The main character in the adorable Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a fanfiction writer named Cath who loves a book series about a boy wizard — so much so that she spends her time penning a Simon Snow slash fic (called Carry On, Simon) between the book’s main character and his vampire nemesis.
The fanfiction within the book (which is itself centered around a girl’s obsession with a book series) had fans of the Rowell novel clamoring for an actual Simon Snow series.
And Rainbow Rowell has responded, by revealing there will be a Fangirl spin-off, which is actually the full version of Cath’s fan fiction.
The book will be titled Carry On and is set for an October 2015 release.
And if you’re not excited enough yet, perhaps this synopsis will get you going.
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.
As Rainbow excitedly revealed herself of the upcoming release on Twitter: