All The Feels: All Is Fair In Love And Fandom by Danika StoneAll The Feels: All Is Fair In Love And Fandom by Danika Stone

All The Feels: All Is Fair In Love And Fandom

byDanika Stone, Karin Goble

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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Readers who understand the power of fandom will devour this funny and emotional novel about nerd culture, struggling with college, and falling in love with your best friend.

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life. When her favorite character is killed off, Liv Just. Can't. Deal. She launches an online campaign to bring her hero back to life. Step one: Bribe her best friend, Xander, into helping by making costumes for his steampunk cosplay. Step two: Balance her booming fandom life with school, parental disapproval, and her (nonexistent) love life. Maybe a trip to Dragon Con with Xander would help?

Danika Stone's All the Feels, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is a heartfelt and honest look at life, love and what it means to be a passionate fan.

Praise for All the Feels:

"This is an insider's look into the life of a fangirl. ... Liv's experiences with fandom will resonate with many teens, but it is her struggles to understand her goals for the future, her feelings for Xander, and even the drudgery of college that will compel teens to stick with this story." -School Library Journal

"The book is a dream. I loved absolutely everything about it. ... From the chapter headers to every mention of nerd culture, All the Feels is a blast for anyone who's ever been completely consumed by a fandom. If you've ever been a geek who's felt out of place, this is the book for you!" -Seeking Book Boyfriends

"I fell in love with this story! Well written, funny, with a side of romance. Liv and Xander are great. Real friends with the ups and downs all friends have. I was laughing and cringing as I read. This book definitely captures the feel of all consuming fandom can be, but there's a real heart to its message. Totally loved it!" -Mara M., reader on SwoonReads.com

"A great read about fandom and friendship." -Kate Pearson, reader on SwoonReads.com

