WaaHoo! Strap yourself in and hold on tight, this is a wild Geek ride!
I’m new to the ‘Geekomancy’ world of Ree Reyes, but if this is any indication what the first two books might be like, count me in!
Essentially, this is a world in which all the books, comics, movies, television shows, and games (board and video) come to life in the hands of those few ‘Geeks’ who have found the way to tap into the tremendous geek powers. But with great powers come great dangers and equally powerful villains and monsters.
Imagine fighting off a hoard of goblins with a Star Wars lightsaber and a Star Trek phaser, or attacking a Sewer Troll with the powers of a Pokemon card! Or watch a snippet of a Spiderman episode and have the ability to climb walls or shoot webs to restrain your attackers. These are the sorts of abilities that author Michael R. Underwood’s geeks possess. But the powers have limits and are not always renewable.
This particular book is a novella — the author/publisher call it a “Side-Quest.” It is not fully developed, and often feels that way. Essentially, this is one very large, long battle sequence. It was a great initiation for someone like me…a long time geek not familiar with the particulars of this world, but even someone such as myself, who was smiling ear to ear at all the geeky reference (patting myself on the back for picking up on so many of them), started to grow weary at the battle after battle after battle. I wanted something other than another form of geek-fighting to happen. It does, but it 1) relies on some prior knowledge to the series, and 2) it took just a tad too long. I suspect that any shorter and they have had a tough time packing it to sell as a book, and any longer would have required much more detailed plotting.
Still…this was an awesome introduction to the series and I can’t wait to pick up the first two books, and I’ll now be on the look-out for any subsequent Ree Reyes novels.
Looking for a good book? If you are in any way a literary/gaming geek, this is a must. If you just like good sci-fi/adventure, you’ll quickly be drawn in to the world of geekdom.
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Attack the Geek
author: Michael R. Underwood
series: Ree Reyes #2.5
publisher: Pocket Star
ebook, 16o pages