Book Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde


Queens of Geek

Release date: March 14th 2017

4 stars

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.
Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Jason Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.
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 Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

This book was a quick and really fun read. I loved all the references and I always find it fun to read books with characters who love the same geeky things I do. It made the character very easy to relate to. I really liked the two different POVs format since it gave the reader a chance to see the Supacon from two different ways, one as an everyday fan and one as an up-and-coming actress.

I found from Taylor and Charlie pretty equal in terms of enjoying their POVs. I always wanted to know what was happening with the other when I was reading the opposite girl’s POV but not in a way that made either girl’s POVs boring. Charlie was dealing with a break-up with a co-star who she was still being paired with for promotion purposes. Taylor was having anxiety over all the changes that were about to happen after graduation. The third member of their group, Jamie, didn’t get his own POV but he was a great character, funny, quirky, very supportive, and I think I definitely would have enjoyed his POV if he’d had one.

I thought the girl power was so present in this book and it was great. There were many conversations between girls that had nothing to do with boys, girls who helped another girl, girls standing up for each other, and just a general feeling of positivity in their interactions and their relationships. I also really loved how the book showcased how being a part of a fandom can be such a huge part of a person’s life and help them through tough times, but it still touched upon the negative side of fan attention as well.

If I didn’t already want to attend a con, this is the type of book that would make me want to attend one. All the references and sightings and mentions of some of my favourite TV/movie/books were amazing and I felt like I was freaking out alongside the characters. They’re the type of characters you feel like you could be friends with and attend a con with, and come home with some amazing memories.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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