Wayward Son is the sequel to one of my favorite reads, Carry On. It’s been several years ago since I’ve read it and I’m glad to finally get to this sequel a few months back.
As with Carry On, Wayward Son is written in multiple POVs. I liked the plot, sure, but I get more excited reading when it comes to Simon and Baz, of course. I love that I get to read more of their bantering because I’ve waited so long.
I was expecting this to give some closure or something to Carry On but it didn’t. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it. Probably this was just a transition book because there’s one more coming? I don’t know. But I’m sure more looking forward to how Simon and Baz’s relationship will evolve. You too guys, right?
Wayward Son is an enjoyable read but not as amazing as Carry On. But that shouldn’t stop you from reading it, well if you haven’t yet. The plot was just so-so for me but Simon and Baz’s POVs and never-ending bantering was everything. For that, I’m giving this book 4 stars.
“Sometimes Simon kisses me like it’s the end of the world, and I worry he might believe that it is.”
“I’ve loved him through worse. I’ve loved him hopelessly… So what’s a little less hope?”
“A relationship isn’t about the end. It’s about being together every step of the way.”
“Fighting doesn’t feel good anymore. It feels like breaking something because you don’t know how to fix it.”
“He’s coming into himself. And I’m coming apart.”
Goodness gracious! I love Rainbow Rowell! I love, love, love Rainbow Rowell! I loved Carry On!
As I have mentioned several times before, I don’t read/like fantasy as much as I read/like contemporary stories. I don’t like reading about someone who will save mankind or in this book, a chosen one. However, this just worked very well for me. So well! 🙂
All the three main characters (I love Baz the most!) were interesting enough that they really got me into reading this book. The character development and the relationships were very interesting. And of course, the dialogues. The cute, silly banters were a lot of fun, Rainbow Rowell really struck me with her sarcastic wit. It really made me laugh-out-loud literally! :D:D:D I also can’t remember how many times it made me shout “just kiss already!” in my head while reading this. Oh Baz! I really adore you!
So, I loved this book. Even though I’m not a big fan of fantasy and chosen one stories, I was amazed by this one! It’s super gay. But I think that is why I enjoyed it so much. Simon and Baz’s relationship just shows that there really is a thin line between love and hate. 🙂
Favorite quotes :
“He held himself up on all fours above me and made me reach up for his mouth—and I did. I would again. I’d cross every line for him. I’m in love with him. And he likes this better than fighting.”
“Every thing is a story. And you are the hero. You sacrificed everything for me.”
“I wish I’d never figured it out. That I love him. It’s only ever been a torment.”
“One time, he pushed me down a flight of stairs. It was awesome.”
“It’s the good things that hurt when you’re missing them.”
Rating : 5/5 stars