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03 April 2017

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Have you ever read a book about a fictional fandom and wanted so badly to be part of that fandom? Even though it doesn't exist? Geekerella by Ashley Poston so perfectly captures the feelings and emotions and passions of fandom that I couldn't help but get caught up, and it's an excellent story to boot.

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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 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. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

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.

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5 Words: Fame, family, fandom, fun, friendship.

Well yes, I am now part of another fictional fandom. Starfield sounds amazing, I want it be real.

It was pretty obvious straight off the bat that this was a Cinderella retelling. The title is a bit of a hint after all. But the story itself adds its own fantastic twist to the tale. This is a fun and quirky story, with such enthusiastic characters that you can't help but want to join the fandom yourself. And you start googling for fanfiction and where to watch the series online before you remember that it's not real... Whoops.

I loved Ella and how feisty she was, how determined and sure of herself. I love how passionate she was and that she was completely unashamed about it. I was a little unsure about Darien at first, because I could hear Ella's judgement running round my head, but by the second part I was smitten.

If you have even the tiniest bit of geek in you, you will love this.

Favorite Self-Rescuing Princesses

by Ashley Poston 
I’m a sucker for Grand Romantic Gestures. But the whole idea that men are the ones who come riding in on white steeds to save the princess? Nah. I love seeing fearless ladies slaying dragons. Princesses should not just be badges of courage awarded to the bravest of men—they should be at the head of the charge, brandishing their own courage with the steely sharpness of swords. 
And here are a few of my favorite self-rescuing princesses: 
1. Princess Leia from Star Wars. I came a little late to the Star Wars ‘verse, since I was born and raised a Trekkie, but once I found Leia, my world changed. 
2. Kestrel from The Winner Curse. Kestrel will always be a favourite when I think of ladies who use their brain instead of their brawn. If there was ever a Great Book War, I’d want to be on her and Hermione’s side. 
3. Dennaleia and Amaranthine from Of Fire and Stars. Two bad-ass heroines falling in love? Be still my bloody, beating heart. 
4. Wonder Woman. Because she’s a frickin’ Amazonian princess and she slays—in everything she does. 
5. Anna from Frozen. She’s goofy, she makes honest mistakes, and she loves her sister unconditionally—I don’t think there’s a brighter badge of courage. 
6. Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I think this might be a spoiler…? 
7. The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. Okay, not quite a self-rescuing princess, but it’s a must-read. Trust me. 
8. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. BECAUSE HI I AM SO HERE FOR PLUS-SIZED PRINCESSES WHO KICK BUTT, TAKE NAMES, AND OVERTHROW EMPIRES. Yes, capslock necessary. 
9. Aly from Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce. Okay so Aly isn’t a princess BUT… The daughter of Alanna the Lioness of Tortall, she has a lot to live up to—and trust me, she totally does. One of the most resourceful, exquisitely-written heroines I’ve ever read. 

What are some of your favourite self-rescuing princesses?

This is a UK only giveaway, you could win a copy of Geekerella and a special Geekerella scented candle (which smells amazing).


  1. I'm a pretty big geek, and I love fairy tale adaptations. I think I might really enjoy this one.

  2. Princess Leia of course, she kicks butt.

  3. Mine is Princess Leia (I named my daughter after her)

  4. mulan or pochahontas I think, and I love jasmine

  5. princess Fiona takes care of herself quite well.

  6. I love princess Fiona she's determined in what she does

  7. Wonder Woman. Pretty; Smart; Reliable; Confident; Has a life and a job ( employed); Can hold her own ( i.e. not weak, not vulnerable). Saw lots of Wonder Woman episodes when I was younger. Though her figure was hard to believe / accept ( tiny waist, yet bust and hips, maybe that was aimed to pull in some male viewers. As a child at the time that thought would not have entered my head. I only knew those I saw in everyday life certainly did not have her figure).

    Rachel Craig

  8. Princess Fiona is quite tough

  9. My daughter loves the Rainbow Magic princesses

  10. Princess Leia (@PeanutHog)

  11. Princess Leia! x

  12. Would have to go with Leia.

  13. Princess Leia. Wonder woman but she's not a princess 👸!

  14. Princess Leia. Wonder woman but she's not a princess 👸!

  15. Mulan :) I'm pretty excited for the live action version that Disney are doing (although gutted its rumuored to not be a musical)

  16. I'm going to go for a real princess! Princess Isabella, the She-Wolf of France, she was pretty awesome :)

  17. Sheena Queen of the Jungle

  18. Princess She Ra- Princess of Power who lead a great rebellion-

  19. Princess Leia - I love fairytale adaptations. I'm currently watching Once Upon A Time which is awesome. I love how strong Snow White is in the program.


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