The Princess and The Fangirl

I know that a lot of people have been having a hard time reading considering the situation which is going on all over the world so today, I bring to you a book that will help you lighten your mood, smile and maybe forget about the real world for a time.

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

This book is one of the cutest books I have ever read! It was all that my nerdy little heart wanted it to be and I just feel so happy after having read it.

The entire books is spread over a weekend where two girls, Jessica and Imogen trade lives. They both have reasons to want to be the other for the weekend so that they can achieve a goal and there is such an intensity as they try to attempt to be the other person in their own personal lives.

The book was very fast-paced as things moved quickly which was great for the plot of the book but it was detrimental in connecting to the characters. I was able to connect to the two protagonists, but other than them, I did not feel close to their love interests or family, which was disappointing.

The romance was cute. The two stories were interwoven and we could see both romances bloom but not really savour them, however, as it progressed a little too fast in my opinion. I need more time to get invested in a relationship and so, as the author tried to put down the stories of two girls in just 320 pages, I felt like more was needed.

Overall though, this book touched my heart and made me really happy to read it because ti just exudes good vibes that really helped me, especially in such a hard time and so, I’d like to recommend it you all! It will definitely help make your mood better and smile 🙂


Have you read Raybearer? Do you plan on picking it and it’s sequel up? IF you’ve read either, what did you think of them? – Jayati

10 thoughts on “The Princess and The Fangirl

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Jayati! I also thought the same with the romance, but I figured it was because the author wanted to focus more on the rest of the story rather than the love interests? I don’t know. This was super fun though, with them switching lives for a weekend!

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  2. I’ve been looking for a good teen romance to read so I’m definitely adding this one to my list. I haven’t read any other books in the Geekerella universe so I hope that doesn’t affect my understanding of this one! Have you tried the Dumplin’ series? This book is giving me major vibes of that series and I really loved it! Great review!

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    1. I mine you don’t have to read the other book in the Geekerella universe – which is Geekerella to get this one, but I would highly recommend you do because I totally loved Geekerella!
      I did try Dumplin’ a while ago but unfortunately didn’t really like it 😦


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