The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) by Ashley Poston

The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more tha...

Details The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)

TitleThe Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)
Release DateApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, LGBT, Retellings

Reviews The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)

  • Lola
    This is a contemporary, fandom-centered retelling of The Prince and the Pauper and it is almost as adorable as a puppy sniffing old books. It’s also exactly what I needed—the equivalent of comfort food—since I’m supposed to be in Romania right now but there was a problem with my ticket so I have to wait longer to see my grandparents. I felt really discouraged when I heard the news, but luckily I had a few books I was excited to read that ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was... fine? Nothing to really complain about, but I definitely think that I have outgrown fandom books :c womp
  • Heather
    I was a huge fan of Geekerella when it came out so I was highly anticipating this book but sadly I didn't love it as much as the first book. I think The Princess and the fangirl had the same heart as it had in Geekerella so I adored that but I wasn't in love with our two main characters. The book takes places over a weekend during the ExcelsiCon and Starfield actress Jessica Stone meets Imogen and a Parent Trap/Freaky Friday event takes place. I ...
  • Jessica
    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher (Quirk Books) in exchange for an honest review. Omg this book was incredible and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I read Geekerella about 2 years ago and loved it, but I don’t remember having this level of response to it. I’m obsessed. So first off, I loved the writing style. Sometimes when you read books about fandoms it can come across like a fan fiction. This book re...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Video Review Sometimes books just shoot cupid's arrow right into your heart and you have so much love for it, that it's hard to explain why.I'm gonna tell you all of the things that I enjoyed and loved about The Princess and the Fangirl, but there's no way to actually explain to you how it made me feel. This book filled a void in my soul that I didn't know existed and I'm so grateful for this book and the whole universe around ExcelsiCon that Ash...
  • Kat
    Love love love! This has all the wonderful, quirky cosplay fun of Geekerella, fandom at its finest as Imogen, Princess Amara’s biggest fangirl comes to a con with her family, and Jessica, the actress who plays Princess Amara (and who not-so-secretly hates the role) sits on panels barely disguising how much she’d rather be anywhere else. But after a chance meeting where the two realize they look similar enough to pass for twins, a lost script,...
  • Natasha
    10/10 for the sapphic romance, it was adorable. Otherwise the plot was kinda dull and Imogen was insufferable more times than not.
  • Hayley
    This was quirky and cute and cringy wrapped up in a galactic nutshell.Maybe I’ve grown out of her writing since I read Geekerella in 2017 and loved it, but Ashley Poston REALLY wants to cram as many Harry Potter and Starfield references as is humanly possible in every page of the novel. This whole book screamed at me ‘look at how relatable and adorably quirky I am’ the whole time and it did annoy me and hinder me enjoyment as it read as too...
  • Hollis
    Okay, I definitely liked this more than GEEKERELLA. I'll admit things didn't go exactly as I thought they would based on what little I knew of the plot (which, as always, wasn't much because #TeamNoBlurbs) but I knew THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL was set in the same fandom world as the first and would feature a f/f pairing. It just wasn't the pairing I thought and that is more than okay. "I'm [..] sick and tired of princesses being either damsels ...
  • Lucy
    This was so good! I don't read as much YA as I used to a few years ago but I still really love books about fandoms and cons. I hope we get more in this series.
  • may ➹
    unfortunately the gays were not strong enough to overpower the insta-love in this one.... :/
  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    *top 10 disappointing read of 2019*So damn clichè. I need to stop reading such books. I should have known from the cover. But life is mysterious and it is not what it is sometimes and I had to try it out not to miss something good. But I should have trust my DNFing instincts.
  • Alaina
    This was so freaking adorable. I loved it so much!The Princess and the Fangirl was again super cute. In it, you will meet Imogen and Jessica. They end up meeting a Con, which is called ExcelsiCon, where Imogen ends up sort of being Jessica's little doppelganger. Now this con is basically all Imogen really knows - she basically grew up there and knows every nook and cranny like the back of her hand. Plus it's a good year, she's trying to save her ...
  • Stacee
    I was borderline obsessed with Geekerella and was 100000% in on this companion book, sadly it wasn’t quite the same. I liked Imogen a lot. She’s passionate and supportive and I would love to go to a con with her. Her brother Milo was adorable and of course seeing Elle and Darien was fantastic. I wasn’t sold on Jessica. At the start she’s bratty {yes, it completely makes sense why} and I struggled to settle into the chapters with her POV. ...
  • Silvia
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Okay so first of all, I haven't read Geekerella yet! But I wanted to read this for the F/F romance and I was lucky enough to get approved for it. Reading Geekerella is definitely not necessary but reading this book made me want to read it. I think those of you who have read it will enjoy the references to it (which were a b...
  • Julie
    Y'all, this is SO CUTE. Jess and Imogen are two of the greatest characters. They're so flawed and have to grow so much and the romances are the CUTEST THINGS and this is just. A really stellar follow up to GEEKERELLA with lots of nods to the first book.
  • Adah Udechukwu
    The Princess and the Fangirl was exciting and refreshing. It was totally worth my time.
  • Hilda
    Bless Darien Freeman. Bless his tight jeans and his curly hair and his insufferable smile. Bless everything about that hufflepuff. Not really important, I just want to point out that even fictional hugflepuffs are awesome. I loved Darien I’m the first book and I love him in this one. I like the new characters as well. It was really hard to like Jessica Stone and honestly I don’t think I ever did which made the story just bleh for me. Even aft...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Sometimes the stories we need are the ones that can show us a happy ending and make us feel whole and welcome and loved Holy nerdgasm, Batman.I have fallen head over heels for a fandom that doesn't existThe Prince and the Pauper is far from my favorite of fairy tales, but this modern retelling, with a movie star space princess who doesn't want her fandom (because honestly...who would?) and a fangirl who just wants to save her favorite character f...
  • Andrea
    Ashley Poston knows how to write fandoms and cons. Between this book and Gerekerella, I've gotten so much fandom/con-love and they never fail to make me smile. This time we follow Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Princess Amara and her look alike, Imogen Lovelace. These two cross paths after a case of mistaken identity right before a panel. Jess struggles to connect with Imogen when the fans like Imogen better. The two girls decide to call a ...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    A few cute moments. Overall felt super forced and trying very hard to make as many nerdy references as possible. Not every sentence needed to be nerdy.
  • Cassie O. | Lost In Tomes
    I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to both Netgalley and the publisher for sending me digital and physical arcs in exchange for an honest review.The following review is 100% spoiler free, for both Geekerella and Princess and the Fangirl.If you loved Geekerella you're going to love The Princess and the Fangirl just as much! This Prince and the Pauper retelling was written for fangirls like me. It is chock full of witty references to all the biggest...
  • Rachel
    I went into this completely blind. Well, not completely. I'd read Geekerella, loved it, so I borrowed The Princess and the Fangirl from the library without even glancing at the plot summary. At first, I was disappointed that Elle and Darien weren't playing a bigger part. Then I realized this was a Prince and the Pauper re-telling, and I was hooked.If anyone says they are looking for a gay fairytale retelling...well, it's right here. This was so g...
  • sam {Multi Dreamer}⚔
    4.5Y’all it’s gonna take me a while to get back into reviewing I’m still in vacation mode 4.5⭐️Y’all it’s gonna take me a while to get back into reviewing I’m still in vacation mode😂