Geekerella by Ashley Poston
format: print arc
genre: idk probably geeky romance I guess it’s also a retelling
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
Overall, Geekerella was super cute. The main characters were well developed and even the side characters had a lot of depth. It was a bit cheesy at first, but it got a lot better considering I read most of it in a day. The ending didn’t feel endingy enouh, but as a whole it was amazing.
Normally I don’t see/ship romances in books, but this one was super cute and fluffy and I loved it.
Even though it was super straight and somewhat lacked diversity, it was a great tribute to nerd culture and is one of my favorite books that I read in 2016.
I received an arc of this book at NYCC.