Series: Ree Reyes, #2.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Pocket Books on April 7, 2014
Pages: 194 pages
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Reviewed by: Kristina
A side quest novella in the bestselling Geekomancy urban fantasy series—when D&D style adventures go from the tabletop to real life, look out!
Ree Reyes, urban fantasy heroine of Geekomancy, is working her regular barista/drink-slinger shift at Grognard's when it all goes wrong. Everything.
As with Geekomancy (pop culture magic!) and its sequel Celebromancy (celebrity magic!), Attack of the Geek is perfect for anyone who wants to visit a world “where all the books and shows and movies and games love are a source of power, not only in psychological terms, but in practical, villain-pounding ones” (Marie Brennan, award-winning author of the Onyx Court Series).
ATTACK THE GEEK is a delightfully quick and geeky adventure in the life of our favorite geekomancer, Ree Reyes. Like the full length books in the Ree Reyes series, ATTACK THE GEEK oozes geekiness into giant puddles of geek. Whatever genre you can think of this book makes references to it. Ree and her friends use science fiction and fantasy pop culture to gain certain powers in order to combat monsters of various kinds.
While I enjoyed the references I got overwhelmed by so many geeky references happening so close together. They also require a lot of time to get their powers from absorbing media through watching a movie clip or absorbing something by touch which isn't realistically practical when in combat. Nitpicking over the time it takes to prepare for combat I really enjoyed the quick action and expanding of this world. worldbuilding of this novella. ATTACK THE GEEK is an exciting escape into a world where all of the geeky things you love can give you amazing powers to defend the world.
ATTACK THE GEEK far too short which only intensifies my anticipation for the next full length novel in the Ree Reyes series.