Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde (Review)

Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde (Review)

Mar 12, 2018, 6:06:07 PM Entertainment

'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.'

I have mixed feelings about this book.

I really loved the characters in this book. They were a great mix of funny, warm and diverse. I loved seeing these characters grow and bond with each other in this book. I also loved seeing new relationships bloom and strengthen throughout the story.

I really loved the setting of this book. Being set in a fictional Comicon, made for a really quirky environment to be apart of. I loved the descriptions of the setting and the different sections of this con that we got to experience.

While I did enjoy the story/stories being told in this book, I didn't love the way it was being told. I found having to jump between two narrators to be really jarring and it really effected the pacing of this book.

Jen Wilde's writing was really inclusive and emotional, and her ability to create relatable characters is fantastic. This is why I feel like this book should have been two different novels. Both of the lead characters and their stories were strong enough and interesting enough to deserve their own book.

I truly believe having these two amazing characters share a story was a mistake. I for one would have read both of these characters individual stories and I'm fairly certain I would have loved them both.

With the characters representing so many different diverse sections of the community, I feel putting them in the same story was a bit of a waste. We don't get to see very many strong, diverse characters that are truly well written, so multiple in the same book, made less of an impact.

Jen Wilde is an amazing writer who is able to create wonderful characters and I am so excited to read her future works.

Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde is a wonderful, exciting and diverse read that will leave you wanting more.


Published by Geramie Kate Barker

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