Geekerella (Once Upon a Con #1) by Ashley Poston {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Series: Once Upon a Con #1

Synopsis:
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

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 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’s ever wanted, but the 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.

GOODREADS

 

Review

You know I’m in love with the celebrity interest romances! Well this is one of them!

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Recently Added to my TBR Shelf {May 2018}

This is a new series here on the blog, and I’m realizing that it’s pretty eye-opening.

At the rate that I’m adding new books to my TBR, I will have to read about 10 books per day for the rest of my life to get through them all. ::cringe::

Do you every just get overwhelmed with all the books and movies and music and other amazing media there is available out there? I’d want to be immortal just so that I could get through it all.

Sometimes, when I have a few spare moments, I almost go into a panic trying to decide what I should do. Should I listen to an audiobook? Read a book on my Kindle? Take a book off my shelf? Listen to a podcast? Watch a TV show or movie on Netflix?

It almost makes me sad to think of all the incredible stories I could be missing out on.

Does this happen to anyone else?


 

Here are all the books I’ve added to my TBR this month

(In order from date added.)


The Princess and the Fangirl (Starfield #2) by Ashley Poston
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie, et. al
Flow (Grip 0.5) by Kennedy Ryan
Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

I didn’t realize that Geekerella was a series until I looked it up on Goodreads after posting my review. I immediately added the next book in the series to my TBR. I actually thought that Because you Hate to Love Me was on my TBR, but when I realized it wasn’t, I added it.


 


Elusive (Princess Presley Duet #1) by S.E. Hall
Asher (Inked Brotherhood #1) by Jo Raven
Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill
Hardball by C.D. Reiss

 


 


Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by C.D. Reiss
Shuttergirl by C.D. Reiss
Blackmail Boyfriend (Boyfriend Chronicles #1) by Chris Cannon
Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

After reading my first CD Reiss book, I kind of went on a spree adding all her books to my TBR. (I only add first books in series because I won’t know if I’ll want to read the entire series.)


 


A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh (Editor), Elsie Chapman (Editor)
Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
Wait With Me by Amy Daws
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang

Ace of Shades has been everywhere lately, and so many great bloggers have loved it, I’m sure I will, too!


 


The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Untitled Novella (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.2) by Sarah J. Maas
Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #5) by Sarah J. Maas
Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Clearly, after reading the latest ACOTAR book, I went ahead and added all the rest to my TBR.


 


The Merciless (The Merciless #1) by Danielle Vega
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
Rush (Breathless #1) by Maya Banks

After reading Bentley’s review of Merciless, I added it to my TBR and asked him for Horror suggestions. He suggested My Best Friend’s Exorcism (the cover is so creepy!)


 

What books have you added to your TBR this month?

 

 

 

Geekerella (Starfield #1) by Ashley Poston

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Series: Starfield #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Synopsis:
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.

GOODREADS

Review

As someone who is married to a Mega Geek (and who is somewhat of a geek herself) I totally appreciated all the references to the different fandoms that Geekerella slipped in. Particularly the use of the work, “Frack.”

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Reading List: May 2018

Hello, May!

I have a Summer resolution and that is to go to the beach more. I’m literally minutes away from the beach and around only an hour away from one of the best beaches in the US and I’ve gone maybe 3 times last year.

It’s very sad.

This weekend I’ve vowed to take a family trip to the beach.

The beach is a great place to get in some reading! So, I’m going to share with you the books I’m planning to read this month and talk about the books I read last month.

I read a total of 11 books and re-read 3 in April.

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Favorite Reads from April 2018

First of all, happy release day to Sarah J Maas! A Court of Frost and Starlight is out and I couldn’t be more excited!

May is sure to be an exciting month with the release of Legendary by Stephanie Garber and Trisha Wolfe’s Broken Bonds series on audio.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. We’re talking about favorite reads from April, so let’s get on that.

I read a total of 12 books this month and 5 of them are new favorites.

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