Every once in a while you will come across a book that will make you want to squeal and dance and laugh out loud because it’s just everything – Queens of Geek is that book! It was simply written in a language that spoke directly to me. The setting, the people – I could find parts of myself in every little detail and it made me rejoice like crazy.
Set at SupaCon (something like ComicCon) we get the story of a group of friends, told in the alternating POVs of Australian-Chinese, bisexual Charlie and curvy, anxiety-ridden aspie Taylor. If you don’t see the amazing representation already found in my overly simplified description of the two, I really cannot help you. Both girls have their own voices and style, which never makes you forget who’s chapter you are currently reading. They are both geeks, but they are so very different and have to accomplish different tasks altogether. Then, of course, there’s their mutual best friend Jamie, who doesn’t get his own POV, but who is their rock and ultimately also really important member of the gang.
As I keep saying in every review of books that I enjoyed, I don’t know how to express that immense glee I felt while reading. The friendship was extremely supporting. The romance was fluffy and cute and if there ever was a conflict, it never felt like it was born out of a need for drama. There were so many pop culture and geek references and I GOT THEM ALL! I do pride myself on some of that knoweledge, but I never expected for it to be so on point. The message of the book was simple, loud and clear. Be you, be proud, don’t ever dim your light for others. It’s an incredibly fast read, but one you are sure to cherish for a long time.
My final statement here is the same as it was on Goodreads, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this book!
Fazit: 5/5 stars! This was perfection!
Have you read Queens of Geek? Do you want to?