Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Hardcover320 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

This book combined two of my favorite things: Cinderella and "geeky" fandoms. Geekerella had everything I was hoping for in a geeky modern retelling of Cinderella. This book was simply adorable. I loved all of the callbacks to the original fairytale and how the author put cute and moderns twists on classic plot points of the fairytale. 

The two main characters, Elle and Darien, were precious. I fell in love with both of their characters and I wanted them to get their happily ever afters! They were both well-developed and easy to relate to. I loved getting to know them throughout the book and watch them grow. I also liked a lot of the side characters, especially Sage. Sage was hilarious and so witty! I loved how she was there for Elle no matter what. She was such a great friend, and I was so happy that the author made sure to include such a strong female friendship.

The romance in this book was adorable and it made me smile like an idiot. The romance was so modern and relatable. The author did a great job at making the romance feel realistic, even if it did seem like a fairytale. DARIEN AND ELLE ARE SO FREAKING CUTE TOGETHER. THEY ARE THE PERFECT NERDY COUPLE AND IT MADE MY HEART SO HAPPY. #RelationshipGoals

The author really nailed the whole fandom aspect, and I ADORED it. I totally understood the geeky references and the emotional roller coaster of being in a fandom. I was in nerd heaven while reading this book!

I noticed that one reviewer (A.J.) pointed out that a side character was helping plan a wedding at a southern plantation, which caught the eye of the author. I am so glad that A.J. did that, because I also thought that was unnecessary and uncomfortable. I really hope that this will be changed or handled differently in a later print of the book. Here is the link to A.J.'s review.

Overall, I thought this was a precious and smile-inducing read. I am so glad I got the opportunity to read this adorable geeky read! This is perfect for fandom loving readers and for readers who love a cute Cinderella retelling!

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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