Chrissy’s Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella
written by Ashley Poston
published by Quirk Books, 2017

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Did I enjoy this book? 
I really did enjoy this book. It had me reading every free chance I had.

Geekerella is a modern retelling of . . . you guessed it, Cinderella. I love so many things about this book. I love that Elle is a Starfield geek. I love that Darien is a geek, too. I love that Elle works for a food truck called The Magic Pumpkin. Her coworker, Sage, is great, too. I wasn’t sure I was going to like her, but I really did. She was a wonderful friend to Elle, even when she was reluctant to make friends. You have to feel bad for Elle and her situation. It would be hard to lose both of your parents and to be raised by a stepparent that doesn’t like you. The stepsisters were interesting, too. They weren’t exactly what I expected.

This is a retelling I’d love to see as a movie, especially the contest and the ball at the convention.

I have to say that I really loved this book. It was such a fun read.

 

Would I recommend it? Definitely.

Chrissy


About the book – from Goodreads: 
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.

 

 

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