Welcome to my stop on the Queens of Geek blog tour!
I’m super excited to be flailing over this book today because (a) it’s obviously about the FANGIRL LIFE which is the best life, let’s be real here, and (b) this was such a fun and adorable book and it deserves all the love. Also #LoveOzYA author appreciation!
And because you nerds are so lovely, I’ve also got a giveaway at the end of this post! #Fabulousness levels are already high, I know, I 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.
Jen Wilde is a writer, geek, and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books, and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (As They Rise), witches (Echo of the Witch), and fangirls (Queens of Geek). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller. When she’s not writing, Jen loves binge-watching her favourite shows on Netflix, eating Mexican food, traveling to faraway places, and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay. Jen lives in a sunny beachside town in Australia with her husband and their cheeky pug, aptly named Heisenberg.
It’s a sweet piece of RAINBOW FLUFF I tell you. At times I felt it was a little too perfect, but pfft…I’m here for all the fandom references (of which it discusses Supernatural so, hold me, I’m won over) and the excellent #ownvoices diversity representation…and just how gloriously FUN it was!
It’s about three friends who spend three days at a nerd convention. And even though it’s set in the USA, the characters are all Aussie, so BOOYAH. My people. The story is so splendidly geeky too. It’s about a Youtube rising star (Charlie) and her book-obsessed best friend (Taylor) and their nerdy other friend (Jamie). It references TONS of movies and TV shows (Suuuupernatural!!!) and so much cosplay AND also had Taylor lugging around a huge boxset of books to get signed. Which is relatable for we booknerds too.
It had ALL the diversity too! Charlie is bisexual and Asian and Taylor is Autistic. And do you know how hard it is to find books about ASD girls?!? Ridiculously. And this book just summarised ASD so beautifully and accurately. SO PLEASED.
- so so much geeky appreciation
- the dialogue was super fun
- there were some adorkably cheesy moments that made me SMILE SO MUCH
- glitter, rainbows, happiness, hot pink hair, fangirling
- it’s respectful of diversity and minorities
- it really accurately summarised life as a highly-anxious person and the quotes it gave were SO good
- the girls both dual narrate and have wonderfully distinct voices
- the ships are SO CUTE and I definitely rooted for them
I smiled so much as I read and it left me with smooshed happy feels. The writing was fun and easy to devour. The diversity rep was complex and thoughtful and I so so enjoyed seeing a book about an Autistic girl where it wasn’t just about her Autism. Also THREE CHEERS FOR THE FANDOM LIFE because fangirls are amazing and passionate and dedicated and we deserve recognition. And probably a cupcake. And yes it did have instalove and boarded on having situations all work out “too perfectly” at times, but I enjoyed it all immensely and had so much fun!