Geekerella by Ashley Poston | Book Review


BLURB: 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 (Goodreads).
Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy? That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.

Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Retelling
Goodreads rating: 4.00
Pages: 320
Publication: April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books
Source: Google Play Books
Reading Format: E-book
Standalone/Series: Book 1 of 3 from Once Upon A Con
Review type: Non-spoilery

I thought I was going to hate this book. That was one thing I was sure of when I started reading this. A story about a girl meeting a famous, handsome boy which then lead to a cliche love story isn't my kind of thing. I hate the drama, the gossips and all the things that are related to the fame world. But this book is an exception. Probably my hatred towards that kind of story was because the first book I DNF-ed throughout the history of my readership was exactly like that. But it's so much more than just romance. 

Elle and Darien's story started with texting to the wrong number. They kept texting because they were both huge fans to Starfield and this led to them becoming friends and falling in love with each other. This book reminds me a lot to A Cinderella Story.

Chad Michael Murray, everyone.
This book explores the glorious (not) life of being a fangirl/fanboy and the world of fandom. This is probably the reason I love it the most because as a huge fangirl to many things myself, I could relate to it so much. The book shows exactly the love that fangirls/fanboys have towards what they love. The joy of speaking about what you love, the excitement of being able to go to cons and the passion for fighting for something we believe in; these are huge parts of being in fandom and this book shows just that. Through this book, I felt understood and being a fangirl has never felt so good. You love what you love. This is a love letter for all the nerds and the geeks.
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. I am not no one.
The whole fandom aspect won't work without the characters; Elle and Darien. I love watching the budding romance between them. It did felt too fast because come on, you met through text messages and you didn't feel scared at all? Nonetheless, their romance was so cute and fluffy and is everything I need after days of studying. The build-up towards them finally meeting was so fun to read, it was addictive exactly because I couldn't be patient about them finally meeting. And when they did, it felt so satisfying. Those two dorks deserve each other. A fluffy romance that highlights the world of fandom? This book deserves an A.
Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.
If you are a fangirl/fanboy, a geek, a nerd, loves retellings, cute fluffy romance between two dorks and the joy of being in a fandom, you will absolutely love this book.

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