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Geekerella Book Review

Geekerella By Ashley Poston

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Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Source: Library
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SUMMARY

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction 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 has 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.

I LOVE Cinderella retellings (when they are done well) and I thought that Geekerella did a great job.
And even though I know the story, I thought there were parts that were done differently enough that it was still unexpected. These parts were a pleasant surprise. But I won’t give specifics cause *spoilers*
 
Major nerd vibes which made me feel right at home.
Elle and Darien both love the Starfield series. Reading about characters who are part of fandoms makes me as a fangirl and nerd super comfortable. I love reading books like this. Definitely one of my favorites.
So many cheesy parts, such a cheesy story, but it’s also so great.
Even though this story is a bit cheesy (but come on, it’s a Cinderella retelling so what do you expect?) But, Geekerella is written well, so even though it is a little cheesy at times it leaves you feeling light and happy. Definitely recommend if you want a quick, happy read.
Sage is the friend that we all need.
Elle has been basically a loner ever since her dad died. Her stepmom and step-sisters don’t make anything easier, but Elle really feels like she needs to do everything by herself. Once Elle has a job she meets Sage. Watching their friendship grow and develop was fantastic. Sage is there when Elle needs her, she’s honest, flawed, and real.
Overall Geekerella was a fun read. (I actually read it in a day) but I definitely enjoyed this one! I gave it 4.5/5 stars.

 

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Do you like books about fandoms? If so which ones? Have you read Geekerella yet, what did you think?

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