Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books
Geekerella is a pure and genuine fun read. I actually was surprised at how much I loved it . Yes I used the word love. It brings you into the world of comic cons and cult followings (my kind of people) and adds a romance aspect to it in a Cinderella kind of twist. Something I didnt know I needed until I read this. You have Elle aka Cinderella. A geek and proud of it. She is horribly treated by her step mom and step sisters and lacks friends (unless you count the cult followings Starfield bloggers). Her love for Starfield is amazingly deep because it was a way of life being brought up. Her dad even started ExcelsiCon a comic con.
Now onto our prince Darien Freeman a teen actor. Who has become a major crush of many teenage girls thanks to his show Seaside Cove. Really though he is a geek who is alone because he can't trust anyone. His "best" friend sold him out to the paparazzi for some pictures and his dad (we are not even going to go there)
The story starts with Darrien getting cast as Prince Carmindor his dream come true. He has a strong love for the fandom and is super excited. Until he sees the blog post and disapproval of him being cast. It doesn't help he has to fake getting an answer wrong so he can be dunked and show off his body to the millions of "girls" there. Starfield fans are not happy. One of those bloggers who happens to get a viral post of his disapproval happens to be none other then our other protagonist Elle. He tries to get out of ExcelsiCon without anyones knowledge only to fail miserably because the number happens to be incorrect on the web page. But even though a wrong number and being along he just begins texting secretly leaving out who he is so he can be a geek again not the actor even if only in text.
From here the story takes off with the fun and adventures of Elle finding her Fairy Godmother (AKA a new friend whose family owns The Magic Pumpkin the Vegan Food truck she works for plus is great with a sewing needing) and making her way to ExcelsiCon so she can enter the Starfield Cosplay contest and win the money to leave her home forever.
The story is well thought out and you can definitely tell Ashley Poston has some geek in her. I love how she made it out to be a real life Cinderella (although be it highly unrealistic but still in some by surreal chance it could happen) I would recommend this book to anyone who just need a fun easy read. With the help of this book I am out of the book slump I was in. Plus extra bonus stand alone which means no commitment of a series. Its a great read between if coming down from a book hangover (----Cough Cough ACOWAR-----) .I assure you when you complete this book you will have a smile on your face.
Thank you Net Galley for providing a copy of this book for me to review.
“She reaches out to take the jacket. I hesitate for a moment, like Frodo with his Ring, but then I remember ow much crap Frodo walked into and I'd rather not end up like Frodo. So I give it to Sage.”