretty strong feelings about this OTP: “Simon and Baz’s relationship is so cute, even when they’re trying to kill each other. And I want my own Baz. Where can I get one?”

Jess was also completely suckered by “this slow burning romance, the chemistry and sexual tension had me shouting “For the love of God, just KISS!” at my book.”

just kiss

We’re going to leave you with a rather convincing endorsement from Jess: “‘Carry On’ was like nothing else I’ve read and is probably like nothing else that I am going to read. It’s a one-of-a-kind homage to fanfiction, the books we love and those crackpot ships that are clearly OTP.”

i have a mighty need

So basically, if you haven’t read ‘Carry On’ yet, you really, really need to.

Grab your copy here!

What did you think of ‘Carry On’? Let us know @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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