Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING : 4.5/5

Genre : Young Adult, Fiction,Contemporary Romance, Re-telling

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.

“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.”

I received an ARC of Geekerella  in exchange of an honest review.  I wasn’t sure that Geekerella would be my cup of tea. Reason being that it sounded like those typical cliché cinderella stories which I usually don’t prefer to read.

But to my utter astonishment Geekerella turned out to be the BEST Cinderella re-telling ever! When I got to know to know that Geekerella is a Cindrella story Re-telling my first thoughts were “ughhh not again people should write something new! They should let go of Cinderella stories!!” The Cinderella re-telling can be really shallow and naive sometimes. But let me tell you Geekerella wasn’t like that at all! tumblr_onw0j89kIB1tg.jpg

As the story took pace I got know why did Elle wanted to go to that cosplay contest. It was because first, she loved Starfield all her life. Heck she was grown up while watching it with her dad. And second reason was that she wanted to escape from the step mother and step sisters with whom she didn’t get along.

And our second most important character was no different even if he was a teen idol. He was a huge fanboy of Starfield!! But of course he couldn’t tell anyone as he didn’t want to ruin his “teen idol” image.  Due to this all the other hardcore Starfield fans didn’t like the fact Darien will be casted as the main lead in the movie based on Starfield.

One of those hardcore fans who is against Darien being casted as the lead is Elle. She couldn’t accept Darien as Carmindor (the main lead) whom she admires a lot since childhood because in her point of view Darien is just an actor who wants to be in the Starfield movie just for the sake of money.

The best part of Ashley Poston’s Geekrella was how the story focuses on a geeky fangirl! That rarely happens in contemporary books.

 

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*she deserves an applause!*

Geekerella was my best read in 2017 so far! I really want all the readers to read it! It’s a best book for those who loved Disney Cinderella movies!!

-TANISHKA LUHIA

 

 

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