Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Reviewed by Sam!
What I drank prior: I know that we’ve all had bad days in the last 42 days.. but I’m having a bad fucking day. I am a pottle of wine and a gimlet in.
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 Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West.
They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place…
With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter.
Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.
Drunk Overview: This is the sequel to Carry On and I was so looking forward to it. This is basically Simon and Baz go to the US. That’s it. But really, they go to the US to find Agatha cause she stopped answering her phone.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: I really REALLY wanted to like this, but it was not nearly as endearing as the first book. I know it’s intention is to get more real when she talks about relationships but JFC I went into this wanting my cute and I didn’t get it.
Characters: Look, this whole story was supposed to be about Simon and Baz and their love. What I got instead was… ugh… growth. HOW DARE?! Ok, so I’m being a bit dramatic, but it’s true. No one has a relationship without doubt, and that’s what this story is. We also have their bff who isn’t so successful with her relationship… girl, I relate.
Plot: It was slow. I’m pretty sure she wanted this to be a character driven story but I swear to the gods that’s not what we wanted as readers. There are like… weird vamps… and a weird muggle and yeah.
World Building: It’s the same. She tries to build on it but its common sense.
What to pair it with: Vodka Cran – it is what it is.
Rating: 2.5/5 Shots
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,