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Any Way the Wind Blows

(Simon Snow #3)

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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  37,085 ratings  ·  6,591 reviews
In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong.

In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward.

For Simon, that means deciding whether he still
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Hardcover, 579 pages
Published July 6th 2021 by Wednesday Books
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Lauren Lanz
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Someone tweeted at Rainbow Rowell, asking “on a scale of 1 to 10, how romantic will AWTWB be?” and she replied with something like “61”.

After the rampant miscommunication in Wayward Son… I am here to happily announce that she did not lie !! Not only did Simon and Baz get to experience happiness together, but Penny, Shepard and Agatha also got their fair share of romance.

“I thought we had the sort of love that you can’t set down or walk away from. An undying fire. The love that you hear about
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enqi ♡
Oct 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
i am just waiting for my finals to end in november so i can read this

never ever thought carry on would get a sequel and now it's a trilogy (!!!!!)
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
after wayward son, please let this entire book be rainbow rowell putting snowbaz's relationship in rice. ...more
Fish
Jul 08, 2021 rated it did not like it
I will be back to write a full review later when my full rage has set in.

Im back with my full review, SPOILERS AHEAD, but I don’t recommend reading anyway so I’d say read this anyway.

I think the thing that made me the most frustrated when reading this book, was how utterly pointless it was in the first place.

They never talk about the events of the second book, or about the vampire gangs, and they never tell anyone about it either. So why did it exist in the first place, my first thought was “o
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Avery TheLibrariansDaughter
a little disappointed this one isn't called "there'll be peace when you are done" ...more
peachygirl
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2021
I'd have signed a marriage contract with a demon for Rainbow to have gotten these two married, but I'm pretty happy with this ending too.🕺 ...more
kippen (uponthepages)
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i hope this is 500 pages long
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
OMG!!!
OH JEEZ!!!
DAMN!!! AKDFLASDJFASKDFJASKFDJA!

THERE'S GOING TO BE A THIRD BOOK!??

A.

THIRD.

BOOK!!!!!!


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P.S: I really thought the next book would be named "There'll be peace"
No more Kansas as it seems. *sniff* XD
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Nataliya
Jul 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2021-reads
Ahhh, the silly angst turned up to eleven.
“I just want to be with you,” I say. “And this is where we are now. I’m a broken-down mess, and you’re a rat-drinking monster.”
This series started as a fluffy wizarding school archenemies-turned-lovers fanfic-cubed that was my guilty pleasure, went on an angsty detour through middle America and now came to the angst-filled conclusion that has me a bit torn. Because no matter how much I love Baz (and tolerate Simon), I could not overlook the flaws.
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em
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, 2022
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Mariah
4.5 THANK FUCKING GOD RTC
Lidia
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Kris
Jul 09, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, 3-stars, 2021, reviewed
I don't understand... are we NOT getting any more books after this one??? How can that be, when this doesn't feel even slightly finished??? I'm deeply confused. ...more
Maddy
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
remember that day and a half of being terrified this wouldn’t be a thing hahahaha

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@ that review saying baz/simon’s relationship needed to be put into a bowl of rice… SHE FUCKING DID IT GUYS


initial thoughts:
- this was absolutely everything I thought Wayward Son was going to be but because WS was like *that* I didn’t believe this would happen
- it was so so funny!
- I’m so happy that this was how I wanted it to be and so sad there are no more books coming (but… com
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magicandfiction ☾
Jul 06, 2021 rated it it was ok
It pains me to rate this book two stars, but I can't justify any other rating.

The obvious fact: Carry On should have been a standalone.
The first book was funny and more like a satire, just an amusing read.

The second book was not bad, at least in my opinion. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, but hey, it was still a fun read.
But was this book necessary? No.

But I can't ignore that this series has no real plot or character development.
Any Way the Wind Blows has almost 600 PAGES and it was just so b
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Zola
Jul 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
i will close my eyes and pretend Carry On is still a stand-alone
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Oct 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
I'm not sure how this happened but CROWLEY!!!!!! *screams in Snowbaz*.

me: *haven't even get to read Wayward Son yet.*
also me: WHEN IS SOON? for the scones, I need answers.

