Review of Geekerella




Ashley Poston

Quirk Books

April 4, 2017

Blurb from GoodreadsAnything 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.


Just when you think you’ve read every possible take on Cinderella that could exist, you find another one and not just anyone one, but one that is so wonderfully adorkable that you’ll find yourself smiling as you read.

Just like Cinderella, Elle is pretty much alone in the world. Her beloved father died in a car accident and now her home is ruled by her evil stepmother and two evil stepsisters. The only thing that saves her is her love of all things Starfield that she shared with her father.

Darien, the teen heartthrob, feels like no one really knows him. He’s a geek through-and-through. When he texts a number, which turns out to be wrong, and begins exchanging texts with a girl who is as geeky as he is and who doesn’t know who he is, he finally feels like he can be himself.

This is Cinderella meets You’ve Got Mail. And it’s wonderful.

Ashley Poston writes this one with heart, which makes me suspect she knows this world well and has a sincere love for the people who populate it. I was so absorbed by the middle of Geekerella that I entered that little world that book lovers know where you almost forget you’re reading. You slowly become aware that you’ve been smiling for at least twenty minutes straight because: the feels, the charms, the love!

It IS a geeky fairytale and it combines all of the things we geeky fairytale readers expect to find.

If you love geeky ya books or you just love geeky books, and have somehow missed  Geekerella, add it to your list. This one is right up there with Fangirl, one of my all-time favorite ya books.

I highly recommend!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From Amazon:  Geekerella

rating: 5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


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