Time for another book review!!
This time, it is no other than Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I saw so much hype around this book in the blogosphere as well as in Instagram. That is what actually made me want to read this book. Guess what?? The best part was, that I was able to complete the book within a couple of days. So, here it is;
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?
Even though I have heard that, old fairy tales are being retold, I have never in my life come across a real book that has been written in that way. As I mentioned earlier, there were so much hype on the blog-sphere, about this book, which made me want to read it. So I did and I am really glad.
The story is about a young fan girl, the female protagonist of our story, Danielle. The story unfolds about Elle finding her true self and her true love. Since it is a modern-day retelling of the fairy tale, Cinderella, it has some similarities and differences. Elle does not represent the innocent, blond and perfect Cinderella. She is red-haired and her step sisters call her a weirdo.
She is being treated at home the same way as in the fairy tale. She is constantly ill-treated and bullied by her step-mother and her step-sisters. Elle mourns for the death of her parents. Her only happiness is watching Starfeild, a sci-fi series, which will be soon made into a movie.
Then we meet her friend Sage, who can be described as totally cool. Elle’s life takes a turning point, after her friendship with Sage goes on to deeper point. When Sage gets to know everything about Elle, she is more than willing her to reach her dreams. I felt that because of Sage, Elle became strong. Sage taught her to stand-up for herself, and to accept her self for who she is.
Darien Freeman, the male protagonist of the story, can be explained as the modern version of, prince Charming. Darien’s character is described way more deeply in the re-telling than, in the original Cinderella story.
The most interesting part of the story for me was, the text messages between Elle and Darien. It was super cute and added an extra pop of color to the whole picture. It was such a cute, funny and romantic story with a happily ever after ending, which we all look forward to.
(4/5 Stars) Exceptional
All the star girls out there, this is the book for you!!!
That is all for today folks, and I hope you enjoyed it. Do share your thoughts and comments below, which I love to see.
Until next post,