Update: just been thinking about this all day and I thought some weird theories...
1. The fact that “Any way the wind blows” is the final sentence on bohemian rhapsody means this is the final book?
2. This means that at some point someone is going to use the spell to take back to life somebody?? since that song was used for that
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Ashley
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-releases
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

Holy Wow. This was beyond good, beyond great, beyond excellent... it was completely magical & full of adventure and danger and Simon always running straight into it without thinking about repercussions (or thinking about anything else besides stopping evil in whatever form... it kind of is amazing how, at first, he has no idea hes driving Baz MAD with worry... aaand with lust and love and all the things. 😉 But omggggg when they get on the same page things are just... every
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Snjez
4.5 stars

This was a great conclusion to the series. Not perfect, but I still loved most of it. It gave me everything I wished for after finishing book 2.

The story was fun and entertaining and really sweet at times. I loved Simon and Baz and I was very happy with how everything turned out for them in the end. Penelope was great, as usual. Agatha was just being Agatha, I guess. At least her character is consistent throughout the series. I also really enjoyed what some of the side characters broug
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sri ⁷
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-favs
currently it's 3:19 am and i am bawling my eyes out

this book has its flaws, i will admit that I am completely,absolutely, disgustingly biased. this book made me happy, made me sob, made me scream my lungs out and it's everything i wanted this book to be. goodbye I'm going to camp on tumblr and cry over SnowBaz for the rest of my life
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Ishika
Aug 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Who’s good, who’s bad—it’s all about which side of the wand you’re standing on. And who you’re trying to protect.

The one and only reason I started reading this book was SNOWBAZ. Before starting this book I had already made up my mind that if I don't get enough Snowbaz moments I would dnf it without hesitation. But as you can see here I am. I won't say that I loved this book but it wasn't that bad.

"I can only confront a limited number of my mistakes at once— there are too many for me to cope wit
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Riley Anderson
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comfort-reads
Oh my freaking goodness! Thank you Rainbow for not making us sit too long without confirming there will be a 3rd book.

Update:
It is impossible to express how much this book series means to me. A part of me truly thinks these books were written specifically for me. The first one found me in the midst of severe health problems when I couldn’t leave my bed. The second one came out right after I had moved away from home to go to university. During probably one of the loneliest times in my life. This
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Teal
If, like me, you read book 2 and thought "Eh, maybe I should just think of book 1 as a standalone" — I have good news! This conclusion to the trilogy makes the bit of a letdown that was Wayward Son all worthwhile. AND THEN SOME.

Our MCs finally grow up! I despaired of them for a while, and at one point was ready to send every character in the book to rehab -- rehab for Chronic Noncommunication Syndrome, in which they would all be forced to use their words. Grrrr. So I was occasionally a wee bit
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Jie
Well that was a waste of a book. Sigh.
The great: Baz and Simon and all their scenes together were perfect. Those two have so much chemistry together--their scenes feel alive with magic. For those alone the book gets three stars (their scenes were five stars but the rest of the book was one star so...)
The good: Rainbow Rowell's writing. She's humorous, and I cried, as well as laughed out loud, more than once.
The bad: Everything else. The plot, the pacing, the ending.

Spoilers to follow.


Who here t
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Vany
Edit: WE HAVE A COVER! LOOK AT SIMONS LUSCIOUS HAIR AND BAZ LOOKS SO GOOD IN HIS SUIT !!!!

IS THIS REAL??????
MORE SIMON AND BAZ AFTER JUST GETTING MORE SIMON AND BAZ?!???
Angelica
Nov 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
who do I have to bribe in order to get my hands on this book??

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hayaat ♥
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
look, another reason to live!
Beenish
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5★ | Just finished. Alright, that was ALL I NEEDED!
it was perfect...
But I'm sad because I expected something for Snow. Anyway, loved the book, finally my ship sailed in this book: Penny and Shepard (but didn't see any point in Agatha's chapters)
Review to come.

Never let them tell you
you’re not magic.


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Give me moreee!
Give me some Simon snow.
Some snowbaz ❤️
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Alyson
Jul 06, 2021 rated it did not like it
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Sometimes — actually, a lot of the time — she writes about lovesick vampires and guys with dragon wings. (THE SIMON SNOW TRILOGY).

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