A modern fairy tale for teens. Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale made my inner fangirl squeal with delight. Author Ashley Poston nailed the life of geeks in the cosplay world. Plus, food trucks are the thing I miss the most about living in the city. I admit I went into this book hoping to love it. Modern Cinderella Elle Wittimer blogs about the tv show Starfield a classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. She has a complicated home life and finds herself in competition with her stepsisters to win a cosplay contest to meet the teen heartthrob cast in the movie retelling. This book was super cute, and it follows the Cinderella story line pretty well. For example, instead of a magical pumpkin carriage that takes Elle to the ball, it is The Magic Pumpkin. It is an orange food van on wheels where Elle works with a girl named Sage who quickly becomes a really great friend. I love that the romance part of this story is almost entirely in the form of text messaging.
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 received a DRC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read it on or around: April 4, 2017.