Geekerella is a well-done modern retelling loosely based off of Cinderella in a more rebellious teen kind of way. This book has everything from pudgy dogs, to vegan food trucks, fandoms and everything “geeky”. A superstar heartthrob actor is cast as one character that matters to Elle in Starfield, a TV show that being rebooted, which is the only thing she has left to remember her parents by. Left with an awful stepmother and rude, trickster stepsisters, she is left alone with no one who cares about her. Along the way, Elle meets friends, people who rebel against her, and fans that care about her and the blog she writes about Starfield. When she starts falling for a guy she’s never met, can she hide it from her stepsisters as the texts become more frequent?
I loved Geekerella, a perfect mix of nerdy, geeky and love story. I didn’t want to put this book down; although you sometimes knew what was going to happen, it didn’t take away from the story, but rather made you anticipate and yearn for what was to come next. A flowing story even with the switching perspectives, sometimes they continued where the other character left off!! An amazing love story between geeks, and some relationships will form that will surprise you but in a good way. A must-read for fans of sci-fi and romance, and for nerds and geeks. The author includes other well-known shows and movies along with their characters, this keeping the basis of Cinderella while going out of the box, giving it a fun super awesome plot that will keep you guessing. Bravo to Ashley Poston for an amazing teen romance story – a story of finding your way and following your dreams, not doing what others expect of you. So as they say in Starfield, “Look at the stars, aim, ignite!” – Zoe P.