Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review of Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Read for: Author Attending the Boston Teen Author Fest

Synopsis: "Anything can happen once upon a con…

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."


My Review: I could pretty much sum this review up in a few simple words; cute, light, fun and immersed in fandom. With that said I will go a little more in depth. I picked this one up because I have heard great things about it and Poston is supposed to be attending the Boston Teen Author Festival in a couple of months. I am so glad I picked this one up, not only did it pull me out of the first reading slump I have had in years, but it gave me everything I was expecting from Fangirl (and didn't get). I loved the way that the story of Cinderella was integrated into the story, it added a light side and fairy tale feel to the story but it didn't detract from Elle's individual story. Speaking of individual, each and every character in this book was unique and well rounded, I absolutely adored Sage and her mom, even Elle's parents were there in spirit. Now add in the whole fandom and convention element, it was just so fun to read. I loved the way that the fandom was represented, while it was its own individual fandom my favorite part is how it is shown that fandoms as a whole can co-mingle and support one another. Just a fun summer read!

My Rating: I am so glad I had a reason to pick this book up sooner than later, it was a perfect summer read, pulled me out of a slump and everything that Fangirl wasn't! I really enjoyed this one.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

2 comments:

  1. Everyone is loving this one. I want to read it but I'm scared it will be too light and fluffy, if you know what I mean. Hopefully it has some meat to it when I give in...because I will....eventually.

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  2. This has been on my radar for a while, but I've been hesitant to add it to my list. I think I need to read it now. Thanks for the review!

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