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 thoughts on “Embrace Your Inner-Geek with Ashley Poston’s Geekerella

  1. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    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 <3
    Mandy's review made me especially pumped to get it!

  2. The Hermit Librarian says:

    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?

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      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.

      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        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.

      • KrystiYAandWine says:

        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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