Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Published on April 4, 2017
by Quirk Books
Plot Summary of Geekerella by Ashley Poston
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter.
First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot.
Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets.
Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
Review of Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Why? I'm kind of burned out on fairy tale retellings.
The funny thing it, the book also broke some of my other reading rules. Fandom books? Not really a fan. Don't get me wrong: I love fandoms, but imaginary fandoms always make me feel a little tired and a lot left out.
Geekerella broke ALL my retelling and pop culture and fandom rules and was so completely charming and adorable that I smiled all the way through.
The retelling choices were so clever -- AND so of-the-moment -- that a decade from now, I think this book can be one of those cultural relics that seems charming, not stale. Food trucks. Vlogging. Cons.
All in all, this was a rom-com on a page, a feel-good retelling that put a smile on my face.
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I also initially passed on it, but now have been reading a lot of great reviews. I tink it's time to put Geekerella on my TBR list.ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you liked this one :D I’m actually a sucker for retellings, so this one is definitely a must-read for me, on top of the fact that I’ve primarily seen very good reviews for it. Great review!! :DReplyDelete
Oh, then you are going to absolutely love it!Delete
I agree with ALL. THESE. THINGS.ReplyDelete
I loved it too and I'm not a fan of re-tellings of fandom books either. IT kept all the Cinderella elements that count but put a fun, modern twist on the rest.
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Glad we agree!Delete
I agree that there is a major retelling burn-out, but I can't stop reading them!I know this one is super popular with all readers but I just couldn't connect unfortunately. I'm happy that it wasn't anything you predicted though!ReplyDelete
Sorry this didn't work for you!Delete
I really want to read this one because it reminded me so much of my daughter who is such a fangirl. I know she will love it!ReplyDelete
I hope she loves it!Delete
SO glad to hear that you ended up enjoying this one even though you are feeling burnt out on retellings. I really loved it too. I have a huge soft spot for geek/nerd characters and I'm a retelling addict. lol! Great review!ReplyDelete
I'm okay with non-fairy tale retellings. Just feel there have been a lot of the fairy tale ones!Delete
I so have to get to this one! I won it and it sounds like it definitely has charm. Glad you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
Hope you like it too!Delete
I have not read this one but I think I'd like to. On my TBR list it goes. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Let me know what you think!Delete