Author: Jen Wilde
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Genres: YA Contemporary
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from the publishers via netgalley to review.
Summary: 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, Jason 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.
one thing i really loved about queens of geek is that it wasn’t very long. i love long books, but sometimes they get boring and feel dragged out. queens of geek didn’t have this one bit. every scene was important and necessary to the plot. it was so well written. it was fast paced and made for an easy, quick read. i was never bored.
i found every one of the characters was developed and i enjoyed them all. the relationships were very well done. considering this book is set over a couple days, i never once felt the romance was rushed or instalove. i absolutely loved alyssa and charlie. in both romance and as characters, i loved them both. they were so fun to read about and to discover things as they did.
i like the use of disabilities and mental health. anxiety isn’t used as the typical “oh they’re just shy” thing i’ve seen so many times. taylor actually has moments where she can’t cope. she also goes out of her way to help another girl through a panic attack, even though they’re in a competition against each other.
i’m finding it really hard to put into words (which, as a reviewer, isn’t a good thing), but i just really, really loved this book and definitely recommend others read it asap.