Publisher: Swoon Reads

Book Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde!

Posted September 9, 2020 by Nori in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde!Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Published by Swoon Reads
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Pages: 262
Purchase Links Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is an empowering novel for anyone who has ever felt that fandom is family.

Book Review

Have you ever read a book where without realizing it, you start smiling? You don’t even notice it at first- you’re just reacting to the words in the page. You eagerly devour the words on the page and without realizing it- you realize that you’re skimming and going to the next page because you’re so eager. You just can’t stop reading and smiling and AHHHHH.

This book was absolutely incredible. There were three main characters and two love stories- one of which featured LGBT characters! To my knowledge, the representation was very good and I was definitely shipping both couples. I also have a new book boyfriend- Jamie!

Also, I NEED to take a minute to talk about Taylor and her social anxiety and how it was portrayed in this book. I must admit that whenever characters have social anxiety, I’m always worried if the representation will be good or not. Let me tell you- in my opinion, it was REALLY good. I definitely empathized with her and I knew exactly what she was feeling/going through because I’ve had similar moments. Panic attacks were also discussed and shown in this book and were portrayed accurately.

Overall I really really enjoyed this book and give it 4.5/5 stars.

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