Geekerella by Ashley Poston was a surprise fun read for me. I selected it to fulfill a retelling prompt and ended up enjoying it much more than I anticipated. The storyline definitely mimics Cinderella even involving a pumpkin and sewing dresses. No multi talented animals though. The story does a wonderful job of showing the lows and highs of an underdog You would have to be mean at your core to not cheer for Elle to get her goal fulfilled.
There are several YA tropes in the book but rather than feeling contrived they do make sense. Among them are the mistaken LGBTQ crush, the mean girls and the secret admirer. The whole fangirl and Cosplay theme make for a great story. If you are looking for a fun heart warming story you will enjoy this book. It's an added bonus if you are into SciFi and Cons.
There are several other books in this series that I am interested in reading down the road.
The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:
- Library Love #LibraryLoveChallenge Book #63
- Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2022 Book #75
- Back List Reader #Backlistreader Book #58
- Beat the Backlist #BTB2022 #8 one word title
- Nerdy Bookworm #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #37 A coming of age story where the characters are in school
- Nerd Daily #NERDREADING2022 #15 a retelling
- OWLS 22 #3 Tales of Beedle the Bard: A fairytale retelling
- Pick your Poison #7 a retelling of a classic
- RAD challenge #aradreadingchallenge #3 A One word title