Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde || Where the Geeky Queens were an absolute blast!

Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 288, Paperback
Published: March 14th, 2017 by Swoon Reads
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.


Soooo, the reason I’ve been absent this whole week is basically that I was unable to use my right hand and typing with one hand is… oh well! I am an accident magnet, you guys sure know that. I hurt my once dislocated right shoulder and baaaamn!! I mean hurting my foot just wasn’t enough, I had been suffering from it the whole of 2017, I had to hurt my hand too. -.- Right hand at that. I couldn’t do anything with it and it was immensely painful. Anyhooo, physiotherapy has been helping and it’s quite healed. Hopefully. It doesn’t turn the opposite way. Hopefully.

Anyway, onto this beautiful beautiful book.

First of all, I love the fact that the author is a Winchester girl and I absofreakinlutely loved the Supernatural references!

I had read a few books where going to a con and having a grand adventure is the main theme. This is the first book I actually enjoyed that stuff. I finished this book in a couple of hours, it was that good. And it was the perfect book to start my year with.

Queens of Geek is narrated in alternative dual POV of Charlie and Taylor who along with Jamie finally gets to fulfil their dream of visiting a convention known as SupaCon. Although Charlie meets her douche ex-boyfriend at the Con, she also gets to meet her crush. On the other hand, Taylor and Jamie have always liked each other but they had never taken a step forward thinking it might ruin their friendship. This adventure might prove that taking some risks are worth it.

Engaging Plot

This book was fun from the very beginning. And sooo effing adorable! I couldn’t get enough of it. The best friend trio aka Charlie, Taylor and Jamie visits SupaCon together to have the time of their lives.  Ah, don’t we all have this dream, I can’t waaaaait for mine. And thus begins the awesome adventure of the trio. I loved the convention as a whole, meeting new nerdy and awkward people like themselves, fangirling about fandoms, everything was so relatable although I haven’t experienced that as a whole. Taylor was especially there to meet her favourite author and that is a big dream of mine too!!

Awesome Characters

Aaaaaah! All the three characters were so freaking awesome! I loved the diverse representation and how the mental health issues were approached in this book.

Charlie is a bisexual, an outgoing person and a YouTuber who recently came into the limelight after appearing in a movie. Taylor is the total opposite, she is autistic and has anxiety issues. But I loved how both these characters balanced each other. I absolutely loved the friendship between these two! I absolutely loved the Girl Love!!! This is something we need mooooore. Jamie was another great character and an awesome friend. SupaCon really brought them more together.

The Adventure

The most fun part of the book was about understanding that some risks are worth taking. Charlie has never been with a girl before and she finally gets to meet the Internet sensation Alyssa Huntington who is also her crush. After meeting her she realises her feelings maybe not one-sided. Although things might have gone a little to fast between these two but I enjoyed it nonetheless. These two were sooo cute together and although I understood about Charlie’s insecurities about having an open relationship in public as a celebrity because her previous relationship already left a sour experience but I’m glad that everything came into the front and she was indeed brave in deciding to face it head along.

“You can’t pick and choose whose equality you support. That’s not equality.”

Also, I absolutely loved how she handled that freaking douche ex-boyfriend of hers. He really had the audacity to flaunt himself despite everything, I loved how they all put him in his place. Charlie was upfront and firm in her decisions and I absolutely admired her for that.

Taylor was the opposite. An adorable cute little potatae (like myself). Although she had no insecurities about her weight, but the hurtful comments were still offensive. And that my friends, was effing relatable.

“My bottom lip starts to quiver, but I keep going. “I fight every day, and too many times it’s just not enough and the fear wins. I’m so fucking weak and everything is so fucking intense and sometimes I really hate it.” I gasp, covering my mouth with my hands as the tears pour out of me. I didn’t mean to say all that. I feel exposed. Tears fill her eyes, too. “Can I hug you?” I nod, unable to speak. She walks around the table and hugs me.”

I could also relate how she was frozen when meeting new people or doing something in public. My body usually goes ice cold even in the hot and humid weather when I am in that kind of situations. Although I think I am getting better little by little. But it’s still frightening. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being an introvert but really want to overcome my anxiety problems. Aaaaah!! Anyways, she was indeed lucky to have a friend like Jamie by her side, aside from Charlie. The chemistry between them was sooo obvious and I was rooting for them since the beginning!! They were super duper cute!!

Overall,

Queens of Geek was an amazing read. It was fun, full of beautiful friendship and romance. I didn’t expect it to love it this much but reading this book was an awesome experience in itself. The writing was beautiful and the words flowed so smoothly, I didn’t realise when the time passed by. The pace was even throughout the book and the dual POV definitely kept things interesting. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Wilde.

Recommend it?

Do I need to say more?? 😀


Sooooo guys, have you read this book? If yes, how was your experience? What was the first book you started your 2018 with???

 

21 thoughts on “Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde || Where the Geeky Queens were an absolute blast!

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  2. I’m yet to pick this book up. I’d love a book where there’s so much nerdiness packed, so I’m sure I’ll love this one. 🙂
    I started with A Darker Shade of Magic. I really need to stop making excuses and finish it because it’s freaking awesome! ❤

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  3. This was such a fluffy cute book it got me out of a slump so I’m eternally grateful 😂. I loved the con setting and ALL THE GEEKY REFRENCES!!

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  4. AHHH I am so, SO happy you enjoyed this book so much! I read this last year (it’s weird to think of 2017 as last year, wow) and I loved it SO MUCH. It was a lot of fun to read, the characters were incredible and so relatable and I love the girls’ relationship in the story as well! 🙂
    Great review! 🙂

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  5. Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear about your accident, that must’ve been so painful and so inconvenient. I’m glad physio is helping though! Wishing you the best. ❤️❤️
    On the book, well, I’m so glad you loved it! I’ve been meaning to read it all throughout 2017 but never got around to it. Definitely want to pick it up now! 😊 Lovely review, as always! I’ve missed reading your posts. Wishing you a belated happy new year! 🎊❤️

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