Geekerella

Geekerella

eBook - 2017
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In a modern version of "Cinderella," geek girl Elle Wittimer enters a cosplay contest behind her stepmother's back and meets teen actor Darien Freeman at a convention cosplay ball.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Quirk Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781594749506
1594749507
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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haleyhopeg
Oct 21, 2017

This book was adorable! It was a really fun, breezy read. It's all the Cinderella conventions that you know and love, and the main couple is really cute.

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daysleeper236
Oct 01, 2017

A highly entertaining, geeky spin on Cinderella. Reminiscent of "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell.

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MichelleHaro
Sep 30, 2017

A geeky Cinderella retelling, do I need to say anything else?

Such a cute and at times heartbreaking story!

In Geekerella we follow two different main characters, both super fans of a TV show called Starfield. One of them is Elle, one of Starfield's biggest fans and daughter of the creator of one of the most important cons. The other one is Darien, another super fan who also happens to be the actor playing the main role in the Starfield movie remake. By chance of destiny, these two characters get in contact with each other and become close friends, even though they don't know who the other one is.

I loved all the characters, their roles in this story, and their relationship with the classic story. With that said, Elle got on my nerves way too many times, such as pretentious thing, and Darien seemed like a "meh" character at times.

However, that is overlooked by the great writing style, plot, and all those turns and every little thing that brought the story together. I definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to read it, especially if you're a geek at heart (cause, god the references!).

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KatG1983
Sep 12, 2017

A sweet reimagining of Cinderella in the social media age. Cute story and characters. Worth a Sunday afternoon read.

VaughanPLAlison Aug 01, 2017

It has been quite a while since I've liked a book this much. Though it was a take on a fairy tale and it had some teen movie romance elements, it never once felt contrived. It was smart, well written, plausible and had great characters. There were moments that made me full on clutch the book, both out of sorrow and out of pride and other happy feels. Because most of all, writer Ashley Poston gets it. She gets what it means to be a fan, to be a part of a fandom (or many) and what it means to the fans who love it. To live in the impossible universe. Now I kind of wish the show Starfield existed. I want to know what the promise-sworn salute is, who the Nox and the Federation are and what the ship Prospero looks like. Well done!

sarag1 Jun 25, 2017

I took out this book expecting a fun, light, quick read.
And that's what I got.
But I got so much more.
I am astounded by this book. I'm not giving it five stars for grammar, or writing style, or whatever. I'm giving it's well-deserved five stars because the author so well resonates with a fangirl. The beautiful descriptions of what being part of a fandom means to Elle actually brought me to tears.
This is on the bottom of the list of professional books-- because it's not.
On the bottom for realistic-- because it's SO not.
But I don't care.
I got my beautiful little fluffy romance.
But I found a new treasure, an addition to my admittedly long list of favorite books.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 01, 2017

Geekerella is an adorable fangirling twist on the classic story of Cinderella. Ella works toward attending a Geeky Con event in hopes of winning the contest and scoring tickets to the premiere opening night of a revival movie of her favourite TV show. It's a super cute book that's easy to read, but there's also some drama and emotional moments for the characters.

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Tristen
Apr 21, 2017

love this book!

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MHanover10
Apr 12, 2017

I loved this story! it's such a fun twist on the Cinderella story. I enjoyed Elle with her hopes and dreams and fandom of a sci-fi TV show. I enjoyed Sage who doesn't really give a crap and helps Elle like a fairy godmother and I liked Darien who you kind of wonder if some child stars or any celebrities have issues like he does. I thought this was a lot of fun to read and if I had read it on the weekend I probably would have read it in a day. It's a very fast read but entertaining. Not a deep book but who cares, I like being entertained. I will say talking to a stranger over text messaging is a little creepy and you don't know who is on the other side. It could be a sex offender.

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