Waiting on Wednesday: Don’t Cosplay with My Heart

I absolutely adore books about geek culture, so when I heard about Don’t Cosplay with My Heart, it immediately went on my TBR list! This cute book isn’t out until January, but I am already so excited to read it!

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci




Don’t Cosplay with My Heart

by Cecil Castellucci

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: January 2, 2018



When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That’s important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan’s feeling small and not sure which end is up.

When Edan’s cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she’s at conventions, she feels like she’s found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.


About the Author

From Cecil’s Website

Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books. Titles include Boy Proof, The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell), First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool The Plain Janes and Janes in Love (illustrated by Jim Rugg), Tin Star Stone in the Sky, Odd Duck (illustrated by Sara Varon) and Star Wars: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure.

Her short stories have been published in various places including Black Clock, The Rattling Wall, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine and can be found in such anthologies such as After, Teeth, Truth & Dare, The Eternal Kiss, Sideshow and Interfictions 2 and the anthology, which she co-edited, Geektastic.

She is the recipient of the California Book Award Gold Medal for her picture book Grandma’s Gloves, illustrated by Julia Denos, the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Comic Book Writer for The Plain Janes and the Sunburst Award for Tin Star. The Year of the Beasts was a finalist for the PEN USA literary award and Odd Duck was Eisner nominated.

She splits her time between the heart and the head and lives north and south of everything. Her hands are small. And she likes you very much.

Are you guys as excited for this one as I am? What is your favorite YA novel that involves geek culture?

Follow me online for more YA and Wine!  goodreads_icon_1000x1000-aed808dec2093e20867b35cd56d9862d.png Twitterinstagram-logo16645001740_27a0ac1a57_b.jpgFacebook.pngBloglovin.png

21 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Don’t Cosplay with My Heart

  1. The Hermit Librarian says:

    I’ll give it a chance. I love books about geek culture and just wish there were more all the time. 🙂 My favorite YA one at the moments is Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde.

    I’m about to start a manga series called Complex Age, about a 26 year old woman who is super passionate about cosplaying, but it’s frowned upon once you reach a certain age, apparently, so her two worlds (office job and cosplaying) are fighting for space in her life. I’ve heard there are a lot of sad and poignant moments in the series.


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Same here! I have not yet read Queen of Geek, but it’s on my list for August. I can’t wait! That manga series sounds fantastic. I think a lot of us YA readers could relate to that even those of us who don’t cosplay.


  2. ashley says:

    I haven’t really read too many books about geek culture, I’ve actually only ever read two. The most recent one I read was The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks and last year or the year before I read Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell.


  3. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    I love books about geek culture, too! I feel like this has recently gotten a lot of traction in YA, and I can’t wait to see more of these books. Personally, my exposure to these books has been limited. Let’s see… Kindred Spirits and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell…. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline… that might be it for now! I have Geekerella on my TBR, and now Don’t Cosplay with my Heart too! Thanks for pointing this book out, Krysti.

    Wait, January?! Sooooooo far away!


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      There has definitely been a trend of geek culture books in YA, and I am so on board with that. 🙂 Kindred Spirits was a fun little story. Geekerella, I adored. I haven’t read Ready Play One yet though. I’ll have to do that! It is still a ways out!


      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        There are far too many great books waiting for us to read them. It really isn’t fair, is it? Ready Player One focuses a lot on 80’s culture. So, if you know that well you’ll laugh a ton. If you don’t know it that well, you’ll still enjoy it, I think. A good hunt for buried treasure is always a blast.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.