Geekerella

Geekerella

eBook - 2017
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In a modern version of "Cinderella," geek girl Elle Wittimer enters a cosplay contest behind her stepmother's back and meets teen actor Darien Freeman at a convention cosplay ball.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Quirk Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781594749506
1594749507
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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koiishi22
Feb 19, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, i love that there were so many geeky things thrown into the mix. The cosplaying, Team Four Star (i mean c'mon thats insta win for me), all the nerdy fandom you could ever want plus some good romance for two people who really needed it BUT

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i mean a LOT of Elle's issues through the story could have been prevented if she would have planned ahead. Like for instance the ticket and cosplay fiasco where they all got stolen or ruined. WHY didn't she just leave them at Sage's house?! It felt a little dumb to me, seeing as she had a perfectly good trusting person to leave them with tbh.

AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2018

A sci-fi retelling of Cinerella with fandoms and cons and movie stars

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 05, 2018

Woah, woah, woah. This book was FULL of surprises, and I was shocked to find that I enjoyed it. The topic didn’t seem to appeal to me; I’ve hated modern day twists on fairy tales. Although I knew this was a Cinderella retell, I forgot somewhere along the lines and remembered somewhere at the end! But, seriously, everything about this novel surpassed my expectations. Elle and Darien are two polar opposites, on complete different sides of the world. Darien Freeman is the new “it” actor, with adoring fans and a new gig on the show he’s loved as a kid, playing the character he has admired all his life in “Starfield”. Meanwhile, Danielle works at a vegan food truck called the Magic Pumpkin and spends her day writing “Starfield” fanfiction and rants on her blog, that gains excessive amounts of following after her infamous post on why Darien Freeman should not be the next Prince Carmindor. With a controlling dad-manager who signed him up for an ExlecsiCon meet and greet, Darien attempts to take the matter into his own hands and texts the manager of the con to cancel. Only he ends up texting Elle (her deceased father was the manager of the con) and they become fast friends while both concealing their identities. With classical evil stepmothers and stepsisters, and a twist of modern day fan clubs, this book is a guaranteed delight even if you’re not into this genre. The characters are real and relatable, and I highly recommend!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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haleyhopeg
Oct 21, 2017

This book was adorable! It was a really fun, breezy read. It's all the Cinderella conventions that you know and love, and the main couple is really cute.

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daysleeper236
Oct 01, 2017

A highly entertaining, geeky spin on Cinderella. Reminiscent of "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell.

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KatG1983
Sep 12, 2017

A sweet reimagining of Cinderella in the social media age. Cute story and characters. Worth a Sunday afternoon read.

VaughanPLAlison Aug 01, 2017

It has been quite a while since I've liked a book this much. Though it was a take on a fairy tale and it had some teen movie romance elements, it never once felt contrived. It was smart, well written, plausible and had great characters. There were moments that made me full on clutch the book, both out of sorrow and out of pride and other happy feels. Because most of all, writer Ashley Poston gets it. She gets what it means to be a fan, to be a part of a fandom (or many) and what it means to the fans who love it. To live in the impossible universe. Now I kind of wish the show Starfield existed. I want to know what the promise-sworn salute is, who the Nox and the Federation are and what the ship Prospero looks like. Well done!

sarag1 Jun 25, 2017

I took out this book expecting a fun, light, quick read.
And that's what I got.
But I got so much more.
I am astounded by this book. I'm not giving it five stars for grammar, or writing style, or whatever. I'm giving it's well-deserved five stars because the author so well resonates with a fangirl. The beautiful descriptions of what being part of a fandom means to Elle actually brought me to tears.
This is on the bottom of the list of professional books-- because it's not.
On the bottom for realistic-- because it's SO not.
But I don't care.
I got my beautiful little fluffy romance.
But I found a new treasure, an addition to my admittedly long list of favorite books.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 01, 2017

Geekerella is an adorable fangirling twist on the classic story of Cinderella. Ella works toward attending a Geeky Con event in hopes of winning the contest and scoring tickets to the premiere opening night of a revival movie of her favourite TV show. It's a super cute book that's easy to read, but there's also some drama and emotional moments for the characters.

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Tristen
Apr 21, 2017

love this book!

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