Published in 2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sypnosis 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.
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.
This was a re read, I read this book earlier in the year, but I really needed to re visit it, it’s one of my all time favourites. It’s geeky, fun, fabulous and packed full of fandom references and feels!
And it’s also got one of the most honest portrayals of anxiety, ever; Tay, who lives with social anxiety, is one of the most ‘real’, characters I’ve ever come across; the book is told in both her and her best friend, Charlie’s POV; both characters are honestly so strong and admirable, and they go through a lot of character growth, which I love. Charlie, whilst trying to overcome a slightly brash ex boyfriend, comes face to face with a crush of hers, and honestly their scenes gave me all the feels! Also, Charlie handles her bisexuality really strongly, and I definitely admire how both her and Tay are so comfortable in their own skin; it really just shows and reminds me that everyone should be proud of who they are! (I must add, both characters make me proud to be a nerd, hah) I love reading books with geeky fandom characters, it’s a lot of fun; and this has to be a favourite! The pacing to this book is exciting as always, and re reading this book made me feel like I was once again among friends.
And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading;