Author: Ashley Poston
Published: April 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Retellings, Contemporary, Romance
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 is another book from NetGalley, I was going to hold off on reviewing it but wanted to share my thoughts. First lets just start of with saying I’ve already pre-ordered this book to own a physical copy. This book reminds me both of Fangirl and Cinder & Ella in the best of ways.
My overall thought of the book plot wise is there is no real surprise about the book, it’s a straight up retelling put in the fandom/geeky community however it was a delight to read. This was another one day read for me and honestly I could identify with so much. The characters themselves were extremely well written and each had their own voice and she did a great job of naturally bringing diversity into the book without feeling forced, each character existed because they fit.
What I think I loved most about this book was the obvious connection to the community and culture Ashley has and her ability to put that into her writing. Reading this book was very nostalgic in many ways for me and reminded me why I love the fandom community. It’s a great representation of the heart of fandom. Now I totally want to get back into being involved. I also feel like the author is somebody if I ever had the chance I’d love to grab coffee with and geek out with.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to own a physical copy.