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series andCtrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning gr...
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Title:All The Feels: All Is Fair In Love And FandomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.24 × 5.52 × 0.89 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close... I can't relate to these fandom books. I like movies and TV and (of course) books, but I don't think I've ever been so obsessed with any one series or franchise that I would cry for days when a character died. I definitely wouldn't devote the better part of a year to trying to bring the character back. I do understand the addiction to online interaction and the substitution of forums and chat for real world. However, although Gary was repugnant, I found myself agreeing with him when he called her a spoiled child and harangued her for ignoring her responsibilities. For one thing, her online activities had already torpedoed her scholarship and forced her mother to pay for her college and the kid doesn't even care. Trust me, if a kid in my home did that, they'd be working at least one job to help cover their tuition. This kid IS spoiled and she never grows out of it. She never apologizes to her mother for the way she acts, she never acknowledges the sacrifices her mother is making for her, she never admits she owes her mother a single thing. I found her attitude so perfectly typical of modern kids that she was almost impossible to root for. Even in her relationship with the love interest she is completely self-absorbed and selfish, greedily taking and taking and taking and never thinking about ways to give back. If this kid hadn't been such a spoiled brat, I would have loved this book despite my disinterest in fandom. But, even with my distaste for the main character, I enjoyed it, just not as much as I would have if she had grown up a little bit.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All The Feels When I started All The Feels, I had no idea what I was getting in to, but this is actually one of the most fun and swoon-worthy books I have ever read in my life. Now I’m a bit of a fangirl, but I am in no means part of any kind of fandom. I love shows, but I don’t get crazy over them, although I will confess that once upon a time, I used to read fanfiction about the band Simple Plan. Just one story, and it was the best story ever, but I used to be crazy obsessed with them, so when Quizilla was still a thing, this lass wrote the best Simple Plan stories. And I would actually read them again, if I knew where to find them. Alas, they are lost to the internets. It’s so hard to put into words how All The Feels made me feel. It made me deliriously happy, the kind of happy I used to get reading books years ago, where my tummy feels all tingly, and you just know there’s two characters with that special connection and when they eventually kiss it’s just the best thing ever. I got that feeling reading this book, because Xander and Liv and just the BEST. I loved how Xander just went along with Liv’s crazy plan to bring Spartan back, no questions asked, because that’s just what kind of friend he was, and alternatively I loved that Liv couldn’t care less how Xander dressed or acted, which was amazing. I legitimately loved him, from his crazy clothes, to his weird British accent, to his mannerisms, not to mention his apparently gorgeous half-naked chest. I was SWOONING all over the place. I finished the book and let out the happiest of sighs. I literally loved everything about this book. Liv’s love for fandom, for Starveil, DragonCon (which makes me want to go to a con SO FREAKING BAD), Xander, Xander, Xander, Xander, Xander, their cute text convos, the whole #SaveSpartan campaign, just the whole lot of it. It was everything I love wrapped up in a book, but the greatest ever writing in the history of writing. Danika Stone is AMAZING. She just gets fandom, she gets what it’s like to fall in love as a teenager, she just gets it all. I need more, though. More from Danika or more from Liv and Xander, because oh man, I just loved them. This was absolutely the perfect read for me, it was everything I love about the YA genre, and as much as I love more serious YA books, I also love the light-hearted ones I can swoon over and smile at and get so much joy from. All The Feels will literally make you feel all the freaking feels. You’ll love Liv’s determination to bring Spartan back, no matter what; you’ll love Xander’s quirkiness, because boy is he quirky, but he pulls it off the way Ted pulls off red cowboy boots (and I’m being genuine!!! Ted Mosby pulled off those cowboy boots), the writing will have you flying through the book at a rate of knots, I finished it in a few hours, and it was the best few hours I have ever spent. There was a letter at the beginning of this book from Holly West, the editor, and she encapsulates everything I felt about this book into that letter, she was telling the truth ABOUT IT ALL. And I loved every page, and every single fandom quote at the beginning of each chapter (but mostly the Castiel quote from Supernatural that never fails to make me LOL). Buy this book. Read this book. FANGIRL OVER THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For anyone who's ever lost themselves in a story Every now and then, a story speaks to you. It doesn't simply make you think. It isn't simply enjoyable. It worms it's way into your very soul and makes a home there, one that you visit over and over again. It becomes a touchstone. This story? It's for anyone who's ever experienced that. For Liv, Starveil is more than a movie franchise. It's a piece of her history and a part of who she is. When the storyline takes an unexpected turn, Liv mourns and then makes a plan to fix it. With inspiration pulled from dear friends and personal experience, Danika has recreated the cycling feelings of disappointment and excitement that go along with fandom, and the non-stop energy of DragonCon weekend in Atlanta, GA. It's a fun and, ultimately, light-hearted read, perfect reading material for that much-needed get away.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! As soon as I heard about this book, I knew it was perfect for me, and I was so right! ALL THE FEELS totally gave me "all the feels" (seriously, it has the most fitting title EVER!)