What began as a fan-fic based on Harry Potter being written by a character in one of her previous novels, Rainbow Rowell asks what would have happened had Harry (Simon) been roommates with Draco (Baz) the entire time and what if they had other feelings for each other behind the animosity? Simon Snow is nobody's idea of a good Chosen One. He's crap at magic. His spell casting is spotty and wild at best. His worst enemy, Baz, has been his roommate since year one and while he makes Simon's life miserable, his mysterious absence in their final year at Watford School of Magicks is making him almost as mental. Is it weird that he misses the guy who might be a vampire and is for sure a pain? Why does he miss him? Does Baz miss Simon, too? Monsters and madness ensue as he tries to solve all of the mysteries AND live up to being the Chosen One, including a monster who wears his face and removes magic from the world, leaving behind magic free spots where magic won't work in its wake. A dark and gorgeous story, filled with adventures, danger, and a few good laughs.
#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 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.