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Geekerella - A Fangirl Fairy Tale

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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance.

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. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi 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's ever wanted, but the 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.
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Spring 2017 Kids Indie Next List Pick

2017 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Young Adult Fiction

Named to Seventeen's 2017 "12 Life-Changing Books You Have to Read This Summer" List

"Geekerella has 'must-read' written all over it. A fun romantic comedy with coming-of-age sensibilities and authentically voiced teens, this novel hits all the YA book-love buttons. Geekerella is simply delightful."-USA Today's Happy Ever After

"Fairytale and fandom collide in this sweet, heartfelt, entertaining rom-com."-Bustle

"A legit love letter to geekdom."-Paste Magazine

"Pay attention, fangirls, because Ashley Poston's Geekerella is about to be your favorite YA romance."-Sweety High

"The geekiest spin on Cinderella you'll ever read."-Hypable

"Geeks and non-geeks will discover their inner fangirl when they fall for this fan-tastic book that celebrates fan-doms, fan-tasy, and 'shipworthy romance'."-Justine

"This geeky twist on a classic Cinderella story is honestly the most adorable thing ever!"-Her Campus

"This charming and funny twist on Cinderella is the perfect YA fandom fairytale." -BNTeen blog

"With geekily adorable characters, a show that's part Star Trek and part Firefly, a cosplay contest, and a food truck fairy godmother, this is a love letter to fandom. Required reading for geeks everywhere."-Booklist

"A celebration of fandom and happily ever afters, this feel-good reimagining hits all the right notes."-Publishers Weekly

"Geekerella is funny and real, adorable yet heart-wrenching, and a wonderful new YA reimagining of a classic story. It's everything you could want in a book, and it deserves attention from all fans of contemporary YA."-Ava M., B&N Teen Blog

"Geekerella...couldn't be sweeter or more fun.... If you're a fan of Fangirl, or a fan yourself, this is the version of Cinderella for you."-New York Journal of Books

"Geekerella hits the spot. It's an uplifting, adorable take on a classic fairy tale with a lovable heroine and a story that would have delighted 12-year-old me, but actually did manage to elate jaded, cynical adult me. Ashley Poston gets my stamp of approval on this Cinderella story."-Geeks of Doom

"Heirloom cosplay, fairy godfriends, and a new fandom with the swooniest OTP. Equal parts Fangirl and This Is What Happy Looks Like, Geekerella is so. Frakking. Good." -Lily Anderson, author of The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You

"I've never had this much fun reading a fairytale retelling! Geekerella is hilarious, packed with emotional punches, and steeped in so much love for fandom and con culture. We've all known the Cinderella story since preschool, but Ashley Poston's version feels so fresh and real that I genuinely worried Elle might not make it to the ball."-Alison Cherry, author of Look Both Ways and For Real

"Fun, funny, and fan-tastic! I rooted for Elle and Darien from page one." -Sarah Ahiers, author of Assassin's Heart and Thief's Cunning

"Adorkable, geektastic, nerderiffic... however you describe it, Geekerella is scrumptious! Ashley Poston's fandom is one you'll definitely want to join." -Tiffany Schmidt, author of Break Me Like A Promise and Bright Before Sunrise

"An utterly charming take on Cinderella that sparkles with witty banter, Geekerella is the perfect YA fandom fairytale." -Dahlia Adler, author of Behind the Scenes and Just Visiting

"A fun, can't put down re-telling of the classic Cinderella story."-The Nerdy Girlie

"A must read for anyone who considers themselves a geek, nerd, fan, or just awesome."-YA Bibliophile

"A fresh, fun, charming retelling of Cinderella just for fangirls, with wonderfully human characters, great storytelling, and fun little details."-Page Turners
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Altersempfehlung 14 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 04.04.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59474-993-3
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 21,6/13,9/2,7 cm
Gewicht 493 g
Abbildungen Spot Illustrations throughout
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Heartwarming Cinderella retelling
von Lisa F. aus Berlin am 03.04.2017

“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.” Two words: Totally adorable. This is a fluffy and light retelling of Cinderella and I freaking adored it! Elle Wittimer is such a relatable geek, I liked her immediately. Her favorite fandom is Starfield which appears to be a mix... “Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.” Two words: Totally adorable. This is a fluffy and light retelling of Cinderella and I freaking adored it! Elle Wittimer is such a relatable geek, I liked her immediately. Her favorite fandom is Starfield which appears to be a mix of Star Trek and Star Wars. She also has an own blog where she talks abouts Starfield. It is multiple times mentioned that she writes fanfiction and I would have loved to see more of that, maybe even an excerpt of one of her stories. I also liked that Elle's stepsisters were not only the bad and mean guys (well, one of them at least) but I would have preferred that her stepmom had more background and depth, she was too one-dimensional for me. Elle's co-worker and friend Sage was definitely my favourite character in this book, she had a sick sassy attitude which was awesome. Darien was a likeable guy but I couldn't fully connect with him throughout the book. This book does have insta-love in it, though a not too strong one but it was to be expected, so I did not mind it very much. All in all, a loveable and heartwarming Cinderella retelling.