Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley PostonGeekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale

byAshley Poston

Paperback | May 15, 2018

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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance—now in paperback, with a special Starfield bonus scene!

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.
Ashley Poston is the author of Geekerella (Quirk Books, 2017) and Heart of Iron (HarperCollins, 2018). Her fangirl heart has taken her everywhere from the houses of Hollywood screenwriters to the stages of music festivals to geeked-out conventions (in cosplay, of course). When she is not inventing new recipes with peanut butter, having...
Title:Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy TaleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.22 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.22 × 0.88 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Quirk BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1683690435

ISBN - 13:9781683690436


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I usually don't read these types of books, as I usually pick up fantasy and adventure ones, but for some reason I decided to give this one a try and I'm pleasantly surprised. This was a fun, light read and was a nice variation of the original Cinderella story. I, personally am a fangirl and I think this book reminded me of how nice the fan community is and how it's okay to be different from others that don't really appreciate the same things that you do.
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK I love the story and I fell in love with the character. While reading I found myself yelling at book because... Not going to spoil it. You just need to read it yourself and I know you'll love it just how I loved it!
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I am not a fan of romance novels, but this one was a bit of everything, emotional, comedy, romance and a but of suspense
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geekerella by Ashley Poston Oh my geeky feels! I am in love. Ridiculously in love with Ashley Poston's Geekerella. This book is a fun rendition to every single person out there who has ever loved and have been part of a fandom. Absolutely perfect! I can’t stop beaming at this book. It made me smile ear to ear at so many points - and Elle goes through serious stuff in this book, as the Cinderella retelling goes, but it’s so heartwarming. The atmosphere is light and it’s fluffy and they’re just such dorks that I loved it. Cinderella is one of my all-time favorite fairy tales and I'm always happy to jump into a new spin, just like Geekerella's. This is a modern retelling, similar to Hillary Duff's A Cinderella Story movie, but much more entertaining and relatable to us geeky lovers. It has the horrible step-mother and step-sisters who Elle is forced to comply every demand, but with the fun twist of being a fandom-obsessed blogger, daughter of the Excelsi Con creator of said fandom, and finding herself exchanging texts with none other than the actor who will play the main lead in the new Starfield reboot.When it comes to made-up fandoms inside books, I often struggle to feel invested in them as much as the characters, but this time, I fell madly in love with Carmindor and Starfield to the point of wanting to believe that it's a real Sci-Fi series. I LOVED the banter between Sage and everyone else. I love that cover encapsulates them perfectly. I’m glad that Darien isn’t on the cover. I adore him to death, really, but this story was about Elle and her coming to terms that she doesn’t have to be treated like dirt anymore. Elle and Darien speak so passionately about this fandom that it's hard not to feel for it, to dream of one day watching the new reboot with Darien in it.Forgive all my fangirling, but I really cannot stop raving about this book. Geekerella may very well be my favorite read of the year so far. It's absolutely magical, romantic, and perfect for all of us geek at heart. Trust me on this one, you definitely want this book to be at the top of your TBR pile! "Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite." - Federation Prince CarmindorI teared up a little even at the author’s acknowledgments. Yes, I’m lame. But this book did Fangirl better than Fangirl, I think. I love Fangirl but that was more of a coming-of-age story than really about belonging in a fandom, which is what this is about. Elle found her friends and hope in something that is so important to her, and so did I. I don’t know if anyone else could really understand it. It’s fiction but the impact it leaves on you is real.
Date published: 2018-02-24

