Geeky Cinderella Re-Telling; Geekerella

 

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Last October I was chilling with friends while crafting thanks to this book that was sent to me. After writing my post, I emailed the link off to the woman responsible for marketing the feminism crafting book. Exactly one month later she emailed me about the probability of reviewing a geek centered retelling of Cinderella and wondered if I would like an advance reading copy. I gleefully typed my response saying that I was looking forward to receiving this book. As I returned to my cozy college house I noticed the purple package on my bed and tore it open to find Geekerella within the purple paper. This morning while sipping on coffee, I finished the book. Disappointment flooded my thoughts as I didn’t want the book to end. Easily this book is as relatable as Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Elle is the Starfield fangirl. She blogs, writes fanfiction, cosplays and her dad started a convention surrounding Starfield. It wouldn’t be a Cinderella-esque re-telling without Catherine the fake step-mom and Chloe the beauty vlogger stepsister. Darien fits as the prince charming who so happens to be the prince in the movie reboot of Starfield. Sage is the fairy godmother in the form of jarring green hair and multiple facial piercings. I don’t want to say much more than that since the book hasn’t been released yet.

This book captures what being a fangirl means and why I put so much of my heart and soul into a fictional series. I relate to Elle in the way she speaks of her relationship with her father and her passions for Starfield. Darien is a great character because he presents a new side of what it means to be in the public eye. He often feels alone and distrustful of those in his inner circle. Elle and Darien have this healthy geek relationship that often mirrors how I look at my own relationship.

Without a moment of hesitation I clicked the 5 stars on good reads. I wish I could erase my memory of this book so I could re-read it and be entranced with the story. Expect this book to appear on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Quirk books by April 2017.

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