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. 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 the 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.
Author: Ashley Poston
Publisher: Quirk Books
This book is different from everything I normally read, and it surprised me. I think it may have even changed my perspective a bit.
Usually I avoid books that have a main focus on romance, and I think this stems from the heteronormativity of most of them. I found them completely unrelatable, and it put me off them so much. But I honestly loved this.
I felt like every aspect of this book was relatable in some way. The part of Elle not being able to get away from her bullies, the struggle of trying to find people you relate to, and even when you find them, being able to be there with them.
I don’t want to pull apart this book too much because I feel it will ruin the beauty of it. The characters, the plot, the settings, they were all so well described. I felt like I was in the house with Elle, watching when Catherine belittled her, sitting in the Pumpkin while she was at work, walking around the set as Darien was filming. I was both Elle and Darien reading the texts that made their heart flutter. I was Sage, trying to act fairy godmother to her new friend, and I was Cal too. I was living in it.
Happy reading xo