Nov 17, 2019

Geekerella(Once Upon A Con, #1)


Once Upon A Con, #1
 ashley poston.

Publisher  Quirk Books.
Publication Date: April 4,2017.
Genre: YA Romance|Retelling.
 Format|Pages: Hardcover|320
 Source: Goodreads| Library.


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. 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 the 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. 


I love fairytale retellings. I have read few through the years. When I came across GEEKERELLA I had a feeling that I was going to enjoy the story. I never read ASHLEY POSTON books before but I did hear about this series, through Goodreads. I did not have high expectations when I came across the book, and of course it ended with me falling in love with the story. I have read few Cinderella retellings through the years, and so far GEEKERELLA was the unique one, the twist on it. Actually, the twist is one of the things that will keep you on reading. It was impossible to put this book down, every page, every chapter had you craving for more, have you wondering what is going come next for Elle and for Darien. I ended up reading late few nights.

Elle and Darien. I loved that story was told from both of point of views, it is a great way to get to know both characters better. It gives a reader a chance to know what they were feeling. I loved both of them. Besides Sage, they were my two favorite characters. I loved the text messages that the two of them exchanged, and it did not take me long to see how long they cared for each other. I did wonder if Darien planned on telling who he was, I understand why he didn’t. I also wondered if Elle would still feel the same once she found who he was, considering how she felt about Darien. I was rooting for the two of them. So of course I loved the ending, I was smiling when I read it. Their story did feel like a story from Cinderella, just with cell phones , cons and science fiction in the mix.

GEEKERELLA is a book that you won’t forget. Once you reach the end, you will be thinking about the story and wondering what is going happen next. I was and even recommended the book to couple of my friends. I liked the friendship that Sage and Elle developed. Sage is a type of friend that Elle needed. Of course I disliked Elle’s stepmother and stepsisters, expect for Cal. I had mixed feelings about her, she went along with Chloe ideas most of time, but then she seemed feel bad how badly Elle was treated. I did not know what to think about her at times. Do you enjoy fairytale retelling? Then you should check out GEEKERELLA .


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