Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - 522 pages

Simon Snow is the "Chosen One" -- chosen to save the world of magic from the Insidious Humdrum who is draining magic and creating dead spots all over England.  Unfortunately, he is the worst Chosen One ever.  He can't control his magic and it builds until it "explodes" destroying most everything in his vicinity.  That isn't his only problem.  His roommate and arch nemesis is a vampire that is trying to kill him -- only he hasn't shown up this school year.  His girlfriend doesn't think she can be with him anymore.  And the old magic families are about to declare war.

I really enjoyed this audio.  Even though it is a kind of parody of fantasy series for teens -- it's actually a really good fantasy story.  It's the "series" that Rowell's character in Fan Girl is obsessed with.  I enjoyed this enough that I might read Fan Girl to see if Rowell does realistic fiction as well as she does fantasy.

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