Geekerella by Ashley Poston


Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance—now in paperback, with a special Starfield bonus scene!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. 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...

Details Geekerella

Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retellings

Reviews Geekerella

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    THIS WAS SUPER ADORABLEI wasn't sure about it for some reason but I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't know before going into it but it's a very by the book Cinderella retelling and it worked so well in a modern setting. Just a quick, easy, feel good read.*video review to come*
  • C.G. Drews
    Oh this was super cute! And an excellent reason for me to stop judging covers because this waaaaay exceeded my expectations from that cover. Live and learn, Cait. LIVE AND LEARN. It was so absolutely heartfelt, that I just...I can't even?? It reminded me of Fangirl all squished with Kindred Spirits and Queens of Geek and I loved it. NERDOM APPRECIATION FOR THE WIN.Now I assume the fandom they were cult following was like a Star Wars spin off? May...
  • Wendy Darling
    So. Much. Fun. This super cute Cinderella-goes-to-Geeky-Con story is probably closer to a 3.5 in terms of merit because I think it could have been even better (view spoiler)[ pretty much all the adults are terrible, the emotional beats could have been stronger, and a major issue with sticking so closely to your source material is that it becomes fairly predictable. Its sparks back to life once Elle arrives at the Con, though (hide spoiler)], but ...
  • Maria
    5/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.” ― Ashley Po...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    How sweet was this =) ♥When I first started reading the book I wasn't so sure and then it started to get to me. It was a sweet little book about a fandom, some sweet friends, and a retelling of sorts. Elle lives with her jerk of a stepmother and her two daughters. Elle and her father (when he was alive) were big fans of the show, Starfield. They were geek fans together. I love that. But living with the horrible stepmother is not the greatest th...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This was so surprisingly delightful, and made me so unexpectedly emotional. Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, but this modern day retelling feels and was actually able to evoke quite the feelings from me. This is a heartwarming story and if you consider yourself nerdy whatsoever, don't let this book pass you by. I obviously feel confident saying I'm a pretty geeky ...
  • Maureen
    THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING.Well I wasn't expecting to finish this book four hours after I started it but here we are. I loved EVERYTHING about this book. The nerdiness. The cons. The CHARACTERS. Basically it took my favorite things from other Cinderella retellings and wrapped them into one, PLUS EVEN MORE.I love that it's told from dual perspective and tackles (even in passing) issues like "fake geek girls" and people not understanding how much you...
  • Natasha Polis
    A love letter to fandom! Super cute, super corny, but all around a story for young readers to love.Some of the dialogue was super cringe, and I'm not always a fan of "movie star" characters. But it's fiction so you just have to go with it. I'm here for the 15 year old fangirl who would have died to read this book!
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    “We’re all geeks here” A love story most unlikely, a friendship most unexpected and a story inevitably beautiful. The horrors of being tied to a stepmom who hates you. The shackles that come along with fame. The tug of the familiar, the nervousness of taking risks. I can't help but fall in love with dreams.In this book we follow two characters, Danielle Wittimer who is the biggest fan of the Starfield series and grew up with it, and Darien ...
  • may ❀
    Buddy read with Skam trashYou would THINK that a book with an adorably epic cover, relatable geek plot, and is a retelling of a v famous story would STEAL my heart and win me over instantly. . .. . . but you didn’t consider this book. Things this Book Got Right: - Girl friendship- The beauty of geeking over something and blogging about it - The calamity that is chores - Diets - Siblings who touch your stuff- Geek cons Things this book got W...
  • Samhita Peechara {Multi Dreamer}⚔
    Rating: 5⭐This book just made my favorites list. I usually don't read books from the contemporary genre but after reading this one I started experimenting with the genre more and realised, surprisingly, that I actually really enjoy it. This book had everything I absolutely would have wanted from a contemporary novel. The romance was absolutely sweet and adorable and heartwarming. I loved the way the author intricately wove the Cinderella elemen...
  • Clau R.
    3.5 stars.AWWW this was cute (it was SO CHEESY, tho). And I didn't believe the "falling in love" part, but I'll explain that in my wrap up :).
  • Lola
    GEEKERELLA is a charming book very reminiscent of CINDER & ELLA. The similarities are evident, so if you’ve read that book, this one may not impress you, but still, it is a pleasant read.It’s simply not my kind of read. Well I did enjoy it, because it’s close to impossible for me to dislike a fairytale retelling, though it’s definitely not the type of book I will want to reread in the future. Because I just can’t believe in falling in l...
  • Maram
    I had high expectations for this and even though it hasn't been met, I still thoroughly enjoyed it :')
