Thursday, August 3, 2017
Book Review: Geekerella
AUTHOR: Ashley Poston
PUBLISHED: April 4rth, 2017
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Retelling
PREMISE: A retelling of Cinderella if it took place in today's world starring geeks.
MY REVIEW: There's honestly not really much I can say about this one. It's a Cinderella retelling. You tend to know from the get go what you're going to get with those. So original, it is not. But it was definitely cute and definitely set out to do what it wanted: tell Cinderella through the lens of fandom.
There is so much here that probably any geek can relate too. I sadly can relate to all the "you're not a real geek" stuff that the prince character went through a lot. I will say this for the book: it pointedly says the fake geek stuff is nonsense. At the start, I was worried it wouldn't. The main character herself is unfortunately a little judgmental towards the prince characters' fangirls and goes on about them not being real fans and ruining the fandom for the real fans (this is also nonsense guys. PLEASE STOP IT). I wish the author had addressed that more, but she does at least say "hey, knock off the fake geek girl nonsense" so...I'll take it.
Again, I can't give this much points for originality. Cinderella retellings are a dime a dozen. There's not much you can do to make yours unique, because it's a tale that has been done pretty much to death (seriously, can we pick some other fairy-tales please?). But the author did manage to deliver a cute romance that got the job done and celebrated being a geek so I honestly can't complain too loudly.
WHO SHOULD READ: geeks, those who love Cinderella retellings
MY RATING: Four out of Five cute romances