REVIEW:GEEKERELLA

 

geekerella

 

PUBLISHER: Quirk Books

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 4th April 2017

 

PAGES: 320

 

 

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Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

 

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There are many Cinderella retellings out there. With so much variety there has to be something to make one particular one stick out. Geekerella takes the fairytale Cinderella and mixes it with Popular Culture and the convention scene. This leads for an amazing read that is a love letter to the inner geek in all of us.

The creation of a whole new popular Sci-Fi show that drives the plot. Danielle’s father created the local convention Exelsicon and this is the representation of the ball. The cosplay gives Danielle a chance to dress up and the magic pumpkin is a food truck where Danielle works. Danielle is a blogger who focuses on the show that brought her mother and father together, Starfield. This show is getting a silver screen remake and the is where Darien comes in, who is going to play the hero, Carmindor. The texts these two anonymously send to each other about the show and their lives are both sweet and geeky… a lovely combination. There is a level of diversity within this book in the form of the side character Sage. Sage is the best-friend / fairy  godmother and identifies as lesbian. She is a confident and headstrong character who helps to keep the plot moving along. This love letter to the geek culture is everything I wanted in a fairytale retelling and gave me all the feels. 😍

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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