! I loved absolutely every single second, and even though the Starveil fandom isn't real, I still felt like I was part of it, and I loved that! If you're a big fan or fangirl over anything, I think you'll relate to ALL THE FEELS. You might not be able to relate to how involved Liv is in the fandom, but if you're a big fan of everything, you'll definitely understand how much Starveil means to her. It made me think back to how obsessed I was with a few of my favourite fandoms, and luckily my favourites have always seemed to survive, but I could totally relate to how passionate Liv felt about Spartan dying, and I loved that she did something about it! Now onto Liv herself! I absolutely LOVED her! I could relate to her late night fandom binges, and her reluctance to let the fandom go. I also loved her friendship with Xander, and I thought that Xander himself was fantastic! He was such a wonderful and unique character, and I loved how supportive he was to Liv. I loved their friendship, but I really, really loved seeing how their friendship progressed throughout the story, and I shipped them so, so so much! Overall, I thought that ALL THE FEELS was fantastic! It was fun, hilarious, and as a self-professed fangirl, it was extremely easy for me to relate to! Just thinking about this book has me grinning like a fool, and if you like romantic comedies with some fandom nerdiness thrown in then I think this is the perfect book for you, too!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ALL THE FEELS, literally It's just great to see more books fandom-related! The author managed to make me think all the characters were just like my friends, because I have bookish and non-bookish friends, and both were perfectly pictured here. The writing style made it all very belivable, because we have normal text, description of Liv's life and all, and we have chats and texts. We have abreviations, such as TBH, and other things I tell my friends all the time! The book is very descriptive too, I could actually believe I was at Dragon Con with Liv and Xander. And all those fandom references! Every chapter starts with a different quote, but especially on part 2, at the con, we get more details about other fandoms. However, I think I liked part 1 more! That's where we get to know most of the characters, Liv's project begins there as well, and all those fandom activities are mentioned, like fanfiction, videos, manips, etc etc.Liv is an excellent main character. It was very easy to relate to her; first, because she's a fangirl, of course, but, second, also because although she's an introvert, she doesn't have as much issues talking with people as Cath from Fangirl did. I couldn't relate that much to Cath because of that - I'm not an introvert at all -, but Liv made things easier for me to love her. The only aspect in what I couldn't relate to Liv was the fact that she puts fandom before school. I understand that sometimes we don't really want to study, and I love reading and blogging and I could do this for the rest of my life, but if my grades weren't very good because of my hobby, I'd need to stop and reconsider my needs. Liv had some problems at college, and even had some arguments with her mom, and I have to admit those were very overwhelming scenes, because her mom puts a lot of pressure over Liv and I think we all already had some of these arguments with our own parents: about school, the amount of time we dedicate to fandom and the "internet friends are not real friends" conversation. Xander, Liv's best friend, is also a very interesting and unique character. He has his own style, language and personality and he's the kind of friend every fangirl wants to have. Although he didn't care about the movies Liv loved, he helped her with her project to bring Spartan back, just because it would make her happy. But my main reason why I didn't give this book five full stars is because of Xander as well - I read somewhere else about one of Xander's peculiarities and I was already thinking about it when I got to this book, and as I don't want to "put ideas" on you, I'll leave that on my spoiler section below. I really really liked this book, it certainly ruined my feels! It was predictable at times, yes, but still very enjoyable and definitely a light read, so I'd still recommend it.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Candy on Paper! If you're a part of any fandom, this book is for you. Romance books/movies your thing? Read this book. From beginning to end, this book is like candy on paper, you will not want to put it down!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Cute, Super Fluffy, SUPER Adorable! A really cute, really fluffy book that was just what I needed right now, and I loved the way it explored fandom culture! (Also, major points to Danika for not only having a bisexual character, but actually letting him say in the text that he's bi and that he's kissed both boys and girls. We are truly blessed)
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excellent Example of the Fandom Life All the Feels by Danika Stone~~~ What I was expecting when I started: Something along the lines of Fangirl, which I love. What I got: Fangirl with the fandom part multiplied by like 5000. WHICH I LOVE. Here’s the thing–I’ve read review after review about how unrealistic it was for Liv to fall into a depressive state post the death of her favorite character for her singular fandom. As if the depressive state never occurs. As if being in only one fandom is not normal. Except for 4 years, I was a fan of NCIS and ONLY NCIS and I fell into major depression after Cote de Pablo left the show. Sure, there were lots of reasons I stayed with that depression–but it was really what jumpstarted it. I stopped watching the show. I dropped from fandom. And it was not until recently that I began to feel comfortable enough to be an active part of fandom, to even think about NCIS…what used to be my one and only obsession. Ironically, it was through Michael Weatherly’s departure from NCIS that brought me back into fandom but this is a story for another day (and not when I'm supposed to be discussing a book :’D) So anyway, it’s really obvious that I am very protective of this book