Author: Ashley Poston
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Genres: YA Contemporary
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from the publishers on Net Galley to review.
Summary: 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 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.
this book is so damn cute ahhh. i absolutely enjoyed everything about the book. a modern day cinderella retelling that doesn’t make me eye roll the whole damn time?? sign me tf up.
geekerella was so well written. the pacing was fast (but not confusing fast). i read this in one sitting and enjoyed every moment of it. i could read it over and over, and not get tired of it. all the nerdy stuff made geekerella so much more fun to read.
the characters were pretty fun. i loved elle, she was so relatable (although a bit immature sometimes). darien was much the same. he did annoy me at first, but i think that was the point. i wish sage got more screen time (idk what you call this in book terminology, but she deserved more). she was a fun character, rebellious and creative. i didn’t like the step sisters or elle’s step mum, but i wish we’d learned more about their backstories. why did they treat elle the way they did? villains aren’t bad just ’cause. there should be a reason and i felt that geekerella didn’t explore this enough. the nice sister (i can’t remember her name????) was very interesting and i honestly wish we knew more about her. she was sidelined so much, even in the end.
geekerella is a fantastic book for anyone in a reading slump or just wanting a cute, fluffy book. it was absolutely adorable. the storyline was easy to follow and no boring info dumping.