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The stepmonster is at it again.     Raffles, discount coupons, and magazine sweepstakes lay strewn across the kitchen table. My stepmom sits straight-backed in one of the creaky wooden chairs, delicately cutting out another coupon, dyed blonde hair piled on top of her head in perfect ringlets, lipstick the color of men’s heartblood. Her white blouse is spotless, her dark pencil skirt neatly ironed. She must have a meeting with a potential client today.     “Sweetie, a little faster this morning.” She snaps her fingers for me to hurry up.     I shuffle over to the counter and pry open the coffee tin. The smell is strong and cheap—the only kind I was raised on. Which is all the better, seeing as we can’t afford expensive coffee, although I know that never stops the stepmonster from ordering her double-shot dirty chai soy latte no whip every morning and charging it to one of her dozens of credit cards.     Catherine—my stepmom—picks up another magazine to cut. “No carbs this morning. I’m feeling bloated and I have a meeting with a couple this afternoon. Big wedding plans. She’s a debutante, if you could believe that!”     In Charleston? I can believe it. Everyone’s either a debutante, a Daughter of the Confederacy, or a politician’s kid—Thornhill or Fishburne or Van Noy or Pickney or a handful of old Charlestonian names. And I couldn’t care less.     I dump two scoops of coffee into the machine—plus an extra one for good measure. It feels like a three-scoop kind of day. Maybe adding more caffeine to their morning will get my stepmother and the twins out before nine. That’s not too much to wish for, is it?     I glance up at the clock on the microwave. 8:24 a.m. Unless the twins start moving at warp speed, I’ll be cutting it real close. I say a silent prayer to the Lord of Light or Q or whoever is listening: Please, for once, let the stepmonster and the twins leave the house on time. Starfield history will be made today at 9 a.m. sharp on Hello, America, and I won’t miss it. I refuse. Finally, after years of delays and director changes and distribution snafus, the movie is happening—a reboot, but beggars can’t be choosers—and today they’re making the long-awaited announcement of the official film platform. The lead actors, the plot, everything. I’ve missed Starfield marathons and midnight rereleases of the final episode in theaters and convention appearances because of Catherine and the twins, but I’m not missing this.     “They want to say their vows under the magnolia trees at Boone Hall Plantation,” Catherine goes on. “You know, ever since Ryan Reynolds and his wife got married there, that place is always booked.” Catherine is a wedding planner. I’ve watched her spend entire weekends hand-sewing sequins onto table toppers and hand-pressing invitations at the print shop downtown. The way she plans a venue, down to the type of cloth on the tables and the color of flowers in the vases, making every wedding look like a magical land of unicorns. You’d think she does it because of her own happily-ever-after cut short, but that’s a lie. She wants her weddings in Vogue and InStyle, the kind you Instagram and Pinterest a hundred times over. She wants the renown of it, and she’s sunk all of Dad’s life insurance payout into her business. Well, her business and everything she claims is “essential” to her “image.”     “I want to at least look like I shop at Tiffany’s,” she says, talking more to herself than to me.It’s the same spiel again and again. How she used to shop at Tiffany’s. How she used to attend galas at Boone Hall Plantation. How she used to be happily married with two wonderful daughters. She never mentions me, her stepdaughter.     Catherine finishes cutting her coupon with a sigh. “But that was all before. Before your father left me and the twins here in this dreadful little house.”     And there it is. Like it’s my fault that she’s blown all her savings. Like it’s Dad’s fault. I take out Dad’s Starfield  mug—the only thing left of his in our house—and pour myself a cup of coffee.     Outside, the neighbor’s dog begins to bark at a passing track-suited jogger. We live on the outskirts of the famous historical district, the house not quite old enough to be a tourist attraction but not new enough to be renovated—not that we could afford it anyway. Two streets over and you run into the College of Charleston. Our house was one of the last ones left after Hurricane Hugo decimated the coast of South Carolina before I was born. The house has its leaks, but all good and old things do. I’ve lived here my whole life. I don’t know anything else.      Catherine absolutely hates it.     The coffee smell is rich and nutty. I take a sip, and I almost melt. It’s heaven. Catherine clears her throat, and I pour coffee into her favorite mug: white with pink flowers. Two sugars (the only sweetness she splurges on each day), lightly stirred, with three ice cubes.     She takes it without even looking up from her magazine. And then, when the neighbor dog lets out a sharp howl, she sets down her cup. “You would think dogs would learn when to shut up. Giorgio has enough on his plate without that dog barking.”     Catherine likes to pretend she’s on a first-name basis with everyone, but especially people she deems important. Mr. Ramirez—Giorgio—is a banker, which means he has a lot of money, which means he’s an influential part of the country club, which means he’s important.     “If it doesn’t shut up soon,” she goes on in that cool, detached voice of hers, “I’ll muzzle it myself.”     “His name’s Franco,” I remind her. “And he doesn’t like being tied up.”     “Well, we all must get used to disappointment,” she replies, and takes another sip of coffee. Her blood-colored lips turn into a scowl and she shoves the mug back at me. “Too bitter. Try again.”     Begrudgingly, I put in another cube of ice to water it down. She takes the coffee and tries another sip. It must be sufficiently soulless, because she sets it down beside her stack of coupons and goes back to scanning the gossip column in her magazine.     “Well?” She prods.     I hesitate, looking from her coffee to her, wondering if I’ve forgotten something. I’ve been doing this for seven years—I don’t think I’m missing anything.     Outside, the dog gives a pitiful howl. Oh.     She raises a pencil-thin eyebrow. “How am I supposed to have a calm morning with that racket?” she goes on in that overworked, all-knowing voice of hers. “If Robin was still here . . .”     I glance back at her. Open my mouth. Begin to say that I miss Dad too. I want him here too—but something stops me. Or I stop myself. I blame it on the lack of coffee. One sip doesn’t give you the insta-courage a cup does. Besides, I’m not trying to make Catherine mad. I’m trying to get her caffeinated, placated, and out the door.     She flips the page in her magazine and picks up the scissors again to cut out a coupon for a winter coat. It’s June. In South Carolina. But then Catherine clears her throat. “Danielle, do something to get that mutt to quiet down.”     “But—”     “Now,” Catherine says, flicking her hand for me to hurry up.     “Sure, my queen,” I mutter under my breath. While Catherine puts down her coupons and picks up an article about Jessica Stone’s latest red carpet look, I slip last night’s steak tips out of the fridge and hurry through the back door.     Poor Franco sits in the mud outside of his doghouse, thumping his tail in a puddle. He looks at me through the broken slat in the fence, a muddy brown Dachshund in a dirty red collar. It rained last night and his doghouse flooded, just like I told Mr. Ramirez—sorry, Giorgio—it would.     Mr. Ramirez brought Franco home a few weeks after he married his second ex-wife, I guess as a dry run for having a kid. But since his divorce a few years ago, he pretty much lives at work, so Franco is this forgotten idea that never panned out, with the flooded doghouse to prove it. At least the poor Frank can float.     I slide the container through the slat and rub the dog behind the ears, slathering my fingertips in mud. “You’re a good boy, yes you are! Once I save up enough, I’ll spring the both of us out of here. Whatcha think of that, copilot?” His tail pat-pats excitedly in the mud. “I’ll even get us matching sunglasses. The whole nine yards.”     Franco’s tongue lolls out of the side of his mouth in agreement. Maybe they don’t even make doggy sunglasses, but for a while I’ve had this picture in my head: me and Franco crammed into a beat-up car, heading out on the only highway out of town—wearing sunglasses, of course—and headed straight for L.A.     Ever since I can remember, my fingers have itched to make things. To write. I have filled journals, finished fanfics, escaped again and again into the pages of someone else’s life. If Dad was right—if I could do anything, be anyone —I would make a show like Starfield and tell other weird kids that they aren’t alone. And after next year—my senior year—I’m going to do it. Or start to. Study screenwriting. Write scripts. I’ve already got a portfolio, kind of. Right now I satisfy my need to write by blogging on my site Rebelgunner, where I cover the one thing I know for certain: Starfield. That and the money I’m scraping together from my job at the food truck are gonna be my ticket out of here. One day.     “Danielle!” my stepmom screeches from the kitchen window.     I push the steak tips under the fence and Franco dives headfirst into the bowl.     “Maybe in another universe, boy,” I whisper. “Because for now, my home is here.”     This place is too full of memories to leave, even if I wanted to. Dad technically left the house to me, but Catherine’s in charge of it while I’m still a minor. So until then—     “Danielle!”     Until then I’m here with my stepmother and her daughters.      “All right! Coming!” With one last scratch behind Frank’s ear, I say goodbye, make a mental note to return later for the dish, and dart back to the kitchen.     “Girls!” Catherine calls again, slinging a Gucci purse over her shoulder. “Hurry up or you’ll be late for Mr. Craig’s lesson! Girls? Girls! You better be awake or so help me I’ll . . .” Her footsteps thud up to their room and I glance at the clock. 8:36. There’s no way they’ll be out of here in time. Not unless I speed things along.     Begrudgingly, I assemble kale and strawberries and almond milk to fix the twins’ morning smoothies. Catherine has, of course, left her magazine splayed on the counter, so Darien Freeman’s face is grinning up at me. My lips curl into a sneer. There were rumors that he had signed on to the new Starfield remake, but that’s about as big of a joke as saying Carmindor will be played by a pug riding a skateboard. You don’t put a soap opera star in charge of an entire galaxy.     Ugh. I press blend and try not to think about it.     Upstairs, there are muffled thumps as Catherine drags the twins out of bed. This happens every morning, like clockwork.     