Anything can happen once upon a con . . .
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay 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 step-mother’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.
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbes, GEEKERELLA is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
I mean, if anyone reads this book, it should be the bloggers on WordPress that love to read! Because Elle has her very known blog, where she fangirls and critiques every piece of news that comes out about Starfield. And did I mention that Elle has her own blog!
This book is told from two perspectives. Darien’s and Elle’s. And it usually switches between the two with every chapter. The storyline is pretty clear, as it follows the general storyline of Cinderella, and you definitely get those vibes from the book. But it also has the magic of Starfield and fandom woven into it!
I totally get why this book is being called “a love letter to nerd culture” even though I wouldn’t really say I’m super into the whole “nerd culture” myself. …it kind of just wasn’t how I was raised. (My parents don’t really like space movies, or super fantasy stuff, which means I honestly didn’t really know what Harry Potter or Star Wars were until I was twelve. I’d only really heard about them from other classmates, but assumed they couldn’t be that big, since I knew nothing about them.) But back to Geekerella! This book honestly just made me want to be a huge part of the Harry Potter fandom – mainly because thats the only “nerdy” series that I’ve seen. But still! I just craved this community where people come together and share their love for something that they all have in common!
Anyway, Geekerella was really fantastic. I almost read the entire book in two days. (And that is quite quick for me.) I loved the characters so much, and I really enjoyed the modern day spin on the old tale. Especially with the step-sisters. I truly do recommend this book, especially if you are in a bit of a reading slump, like I kind of was.