Teen Book Review: Geekerella

Facts:

  • Author: Ashley Poston
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • Publication date: March 7
  • Rate 5 out of 5 stars
  • 11+
  • Recommended for people who are in fandoms!

Geekerella, by Ashley Poston is about a girl named Elle Wittimer, a total fan of the tv show Starfield. She hears about the cosplay contest at ExcelsiCon, in honor of the new Starfield movie coming out. The winner gets an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and the winner gets to meet Darien Freeman, the actor who play Prince Carmindor in Starfield. Elle is determined to win the cosplay contest, but runs into a little problem when she learns that her sisters are also entering, just to try and meet Darien Freeman.

Darien Freeman lived for cons, before he became famous. All Darien ever wanted to do was play Prince Carmindor. However, he wants to do justice to the tv character, instead of being a “phony” actor. When Darien accidentally texts Elle, their conversations lead them to get to know each other, but not their real identities.

This book really connects to people who are fans of something/part of the fandom on the internet. In that sense, this book really connected with me. I really understood Darien’s motives of not wanting to seem like a phony actor. The fandom aspect is real in this book. Ashley Poston adds little fandom references and jokes, and Elle and Darien’s love for Starfield is so real, genuine, and relatable. Ashley Poston makes Starfield so interesting, I really want a Starfield show!

This book covers two different perspectives. Darien’s and Elle’s. Their perspectives are very different, each so unique and fun to read. The author portrays how they are so strong, causing the characters to grow on you.

This book was so cute and adorable! The romance was absolutely great and adorable. Their texts messages are so fun to read, each person dying to know more about each other. The romance wasn’t cheesy at all, for the bond Darien and Elle made by texting smoothly transitioned into the romance.

All in all, Geekerella is a fantastic book. I love the different points of view, and this book was just so cute. This book has a lot of nerd culture and has little references to Star Wars, Star Trek, and a ton of other fandoms. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone! Would rate 5 out of 5 stars!

-Malaika

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March 24, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens|

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