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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Review: Attack the Geek (Ree Reyes #2.5) by Michael R. Underwood

Attack the Geek (Ree Reyes #2.5)
by Michael R. Underwood

Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Length: 142 pages 

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 [that you] 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)

For fans of the series Attack the Geek this was a promising interval novella with a wonderful synopsis that had this reader eager to explore the series even with not having read prior installments. Unfortunately for me this was not a wise decision. I found the vocabulary and slang so prevalent that it was difficult to read without having the knowledge base and understanding of the world building and slang, which made it a chore rather than fun to read. I found myself giving up on putting this book on the backburner until I've had the opportunity to read book one, which I have purchased. I will not be posting a review at this time. I received this book from NetGalley.


About the Author:
Michael R. Underwood is the author of GEEKOMANCY, CELEBROMANCY, ATTACK THE GEEK, as well as the forthcoming SHIELD AND CROCUS and THE YOUNGER GODS. By day, he's the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. Always books.

Mike lives in Baltimore with his fiance, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines &stuffed animals. In his rapidly-vanishing free time, he studies historical martial arts and makes pizzas from scratch. He is a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show.


  1. I hate when I read out of order and get lost. The series does look like a fun read. I look forward to finding out through your reviews.

    1. I totally agree Sherry. I am looking forward to starting with book one and then will revisit this adventure :)