because I connect with Liv. Especially since I’m a first-year college student (or, at least, I was when I read the book back in May). Things I wasn’t too hot on, though: Freaking….Just….Xander. My friends and I are cosplayers by hobby and some of us have acting/theatre experience. I knew people like Xander. They weren’t hot. They were creepy and weird and god, if I knew Xander in real-life I would have hit him upside the head a least a couple dozen times. How obvious it was that Xander and Liv were going to be a couple. Maybe it’s because I hate Xander–but no romance would have been pretty legit. All. The. Jerk. Boys. Not enough mention about Liv’s father. Not enough resolution concerning Liv’s Mother’s emotionally abusive BF. I think what a lot of people are missing about All the Feels is that it is wildly different from the book fandom world that we’re all familiar with from being bookworms–most of whom have experienced Rowell’s Fangirl at varying degrees of enjoyment. This isn’t the book fandom or the book-to-movie adaption fandom. A lot of it, I think, is meaner. More exclusive. More hostility to outsiders. As much as I enjoy talking about “the solidarity of fandom”–All the Feels hits right at home with the reminder that a lot of the times, fandom can be toxic and consuming. It’s mean and frustrating but at the end of the day, there are a few people that ultimately make all of the badness bearable. And that’s what I love about the book. Also, the convention scenes from DragonCon felt so natural and realistic. SDCC may be my scene, but I could still feel the unfamiliar con (one day I shall go!) in my toes! Giving this book a Four out of Five stars–the star got docked off from my negatives. Mostly Xander. I hate this kid. Thank you to @swoonreads for granting my wish on Net Galley! I screamed when I saw the email in my inbox! :) (The publisher’s kindness in no way reflect my opinions)
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Fun Another SwoonReads success! I LOVED this book. So much to love, so much fun, would have finished in a day if I'd had the time. Couldn't put it down. Why is it so good? Well I relate to Liv's angst about Starveil (my Firefly, and there are others). I could relate with her character in a lot of ways. I've never been to Dragoncon but I know someone who has. I could totally see it - feel it - and immerse myself in it and picture my friend there too. It was a lot of fun. Also, I want Xander's style! I've never cosplayed either but more than ever want to. I'm not a young adult (try 51) but I would have loved this book back then as much as I did now. Total fangirling over it. Light, fun, easy read - just as it should be for the nature of the story.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book gives you all the feels The titel of this book perfelctly explains how you feel while reading this book, it literally gives you All the feels. I must confess that I was a little scared when I first started this book, most of the time fangrils are described as crazy and let’s be honest yes maybe we are a little crazy but not as crazy as that. I really felt like I gained a friend while reading thsi book, I had a hard time putting it down when I needed to. The thing about fangirls in books, is that most of the time you see them running around after that one hot actor like some mindless girl. But there is so much more to being a fangirl and this book gets it. You see friendships forming online and offline, people come together because they love the same thing, or just because they know how it is to love the geeky stuff. That’s the beauty of fandom it brings people togehter. This book shows you every side of fandom, the good, the bad and the ugly. The feels, the squeals and the love you can have for a movies, series or comics. It let’s you see how it is to be a fangirl, to visit your first con and to finally meet the people you’ve been looking up to and the friends you’ve been talking to online. This book just gets it! So Liv is the kind of girl I could be friends with, she’s the type of girl that can loose herself in her fandon and I love it! I wouldn’t put my life on hold for a fandom but just like her I love losing myself in it. She goes through a lot in the book, she has a lot of growing up to do and she does it in her own way. And then there is Xander, I could feel myself falling in love with him. He’s such a sweetheart and I would love to have a boyfriend like him. He’s there as a friend and helps Liv through everything, he’s a wonderful character! As I said before I couldn’t put this book down, it’s so amazing and it’s such a sweet and funny story. I really hated reading the last page because I didn’t want it to end!
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cute Romance This book follows Liv as she learns that her favorite character from the movie franchise Starevil dies in movie 5. In her mind the series can’t continue and now it is over. She is devastated to say the least and comes up with an idea on how to get other devastated fans to join her by creating an online persona of #SpartanSurvived. Liv didn’t really think it would take off, but then the hashtag and subsequent videos become and overnight hit. Starevil fans unite and want to bring the franchise back. The storyline is super easy to follow along and is a quick read. The author did a great job keeping the story moving and not really going into to many crazy fandom tangents about the actual movie Starevil, which made it easy to follow along. It really focused on Liv’s journey into figuring out what is real life and what is fiction. I loved Xander as a character, he was my favorite. Xander is Liv’s best friend in the book who is into acting and dressing uniquely. He works at a local coffee shop that Liv always visits to see him; the one issue is Xander has a girlfriend. The reason I love Xander is that he is honestly always there for Liv even when she is jumping off the deep end he stands by her side. She took the death of a character in a movie a little too hard, but he was there to pick her back up. Xander to me is perfect best friend material and had a lot of characteristics I look for when making friends. I also love that he goes along with Liv’s crazy plans about #SpartanSurvived. Also, I love that Xander would send