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Quick Thoughts: Geekerella by Ashley Poston



Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre/Themes/Demo: YA, Contemporary, Retelling

Release Date: April 4th 2017

Page Count: 320

Format: eBook

ISBN: 9781594749476

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Maria's Rating - 3.5-01

I picked this on up on a whim when I was having a hard time choosing an audiobook to listen to while getting reading in the morning. I’d heard a bit about it and I was in the mood for something lighter. Turns out I made the right choice for my reading mood!


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?

Quick Thoughts

  • super cute
  • a great take on a “Cinderella” story
  • there are so many Cinderella retellings and Geekerella made it relatable and current
  • the two main characters were likeable
  • kind of hate-to-love, but they also communicate with one another without realizing that they’re communicating with one another
  • contains the typical Cinderella plot points: evil step-mother and step-sisters, fairy godmother, magic pumpkin carriage, masquerade/ball, curfews & glass slippers
  • unique retelling of a classic story!

About The Author


ASHLEY POSTON loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in How to Kick Butt Without Even Trying (aka English), and solidified her love for storytelling. When not proclaiming her undying love for movie star studs  and emotionally compromised robots, she’s in search for her next great adventure. She lives in South Carolina with her bossy cat, and they are firm believers that we’re all a bunch of weirdos looking at other weirdos, asking for their usernames. Sometimes, you can catch her lurking around in coffee shops where she reads copious amounts of fanfic, watches way too much anime, and plays a lot of video games. Oh, and she writes books, too. Sometimes. When the stars are in position.

Thank you for reading!


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