I adore Rainbow Rowell. Like I really adore her writing! But...this wasn't my favourite book of hers. I wanted so badly to love it, and parts of it I did, but parts of it, I didn't.
The reviews online were positive, but many are making the same parallel that I did. This screams of Harry Potter fan fiction. Was that the point? I had such high hopes for Simon and Baz after learning they would be appearing in their own novel apart from Fangirl. Anything I've read from Rowell claims that this is her take on "the Chosen One" type of story, but I disagree and couldn't help drawing many parallels to Harry Potter, too many to be a coincidence.
Like Rowell's other books, this too is adorable and heartwarming and if you love Simon Snow, then this book is for you.