Friday, October 5, 2012
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes #1) by Michael R. Underwood
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publish Date: July 10, 2012
I love that the cover is a cute geekgirl in glasses, a braid and gothy clothes. It's nice to see a cover that doesn't have an unbelievably gorgeous girl on the cover or a girls back on the cover. Ree looks like a girl anyone could know.
This is urban fantasy drowned in geek. It's the most fun I've had reading a book in awhile!
Have people ever told you that knowing all the spells in Magic: The Gathering or how to speak Klingon will never do you any good? Or that your collection of geekery is a waste of space? This is the story that gives you something to dream about.
Ree Reyes is a screenwriter wannabe and a barista at a coffee sop/geek store. Ree finds herself drawn into apprenticeship of a sort with a geekomancer named Eastwood. Ree is funny and snarky on her own, but add in the weirdness of the new places she visits and it's seriously joyous nerd-overload!
The world is fabulous and the magic...ways...are something I wish for daily. Let's say you'd like to use Sherlock Holmes' deductive reasoning. Download a show on your phone, watch it and TA-DA! You've got it...at least for a little while. Awesome, right? You can also use spells and things like WonderWoman's lasso. But you have to believe in their power.
Bottom line - imagine what kind of book Kevin Smith would write. If you have no idea of pop culture: gaming, movies, books, etc - the story won't make sense - but if you do, you'll have a great time reading it!
Posted by Dawn at 10/05/2012