Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell Mini Review

Wayward Son

Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Pages: 356


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…
Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.


Ultimately I just kind of enjoyed this, I was really hoping for more from the story overall. I just felt so bad for Simon, Baz, and Penny. I love getting into the heads of these characters after the big battle is over. It was nice to see what happens to the chosen one after they’re no longer chosen. I just felt like the story was a little rushed, the transitions felt a bit rough, and I felt like the side characters could’ve been more expanded upon. I was hoping for so much more details and depth in the story. It really felt like a bridge book to me. I still can’t wait to pick up the next book because that cliff hanger left me wanting more! 

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