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Hey everyone! I cannot wait to share with you all my thoughts on one of the cutest books I have ever read! You can read some of my favourite books from this book over here




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.


I, personally, love to read fairytale retellings and it is with great pride that I Say that this is one of the best I have ever read!

Before I say anything else: 

“Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children’s card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we’re all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.”

-Ashley Poston

Danielle is a geek who loves Starfield which a sort of a play on StarWars or StarTrek, I assume because well, I am not really into any of them but we can just assume this to be any fandom. This book plays out as a sort of appreciation to all fandoms out there and that is a characteristic I really love- especially how there is no hatred portrayed.

Her parents loved this show too and her father, before he died, started ExcelsiCon which brings together all people that love this show.

Danielle’s evil stepmother does not tell Elle when the tickets come for her for the con and thinking she is not invited, she doesn’t go for a few years until she learns of the contest and its prize and decides to go back!

Another thing I really love is how the author adapted the features of Cinderella into the retelling. Elle works in a food truck which has an actual pumpkin drawn on it, around midnight she had to leave the Con to get home and well, the stepmother and stepsisters.

On the other hand, I thought too much happened between Elle and Darien and too fast, but blah, who cares?
They’re cute and well, their relationship is pretty substantial and does have a few deep, meaningful conversations even though they are just over text.



Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Have you all read this book? What did you people think about it? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx



16 thoughts on “Geekerella

  1. I have been eyeing this book for awhile and going back and forth on whether I should read it. I’m so glad to hear that it’s cute and that it lifts fandom up. I feel like fandoms, especially ones that are mostly female, tend to get a bad rap.

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  2. I love retellings, so I’ll definitely have to check this one out! There’s a sequel coming out for it soon too, right? I think I’ve seen glimpses of it in the ARCs for trade tag on Twitter. 🙂

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  3. I am glad you enjoyed this book, unfortunately this is not something for me. I always kind of knew it, but after reading your review I am 100% sure. It’s nothing bad, this is meant as something positive.

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  4. ahahaha this has been on my TBR since before it came out, I should really get around to reading it 😅 I’ve heard some mixed reviews, but I’m glad to hear you loved it! modern retellings where the author actually adapts the different elements to fit a contemporary setting, are definitely my cup of tea.

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