And also can we please take a moment to admire Simon and Baz on this cover? They look soooo good!
(after writing in my completely, in no way fabricated, new additions to my past update below):
I’m so over this wait 😩! If it had ended up with a 2020 release date instead of one this year, I think I may have died by now just anticipating the wait. Neeeeed nowwwww! A need for nstant gratification I guess is a flaw but whatever, regardless, I have it. BIG TIME.
So; Let me just CASUALLY say- I will gladly sell my soul for an ARC of this book. If it so happens that you require only part of my soul as payment, I will gladly split my soul into however many horcruxes that I need to so that I may still will be able to read the book & have enough of me to review it. I mean, just saying; just bein’ chill, cahj. obviously… I definitely am not kneeling and pleading to the powers that be/ whoever will listen 😂
(But like, really. I will sell my soul. Glad we’re on the same page).
This is me having realized that I forgot to date my first update upon posting 😂:
Sometime in late 2018 or very early 2019, somewhere in South FL, a girl took a break from her latest read to check out that GR buzz. Little did she know that she was about to stumble upon news that would forever change everything . T’was this news that inspired her to leap from rooftop to rooftop shouting with glee, each leap filled with more enthusiasm than the last. She sat down to open GR, & recount her feelings e-style. This is that very reaction:
IM A TAD LATE ON THE REALIZATION THIS IS BEING RELEASED A WHOLE YEAR EARLIER TRAIN- WHY IS THIS IN CAPS TOO- SORRY IM STILL JUST A BIT EXCITED.
2019! The year that will bring about mass bankruptcy among the bookish!
I know. It’s way underwhelming in comparison Hahah. But to think- now we have AN EXACT RELEASE DATE! No more wondering when! Just waiting until. Excitement & dread all in one package haha.
***My reaction did not actually involve any rooftops. No leaping on them, no sitting on them, & no wind blowing through my hair for effect whilst I updated my goodreads on, ROOFTOPS. In all honesty I’m not all hardcore parkour & just pick up a pole like Jasmine and vault from roof to roof. Sorry.
I didn’t even know this was happening till last month and now I remember it approximately every three days and am just as freshly thrilled every time.
A SEQUEL. TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE FANTASY “STANDALONES” (or so I thought) OF ALL TIIIIIIME
I don’t know how to add gifs to GR reviews but picture Scrooge McDuck diving into a vault full of copies of CARRY ON instead of money.
can I just go into a coma until then or can one of y’all geniuses invent a time machine or something please and thanks.
HA! I knew that checking this book’s page for updates every day for three weeks would eventually pay off.
Man… this blurb is making me nervous… what if it won’t be the same????
I am torn between craving more Simon and Baz content and not wanting my love of Carry On to be tarnished by a *possibly bad* sequel.
AlSO The CoVER DOesn’T MatCh tHE OrIGINal HaRDcoVer (!!!!!!!)
I’m tired of this White Baz nonsense.
This, folks, is the story of how I went from a healthy living being, to a deceased mess of feelings.
I was randomly scrolling through my Goodreads shelves when I stumbled across a strange cover for a book I didn’t remember shelving. It was a pretty small image and my blind self couldn’t tell what it was. Then I read the title Wayward Son next to it and clicked for the enlarged cover.
That’s when my life ended.
Because the second I saw Baz Pitch’s absolutely drop dead gorgeous face, and Simon’s beautiful little smile, I went into immediate cardiac arrest.
I can fully picture my face as I stared into the deep depths of Baz’s eyes for five minutes, while a string of profanity ran through my mind at how stunning this cover is. Major kudos to Kevin Wada for this astounding art.
As if Wayward Son in itself wasn’t already my most anticipated release of the year, Rainbow Rowell and Kevin Wada had to do me dirty and completely slay the living daylights out of me.
Baz’s eyes aren’t even looking at me, but it feels as if he’s looking into my soul, attempting to mentally and physically prepare my body for this ride we’re calling a novel.
The blurb is finally out, and I can’t help thinking that with the squad heading to America, I’m going to be that kid sitting in the back yelling “ROAD TRIPPPPP!!”
Moral of the story is that this cover somehow took away my desire to start reading another book. Wayward Son doesn’t even exist yet and somehow this cover made me put my reading life on pause.
Is this even heard of?
I’m fully prepared for people to tell me how severely I am overreacting, but let me say I am already aware. The cover and the blurb together have somehow done things to me that no book has ever done.
*whispers into oblivion*
I better be getting a shit ton of Snowbaz for all this has caused me.