REVIEW: QUEENS OF GEEK by JEN WILDE

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Published: March 15th, 2017 (Swoon Reads)

Started Reading: June 23rd, 2017
Finished Reading: June 23rd, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQ+
My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Synopsis:

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, Reese 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. (goodreads)

This review is spoiler free

Review:

Do you ever read a book that you connect to so much that you feel like it was written specifically for you?

I sat down and read this book in 2 hours without moving. That was not my plan, I just got so engrossed in this story and the characters that I could not bring myself to stop reading. My only complaint: I wish it was longer. I want to know more about the characters and their lives after the book ends 😦

I also read someones review (I can’t remember whose, sorry!!) that said they wished the book had talked more about the youtube aspect, as one of the main characters is a youtuber. It is true that it doesn’t go into much detail and I wished it would have explained that side a bit more, but other than that I truly loved everything about this.

The representation in this book is incredible as well. With representation of bisexuality, Autism (Aspergers), anxiety, and representation of many races, just to name a few. All of these aspects fit so well with the characters and the story making it seem so incredibly realistic. The characters are flawed and make mistakes, but as I said, the writing uses these flawed characteristics to create such enjoyable and fun to read characters!

As the title suggests with the term ‘Geek’, this book is full of nerd culture and everything geeky, and its so much FUN! I’m a lover of conventions and every aspect of fandom that this book details, and reading about these things that I enjoy so much in my own life was so amazing to read. I was so jealous of the characters for getting to be at what seemed like such an incredible convention!! The environment and mood of a convention is filled with so much positivity and fun, and that whole mood translated into the book perfectly.

The intersectionality of this book is great, and I hope to see more like it. It’s truly refreshing to read a book like this one, especially when you can relate to the characters to much. I hope more and more people pick up this book and give it a try.

OH, also, wanted to mention how much I ADORE this cover. Like, im obsessed with it…. 🙂

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This review IS a little shorter, but I wanted to keep it that way because I did write a little bit on my instagram post HERE. Basically, I have nothing but good things to say, and wanted to limited my rambling hehe.

Please do yourself a favour and read this book! If you do, come chat to be about it! I’d love to hear your thoughts (as always)

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