out so many compliments to Liv that is what helps to boost self-esteem and is key! Another thing I loved in the book was Xander’s girlfriend’s attempt to set her up with as many guys as possible. I saw this as a version of jealous girlfriend, but she was trying to go about it the right way. It really opened Liv up as a character and we got to see another side of her. She felt like she just couldn’t talk to people, but after going out with these guys she was able to open up and talk more. Liv’s confidence went through the roof in my mind. She still felt very self-conscience throughout the book, but after that portion of the book it seemed less in my mind. The one thing that I just didn’t love in the book was the author repeatedly mentioned about Liv’s father passing away and him really bringing Liv into the Starevil world. I felt like this could have been a major portion of the book about losing a parent so young and finding ways to cope, but it felt more like an afterthought than anything else. It was only mentioned a handful of times and we really didn’t get a lot of details till the middle/end of the book when we learn where she got the posters in her room from and who took her to see her first Starevil film. It was as if when the main character in Starevil died Liv was losing her father again. I felt like it was a large topic brought up about losing a parent and it just wasn’t handled well in my opinion. I would suggest this as a perfect beach read! I read it pretty quickly, but it could have been stretched out over a few beach sessions during the summer!! It is easy to follow along and easy to pick up and put down without getting totally lost. I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fandom at its best! ;) This is actually the first book I’m reviewing that I’ve actually reread for fun! It’s kind of shocking, seeing as I don’t really have time to reread a book when there are so many other novels out there. But trust me, this book is worth the reread! For those of you who don’t know, All the Feels is about a fangirl named Liv, whose obsessed with the movie franchise, Starveil, and its protagonist, Matt Spartan. When Matt Spartan is killed off and the movies end, Liv starts an online revolution to bring them both back! Really cool concept for a novel and I loved see the grassroots movement! When I first read this book, it was offered for a limited time only on Swoon Reads. While most of the revised novel had the same content, there were a few key differences. Some of those changes made were actually for the better, because some actions didn’t really make an impact to the novel. Other corrections made me miss the old text, since the ARC laid more emphasis on certain issues, like Liv’s relationship with dad. Sure, the end was more realistic and less dramatic in this newer version of All the Feels, but I feel that the older version acknowledged something incremental to Liv and her behaviour, while the new one barely mentions it. I guess it was to make the story a lighter read. If that was what it was trying to achieve, then it definitely succeeded. Other than that, All the Feels was a really great book to read, and you wouldn’t notice the difference if you haven’t read the ARC version of it. Then there were the characters! Liv stays pretty true to the socially awkward fangirl, with her devotion to Starveil as well as how she interacts with people online versus in real life. There were times where I just wanted to hug Liv and tell her not to worry. Maybe because I found her really relatable in certain circumstances, like in the university setting or when dealing with parents. I, for one, wish I had half of her passion for anything! Xander, on the other hand, was really sweet! From his steampunk outfit to his attitude towards actors (even though he is one), Xander’s the type to keep it real without being too overbearing, which is a really important skill to have. And their relationship was pretty nice to read about. From page one, you could tell that they’d support each other no matter what! Also, it was really refreshing to see a different side to fandom. Not just fan fiction writing (which was there a bit of), but other forms were represented as well. Like Liv’s vidding or Xander’s everyday use of cosplay. I think vidding might be less thought of than fan fiction because it’s using past videos to make a new one instead of creating new content from an established world. The way Liv and Xander brought vidding to their cause, however, was spectacular and shows the practical uses of knowing your way around video editing. And I loved reading about those YouTube video descriptions, imagining them in my head like a separate narrative. Even if it wasn’t real to Liv and Xander, it was real to me!:) So that’s all I have to say about All the Feels. For anyone who liked Fangirl, This Song Will Save Your Life, and The Improbable Theory of Amy and Zak, this book is for you! Thank you all for reading! -Sumaya
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cute contemporary read! This book follows Liv as she learns that her favorite character from the movie franchise Starevil dies in movie 5. In her mind the series can’t continue and now it is over. She is devastated to say the least and comes up with an idea on how to get other devastated fans to join her by creating an online persona of #SpartanSurvived. Liv didn’t really think it would take off, but then the hashtag and subsequent videos become and overnight hit. Starevil fans unite and want to bring the franchise back. The storyline is super easy to follow along and is a quick read. The author did a great job keeping the story moving and not really going into to many crazy fandom tangents about the actual movie Starevil, which made it easy to follow along. It really focused on Liv’s journey into figuring out what is real life and what is fiction. I loved Xander as a character, he was my favorite. Xander is Liv’s best friend in the book who is into acting and dressing uniquely. He works at a local coffee shop that Liv always visits to see him; the one issue is Xander has a girlfriend. The reason I love Xander is that he is honestly always there for Liv even when she is jumping off the deep end he stands by her side. She took the death of a character in a movie a little