Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Pre Order Bonus Party Kit

Carry On Preorder BonusBack in September, Rainbow announced that for Carry On, the first 1,000 people to send in their pre-order into a St. Martins Press Giveaway, would get a prize pack!

I have read all of Rainbow’s previous books and absolutely loved them! (With Fangirl being at the top of the list <3)

So, being a huge Rainbow Rowell fan, I entered right away!

Here is what the Prize Pack contains: 

Carry On Preorder Prize Pack

Now that I have the package, I would like to show you all,  what this prize pack looks like! (Due to the fact that these were limited!)

Here was what I had in my kit: (Book not included :’D)

Carry On pre-order kit logo

Next I will show you the specific items from the kit 😀

Balloon logo1.Balloon

Button Logo2. Button

Carry On Cover logo3. Color-Your-Own Carry On Dust Jacket

Tatoos Logo4.Tattoos 

Tea Bags Logo5. Tea Bags

I am so happy to have this pre-order kit 😀 & hope you enjoyed that quick haul of it 😀

If you are interested in reading my full review of Carry On, click here.

Leave a comment if you pre-ordered and got this kit or read Carry On 😀 

Carry On By Rainbow Rowell Review

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin- Released: October 6, 2015

Pages: 384 (Hardcover)

Carry on 1Summary: Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

My Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

My Thoughts: One thing you should know about me is that I am a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell. I’ve read every book she has published and she is without a doubt, one of my favorite authors. While reading Carry On, I couldn’t help but reminisce on the time I first read Fangirl. Returning to another amazingly written Rainbow Rowell story, is just what I needed!

Rainbow’s writing style is so unique!  I already felt I knew about a single character just from a few sentences.

Rainbow’s transition from her usual contemporary/realistic stories to fantasy was done so seamlessly and flowed so easily that after reading this book, she can write about any genre and make it work extremely well.

Now onto the world of Watford/Mages! Again, Rainbow’s writing is truly magical and transports you. I honestly felt I was with Simon, Baz, Agatha, and Penelope throughout this whole book.

Another huge part of this book that I was not even aware was going to happen, was multiple POV. Rainbow fully understood each one of her characters and gave them each a unique voice and personality.

Now onto the plot!

I was somewhat unsure of where the plot was going because so much was introduced, like the Humdrum, Baz’s return, Baz/Simon’s relationship, Baz’s mother, and much more. But as the story progressed the plot really melded together.

Everything that Rainbow introduced really came together by the end! With so much that happened, I will get into detail about the ending.

Okay, so it is revealed who Simon’s parents are!!! I was so surprised, that his parents were The Mage and Lucy! It is revealed that they had Simon because The Mage was obsessed with fulfilling an Oracle and finding The Chosen One. It is revealed that the Humdrum is what is left over after Simon has used his magic and with that, he sacrifices his magic into the Humdrum to save everyone!

One Simon gives up his powers, he decides to leave Watford, the place he was always eager to return to! But it all works out in the end, with Simon&Baz together, Penelope living with Simon and Agatha off on her own! Still keeping in touch, they all remain friends!

Overall, this book was spectacular! Everything I wanted and more! Reading about Simon&Baz’s final year was bittersweet, but the being able to go on this journey with them was truly magical!

What did you think of Carry On? 🙂