Queens of Geek – book review

Queens of GeekWhen 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.

I’ve spoken before about how hard it is to write reviews for books that I completely, 100% adored, and as Queens of Geek has got to be one of the best novels I’ve read this year, this review will comprise mainly of fangirling and squealing and telling you to GO READ IT. You have been warned.

This is probably THE CUTEST book I’ve ever read. It couldn’t have been released at a more perfect time — just before this fandom convention called Supernova in Australia — and HOLY MOLY. It was incredible. There was so much swooning over the adorkable characters and the romance and I fangirled over THEM fangirling… It was just SPECTACULAR. The characters were gorgeous, precious cinnamon rolls that I just want to squish and the plot was ON POINT. Queens of Geek is a homage to fangirls, weirdos and nerds alike. It’s the book that the world was waiting for, and I assure you, you will NOT be disappointed with this one.

LET’S TALK ABOUT AMAZING REPRESENTATION — because this book has it. Told from two points of view, one girl being a fat, geeky protagonist with autism spectrum disorder and the other being a Chinese-Australian bisexual, it was freaking SPECTACULAR. This is the kind of book that will make you feel confident about being who you really are, and I’m honestly so thankful that this novel exists. It’s the kind of book that I want to give to everyone I know, because it’s just so relatable and it has the best messages about acceptance and understanding anxiety and believing in yourself and being comfortable with your body and weight. THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL. I could open to any page at all and read something that would make my heart swell. IT WAS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL.

So this novel took place at SupaCon, a nerdy convention like Comic-Con or Supernova, and it just filled me with all the feels. If you’ve ever been to a convention like those, you’ll just CONNECT with this book. The characters all talk about the march and the signings and the panels, and I’m like, YES! LOVE IT! Even if you haven’t been to a convention before, the way everything is described will fling you right into the nerdy atmosphere and make you fangirl and WISH YOU COULD BE THERE. I just want a cute, geeky day out with Charlie and Taylor, OKAY?

There’s not really much else meaningful I can say about this book without keyboard smashing because no words will EVER be able to explain just how much I loved this book. The characters, the setting, the messages, the romance… EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. A+ rep too! If you haven’t had the change to pick up this gem yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This is a book for the fangirls, the nerds, the weirdos and the geeks. EMBRACE YOUR NERDINESS, PEOPLE.

Rating:

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Have you read Queens of Geek yet? Do you consider yourself a fangirl? What fandoms do you belong to? Have you ever been to a convention, like Comic-Con or Supernova? I’d love to know!

Thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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14 thoughts on “Queens of Geek – book review

  1. Yaaas I loved it as well. It so cute and relatable. I’m a fan girl but I never been to a convention like super nova. I need to

  2. OH MY GODDDDD. as a queer, nerdy convention-goer, i absolutely LOVED Queens of Geek from start to finish. it is definitely a well-deserved favorite of mine for 2017!

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