Pages – 340
Published – April 4, 2017.
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction 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 has 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?
Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling in a modern city. It follows a girl named Elle (Cinderella) who lives with her stepmother and stepsisters. And also who is a Fan, a Blogger and most importantly a Geek.
The characters in the book are very relatable and likable. Although the story is not complex and heavy, it’s definitely heartfelt.
Darien is the male lead character of the book. He is the cutest and most precious dork ever. I just love him so much. Both our main characters Darien and Elle are fans of a science fiction classic show called “Starfield”. The fictional show is represented well enough to make me want the show to be real. The writing is simple yet delightful.
(Why are the aesthetics always so perfect?)
I read it on the span of 4 days, maybe? I remember reading it before going to bed. And I remember smiling everytime while going to bed. This book just made me so happy and excited.
At first I was intimidated because I am not a big fan of Cinderella. But no, I was wrong. I ended up loving this book so much. Complex feelings in a contemporary book is always a good read.
Just a moment in an impossible universe waltzing that beautiful, impossible waltz.
Personally, being a teenager I am not so comfortable about being a geek or a dreamer yet. But with all the neediness feels and geeky references, I connected to this book on a deep level. It managed to touch my heart and make me feel better about myself. It made me feel that dreaming isn’t a bad thing. I remember laughing, crying, smiling and loving this book from cover to cover.
It’s hard to explain how this book made me feel. It reminded me why I love reading. Overall, I just freaking loved it. It’s a book that I would reread when on a reading slump and this book goes directly to my top favourite books of the year. So, if you are a geek or a fan like me. Then, please do yourself a favor. Read this book and smile.
Have you read the book? Did you like it?