too hard, but he was there to pick her back up. Xander to me is perfect best friend material and had a lot of characteristics I look for when making friends. I also love that he goes along with Liv’s crazy plans about #SpartanSurvived. Also, I love that Xander would send out so many compliments to Liv that is what helps to boost self-esteem and is key! Another thing I loved in the book was Xander’s girlfriend’s attempt to set her up with as many guys as possible. I saw this as a version of jealous girlfriend, but she was trying to go about it the right way. It really opened Liv up as a character and we got to see another side of her. She felt like she just couldn’t talk to people, but after going out with these guys she was able to open up and talk more. Liv’s confidence went through the roof in my mind. She still felt very self-conscience throughout the book, but after that portion of the book it seemed less in my mind. The one thing that I just didn’t love in the book was the author repeatedly mentioned about Liv’s father passing away and him really bringing Liv into the Starevil world. I felt like this could have been a major portion of the book about losing a parent so young and finding ways to cope, but it felt more like an afterthought than anything else. It was only mentioned a handful of times and we really didn’t get a lot of details till the middle/end of the book when we learn where she got the posters in her room from and who took her to see her first Starevil film. It was as if when the main character in Starevil died Liv was losing her father again. I felt like it was a large topic brought up about losing a parent and it just wasn’t handled well in my opinion. I would suggest this as a perfect beach read! I read it pretty quickly, but it could have been stretched out over a few beach sessions during the summer!! It is easy to follow along and easy to pick up and put down without getting totally lost. I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! All The Feels will speak to anyone who's ever felt like they didn't quite fit in. Liv is a charming character -- one of the more realistic portrayals of life with anxiety that I've seen, overcoming it not through some sort of superhuman surge of bravery but through careful, every day steps and a solid support system. She's likeable, but human. You can't help getting caught up in her story! Actually, the characters are where All the Feels really shines. The story is fun, but the characters live (out loud) and breathe, and will catch you up in their story right away. Every fangirl needs a copy of this book!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life This is the type of book that is super relatable for a lot of people. Liv is a heroic won't take that shocking and bullshit death of a character fangirl. How many of us wish our fandom could have done what Liv does? She helps start a fire that ignites and actually brings attention to the creator and stars of her beloved Starveil. Imagine if Fox had actually listened to the fans and brought back Firefly? Or if we'd had Netflix or Hulu back then to come in a rescue it. Liv and the Starveil fandom accomplish something I wish could happen in some of my fandoms too; bringing a character back from the dead. Liv's life centers around her love of Starveil. She eats and breaths the fandom. Like many of us who live on the internet, she found an outlet and friends who are alike in their obsession. Liv has some anxiety when it comes to real life; having friends, going outside, being social, you know the ones that a lot of us geeks face. She is quiet and happy being in the shadows. That doesn't mean she isn't clever. Liv has the skills when it comes to vidding(as she so put it). Which includes graphic design, editing and mixing videos, the things that come in handy when igniting a fandom. Besides her online friends, she has her best friend Xander. Who is a character all of himself. Steampunk cosplay is his daily life. He's pretty much a 19th century guy living in the 21st century. Xander is a fun juxtaposition. From his clothes, his love of fast food, texting, being an actor yet kind of hating on actors, and how much more sociable he is than Liv. That's what makes their friendship spot on, opposites yet they get each other through their geekiness. Through banter, a little bit of flirting and being there for each other, Liv and Xander build a solid friendship that has the spark for something more. It's one of those everyone can see and soon the friends will let that flirting sprout wings and evolve(which it does very naturally). Such a sweet romance going down. All the Feels has its fair share of interesting characters. But all in all I was invested in Liv succeeding in her quest to bring back Spartan. I think we fangirls/boys can agree that our obsessive personalities can take the drivers seat. It's something a lot of our friends and family don't understand. Liv's character does a great job showcasing that in a relatable yet fun way. Liv's woes through real life, her mom, dating, school get drowned out when she gets online. Escape. The build up and than arrival at Dragon Con is the best part. It's not only where Liv and Xander's relationship comes to the forefront, but Liv finally feels at home. And getting to meet the Starveil creator and cast certainly helps(even when that doesn't go to plan). All in all, All the Feels is exactly the story a fangirl/boy can relate to. It's fun and sweet in its characters and look at the power of a fandom.
Date published: 2016-06-13

Editorial Reviews

"This is an insider's look into the life of a fangirl. ... Liv's experiences with fandom will resonate with many teens, but it is her struggles to understand her goals for the future, her feelings for Xander, and even the drudgery of college that will compel teens to stick with this story." -School Library Journal"I fell in love with this story! Well written, funny, with a side of romance. Liv and Xander are great. Real friends with the ups and downs all friends have. I was laughing and cringing as I read. This book definitely captures the feel of all consuming fandom can be, but there's a real heart to its message. Totally loved it!" -Mara M., Swoon Reader"A great read about fandom and friendship." -Kate Pearson, Swoon Reader