Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Spotlight
Hey y'all!Okay, so if you keep up with the blog, you know that I went to BookExpo America earlier this year. One of my favorite parts of the conference is the Children's Book and Author Breakfast. I love hearing authors and memorable figures speak - and they've been really witty when I attended in both 2012 and 2015.This year, I heard Rainbow Rowell.Now, I loved Eleanor & Park when I read it. I thought it was touching, and funny, and intimate in this level where I could imagine the littlest details and emotions from each of the characters - which contributed to a truly lovely relationship spattered with difficulties. I read Fangirl and enjoyed it, although it didn't contain the same resonance for me. I read Attachments and thought it was sweet and wonderful and all-encompassing.So I'm a Rainbow fan, although I've never quite labeled myself with the same fervor that many others did. I wasn't the type to wait three hours in a line for her, and I didn't think I was justified to talk about her books as if they were my absolute-favorites-of-all-time.When I heard her speak, that all changed. She was a bit teary and also hilarious and so overwhelmingly passionate and that killed me. I walked out of there convinced that she's one of the best of us all.Which is why I've been so excited for her next book.
Novel: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | GoodreadsRelease Date: October 6, 2015Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (Macmillan)
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.
I'm really interested to see how she's going to pull off a fantasy. What's more, I really really love the cover. There are a lot of reasons why I'm excited to read this one. I think I'm going to try it on audio and I'm looking forward to seeing how that plays out.