Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This afternoon, I finished listening to the unabridged audio version of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and narrated by Euan Morton from Audible. Listening time for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is 13 hours, 38 minutes.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is the third novel I've listened to by the author. Rainbow Rowell has been a very hyped author over the past few years. Curious about her novels, I jumped on the bandwagon and have listened to Landline, Fangirl, and now Carry On

I can now say with a fair amount of confidence that I'm not a HUGE fan of Rainbow Rowell's writing. Sure, I've found the three novels I've read by her to be likable, but I'm sure I won't remember much from any of her novels over time. At this point in time, I will pass on reading any other novels written by Rainbow Rowell.

As far Carry On goes, I found it to be likable. The characters and the storyline for Carry On were kinda slow and flat for for me at the start of this novel and didn't pick up until about halfway into it. Then things quickly picked up and I actually looked forward to discovering how Carry On came to a close. The epilogue for Carry On was my favorite part of the novel. 

I thought Carry On was well narrated by Euan Morton though. I look forward to discovering other novels he narrates.

The following is a plot summary for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell from Audible:
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.
I am giving Carry On by Rainbow Rowell a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!