My summertime morning routine goes like this: Wake up—coffee, extra scoop for Mondays. Catherine stoops over the morning papers, cutting out coupons. Lingers too long on purses and pretty dresses. Says something passive-aggressive about her old life. Orders me to fix breakfast. Instead, I feed the Frank. Catherine goes upstairs to yell at the twins for “forgetting” to set their alarms. I still don’t fix breakfast. Ten minutes later, the twins are fighting over the shower, and Catherine reminds me that she is the one with the deed to the house, Danielle, and unless I want her to cash in this place for a luxury condo —as if this house would ever get that much—I had better fix breakfast. So I blend up their Grinch vomit, the twins grab their matching tumblers, and Catherine shoves them out the door for tennis lessons.     The rest of my day is never much better. I’ll be five minutes late to work, but my coworker Sage—the food-truck owner’s daughter—is too engrossed in her Harajuku fashion magazines to even notice. Then it’s eight hours in the Magic Pumpkin, doling out healthy food-truck fritters to bankers in tight business suits and soccer moms with babies bouncing on their hips. Then I’m elbowing my way through the supermarket armed with coupons that make the cashier roll her eyes when I get in line (everyone hates coupons). Then home again for “family dinner,” made by me. Cue the twins’ mean comments on my cooking, then their disappearance upstairs to film a beauty vlog about the perfect cat eye or best eyeshadow pairing with ruby lips or whatever. Then dishes, leftovers, one last check on Franco, and bed.     Well, sorta. Then late-night reruns of Starfield on my Dad’s boxy TV in the corner of my room. Maybe I write a blog post about the episode, if I’m feeling inspired. Check all my Stargunner fansites for news. I fall asleep to the Federation Prince’s voice. “Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.”     The next morning I wake up, and we do everything all over again. But this time—plot twist!—I get to work on time. Maybe Sage actually talks to me for once. Maybe the twins are nice. Maybe someone stuffs two airplane tickets to L.A. into the tip jar. Maybe I write a love-letter to episode 43 instead of criticizing the integrity of the characters as the colony blows up. Maybe I dream about Dad.     The blender growls as though it’s in pain. I let it rest and shake the kale smoothie into two separate tumblers, nervously glancing at the microwave clock. 8:41 a.m.     After sliding the twins’ breakfasts across the counter like the seasoned food service employee I am, I root around in the cabinet for the jar of peanut butter I tucked away last night. I protect my peanut butter like Smeagol protects the One Ring—mine, precious—no matter what diet “we” are on as a household.  Right now, Catherine’s on a paleo kick, but last month it was raw foods. Before that South Beach—or was it Atkins? Something with bacon. Next week will be low-fat or low-salt or...whatever she’s craving. Whatever food she can make me make by threatening to sell this house—Dad’s house.     I scrape out the last bit of peanut butter from the bottom of the jar, savoring its taste on my tongue. I take my victories wherever I can get them.     Upstairs, the shower turns off with a groaning of pipes. Finally. The twins are taking their sweet time this morning. Usually they enjoy tennis practice at the country club because their friends are always there. It’s the hangout spot if you’re popular and rich. As for me? Catherine’s always not-so-subtly insisting that the only thing I’m fit for at the club is toting someone’s golf clubs.     I dispose of the peanut butter jar in the garbage and check my indestructible brick phone, which I “inherited” after Dad died. Another grand idea from the stepmonster, another way to save the money we barely have: the twins were allowed to buy new ones, but if I wanted a phone, I had to take what I could find in the house. It’s huge—you can practically fend off a ship full of Reavers with it—but at least it tells the time.     8:43 a.m. Can’t they leave any sooner? Just once. Just once be out of the house by 9 a.m.     They’re upstairs, but Chloe’s nasally voice can be heard clear as a bell. “But, Mom, Darien Freeman’s going to be on TV this morning! I will not miss that.”     My heart sinks. If Chloe commandeers the TV, there’s no way I’ll get to watch Hello, America.     “We can be a few minutes late,” echoes Calliope. Cal sides with Chloe on everything. They’re the same age as I am—rising seniors—but we might as well be on different planets. Chloe and Calliope are starters on the varsity tennis team. Organizers of the homecoming committee. Prom leaders. And they don’t mind using their popularity to remind everyone at school that I’m practically dirt. That without their family, I’d be an orphan.     Thanks. Like I could forget that.     “We can’t miss this,” Chloe says. “We have to watch it and vlog about it or everyone  else will get their reactions up before us. And that would kill us, Mom. It would kill us.”     “Sweeties, I’m paying Mr. Craig a handsome tuition to teach you girls tennis. I am not wasting your varsity positions next year for a television program!” Catherine descends the stairs and reenters the kitchen, rustling through her purse. “Danielle, have you seen my cell phone?”      I reach over the counter to unhook it from the wall charger. “Here it is.”     “Now why did you put it there?” She takes the phone from me without a second glance and begins scrolling through her Facebook feed. “Oh,” she adds, “and remember, tomorrow is—”     “Yeah,” I say. “I know.” Like I’d forget the day my own father died. “Should I get orchids this year or—”     “Girls!” Catherine yells, checking her watch. “Get down here now!”     “Fine!” They trample down the stairs in their tennis whites and grab their smoothies from the counter. The twins are the spitting image of Catherine. Light hair, hazel eyes, pouty heartbreaker lips. Chloe and my stepmom are cut from the same cloth, but Cal’s cut a little different, a little quieter. I think that’s because she takes after her own dad, who ran off when the girls were young and married the daughter of some Atlantic City casino owner.     Right now, they both have their blonde hair pulled back into tight ponytails, and they’d be impossible to tell apart if you didn’t know Calliope always matches her earrings to her purple glasses, and Chloe has a new nail color every day—today, a sweet summer blue. Sometimes evil comes in disguise.     “This isn’t fair! Why doesn’t Elle have to go to these stupid lessons?” Chloe whines.     “Girls.” My stepmother tsks, putting on a patient smile. “Elle has to make do with the talents she does have.”     I try to ignore her as I grab my house keys from the bowl in the foyer and put them in my satchel, pretending like I’m getting ready for work. Sometimes I think Catherine just forgets I’m in the room.     “You’re going to ruin our career,” Chloe accuses, sucking on her green smoothie. “We need to be on top of this.”     “Everyone else will be tweeting about it,” Calliope adds.     “Ever since we got a hundred thousand views because of our Seaside Cove makeup tutorial, people expect us to be on our game!”     “GIRLS!” Catherine jabs a pink nail toward the door. “Four hundred dollar lessons. NOW!”     Calliope rolls her eyes, grabs her purse from the rack in the foyer, and storms out the door to the red Miata (another “necessity” for Catherine’s “image”). Catherine glares at the remaining twin. If there is one thing Chloe can’t stand up to, it’s her mother’s disapproval. She grabs her purse too—the exact same as Cal has, except pink—and stomps out after her sister. I don’t envy that ride to practice.     My stepmom gives one last victory fluff to her hair in the foyer mirror. “Are you sure you don’t want me to put in a good word for you at the club, Danielle? I’m sure they’d take you back even after your...incident...last year. You’ve learned, haven’t you?”     To never trust a guy again? Sure. I pull on a polite smile. “No, thanks.”     “It’s the best place for someone like you, you know.” She shakes her head. “You’ll see I’m right in the end.”     With that, she closes the door.     I wait until the Miata pulls out of the driveway before I dart into the living room and turn on the TV. 8:57. Perfect. The food truck’s supposed to pick me up at ten to head to the RiverDogs baseball game across town, so I have plenty of time. For the next hour, I will be basking in perhaps the biggest news in Starfield history.     This moment to end all moments—or maybe begin them. A new Starfield for a new generation. I like the possibility in that.     Grabbing the remote from the coffee table, I sit down cross-legged in front of the 54-inch TV. The black screen flickers, and anticipation blooms in my chest. I wish Dad could be here to see this. I wish he could be sitting beside me. He’d be just as excited—no, he’d be more excited. But the reality is, I don’t really have anyone to fangirl about this with. About who will finally don the Federation starwings and follow in the legendary footsteps of David Singh, the original Prince Carmindor. I’ve been blogging about it for months in my little corner of the world, but no one really reads it. Rebelgunner is therapeutic, more like a journal. The closest I have to friends is the online Stargunner community, where everyone’s been speculating about the casting: maybe the guy from the latest Spider-Man  movie? Or maybe that cute Bollywood star who’s in all the Tumblr GIFsets? Whoever it is, they’d better not whitewash my prince.    On the TV, Hello, America is wrapping up a segment about pets doing goofy things on the internet. The host beams, and then the camera cuts to the audience. It’s full of girls—lots of girls—and all of them are cheering. Holding signs. Wearing T-shirts with the same name scribbled across them. A name that makes the anticipation in my chest grow cold and drop like an atomic bomb into my stomach.     Darien Freeman.     The girls throw up their hands for the camera, screaming his name. One person’s name. Some look like they’re literally going to swoon.     I don’t swoon.     My excitement makes a U-turn into dread.     No—no, this can’t be right. I must have the wrong channel.     I jab the remote info button. Hello, America, the caption states, and I want nothing more than for the Black Nebula to swallow me whole.     What are the odds? What are the odds of him being on the same morning talk show? What are the odds of him  being the guest appearance on the show that will announce the Starfield cast?     But the host is smiling, and says a few choice words, and suddenly all my fears come to light.     The Starfield logo blazes across the screen behind her. This moment has become a train wreck I can’t look away from. It’s my entire fandom crashing into a burning, bubbling pit of despair.     No. No, it’s not him. It can’t be him.     Darien Freeman is not my Federation Prince Carmindor.

Editorial Reviews

Spring 2017 Kids Indie Next List Pick2017 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Young Adult FictionNamed 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