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Review: Geekerella

Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Page count: 320
Date published: 14 April 2017
Genre: Contemporary & Romance

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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.
I have to admit, I’d never read a read a Cinderella retelling before I read this book. I really loved it because of its accuarte representation and great writing. It was so easy to read. I also realised I haven’t posted an actual book review in like forever, so let’s get to discussing this adorable book.
I really loved the main characters: Elle and Darien are great. They’re conversations were always so fun to read. I feel that people shouldn’t have judged him that quickly, especially Elle, but I liked how it wasn’t such a big deal when she found out who he was. Those scenes in particular, were in my opinion, a little too fast paced but I could still catch up, so it’s not that big of a deal. I loved to movie aspect to the book because I want to go into that field so it was very intersting. I also blog so I could relate to Elle at some points as well.
I loved Sage and the Pumpkin. They were so great. I knew that Sage would be the fairy god-mother and hoped against hope that the dress wouldn’t get destroyed, but it wouldn’t be a Cinderella retelling if it wasn’t. I really didn’t like Elle’s step-family though. They have a nerve thinking they own her, when technically it’s the other way around, since it’s her house. Even the good sister, she could have done something. I liked her at the end a little more. But I kind of hated the other two.
The fandom part was also very relatable. I loved how at the end the fans gave Elle a costume and how she landed up dancing with Carmindor. I loved the ending scene at the movie premiere. It’s just such an accurate fairytale retelling. I had the best time trying to guess what would happen. I loved the book so much that I wanted to watch Cinderella again (which I did, if you’re asking). I honestly had a great time with this book and would highly recommend.
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