Rainbow Rowell is terrific at letting her characters have Huge Important Feelings and there weren't enough of them for my liking here - the protagonist gets to be depressed for about two pages and then has to get on with the plot for the next 300. Still, this was decent enough as the next instalment in the Simon Snow story. It somehow read like an episode of Angel rather than her traditional and rather good Harry Potter fanfic, so I hope there'll be a third book where they get back to wizard-bothering. Bonus point for being able to write fairly convincing English characters, and a high quota of jokes.
WARNING THIS MIGHT HAVE SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK SO READ THAT FIRST IF YOU CARE
Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to. He fought the bad guy, no, he fought two bad guys. He's got a lovely little group of friends. He even fell in love. So that's where the story ends, right? Yeah, Simon Snow has never felt so useless. So now, his boyfriend and best friend are dra
gging him on holiday to America, and like anything Simon does, he gets into tons of trouble.
This book was was just as fantastic as I thought it would be (very fantastic). I don't often read books in half a day, but when I do, it's because Rainbow Rowell wrote them (and by that, I mean, they're very good). Anyway, if you like vampires, fantasy, magic, and a laugh-ou-loud mess of a road trip, I have no idea why you haven't picked this book up yet. (But read Carry On first)
Dannica 2 years agoNo cussing remember kids are here too and will read anything. But after all it is a fine book i am really interested in magic
Guest 2 years agoI loved Carry On, and i really wanted a sequel, so when I found out about this book, I started listening to the audiobook, but it was so depressing for the first two minutes that I stopped after two and a half. However, after that I looked up reviews for this book, figured out what was beyond the depressing part, and I now look forward to reading this book even more.
Guest 2 years agodoes anyone know the Lexile for this book? Sorry about this I have to have 100 characters..............................................................
Guest 3 years agoI haven't read it but just the cover is giving me supernatural vibes.
Guest 3 years agoIt just skip to the first page of every chapter. You cant even read it. I’m sure the book is as good as the last one (not very) but something is wrong with the website. Don’t even bother
Guest 3 years agoRight??? I was going to sign up for an account. It said having the account was free but still asked for my credit card info LOL