5 star reads - Courtney

(Audiobook) Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde


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.

Let me start by quickly saying how much I love this book. The diversity is so amazing, you have Charlie a bisexual Chinese Australian and Taylor who suffers from autistic spectrum disorder and major anxiety. Then there is sweet Jamie, who really gives off a peter parker vibe with his sweetness and photography.

The Book revolves are them spending 3 days at SupaCon. Charlie is a Youtuber with a new movie out and brings along her two BFFs Tay and Jamie. Taylor is on Tumblr in the fandoms and so it is definitely the queen of geek. Jamie is a small time photographer.

This book also deals with major issues like biphobia,

“But how could you possibly know you’re bi? Have you ever been with a girl?”
I remember seeing the frustration written all over Charlie’s face, and I spoke up. “How did you know you were straight before you were with a girl, Reese?”
“He’s all for equality, but he doesn’t even believe bisexuality exists.” She rubbed her fingers over the space between her eyebrows like she had a headache. “You can’t pick and choose whose equality you support. That’s not equality.”

And Sexism.

“This is the third interviewer in a row who’s asked Reese an in-depth question about his job as an actor, and then asked me about my workout and diet regimen. I want to tell this guy to ask me something else, but I don’t want to look like a bitch or get in trouble with the studio, so I grin and bear it yet again.”

It also has an f/f love story. Charlie has a huge crush on Alyssa and Alyssa has a huge crush on her.

It also deals with Jamie and tays relationship. They have always had a crush on each other, but tay did not want to risk their friendship for something she didn’t know would last or not. Jamie, on the other hand, is afraid of not seeing what it would be like to be with tay. It is a very cute and so awkward for them to admit it to each other.

Throughout this book I found myself laughing and smiling at it. This book had so many parts that were relatable and real. I found myself relating to tay the most, I suffer from social anxiety and personally, I could never walk out on a stage like she did. Tay is brave and by the end of the book, she knows it. I related so much to her. This will always be one of my favorite books.

This is a wonderful diverse book, that will have you laughing and smiling. Making you feel all the feels, it is relatable, funny, romantic and geeky awkward at moments. I recommend this beautiful book to everyone, you need to read it.

Courtney 💛

2 thoughts on “(Audiobook) Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde”

  1. I absolutely adored this book when I read it and I am so happy that you enjoyed your time reading it! I remember loving how undeniably natural the diversity within the story felt and how the issues it addressed felt authentic and not forced. All in all I really do adore this novel! Great review!

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