Book: Geekerella (Starfield #1)
Author: Ashley Poston
Summary: 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?
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.
If I had found this book when I was first getting into fandoms–shout out to 2010, high school me on Tumblr, unknowingly becoming part of the One Direction before it was cool (I’m so not kidding, kind of wish I was), I would have lost my mind. I mean, this is basically published fanfiction.
When I say that, I don’t mean it in the same way that After was fanfiction, because lets be real, that really was just Harry Styles fanfiction. Ya know, since I literally read it when the name was Harry, not Hardin, and it was on good ‘ol Wattpad. But I won’t rant about that, or the book itself, today.
This one was more of a fictional story about what it would be like for a fanfiction to actually happen… Does that make any sense?
Basically, there’s no creepy indicators that this book is actually written about a real life person, and it’s just really cute and cheesy.
The dialogue was totally lame, and the entire thing was pretty unrealistic, but ya know what, I’m living my best life and embracing all of my teenage fandom dreams. It kind of reminded me of A Cinderella Story with the evil step mother and sisters, and then it was full on fandom dreams for the rest of it.
I don’t usually go for the movie star characters, but this one was really good and I actually really enjoyed it. It really makes me want more books about them. I’ve always loved a good prince or royalty one, but those are always in fantasy novels. Seeing them in a contemporary was really nice and refreshing.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!