Friday 22 March 2019

Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Today I have a review of Geekerella by Ashley Poston for you, but with that I have some news about the next book set in the Geekerella Universe, The Princess and the Fangirl. This book comes out on 2nd April and Quirk Books are running a pre-order campaign. 

Everyone who preorders The Princess and the Fangirl will receive . . . 

  • An exclusive short story about Elle and Darien's first date written by Ashley Poston
  • A gorgeous piece of fanart by Margaret Owen, starring Elle and Darien from Geekerella, that's perfect for your laptop or desktop screen
Here's the link to find out more: And you can click here to pre-order now!

I will have my review of The Princess and The Fangirl up on here VERY soon!

Now back to Geekerella...

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance.

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. 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 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.

Review: Oh wow I loved this book, why didn't someone tell me to read it sooner? I love the idea of characters who both belong to the same fandom but from very different worlds having some sort of connection, wherever that might be and this book truly shows how fandoms can bring people together. Speaking of fandoms, you can tell that this author is into them because there are many many different fandoms represented here, not just the fictions Starfield. Also, I love the fact that Starfield was created, its whole world was created for this novel-genius!

I really liked Elle as a character. She is obviously our new Cinderella only she has a little bit more gumption than the Disney version of this princess. Her evil stepsisters and evil stepmother really do appear to be just that as the novel progresses, could there be more to them than meets the eye though? All joking aside, I would love to spend more time with Elle BUT I would ;love to hear more from these stepsisters in future novels, do you think we could make that happen? Darien is of course a great prince charming type. He is so misunderstood and I love the development his characters goes on as the storyline gets deeper. Again let's see more of him too please. 

As a retelling, I think this really works. We've got the pumpkin as a food van, amazing, the fairy godmother is gay and has green hair, just perfect and the ball is a fandom ball at a convention-totally awesome! If you're a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to your fairytales, I am sure you could find holes to pick in this one BUT I loved it. I did this on audio which means that it had more than one narrator. This aspect really brought the book alive for me. I highly recommend catching up on this one before The Princess and The Fangirl comes out on April 2nd. 

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

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