Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Anything can happen once upon a con…

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.

Short and Sweet: This is the most wonderful geeky fairytale I have ever read.

I think I may have found the best novel of 2017.

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Heaven help my geeky little heart. I didn’t want the book to end and when it did end, I wanted to back up about 150 pages to reread it. I may have hugged my Kindle saying ‘Aw’ for about 5 minutes after the novel ended.

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This was the sweetest, most adorable little novel I have ever read. I loved how the author actually explained the fandom, going so far as explaining episodes of the show that the con was based around.

I absolutely loved Elle. She was smart, sarcastic, hardworking and the author depicted her love of the fandom so well! And Sage, of course Sage! I loved her! Sarcastic, pierced, crazy dyed hair… yeah, Sage is me.

Geekerella is, obviously, also a Cinderella retelling and with it being a Cinderella retelling, you get the awful step-mother and step-sisters. And of course you hope they fall and break their face. But I’m not salty!

I’m literally fangirling over a novel about fangirling. And I fucking love it.

If you want a relatable as hell novel that will keep you glued to the book/Kindle and laughing your foolish head off for hours. Read this.

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5 Stars

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