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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Quirk Books, [2017].
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319 pages ; 23 cm
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9781594749476 (hardcover)
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9
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0
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9
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1469275
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0
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6
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Summary
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.
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  School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Elle Wittimer loves Starfield, the popular sci-fi series that has garnered a cultlike fandom across the United States. When the latest teen sensation, Darien Freeman, is cast in the significant role of Prince Carmindor, Elle vents her displeasure on her fan blog and receives unprecedented readership. While working on the promotions for the show, Darien begins to feel the wrath of Starfield's loyal fans and attempts to get out of an upcoming ExcelsiCon cosplay event by contacting the convention's organizer. Elle's deceased father is the convention's founder, and Darien's text message is forwarded to her cell phone. The two develop an anonymous relationship via text messaging, which starts to attract the suspicion of Elle's evil stepsisters and Darien's production team. When Elle decides to enter the cosplay contest, she must hatch a plan with her new friend, Sage, to avoid the interference of her nagging stepmother and acts of sabotage from her stepsisters. Predictably, Elle's and Darien's paths cross at the ExcelsiCon ball, which ends with the expected lost slipper. The plot in this fairy-tale retelling won't be a mystery, but there are a few twists and turns that add a unique spin to the classic story. Unfortunately, the alternating voices of Darien and Elle are almost indistinguishable. VERDICT This secondary purchase is best suited for collections that serve teens who revel in the fandom and cosplay communities.-Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Booklist Review

In this modern, geeky update of Cinderella, all Elle has left of her father are memories of their time together watching Starfield, a cult-classic sci-fi TV show. When a movie reboot offers to breathe new life into the franchise, Elle can't wait; but the casting of soap actor Darien Freeman as the Federation Prince Carmindor has her worried about the show's integrity. When a contest is offered to win a meeting with Darien at the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and tickets to the Starfield premiere, Elle decides to enter as a way to escape her awful stepfamily and job at the Magic Pumpkin food truck. Meanwhile, Darien is a closet nerd who has always wanted to step into Carmindor's shoes, but the show's fans aren't accepting him. If only he could meet someone who would see the real him. With geekily adorable characters, a show that's part Star Trek and part Firefly, a cosplay contest, and a food truck fairy godmother, this is a love letter to fandom. Required reading for geeks everywhere.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2017 Booklist
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