I finished Geekerella yesterday and I really enjoyed it. This review will be spoiler-free!
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.
As I’ve already mentioned, I enjoyed this book a lot. What a liked most about it was the celebration of fandom and online communities. This book really is an ode to fandom. As someone who’s made friends online and talks to people online on a daily basis I really appreciated that. The novel talked about how wonderful it is to meet people through the internet and talk about things you really love with them.
I liked both main characters, especially Elle. I felt so bad for her. She doesn’t deserve all the crap the universe throws it her. I got so mad at Chloe and Catherine for the way they treated her. It was so unfair, but you feel so powerless. At times I felt that everything that could go wrong went wrong.
I liked Darien too. I appreciated his narrative. He’s an actor and an intense fanboy, but when it comes to it, he still has to follow the script and put on the costume they made for him. No matter if it’s the wrong shade of blue. I appreciated the narrative, because it made me think different about some things.
I loved the texts between them. (The build of) their romance was so adorable and fluffy. I’m so happy with how it ended.
I also really liked Sage. She was the perfect friend for Elle. She’s just great. Lonny was cool too. He’s rather quiet, but still he’s very supportive of Darien. I hated Chloe with a passion, but come on, who doesn’t? She’s the worst. Catherine was awful too and I didn’t like her either.
I really liked how Poston retold the Original Cinderella story. The several elements where clear and it was really fun recognising them. Because the novel is a retelling, the plot was a bit predictable. I mean, every one knows where the story is going. Still it was surprising at times. The ending was really exciting as even though I knew where it would lead, I didn’t know how we would get there. Speaking about the ending, I really loved it.
Overall, I gave this book four out of five stars. It was very enjoyable and I’ll definitely be looking out for any other books Ashley Poston puts out. I’d recommend this!
I hope you enjoyed this review! Thanks for reading! See you next time!