Friday, March 1, 2019

Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Book: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Genre: YA contemporary
Rating: ★ ★ ★ 

I've been hearing about this one for quite awhile now. The book club friends kept talking about it and saying how much they thought I'd like it.

They were right.

I finally bought it when it was one sale at Amazon Kindle and couldn't wait to get to it. Some how I fit it between the other things and proceeded to devour it.

So yes, it's a retelling of Cinderella. We have our girl, Elle, who lives with her stepmom and twin stepsisters, and works at a food truck called The Magic Pumpkin. Her dad, before he died, was in charge of a huge convention for a Star Trek-like show and when she finds out about a cosplay contest that's happening there this time, she wants to go. So she finds her dad's old costume and with the help of her quickly co-worker, proceeds to fix it up and she starts making plans to go.

Meanwhile, we are also following the story of the dude who has been cast to star in a remake of this show. Many people aren't happy with this casting choice, including our girl who wrote a scathing blog post about him that goes viral. Yeah.

As part of his job, and as part of the cosplay contest, our dude has to go to the convention, and judge the contest. Yeah.

He wants to get out of it, so he calls a random number he finds on the internet for the convention. It happens to be our girl's number, since she is using her dad's old number.

A conversation between them begins. I love it when that happens!

Can you predict the rest??? Even if you can, it's a blast to see it all go down! And there are some interesting twists and turns that you won't see coming. I enjoyed every minute. I love that our two leads were able to develop a relationship before they actually "meet" at the "ball." That was an awesome addition.

Anyway. If you are into retellings. Or cons. Or cosplay. Or Star Trek-like shows. Or cute YA romances. You will enjoy this one.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked this one! I loved the con atmosphere.



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