Geekerella will be my first gushing review of the 2017 year. If you consider yourself part of “geek life,” have a fandom you are particularly attached to, or just fancy yourself a big ol’ nerd that loves Young Adult fiction, this is the book for you. Geekerella is equal parts sugary sweet, endearing, and an out of this world perfect read.
In the tropes of Cinderella, a geek love story unfolds. Elle Wittimer is Starfield’s biggest fan, a cult classic science fiction show in the veins of Star Trek. Elle loved the show and shared that love with her father and mother, who have since passed away. Left alone with her unloving step-mother and two step-sisters, Elle’s only “out” of her restricted and overbearing existence is a contest at ExcelsiCon, Starfield’s convention that was established by her father. They are making a new movie remake of Starfield, and the actor, Darien Freeman, who will be playing the Carmindor will judge a Cosplay contest which will net a good amount of cash and a ticket to L.A.
A teen heartthrob actor, hiding his true geeky self, and a headstrong fan, hell-bent on making her own way in life, collide and find something unexpected during their journey. New friends, new paths, and fantastic storytelling mix together for a five-star read. Grab your pointy ears and enjoy Geekerella like I did!
“I’m the lost princess. I’m the villain of my story, and the hero. Part of my mom and part of my dad. I am a fact of the universe. The Possible and the Impossible.”
Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley PostonPublished by Quirk Books on April 4th 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Amazon Vine
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
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 the Starfieldfandom 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.
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 young adult, contemporary, fairy tale retelling, might be a good choice if you’ve read and loved the following books:
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