In Queens of Geek Charlie and her friend are at SupaCon for the first time. While Charlie is there to promote her first movie and wants to show the fans that she’s really over her breakup from her co-star Reese, her best friends Taylor and Jamie just want to enjoy themselves.
And as Taylor, who fears change, starts thinking about maybe taking the plunge and take part in a cosplay contest for her favourite fandom, Charlie finds out that maybe her longtime crush on fellow youtuber Alyssa may not be onesided after all.
This book is an instant favourite. It just takes so many things I love and wraps them into a wonderful plot. I’ve been in fandom for ten years now, give or take a few, and this book portrayed the whole atmosphere so well!
I don’t have Aspergers and even if I was diagnosed with anxiety, it’s not as severe as Taylor’s, but I can relate to her so well. She’s so similar to how I still am, and her convention experience is so similar to my own, it just really touched me. And on the other hand, Charlie and the way she handles her sexuality are similar to my own experiences.
I just absolutely adore how real the atmosphere of Queens of Geek feels! The feelings of belonging and being allowed to be “weird” and geek out are exactly what I love about cons and being around cosplayers, and it made me so very happy to see that portrayed accurately in a book.
And on top of that the love stories were so amazing and cute! It made me giggly and I definitely squealed a few times.
I loved how casually diverse the entire story was, there’s so much in it and it’s done so well! And the one character who constantly was a dick got called out on it every single time and it was just really good to see.
Ultimately a lot of Queens of Geek deals with accepting yourself and to realise that you’re never completely alone with your struggles. And sometimes you will find friends in unexpected places.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 Stars)
Publication Date: 14 March 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Page Count: 288
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.