Published by Quirk Books on April 4th 2017
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.
I have to apologize for the delay in getting this review up considering I read this book a while ago but better late then never right?
Geekerella is a retelling of Cinderella. I am trying to think back but I am pretty sure that this is my first retelling I have read and not quite sure why because there are so many out there and I really do like the modern day retelling of all those great classics I grew up loving.
As I was reading this I instantly thought of the movie A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. As you read the book you almost get the feel that those characters could totally play these characters in the movie version.
I have to say I loved Elle and she was completely relatable in my opinion. Her father introduced her to one of her favorite shows, StarField growing up and she is a blogger. Not a book blogger but a blogger just the same. For Elle all she wants to do is get through life and cherish the memories she has of her parents but her step mother makes it very hard for her to do so. I loved how as the book progressed Elle began to stand up for herself and every step of the way I was rooting for her to do so.
Elle is not quite sure how to feel about her beloved Starfield being turned into a movie and she is quite vocal on her blog about it especially the main male character Prince Carminder being played by Darien Freeman, who is Hollywood’s newest heart throb but little does Elle know but Darien is truly a fan of Starfield and he thinks its a honor to be playing the Prince. Elle things that Darien is going to ruin the movie and not do it justice for the fans who love it.
When Darien discovers that he will have to attend ExcelsiCon (which just so happens to be the con her father has put together) to promote the movie he is less then thrilled and tries to back out by texting a number he thinks is for the con and texts but its actually Elle’s number (the phone was her father’s) as the two converse they begin to flirt not knowing who each other really is. What will happen when they both discover it?
Geekerella is told in both Elle’s and Darien’s point of views. I have to say that I really do enjoy when this happens because you get both sides of the story.
I really enjoyed reading this and its inspired me to hunt out other retellings and read them. Have you read a retelling that you really enjoyed?