It's no secret that I love Rainbow Rowell. I discovered her writing last January when I happened to pick up Eleanor & Park at the bookstore, and I've been hooked ever since. I read all four of her novels last year and loved every one of them, though Eleanor & Park remains my favorite. Rowell is so good at creating interesting characters who feel incredibly real. They come off the page, and I can feel their emotions pulsing with every word. Rowell also writes such hilarious and heartfelt stories, and from the first page, I feel completely immersed in her books. I simply adore her writing, and I seriously want to be friends with her in real life.
Rowell is currently working on two upcoming projects: two YA graphic novels and Carry On, which is slated to be released in October 2015. Fans of Fangirl (hehe) should be especially excited about Carry On, as it follows the fictional Simon Snow and Baz that Cath wrote about in Fangirl.
I can't wait to see Rowell dive into the fantasy world of Simon Snow. I loved learning about Simon in Fangirl, and I think it will be interesting to see him at the center of a novel. It's also clear in Fangirl that Simon's story is a thinly veiled reference to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and I'm excited to see how Rowell flushes out Simon's story, making it more his own.
There's very little information about Rowell's upcoming graphic novel project. She's working on the first graphic novel with Faith Erin Hicks, and she seems really excited about it. But that's pretty much it! Although historically I haven't read many comic books or graphic novels (I've probably read every Calvin and Hobbes strip, and two years ago, Jordan got me to read the Y: The Last Man series - but other than that, nothing), I'm so excited to read this. Mainly because it's Rainbow Rowell and she's awesome! I will happily read anything from her.