07 June 2017 @ 06:49 pm
Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston  
I bought this book because it was one of those things that came up on Amazon as a rec based on other books I've bought. I'm a big fan of the YA novel in general, love a good romance, and am all for the modern retakes of fairytales and such, so this seemed an ideal choice.

As you might guess from the title, its Cinderella with a modern geeky twist. The characters are deep into fandom and all that entails - blog posts, fanfiction, online communities, etc. - but it also handles the teen angst that comes with feeling like maybe you're the only person who feels the way you do. Not that its only teens that feel that way sometimes, I know, but there really is a beautiful message in there about being yourself, standing up for who and what you love and who and what you are, as well as accepting things about people even if you don't agree or understand.

The references came flying from the start - everything from Star Wars and Star Trek to Avengers and Batman to Gilmore Girls as well! I was in geek heaven reading about people who loved all the things I love, who invested themselves in fandom so deeply, including cosplay and con attendance (which I've never done but I think it's all awesome!).

And then of course there was the impossible love story that all worked out in the end. It was beautiful!

So, if you like a good YA romance and are a total fandom geek/nerd, I highly recommend Geekerella :)