Embrace Your Inner-Geek with Ashley Poston’s Geekerella

So this was a book that I had casually placed on my TBR list, because it sounded really fun and cute, but it was my friend’s reviews of this book that convinced me that I HAD to pick it up. For me this is easily a five-star read, but don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the book bloggers who convinced me to read it in the first place!

Check out this wondefully geeked-out review by: Kelly from Book Crushin and Christie from Tales of the Ravenous Reader HERE!

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Also check out THIS five-CROWN review from Mandy over at Book Princess Reviews!

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About the Book

30724132.jpgCinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

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 Starfieldmovie, 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.

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About Ashley Poston

*From Ashley Poston’s Website*

15094375_10207642376046123_3578772281996033083_n-crop-u1169.jpgASHLEY POSTON loves coffee, moving castles, and starry night skies. A graduate from the University of South Carolina, she earned a degree in English and became a scholar in procrastination. When not in search of her next great adventure, she lives with her bossy cat in rural South Carolina. They are both firm believers that cosmic princesses can be space pirates, too.

Sometimes, you can catch her lurking around in coffee shops where she reads copious amounts of fanfiction and plays a lot of video games. Oh, and she writes nerdy books for young adults.


Have you read Geekerella yet? What were your thoughts on it? Did you love it as much as me, Kelly, Christy, and Mandy did? What is your favorite YA retelling?

34 Comments Add yours

  1. I haven’t read it yet but I definitely want to do it! Sounds like a lot of fun 😄😄

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  2. TeacherofYA says:

    I put it on hold from the library bc it looks adorable!!

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    1. It IS adorable! Hope you get it soon!

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  3. I have wanted to read this one too!

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    1. It’s so much fun! I hope you get to it soon!

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  4. I’ve read Geekerella and it’s easily become one of my favourite reads of the year!!! It was super adorable and nerdy and SO CUTE 😍

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    1. Could not agree more! 🙌

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  5. This book sounds super fun and cute, I have to read it!!!!

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    1. It’s ADORABLE. Highly recommend. 🙂

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  6. I definitely want to read this book.
    The only problem is that it’s not releasing in India 💞

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    1. Oh, no! Keep an eye out for some international giveaways on Twitter. There’s always all kinds of good book giveaways on there!

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  7. Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!! It wasn’t the hype that made me find out about it or want to read it but it definitely felt good to have so many people loving this book and recommending it to me ❤
    Mandy's review made me especially pumped to get it!

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    1. I did love this one! Mandy’s review was so spot-on in my opinion. It’s such a great book for us fangirls. 🙂

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  8. Oooooh, yayyy I’m super glad you enjoyed this one!! 😀 It was so cute and adorable and so fluffy. 😀 (P.S. Thankies for the shoutout – you’re so kind. ❤ ❤ Blog hug time? XD)

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    1. Soooo adorable! Thanks for helping to convince me that I HAD to read it! You were so right! Definitely blog hug time! 😀

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      1. YES. 😀 I had to spread the wonderful adorable goodness around. 😀 Yay for the success!! 😀

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  9. I did not think that I would like this book at all. I read a sample of it and was kind of disappointed because the summary sounds like exactly my cup of tea.

    However, what with all of my friends giving it such good reviews, I thought that maybe I was wrong in this instance. I have since purchased it and it’s on my bedside table waiting to be read.

    The one kind of weird thing I noticed was that it feels heavier than other books of its size. It feels like a graphic novel weight rather than a usual hardback. Maybe it’s the paper thickness?

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    1. No such thing as a wrong opinion when it comes to books. All a matter of personal taste, right? That’s what makes them so fun to discuss. I don’t have the physical copy. I audiobooked this one. I would guess paper thickness though. If you read Sara J. Maas’s books, those also feel really dense just due to the paper they use.

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      1. I have a few of hers but I haven’t picked them up recently so I don’t recall what their feel is. I really should get around to it, though, what with A Court of Wings and Ruin coming out soon.

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      2. RIGHT?! So many of us are planning our reading schedules around ACOWAR right now. 🙂

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      3. I haven’t even started that series yet, so I’m quite far behind. 😂 I feel like I’m missing something.

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      4. It’s definitely taken the YA world by storm. I’m a big fan, but there are a lot of mixed reviews out there as well, so I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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      5. I’m sure I’ll review it when I do get around to it. 😊

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      6. Awesome! I’ll keep an eye out!

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  10. I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard so many good things about it I’ll have to pick it up sometime 🙂

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    1. I highly recommend it! You’ll have to let me know if you read it. 🙂

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  11. ravenblake99 says:

    I have this in my tbr! It sounds like a fun book to read and I hope you enjoy it but when you get to it 🙂

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    1. Fun is a great word to describe it. It is so much fun and so ADORABLE. I have read it. I just wanted to share the reviews that inspired me to read it. 🙂

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  12. This book sounds like so much fun! I really love fairy tale retellings– particularly ones which don’t try to mask what they are. The retelling is so obvious and cute. Added to my TBR!

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    1. I don’t usually read a lot of retellings, but because of ARCs I’ve received this year I’ve read about ten of them, and this is by far my favorite. It is obvious in the fact that it’s a retelling, like you said, but Ashley Poston also makes the story her own, which is a critical element in a good retelling for me.

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      1. TEN of them?! Wow! That’s a whole lot. That speaks volumes (get it?!) if Geekerella comes out on top of that list. Now it’s even more important I read this. There have definitely been some retellings lately which have fallen flat.

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      2. Oh, the literary puns! I LOVE it!!! You’ll have to let me know if you read it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this book and the other retellings that fell flat for you.

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