I read Geekerella by Ashley Poston last July and I adored it. Cinderella was my sister’s favorite movie growing up as a child. So you can imagine that I watched it a lot and it’s sequels. You can also bet I made her read it after me as well.
I have had this post sitting in my drafts forever and after reading the sequel, I decided that I have to post it. So stay tuned in the future for that. I read a lot of books last week to keep myself off the internet and learning spoilers about Endgame.
I usually watch every adaption made, and let’s be honest A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff is the best. So when I heard about this particular book online, I had to pick it up.I was so glad I chose to because it was book I needed to read. Well my geeky little fandom heart needed to read anyway.
Elle works at a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin and is a huge Starfield fan. Did I mention that her father started a con called ExcelsiCon all about fandoms. It was a place that brought people together from all different fandoms and was just a place to be who you are without shame.
Elle has the evil stepmother, the step-sisters, and the whole Cinderella lifestyle. Yet, Elle has one special thing to help her through it, Starfield. When she finds out that there is a reboot happening and she does not like the star cast as the lead. She goes to the one place where any of us go, the internet. We love to talk things we don’t like about our favorite fandoms.
All the while, the actor Darien is struggling under fan pressure and the image he has to portray to the media. Underneath it all, he is a fanboy for Starfield and he can’t believe he is playing Carmindor. My brain also thought that everytime I saw Carmindor, it was Gryffindor, but wrong fandom there.
He reaches out to the person who started ExcelsiCon not knowing he died and gets in touch with Elle. We go down the rabbit hole of falling in love with someone you’ve never meet, evil step families, and going to the ball to meet your true love.
All in all, this was one of my favorite books of that year and I would definitely give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
“The impossible is only impossible if you don’t even try.” -Elle Wittmer. This is one of my quotes from the book and something that has always stuck with me. First Elle hears this from her father and then she takes on the quote as her own. So in the name of doing the same thing, I’ll pass it along to you.