Book Review: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.


Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on! (Goodreads)

I found this collection of stories on a whim, when I was looking on Amazon. Honestly this was just a random purchase, but I’m so glad that I picked it up. Some of the stories in this book are so funny.

Geektastic is a neutral zone for all the geeks out there (yes this does include me) 

There is a love story between a Jedi and a Klingon, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer sing along, A Rocky Horror Picture show obsessive, A girl who wants learn about geek things to understand what her boyfriend talks about, and a girl who loves Dinosaurs.

Some of the fandoms mentioned are Star Wars, Star Trek, Buffy, Lord of the rings, Rocky Horror, and many more.

My favourite stories were, The Jedi and The Klingon, and Dino-Girl. I found these to be the funniest, thou Dino-Girl did turn a little dark towards the end.

Also between each story there were little comics, this was one of my favourite:


I highly recommend this, if you fancy reading a quick, funny book.

Goodreads: 4.25 Stars

Thanks Bookworms

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