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. (Goodreads)
*I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
5/5 stars, soooooo cute
Don't let the (what I believe to be) poor title fool you. Geekerella by Ashley Poston was fantastic, cute, fun, funny, sweet, heartbreaking, empowering, etc. I read it so quickly and adored every moment. It's one of those books where I read it and instantly thought "I wish I had wrote this" and then get inspired to start writing, but instantly stop being inspired because I can't write this exact book.
My one issue with the book (or perhaps the eARC I received) aside from the title was the missing/extra words. Every once in a while a word would be missing and I'd have to stop and fill in the blank (very easily, but it still pulled me from the story), or there would be a duplicate word in there. Hopefully those errors are fixed in the final version.
Besides that, though, I loved this book. I loved the cover, plot, characters, how everyone fit into the Cinderella story we all know.
Poston did a great job in creating characters that we could root for. Elle and Darien were wonderful and they had great, understandable chemistry. But the relationships don't stop there! Friendships and family dynamics were all put to the test and I was so satisfied with the ending and closure I received. And I just really loved Sage, okay?
I thought if I slept on my thoughts about this book I'd be able to come up with a better review, but it turns out I'm still giddy. Please buy this book!!!!
PS - Poston has another book coming out that she lovingly refers to as "Space Trash" and those two words, in that exact order, were said in Geekerella, so....yeah that's it.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston will be published on April 4th, 2017.