Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Carry On Simon Snow

 I selected this book in order to fulfill the Chosen One prompts in several of my challenges.  I discovered this book when I read Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl last year.   This is a spinoff of sorts from that book.  In Fangirl the characters write fanfiction about a fictional character named Simon Snow and Baz.  This book brings those characters and their world to life as the center of the story.  It is a similar story to Harry Potter with a bit more frenemies and romantic tension than those books have.   I did enjoy this book even if it took me quite a while to read it.  I had to turn it in to the library and then got busy with other books as I read and renewed the kindle book from the library.   If you are looking for a fantasy book with a bit of a twist at the end this book would be a great read.  

Carry OnCarry On by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

magical thriller

Generally not the gene I read but I thoroughly enjoyed this boon. The frenemies relationship between Simon and Baz grows through the book. Although there are similarities to Potter this book is very different and intense.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #124
  2. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #134
  3. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #148
  4. Around the Year in 52 Books #30 A long book
  5. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2021  #45 A Coming Of Age Novel 
  6. The Unofficial Magnus Archives Challenge  #TMARC21  #5  The Desolation: about a Chosen One

  7. BooklistQueen   #25. Coming of Age Story 
  8. NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2021  #10 over 500 pgs  
  9. Bookworm  #40. Read a book that uses the "Chosen One" trope  
  10. Magic in the Books Book 6 #6 Includes the Chosen One trope
  11. Pick your Poison #23-1 A book with the word "snow" in the title
  12. Bloggers Bookshelf   #bloggersbookshelf #22.  500+ pages  
  13. 52 books in 52 weeks  #6-2 swords and sorcerers 

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