AU where Harry Potter is careless and confident enough to walk out of his morning shower and prance around Grimmauld place naked after 5 years of marriage with Draco, and Draco is still in awe of his husband in all his naked glory.
But, of course, he would never admit that.
Well, not that he ever needs to say it out loud. Harry can tell just by looking at how his husband sips his coffee, and his eyes wander *everywhere*.
That OTP thing when they only ever refer to each other by their last name or a kind of offensive nickname until that moment after a kiss or during a fight when they say the other person’s actual name and it’s all adorable and magical and really hot. I just love that.
“Scared, Potter?” or “When your school rival that you THOUGHT you hated suddenly reappears dressed in your house colors.” by meee (amacakes)
I don’t really know what this is myself… rentboy!Draco maybe? Who knows, I just love Draco’s hair like this. Plus, gold is a great color on him… although I have a feeling he prefers silver ;D .
I know that the “Scared, Potter?” line is overused okay, it just fits though.
I just adore Healer!Draco fics. I have no idea why, but him being a snarky, talented healer that people are forced to deal with because he’s all tough love and amazing at what he does. It gives me life!
I need more healer!Draco drarry in my life.
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.
This is THE book for anyone who has ever wanted their ship to come true.
I’m not even kidding. The first time readers heard of Simon Snow, Cather Avery was writing fanfiction about him and Baz in Rowell’s previous book Fangirl. Yep, that’s right, Simon Snow started out as a parody of Harry Potter in a different YA novel. Did someone say meta as fuck? Yup, I thought so. Regardless of his humble beginnings however, Rowell found herself unable to resist telling Simon’s story. And thank God, because it. Is. Glorious.
If you have ever read one of my rants about the poor quality of gay YA literature ( Like in Lucky Linus, or More Happy Than Not ) than you know how disappointing most gay YA books are. Up until now the best one I had come across was Simon Vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda, which is still very lovely, but friends! We have a new winner! Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell.
Honestly, going into this I had expected no less. I have unequivocally loved absolutely every Rainbow Rowell book put before me, because she is a fantastic author. Her characters are always realistic and well rounded, with perfect narration and perfect dialogue. And the plot line is creative.
For a book that was created as a parody of Harry Potter, it somehow manages to be perfectly original and yet give the fandom everything it wants at the same time. Want a Harry/Draco love story? Want a PoC Hermionie? Ever wanted Hagrid to be a lovable yet mopey Shepherd? Carry On has all of that and more! While still fitting into the magical school, chosen one prophecy kind of mold, Rowell manages to make the story all her own in all of the best ways. Some of the plot twists were a bit predictable, but I secretly think that that was just a clever ruse to lull me into a false sense of security. I say that, because there were a few twists at the end there that I absolutely did not see coming. The further into the story you get, the less it becomes Harry Potter after all and the more it is a world all of it’s own.
I especially love her clever magic system. The spells in the book are based on words, the speaking of words and the understanding of them. You can’t cast spells with words you don’t understand, but you can make a spell out of any of them. The best part is that spells are more powerful when they are comprised of words that are spoken often. That means that older spells, written in more archaic languages often need to be upgraded, or are more difficult to preform. Alternatively, popular song lyrics are often used as spells due to their renown and frequent use. They use MC Hammer lyrics once. It was splendid.
Then there was the love story itself. And the characters involved. Simon and Baz were the best protagonists, and watching them fall in love was one of the best things ever. Why? Because they were just two boys. Who were attracted to another boy. And one was gay and one was questioning but that didn’t alter their behavior in any sort of stereotypical way. They acted like normal people instead of horribly stereotyped caricatures and I loved it with every bit of my heart.
if I had any complaints about this book at all, it was that due to the nature of the story, it was kind of like jumping into Harry Potter in book 7. They would reference great adventures he had in previous “books”, made to mirror Harry’s adventures but it made it feel as if I was jumping into the story in the middle. because I was. If anything, it made me wish she had written all the Simon Snow books from the very beginning because I would have loved more of this. That is my complaint: She didn’t write more of it sooner.
Overall this is absolutely a fabulous book, I will definitely be buying it and I recommend it to absolutely everybody. In the world. All of it.
1. Drarry Shippers everywhere!
2. Harry Potter fans in general.
3. Anyone looking for the rare gay YA book that doesn’t suck more dick than it’s characters.
<b>Harry:</b> I want a chocolate frog.<p/><b>Draco:</b> No.<p/><b>Harry:</b> But I want one.<p/><b>Draco:</b> You're on a diet remember?<p/><b>Harry:</b> Please? I don't care if I get fat.<p/><b>Draco:</b> What if I care.<p/><b>Harry:</b> But I'd be like a marshmallow, cuddly and soft.<p/><b>Draco:</b> .......<p/><b></b> (Ever since that day Harry finds gifts of chocolate everywhere.)<p/></p>