This week two books that I am truly dying to read! Two books that I also didn’t expect. Carry On, while I was hoping for a story about these characters, I held little hope, but look what is coming out! As for the A Mad Zombie Party, book 3 was for me the end. I am still delighted and happy that there will be more of this series, as it is a great and awesome series.
WARNING: The blurb for A Mad Zombie Party spoils the other books, so I put it under spoilertags, since I don’t want to ruin the books for new readers.
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.
Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.
Ashton "Frosty" Martin is both elated and despondent when his dead girlfriend Kat comes back as a Witness just like Ali Bell's sister Emma (who has helped Ali and friends throughout the series). Kat has a task for Frosty - help a fellow slayer and save him before it is too late. When Frosty gets to the place Kat directed him, he indeed finds a slayer - the disgraced Milla Marks, sister of neighbouring zombie crew leader River Marks - and the girl who betrayed the slayers to Anima Industries and caused Kat's death. Milla is the last person on Earth Frosty wants to help or have anything at all to do with. But although she's been banished from her home crew, Milla has learned that Anima has more tricks up their sleeves, and they've found a way to reverse or hinder Ali Bell's new zombie-saving ability. Anima is still out to find the cure for death and use the zombies to create an immortality serum. And Frosty, Milla, Ali, Cole and all their friends are about to be collateral damage again–unless they can find a way to work together and rebuild trust. It won't be easy. But Frosty never liked doing anything the easy way.