Queens of Geek had me hooked instantly, like even before I was set to read it. I read the blurb about it and said to myself, “I HAVE GOT TO READ THIS.” so I was SUPER IMPATIENT waiting for it to be published. I did found out there was a Wattpad version, but seeing people wondering if there were differences made me shy away and just wait it out until publication day.
It features things close to my nerdy little heart: a) nerdy queer love b) nerdy queer love founded at a nerd convention.
For my new readers, I met my fiancé over six years ago at a convention, and we started dating exactly a year later on the day we met. (we didn’t plan it that way, scout’s honor.) so Queens Of Geek was literally up my alley, even if when I got into it and it went up in smoke and I absolutely hated it. There was a book out there that I could relate to.
Taylor, Charlie and Jamie’s initial reaction to SupaCon was extremely identical to my first-time congoer experience. That nervous excitement. That need to do ALL THE THINGS EVERYWHERE. [Con-going Spoiler Alert: you cannot do all the things at once. You will burn out.]
Taylor, being a person who suffers from anxiety has the most in common with me. Later on we discover she’s on the aspie spectrum. [a person with autism.] Reese can go eat a dick, I cannot stand him. I want Taylor and Jamie to date [SPOILER ALERT: They eventually do, or perhaps they’re ALREADY dating and I missed the ding dang memo. woops.] and Charlie’s an openly bisexual person of color? Asian in fact? *SQUEE*
Charlie’s blossoming relationship with Alyssa was super, super cute and I was rooting for them the whole way. I’m trying to keep this as spoiler-free as possible so I won’t go into detail about where their relationship ends up going. There is an “OH, SHIT!” moment involving them though, and that’s all. I’ll budge on.
Overall, Queens of Geek was everything I wanted and more in a nerdy queer romance read and has rightfully earned a space on my “favorites” shelf.