Friday, October 5, 2012

Geekomancy (Ree Reyes #1) by Michael R. Underwood

Geekomancy (Ree Reyes #1) by Michael R. Underwood
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publish Date:  July 10, 2012
Pages: 255
ISBN: 978-1451698138

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 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!

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