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Geekerella

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 26mm | 642g
  • Quirk Books
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Spot Illustrations throughout
  • 1594749477
  • 9781594749476
  • 8,491

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"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 "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 "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 "This charming and funny twist on Cinderella is the perfect YA fandom fairytale." --BNTeen 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 "A celebration of fandom and happily ever afters, this feel-good reimagining hits all the right notes."--Publishers Weekly"[Geekerella] is a fresh, fun, charming retelling of Cinderella just for fangirls, with wonderfully human characters, great storytelling, and fun little details."--Page Turners "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 them selves a geek, nerd, fan, or just awesome."--YA Bibliophile "This modern adaptation of the Cinderella story is simply amazing. With a falling-in-love via text homage to You've Got Mail, and a true understanding of geek culture reminiscent of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, it's a #mustread for hopeless romantic geeks."--Chrissie Morrison, librarian at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library "Cinderella meets a Firefly-like fandom in this funny, swift contemporary tale... Funny and well-paced, I couldn't put it down! I'd give this to readers of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl and anyone who enjoys bright YA contemporaries."--Ryann Uden, librarian at Barrington Area Library "I am IN LOVE with Geekerella! I love all of the references in the book, especially the subtle ones! Not only is Geekerella a love story about two teen geeks falling in love by text message, it is also a love story about fans and their many fandoms. Ashley Poston is a writer to watch for sure!"--Heather Brown, librarian at Washington Gifted Middle School "Geekerella is a great book for fairy tales lovers and those who love geeky pop culture."--Elizabeth Moss, librarian at Timberland Regional Library "Darling..."--Jessica Gerdes, librarian at Yellowstone Library "A fun romp that will melt the heart of Whovians, Trekkies, and geeks of all ilk. A modern Cinderella tale centered in the world of geek culture and Hollywood, with a lovable heroine, a desperate 'prince', and a green-haired 'godmother' driving a vegan pumpkin food truck. The 13-year old nerd in me couldn't put it down!"-Sam, Aaron's Books "The unlikely romance between a Hollywood star and a small-town geek girl blossoms on the page, and instead of the story's traditional pumpkin carriage and fairy godmother, Elle gets a vegan food truck and a fashion-designing genius of a best friend. This fractured fairy tale is full of fandom, nerd pride, and love. Magical, fun, nerdy, and sweet - it's Cinderella like you've never read it before."-Jennifer Oleinik, University Bookstore "Cinderella goes sci-fi in this binge-worthy novel. Elle and Darien are both lifelong fans of Starfield, but while she is an orphan working in a vegan food truck, he is starring in the new movie. While pressures mount on both of them, they find escape in outer space and in each other. Sweet and unexpectedly thoughtful, Poston's story feels as fresh and familiar as a new Doctor Who."--Ellis Starkey, Square Booksshow more

About Ashley Poston

Ashley Poston is the author of the YA novels The Sound of Us and We Own the Night, both published by Bloomsbury Spark.show more

Rating details

3,913 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 38% (1,498)
4 42% (1,658)
3 16% (618)
2 3% (100)
1 1% (39)
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