A Novel by Ashley Poston
A superbly written novel on how much fun a Con can be, the battle of obtaining tickets, cosplay, and even relationships. I've only been to a few con's myself, and the only one I've returned to annually is the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL., but what I can say is this story gets in deep when it comes to blogging, miscommunication and feelings of powerlessness. But did I like the book?
Geekerella, written by Ashley Poston, is one of those books I Hate-Don't Hate. My views are conflicted by what happened on both sides of the characters:. Elle and Darien. Everything up, until the ExcelsiCon is good; annoying but good. The story is running off of a Cinderella-type background.
Where it goes nuts and irks me is with one of the twin sisters. What happened there, and how Elle did nothing but ball into a bundle of tears frustrated me to no end. Yet, so a stranger, who could easily have gone off on her, she stands tall and goes off like a sista? Nope. I didn't feel any of that. It was lame. Then for Darien to have to deal with the things he'd endured- while his PA was busy on her phone, dating a gaf? And security- Forget It! It just didn't ride well with me.
The ending was cute and held to the fairytale quite nicely. Though I thought a few things should have been done differently, it was still a cute read. Notice I keep using the word "Cute"? Yeah, it's sorta a young-fish tale. Other than a few slips in language, it sorta sits in-between Middle and Young Adult.
I enjoyed the read and I had to remind myself, it is called a A Fangirl Fairy Tale for a reason. The story is awesome and because I'm a fangirl myself, of various titles, subjects and genre, I found it exciting. The story itself, I don't know. It's good, don't get me wrong; I just don't know how to feel about it.
Maybe you'll read it, or have read it and share your thoughts. Geekerella, A Fangirl Fairy Tale- check it out as I move on to the next read.
Quirk Books, April 2017
Teen & Young Adult/Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Literature
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