Geekerella by Ashley Poston (ARC)

The story of Geekerella follows two protagonists, the first being Elle Wittimer who’s a diehard Starfield fan that lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters after tragically losing her father in an accident. The one season long TV-show Starfield was the fandom that she shared with her father and after his passing she doesn’t falter in her devotion to him or the show. She’s an avid blogger and now that Starfield’s getting rebooted as a movie she’s got ample ammo to use in her posts.

The second protagonist is Darien Freeman, an actor that’s been employed to be the new version of the main character Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. He used to live for cons and especially everything Starfield, but since getting famous for being in another TV series and then getting drafted for this role.. Let’s just say that his living the fandom at cons have been severely limited since then. Being Carmindor in this new show is like a dream come true, but can he overcome the Starfield community’s scepticism and the media’s heartthrob labeling? 

When Elle finds out about the cosplay contest being held at ExcelsiCon, at the con that her father helped get started no less, and with the hard to resist prize of tickets enabling her to get away from the stepmonsters, she decides to enter. There’s a bit of snag tough when her non-starfield stepsisters decides to enter too…

This retelling follows the pattern of Cinderellas tale but with refreshingly original content. It’s like a mix between Cinderella, Fangirl and something more. It’s wonderfully geeky with it’s own fandom and I thought it was such a cute read. Just call me a Stargunner now! 

4 out of 5 stars! 

I received this copy from the publisher (Quirk Books) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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