Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour 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... show more
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour 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 room-mate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can't stop worry
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (UK)
Pages no: 522
Edition language: English
This book took a little while to get going for me -- at first it felt as if Rowell was clearly out of her element writing fantasy -- and as someone who reads a lot of fantasy, I couldn't help but notice the shortcomings in worldbuilding, and just how LONG it seemed to take to set everything up; the ...
It took me a while to get fully immersed in this book, which was quite painful considering my love for Rainbow Rowell. But in the end we found our mutual groove. As always Ms. Rowell's writing sucked me in, and inspired me to write.
I really enjoyed the wide range of relationships the characters have with one another, and Rowell's take on some of the problems with a Potterverse. It was sweet and all, and yet...I had a hard time getting into and staying with it until about halfway.Library copy
First of all, before I start this review, I just think that it’s important to point out that all those people going all, “BUT IT’S HARRY POTTER!!!” need to calm down. Obviously if Simon Snow was extremely similar to Harry Potter then it would only make sense for this book to seem quite similar to Ha...
Initial reaction: Overall rating: 3.5 stars. More entertaining than I thought it would be, but part of that might be because I took my time listening to the audio book, which was well narrated. Definitely takes cues from Harry Potter, but manages to be its own story. Might have been a little more sl...
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