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The Princess and the Fangirl

A Geekerella Fairytale (The Once upon a Con Series, Book 2)
Written by: Ashley Poston
Series: Once Upon a Con Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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 than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year's ExcelsiCon isn't her last, she'll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-alikes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That's easier said than done when the girls step into each other's shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these "princesses" race to find the script leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

©2019 Ashley Poston (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • L. Jones
  • 2019-07-26

Enjoyable romcom and great sequel

Let's get the obvious out of the way: anyone who's familiar with romantic comedies can predict many of the plot points of this book. But, as a certain website would tell you, Tropes Are Not Bad. And what matters in a romcom isn't the destination - it's the journey. Like its predecessor, The Princess and the Fangirl is a pleasant journey with likeable characters. It's got humor, nerd references, and some really nice moments between its principal players. Anyone who likes a solid romantic comedy is likely to enjoy this book. Fans of Geekerella will be glad to see some returning characters, and this book also has a fair bit of LGBT representation, which is always a good thing to see. It also takes a pretty strong stance against toxic fandom and cyber bullying. Having listened to the audio this time around, I genuinely wish I'd done so for the first book rather than reading it. The two protagonists are voiced by two different readers, and both of them do a good job bringing Imogen and Jessica to life. I liked the first book just fine, but I definitely enjoyed this one more, and I think their performances are part of the reason why. Recommended if you like romantic comedies and/or stories with nerdy main characters.

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  • Maura
  • 2020-05-22

cute cute cute

Story moves quickly Characters grabbed me from the beginning Narration was flawless Looking foewllrward to the next in series

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  • LeJoy Nichols
  • 2019-08-06

Loved it!

I liked this book even more than the 1st in the series. Sweet story and livable characters.

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  • Aly P
  • 2019-06-24

Cute retelling

This was a cute sequel to Geekerella. I liked that the fairy tale twist was the Prince and the Pauper and that we saw more of Jess from the first book. Jess was a bit unlikeable at the beginning, she seems spoiled and complains about being in a super successful film, but when Imogene trades places with her, you see how controlled she is and that she just wants to do her own thing. Imogene was quirky and funny and I liked her relationship with her brother. Both girls had their own romances that were sweet and I liked how they played out. I felt like the pacing was slow and could have had more action. The narration on the audiobook was good, especially Jess's slight southern accent.

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  • Katy
  • 2019-05-01

nice

tried to be to much like the first book instead of being it's own story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-10-17

In your face same sex relationships

The same sex relationships weren’t in the background like in Geekerella, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but front, center, and shoved down your throat. Starting with two moms. a brother and his boyfriend, a lesbian starlet, and multiple trans dressers praised left and right, this book kraken its political agenda to the forefront so much as to make it difficult to see the potential fun of the story. It lost my attention before even the half way point. I couldn’t finish it.

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  • Retired Storekeeper
  • 2020-09-28

Boring. Geekerella was so much better. DNF

Way too much time at ExselciCon. I can appreciate science fiction/fantasy/comic books, but it's too much. Also, I'm not a fan of LGBT plot lines. Everyone is free to love who they want, but I don't want to read about it.

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  • carrie
  • 2020-09-17

cute

I'm a 39F geek...cute story and sequel...3rd book is on my list to read now

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  • Daniel
  • 2020-09-15

Please get nerd lingo right.

It takes like 2 seconds to research pronunciations. Super Saiyan. Dalek. Come on. Its not hard.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 2020-09-13

Honest Review

I listen to a LOT of audiobooks of diverse genres but I rarely leave reviews. I find reviews on Audible to be particularly misleading and over hyped. That being said... 5 stars across the board. I adore the universe and the characters. Well written and this time they mastered the editing. After truly enjoying the first book I was concerned the story line in P&F would be disappointing. Happily, not the case. Looking forward to the third!