Reye was just your average geeky barista type until she turned into a pop culture wielding magic geek.

“The familiar trappings of geekdom went a long way toward making the “magic and monsters are real and want to eat you alive” thing less stressful, if only just.”

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Although her life isn’t “so crappy that I’m going to fall over myself asking for the blue pill,” that’s exactly what she does and discovers the pop culture fantasy underground in her own city.

Why is this on our bookshelf?

As the book intends, it is thoroughly geeky. The magic system that Ree uses is based on how geeky she is, after all. This book is so full of geek you can’t escape a paragraph, or perhaps even a sentence, without a geeky reference.

Rating (3 stars)

In my world, a high level of geekiness doesn’t necessarily translate to a high level of quality.
You can’t expect too much from this book.
For me, I enjoyed this book, but in an uncomplicated sort of way; the same way I watch junk TV when I need an escape.

It’s like cotton candy. Just fluff, yummy, but consume too much and you feel sick (especially from over saturation of geek).

So nerd out with heroine Ree Reyes, a geek who falls into a fantasy world. Laugh at her geeky thoughts and jokes. Enjoy the action.

As long as you don’t expect more, you’ll enjoy it.