Fellow nerds, gather near, I got your next book boyfriend for you. Do you enjoy things like Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Cinderella, and Comic Conventions? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place. Please allow me to introduce you to, Darien Freeman. He’s famous, he’s cute, and he’s nothing like the person Elle wants playing Federation Prince Carmindor in the Starfield movie reboot.
Geekerella is Ashley Poston’s upcoming novel (releasing April 4th), and not only is it a contemporary Cinderella retelling, it also takes place during a Con, and the filming of the Starfield film. Elle and her dad loved Starfield when it was on TV, so much so that her dad created ExcelsiCon in honor of it. But now he’s dead, and Elle can’t believe that Darien Freeman is playing their favorite role in the new reboot. She’s horrified really, since he’s only known for a silly teenage TV show.
But this story doesn’t just focus on Elle. No, we get an insider look into the workings of Darien’s mind, and boy is he a keeper. He’s sweet, just as nerdy as you want him to be, and he’s not the guy that all the ‘cool girls’ think he is. I loved that Poston makes sure that we get to know our ‘prince’ in this retelling. Darien has his own voice, and you get to see his side of the story, as he navigates what it’s like to be a teen in the movie bizz.
Not only do we get to see Darien nerding out over the fictional Starfield, but we also get to see how he feels about a lot of other shows and fandoms. Seriously, this novel is full of fandoms that it will make your little nerdy heart burst. And it will not only make you wish that Darien Freeman was real, but that Starfield was as well. Thank God for accidental text messages and the things that get said about fandoms while no one is watching. And thank God for Darien Freeman!
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