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Geekerella

A Novel
Written by: Ashley Poston
Series: Once Upon a Con Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction 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 has 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.

©2017 Ashley Poston (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Super cute Cinderella retelling!

Love the characters and story. Stuck closer to the original than expected. Would have liked a little more of the characters time to be together and a little more romance. Overall great book. Couldn't stop listening!

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Great

This is the first time I ever read/listened to this book, so I was a bit surprised. I loved the story telling, it really made me feel for the characters. I think I even had tears in my eyes at certain points. There was just one part that made me kind of giggle, the male narrator, Tristan Morris, was a little humourous when he was voicing Chloe, like he just really bad in that specific accent, it was when Chloe harasses Elle at the convention. His accent got better though, as the story progressed. A very enjoyable read/listen. Would definitely recommend to a friend

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loved this take.

I loved the take on Cinderella that this book did. it's so relevant to culture right now and to a lot of women/girls. The characters where so well done and rounded. There where a few moments that I will admit I teared up for sure. I was wonderful thinking about the story of Cinderella and wondering how they could change it so that it would fit in this world.if I did have a complaint about this audio book it would be I dont think they had the right voice actor for Darien, he sounded much older then the character, worked for the voice of mark but kinda threw me for the first couple chapters. nothing against the him he did a wonderful job but just a preference I guess. all around though wonderful listen!

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Fell flat

the premise was super cute and I was looking forward to reading it, but the characters were kinda bland and there wasnt as much romance as I had hoped for. I'd definitely skip this book.

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  • Kathleen Y. Danis
  • 2017-05-02

Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

I'm what you would call an older woman :-), but I always love a good Cinderella spin off. This book was a nice and well done. The storyline was modernized and well written. If you were looking for a light fun read this is it. Regarding the audiobook though, there are a lot of editing errors, such as repeated sentences. But I easily overlooked those as I enjoyed the story so much.

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  • Trungles
  • 2017-07-31

A Charming Cinderella Story, More than Just a Retelling

Poston does a brilliant job of lovingly grafting the odds and ends of contemporary geek culture over the age-old tale of Cinderella. We all know the story, and all the re-imaginings can easily come off as worn and tired. But Poston's retelling, like any good fairy tale told and retold over time, gives us the heartbeat of the time and space from which it springs. The writing is brisk and humorous, and the characters are constructed with care and wit. Stevens and Morris provide solid performances, and their voices serve Poston's narrative brilliantly. I enjoyed it immensely!

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  • Sally Robinson
  • 2017-08-10

Fun Cinderella story & all the things I love about con

This is a fun take on Cinderella. It also has the moments I love about going to a SciFi Con.
It is sweet and fun - but still solidly read.
I really enjoyed it.

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  • Vanessa
  • 2017-05-05

Bad editing

The story itself is a fun spin on a classic Cinderella story. The editing of the audio book however definitely needs working on. Multiple times there are lines which are repeated for no reason and other bad editing notes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-04-18

Absolutely Loved it!!😍😍😍

Both narrations and the story were perfect. This is the first time I felt so connected to a main character in a story. My favorite part was was not just the texts but when Elle started converting Sage to a Star Gunner and kept Darian updated on the progress. it was one my most favorite scenes after Darian's first stunt scene for the movie and second to the last few scenes when Sage breaks entry into the Country club.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2017-07-01

fun book, but geeks be warned

there were some mispronounced sci-fi words that took me out of the story. other than a word every so often I would totally recommend it.

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  • D. Alexander
  • 2017-10-21

Drawn out and got too annoying

Rarely have I fast forwarded an audible just to stop the pain of a story being drawn out to no end, but this was a first out of over 100 books.

I just couldn’t take the wimpy main character watching her stepsisters taunt her with her mothers clothes and these are teenagers. No taking it back, no threatening to harm them over the district of her dead mother’s most prized possession. I just can’t, too unrealistic considering the entitlement of all the teens in the book. Smh

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  • Kaz
  • 2017-10-31

Needs a sequel

Great start. It does manage to skip over a lot of stuff. But this needs a sequel

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  • Doha
  • 2017-04-19

Very Adorkable :D

I really enjoyed this story more that I expected .. it was such a breath of fresh air to me and it's been a while since I was last immersed myself in a story like that .. it made me smile the kind of smile that made my cheeks hurt and I still kept smiling, I LOVED the main characters Elle and Darien and I was shipping them so hard that I finished the whole book in one day
I did have a problem with the audio quality, I noticed there were a lot of repeated sentences and the male narrator sometimes forgets to say some words, but overall this book was amazing and highly recommended

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  • Kate
  • 2017-09-25

Delightful

I needed a feel good read and I got it. I recommend this to anyone in any fandom.

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