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    5 Geeky Starfield Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟This book was just SO adorable!I am not a super fan of anything or part of any type of fandom.... especially not anything involving the word star.... but that did not matter at all this book was a lot of fun.... a very well done retelling of Cinderella with a modern twist...right down to the pumpkin food truck....Elle was such a fabulously likable character.... even though she and my teenage self had ve...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    A fun Cinderella retelling. It’s geeky and current. I liked the twists and how the familiar elements were wittingly spun into a contemporary Cinderella story. The sci-fi bits and the cos-play were a lot of fun although at some point, the plot kind of dragged a bit for me but it was still a generally enjoyable read.
  • Kathryn
    A book steeped in fandom and set in Charleston, SC? Yes, please! Seriously, Ashley Poston’s Geekerella has ME written all over it. You’ve got my parents’ hometown (Charleston) combined with a fairy tale retelling (one of my fave subgenres) infused with a fandom-centric plot. Be still my nerdy soul! As fandom becomes increasingly mainstream more books are being published featuring this unique culture. And what’s better, they’re represent...
  • Bonnie Shores
    I LOVED this book soooooooooooo much!!!😍 I mean, I totally identified with Elle and her devotion to Starfield, the short-lived TV series that spawned a generation of superfans (which is exactly what happened with Star Trek, my first—and still—love). I jumped at the opportunity to visit a Star Trek Enterprise replica set and totally geeked out with other fans. (above) I even attended the San Diego ComicCon a couple of years ago and snappe...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    4.50/5 stars!What an adorable book this was!!! Loved the nod to Cinderella & how the author Incorporated fangirls and fandoms in it! Loved it!
  • Anja
    *4 FANGIRLING STARS* "Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite." Oh my fangirl heart, this was so adorable!After Ready Player One, I've finally found another book that made my nerdy self rejoice!This actually reminded me of Cinder & Ella from Kelly Oram, another book that I really liked last year, even though this one was way more geeky and because of that I actually enjoyed this one a lot more.Because this is a Cinderella retelling, we all knew beforehan...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    Geekerella was adorable! I'm always okay with cosplaying sci-fi nerds
  • Emer
    My feelings while reading this book can best be explained by what this guy just went through:OUCH!!!!Oh gosh this was painful! To start with the writing felt very stilted to me. There was no easy flow. It read quite awkwardly I thought. The main characters in the book all had a sort of pantomime-esque vibe going on that also really didn't work for me. This was supposed to be a contemporary right?? Therefore, you'd think that some realism was requ...
  • Emma
    I expected this book to be relatable, but not on such a deep level. I actually cried in one scene which yes, I know I cry a lot in books, but hardly EVER in contemporaries. Plus, the entire thing is a shoutout to nerd culture and fandoms. If you need something that will make you smile, this ones for you.
  • ambsreads
    3.5 StarsOkay, so, this wasn't the best book I've read. It was cheesy, it was cringe worthy but it was cute. I was happy for the main characters and despite the cliche story I did find myself grinning from ear to ear in some parts. Full review? More like bullet point thoughts;- basically A Cinderella Story - the one with Hillary Duff - that's the name right???? - but almost EXACT - weird pumpkin food truck = the diner - shitty step sisters and sh...
  • Hamad
    Actual rating: 3.75 stars“My dad said that the impossible is only impossible if you don’t even try. So I want to try.” RTC...Cinderella was one of the first stories I have ever read, it will always have a special place in my heart. Let's put that aside and go into my analytical thinking:💊 This was cute, I didn't have high expectations but it was cute and I like how the re-telling elements were folded up.💊 The writing style was mediocr...
  • alexandra
    GEEKERELLA was a combination of all my favorite things: anonymous messages, fairy-tale retellings, and fandoms. it was so fun to read and i loved everything. :''')
  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    This was the best contemporary, cutest romance, and most adorable thing I read in 2017. It was absolutely perfect! The geekiness and cuteness and just everything! IT WAS INCREDIBLE!The fangirling was so relatable. Elle was so relatable. It was brilliant!And the fandom references! They were everywhere and they were perfect! Doctor Who and Star Wars were my faves, but all of them were brilliant. Maybe I'll reread this later after joining more fando...
  • Stacee
    I have always found books about cons and fandom intriguing. So of course I was going to read this asap. I looooooved Elle. I love that she's struggling and smart and heartbroken and finds solace in fandom. There were so many relatable things here for me. Darien is uncertain and struggling in his own way and the relationship between them is perfection. Yes, it follows the Cinderella story, but this is entirely unique. I thoroughly enjoyed how Ashl...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was cute as shit, omg. I never had any intention of reading this bc I thought it was just gonna be another cheesy book set at a Comic Con-esque convention but this was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT and I am sooooo glad that I read it (shout out to Jaclyn for recommending this to get me out of my slump)! There were some moments when it was more than a little cringey, but for the most part I adored everything about this. ESPECIALLY the fact that ther...
  • Chelsea
    A cute, fandom-heavy contemporary. Didn't really turn the Cinderella story on its head as much as I was hoping for, and it played into some tropes and stereotypes that were a bit exhausting to read. It kept me entertained, but not one I think will stick with me in the long run.