Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (139)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (10/6/15):

Description on Goodreads:
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:
Oh my God. I have to tone down my fangirl-esque excitement at the moment enough to write a coherent paragraph. I love this author. She is, in my opinion, one of the best YA contemporary writers out there. Fangirl is one of my all time favorite YA books (and my number one book of 2013. Eleanor and Park was in my number four spot (of the same year!). And while I also enjoyed both of Rowell’s adult fiction novels, her designated spot is so in YA for me. Her YA books are magic. When I first heard the fanfiction the main character in Fangirl was writing, was itself going to be a book, I screamed with joy. I screamed with joy again just now, finally having read the delayed description. I wish the cover got a scream from me too, but it was a little boring for my taste (too adult fiction looking in my opinion). Though, I honestly can’t say there is a book I’m more excited for this year than this one. I need it. If you have not read this author, what are you waiting for? Do it now.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Fantastic pick Nori^^ I am SO looking forward to this one too :D Fangirl was my first (and so far only) Rainbow Rowell read but ALL of her other books are on my wishlist/tbr shelf. I think this one's going to be something special. Happy reading ♥

  2. I really need to read Fangirl! I can't believe I haven't already. I hope you enjoy this one!

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