This book is for all the fandom geeks. And regular geeks. And everyone.
QUEENS OF GEEK has a lot going for it. It’s set at a convention called SupaCon and there are three friends – Taylor (who deals with anxiety and is also autistic), Charlie (who is Chinese-Australian and bisexual and VLOGGER) and Jamie who is quite adorable really.
I loved how this book promoted friendships between girls. There are no girls tearing each other down or stereotypes of the mean popular girl. There are just positive relationships, and also a super-adorable romance between Charlie and Alyssa <3 <3 <3
THERE WERE ALSO POP CULTURE REFERENCES GALORE.
I swear to God, a lot of the time YA authors are living in the 80s because there are no references to social media or celebrities or anything. And that’s like 99% of my conversation topics. So it was great to recognise all the references and read about how excited everyone was at this convention.
I don’t even know what else to say about this book because it was just…so good. Can I fangirl about the fangirling? Meta-fangirling?
Everything in it was brilliant. The discussions of sexism in acting, of bisexuality, of anxiety and body positivity and vlogging and acting and books and fandom and favourite authors.
And did I also mention that the author is Australian? And so are the characters (mostly)? BECAUSE SHE IS, AND THEY ARE, AND IT’S GLORIOUS. I’m so happy that this is being hyped everywhere because I need eeeeeeveryone to read it.
Basically, geeky and adorable and heart-warming and I had an excellent time.
I realise that this review has not been particularly substantial. I’m very sorry. I just can’t explain it any better! BUT THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF THIS YEAR, JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW.
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.
Have you ever been to a convention? Or met an author you’re obsessed with? I want to hear about all of your fan encounters!