Carry On

Carry On was written by Rainbow Rowell and features a wizard and a vampire.

St. Martin's Press

Carry On was written by Rainbow Rowell and features a wizard and a vampire.

Brayden Smallwood


If you like to read, and you like to read fanfictions online, then Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is the book for you. In her book, Rainbow writes about a place similar to Hogwarts, but with a few differences. For one, the main characters are two boys named Simon Snow and Basilton (Baz) Pitch. In the book, Rowell explores the characters she’s written about in her previous book Fangirl.


In Fangirl, the reader meets Cath, who’s going off to college with her twin sister. Well, Cath and her sister are complete opposites (me and my sister). Cath is more introverted and quiet and loves to read and write fanfictions (me) and her sister Wren is the complete opposite (my sister, Brantly).


In Carry On the reader meets Simon Snow, a wizard whose  parents were killed (Harry Potter, anyone?). While at the magic school he attends, Simon meets his roommate, Basilton Pitch, better known as Baz. Simon despises Baz and wants him gone. He’s also pretty sure Baz is a vampire.


Throughout the book, the audience goes on Simon’s adventure to find out who his parents were, find out if Baz is truly a vampire, and think about if he truly loves his girlfriend. In the book, it’s obvious Simon and Baz have a thing for each other. And no, it’s not my fangirl feelings coming out (the Johnlock feels are massive).


I won’t spoil what happens, but I will say it will make all the SnowBaz shippers squeal (I mean, it made ME squeal. The Johnlock feels are coming). I will say, Rainbow did an excellent job with this book. She created a relationship between two characters who hated each other at first, but eventually learned to work together.

This book is kinda like Harry Potter, but it also has amazing qualities that Harry Potter does not. I loved this book and can not wait for the sequel!