Anything can happen once upon a con…
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
Thanks to Random House for sending me a copy of GEEKERELLA for review!
SOOOOOOO as soon as I heard about this book, I knew that I wanted to read it. The cover is gorgeous, Cinderella is my favourite Disney tale (and I’ve watched the live remake at least fifty times), and I’m a massive geek about a lot of things (including Cinderella and books) so I knew this was going to my kind of book!
So I started this yesterday afternoon and finished it less than twenty four hours later. It’s a fun and quick read, focuses on a cutesy Cinderella-like romance, with of course the drama, friendships and crazy families. I really enjoyed this book a lot and if you’re looking for a quick contemporary/ fairy tale retelling, then I highly recommend GEEKERELLA.
Darien is sooooo adorable! He’s kind of like your typical famous teenage boy that’s depicted in YA novels; he appears as a brat, snobby and is only in it for the money, but once we get to know him we realise that he actually has a heart and is really cute. The only difference this time is that he’s a total dork which only makes him more adorable! Just like Elle, Darien has his own crap going on in his life, and it was nice to see him overcome that.
The Cinderella retelling in the modern world worked really well. The two characters meet via text message and this is where they first meet each other, the pumpkin is actually a vegan food truck, the prince is a teen star, the ball is at a cosplay event and after ball, and of course there’s still Cinderella’s shoe. I just loved it so much… I’m going to watch the Cinderella live action movie again tonight (no shame)…
I don’t have much else to say about it. I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect book (I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads) but it’s definitely a fun and adorable read that’s perfect to sit down and read in a couple of sittings. Plus… Cinderella!
Comment below if you’ve read GEEKERELLA and let me know what you think! Do you love Cinderella as much as I do?