I am probably going to say it every time I read fairytale revamp that I really enjoy retold and re-imagined versions of stories we all know by heart and love.
As you can guess Geekerella by Ashley Piston is one such tale and I’m sure you can guess the parent backbone. Here’s some clues:
A) nasty stepmother
B) icky twins
D) a ball
Yup, you guessed it, Cinderella! Though not my all time favorite I do happen to like the tale.
Danielle is our “princess” who was left to live with her selfish unreasonable stepmother after her sci fi loving dies in a car accident. Her love of Star field which she shared with her father will be her ticket out. After the announcement of a movie reboot of her beloved low key show she decides to return to the convention (con) her father founded when she was a little girl. She hasn’t been since he died but if she were to win the star field costume contest she could find her freedom away from her step family and maybe find somewhere to belong. Someone to love her.
Darien Freeman is an actor that was cast as the reboot movie’s hero, our prince have you. The star gunners, fans of the star field show, think he is a terrible choice due to his vapid heart throb role on a soap opera. What people don’t understand is that he himself is a stargunner but his manager tries to keep it quite to make sure Darien’s heart throb status doesn’t get overshadowed by the geekdom. So in a way he is also a bit like our Cinderella.
Even though you know how the story basically and how it ends Ashley Piston spun a story that was still entertaining and engaging. It was also pretty funny sometimes too.
I give it an enthusiastic 4 of 5 stars!
So if you are into fairytale revamps I highly recommend Geekerella!
And remember my little booklings,
A dream is a wish your heart makes…
“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite!”