Geekerella
Ashley Poston

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Narrated By: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris

Duration: 10 hours and 32 minutes

What to expect

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.

Genre

Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Clothing and fashion, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Witches, wizards and magicians

Listen to a sample

“A fun romantic comedy with coming-of-age sensibilities and authentically voiced teens, this novel hits all the YA book-love buttons. Geekerella is simply delightful.”

USA Today

“Fairytale and fandom collide in this sweet, heartfelt, entertaining rom-com.”

Bustle

“A legit love letter to geekdom.”

Paste magazine

“Thoroughly enjoyable…A celebration of fandom and happily ever afters, this feel-good reimagining hits all the right notes.”

Publishers Weekly

“With geekily adorable characters…this is a love letter to fandom. Required reading for geeks everywhere.”

Booklist

“Readers who love romance and the classic tale of Cinderella will love this wonderfully written spin-off…Perfectly filled with humor and love, the book is impossible to put down and quite worth the read.”

VOYA

“Narrator Eileen Stevens’ subtle Southern accent and energizing performance are an out-of-this-world pairing for this reimagined Cinderella. Sounding intrepid and animated, Stevens never loses sight of Elle, whose love of the cult sci-fi show Starfield is her escape from her evil stepmother…Darien Freeman…[is portrayed by] narrator Tristan Morris’ wonderfully theatrical voice…Teens familiar with the intricacies of fandom will find the inside jokes a delightful addition to this contemporary fairy tale.”

AudioFile

“I’ve never had this much fun reading a fairytale retelling! Geekerella is hilarious, packed with emotional punches, and steeped in so much love for fandom and con culture. We’ve all known the Cinderella story since preschool, but Ashley Poston’s version feels so fresh and real that I genuinely worried Elle might not make it to the ball.”

Alison Cherry, author of Look Both Ways

“Fun, funny, and fan-tastic! I rooted for Elle and Darien from page one.”

Sarah Ahiers, author of Assassin's Heart

“Adorkable, geektastic, nerderiffic…however you describe it, Geekerella is scrumptious! Ashley Poston’s fandom is one you’ll definitely want to join.”

Tiffany Schmidt, author of Break Me Like A Promise

“An utterly charming take on Cinderella that sparkles with witty banter, Geekerella is the perfect YA fandom fairytale.”