Geekerella | Review

Title: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Contemporary, Retelling

Format: Paperback (My recommendation: buy the hardcover)


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.

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

★ ★ ★.5

Experience tip: Do not but the paperback! It doesn’t bend back!



Let’s talk about the characters:

I loved them! They made this book so enjoyable! And all the Batman references were so cool!
I did find that I had a hard time picturing Elle in my mind. Darien was fine, but we are always being reminded of what he looks like.

Elle was described with red hair (in the beginning\middle I believe), but then later it said she had dyed red hair, and you could see the brown at the roots. And it didn’t mention she had glasses until over half-way through. The pictures of the characters on the front and back cover helped a ton though!



The romance was adorable! Perfectly geeky and exactly as advertised. (AKA totally adorbs 😍). It reminded me of Cinderella, but not like it was predictable.

Plus, there was more than one relationship (no spoilers here!) which was a surprising\nice subplot.



The storyline felt slightly rushed in the beginning, but I didn’t really mind, because it was just so adorable! In the second half of the book the pacing evened out.

And all the little hints that references Cinderella, and modern fandoms! It made the story feel very modern and relatable!

…TBH, I just want Starfield to be real 😖


I did find it hard to get into at first, which is unusual with a contemporary. I blame it on the format, not the storyline or writing. The font is smaller than normal. And I’m basic



Overall Thoughts

Definitely a book I would recommend. I did enjoy it, and the geek references were ace.


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