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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Young adult

Wayward Son

by Rainbow Rowell

Quick take

The sequel to Carry On is the heroic romance you want, plus dragons and vampires. And yes, you will ugly cry.

Good to know

  • Famous author

  • LGBTQ+ friendly

  • Magical

  • Second in series

Why I love it

Much like when I read Carry On, the first book in Rainbow Rowell’s Simon Snow series, I devoured Wayward Son the moment I got my hands on the highly anticipated sequel. With this series, Rowell has invented one of my favorite—and one of the most original—magic systems I’ve come across, and her ability to match heart and wit with fantasy and whimsy is unparalleled.

It’s been a year since Simon Sno...

Synopsis

The story is supposed to be over.

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…

So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?

What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…

That’s how Simon and Penny and ...