29 October 2018

Book Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

A fantastic story about geeky passions and love, the pressure of fame, and the expectations against which you are judged. I read Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde in the run up to YALC earlier this year, and it made me so excited and buzzing with happiness.

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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.


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5 Words: Fandom, anxiety, friendship, belonging, fame.

That was so cute. Queens of Geek is a bit of a slice of life where nothing really happens, but it was so damn lovely to read. It gave me the warm fuzzies and make me giddy with happiness.

I love Charlie and her self belief. I love Taylor and her insecurities. And I love their friendship.

As much as Queens of Geek has a good (warm fuzzy) dose of Romance, the story itself mostly focuses on friendship. It's a gorgeous exploration of what makes friends friends, and the joy of sharing your passions and love with them. The story looked at the insecurities of the relationships too, the wonder if there's something more and if the friendship is worth risking.

This is a rather short book, less than 300 pages, but it packs a punch. It's a quick read, driven by the passion of the characters - whether for each other or for their shared geekiness and con experiences.

This is a pretty empowering book, and a delight to read. Also, F/F!

Friends. Stop. Hanging. Out. That’s what really scares me.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing book! Lovely review, Cora!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  2. Ahhhh I love this book so much, I've so glad you enjoyed it!

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