Geekerella – Ashley Poston

My dad said that the impossible is only impossible if you don’t even try. So I want to try

 

Summary
Starfield is Elle’s entire life. Her father introduced her to this sci-fi TV show when she was a kid, and she loved it ever since. So when a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie is announced, she knows she has to enter.

Writing
The writing feels very… immature. Juvenile. And I know that it’s a book from a POV of two teenagers, but it still felt a little bit off.

Characters
Elle is a wonderful, sweet soul, completely in love with her favourite TV Show – Starfield. But… she’s not much else? I felt like her character was a little one-dimensional, and that’s a real shame, because she had tons of potential.

I feel like Darien was created with a bit more care, though… insured abs? Really? Is that a thing? How does that even work? Is it in case some maniac jumps you in a dark alley and I don’t know… steals your abs I guess? Or does it also work when you just gain some fat? Because in that case I think I need to insure my abs. Once I get them. Someday.

Still, my favourite character was Sage. She’s an absolutely incredible, loyal friend. I couldn’t get enough of the wonderful friendship between her and Elle. Their scenes together are honestly the best part of this book.

Plot
This story is absolutely adorable. And besides being a really creative Cinderella retelling, it’s also a wonderful homage paid to all of the geeks out there. I think if you have ever been involved in any fandom, you are going to find something relatable in this story. There were times when I had tears in my eyes, because this book perfectly described thoughts and feelings I was never able to properly express.

Overall
It’s an insanely adorable story. Is it realistic? No, not really. But it’s cute and fun, so who cares?

Romance: m/f (main), f/f (side)

4

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11 thoughts on “Geekerella – Ashley Poston

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  1. I freaking LOVED this book! I thought it was going to be very, very poorly done when I first saw it; like, a Cinderella retelling at a comic convention? What is cheesier or easier to pander to than that?? But when I gave it a shot, I found a really awesome love letter to fandoms. I LOVED Sage; she was the best character in the whole book! Plus, the stepmother and older stepsister were just despicable, so I loved to hate them!

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  2. I think my opinion is pretty much exactly the same as yours Elle is quite 1 dimensional but I had so much fun with this book that I didn’t mind.
    It felt like something written on wattpad in the sense of just having fun with it and not being ashamed of it’s geekery or its fandom-ness. It is definitely one that I’ll be reading over and over again when I just want light, silliness, and fluffy-ness

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