"Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen," at least according to Baz, Simon’s arch nemesis (or is he?) and roommate at Watford School of Magicks. Both live in the World of Mages, the magical community of Great Britain now facing annihilation at the hands of the Insidious Humdrum. Why is the Humdrum always attacking Simon? Can Simon save the world while sorting out his personal life?
Fans of Harry Potter and similar series will enjoy this smart and irreverent take on the countless Chosen One narratives.— From Holiday Picks 2015
#1 New York Times best seller
Booklist Editors' Choice 2015 - Youth
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer
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.
Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.