A cheesy, YA-contemporary romance novels...but with fandoms... "Princess And The Fangirl" the highly anticipated sequel to "Geekerella" by Ashlee Poston. And let me say, it did not disappoint.
Jessica Stone: talented actress, young adult struggling with self-esteem, and Princess Amara. She wants nothing more than to quit Princess Amara, to move on to something...worth it.
Imogene Lovelace: disappointing daughter, young girl struggling with self-esteem, and a fangirl on an impossible mission, to save Princess Amara.
When they get mistaken for each other, Jessica makes a deal, to switch for the weekend (besides, she has to find the script leaker who might or might not ruin her entire career). Imogene will do Jessica's interviews, panels, and meet-and-greets. Jessica will do Imogene's fan-booth and save her career.
And well, who's going to argue if they fall in love along the way (not to each other, thought that would be cool too). OH, there is lots of LGBT representation in here too, gotta love it!
I don’t go to cons, but I teach students who do, so I find it interesting to go diving into the mindset and activities of an enthusiastic fandom.
What I like about this story is that it also examines the effects on the objects of the fandom, both good and bad, by addressing the way internet anonymity gives some people license to be their foulest selves without any real consequences.
The characters are diverse and there’s lots of representation, so I think tons of kids would love and relate to this book. I’m glad they have an opportunity to see themselves reflected in literature, and that they’re getting a hidden intro to the classics (in this case, The Prince and the Pauper), but less white and male.
I preordered The Princess and the Fangirl the moment I could, and last week, it finally came in! Geekerella is one of my favorite reads ever so I had high hopes for this one. And they definitely came out. @_ashposton’s writing is like slowly lying in a warm (geeky) bath. So many geeky references, two really cute love stories and just so much perfection. I will definitely reread this one as many times I reread Geekerella❤️ P.s. if you want to know if you are like Elle from Geekerella, I have a template in my highlights 😊will definitely make one soon of Darien and the characters from Princess and the Fangirl!
Geekerella will probably forever be one of my favorite books 🙌 I love the whole cuteness and geekiness❤️And now I finally have The Princess and the Fangirl and I can’t wáit to start reading it. #tinyloveapril19 favorite retelling
April BooksForThoughts Challenge Day Six | All Star
Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite!
Look y’all already know I loved Geekerella and I was looking forward to The Princess and the Fangirl. I got it two days ago and stayed up wayyyy too late that night reading it in one sitting.
It was just so good! I had to snap a picture of it to gush about it just a little bit but when I get home to a place with decent lighting I’ll take a better picture and give a better review. - #bookstagram#princessandthefangirl#geekerella#booksforthoughts#bftchallenge#bpcforthoughts
💙 Today has been a relaxing day, with some cleaning in my bathroom. I have some plans in my head of what I want to change in our master bathroom. We have this ridiculously long two sink counter. We just tend to load the counter between the sinks with junk. I want to get rid of the sink we don't use and all the extra counter. That way we can set up some cute storage/wardrobe to put our towels and extra toiletries. Then I want to theme it with a pirate/under water/mermaid theme. There is this local hardware store that has this STUNNING dark blue scales backsplash. It would look beautiful around our big tub. 💙 What does your dream bathroom look like? 💙 I would also LOVE a big claw tub that I could submerge my entire body in. #apribookstagram19 5. Most Anticipated. I have been so stinking excited for Princess and the Fangirl. My wonderful sister-in-law, @logil_ gave me her copy she recieved from work after she read it. #ofthethroneapr19 5. House Tyrell: Growing Strong/Books and Florals. I love using florals. They add a little extra to a photo. #booknerdsapr19 5. Blue skies-Blue Books: I just ADORE the color blue. This photo prompt just makes my heart happy! . . . . .
Thank you Ashley and Sam for coming out tonight and signing copies of #princessandthefangirl and #girlsquads . For anyone that couldn't make it to the event tonight don't worry we have extra signed copies for you.
2 334 April, 2019
Happy book birthday to The Princess and the Fangirl by @_ashposton !!!!! 💕🎉🥳💃🏻😋☺️💋📚 This is a fandom inspired retelling of The Princess and the Pauper, and I’m soooooo excited to dive into it!! Who’s also super excited for this one??!! xoxo Averie
Raise your hand if you're also pumped af for Princess and the Fangirl!🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ I loved Geekerella SO MUCH. I even had the chance to meet Ashley at BookCon 2 years ago!! Such an awesome experience 😍 Have you met any authors before?
“What I am built for is falling in love slowly, page by page, like reading a favorite book.” @_ashposton is a magical, nerdy genius. If you haven’t read Geekerella, do, as soon as possible, and then get The Princess and the Fangirl the second it comes out on April 2nd!
Happy Sunday, friends! Wish I could be in my PJs and read all day, but alas I have homework 😩 Going to push through so I can get to this very exciting book! Thank you to @penguinrandomca and @quirkbooks for sending me this copy of The Princess and the Fangirl!!! It’s the sequel and companion novel to Geekerella by @_ashposton and is a reimagining of The Prince & The Pauper. You can get your own copy when it releases on April 2nd!
QOTD: What is your favourite version of Cinderella or Princ(ess) & the Pauper? Comment down below! 😄
Until next time, lovelies 😘
3 1333 March, 2019
Day 28 of #authorlifemonth is what’s Coming Up Next!
Well my friends, I have TWO books coming out this year! The first is THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL, a companion to GEEKERELLA—although you don’t have to have read Geek to read this one! You might miss some special nods and cameos, but nothing that would change the story! 💜 It comes out April 2nd, so please pre-order!!
Then later this year, we return to the Iron Kingdom for the sequel to HEART OF IRON. Our favorite space pirate and her friends were left in an especially hard bind at the end of HOI, but no fear! SOUL OF STARS comes out July 23rd so the wait is almost over!
Which are y’all excited for the most?
72 93328 February, 2019
Day 27 of #authorlifemonth is Acknowledgements.
It takes a village to raise a book. There are so many people who work to put a book into the hands of readers. The author. The agent. The editor(s). The marketing team. The design department. Publicity. Sales. Booksellers. Bloggers. Readers—it’s almost impossible to name everyone. I knew I couldn’t in #Geekerella , so instead I wrote a thank you to the communities who raised me. The ones who taught me that I can unabashedly love something, and I am not less because of it. I’ll argue that we are more, actually, because we open our hearts and minds to other experiences and stories. 💜✨
(Speaking of which, today is the year anniversary of HEART OF IRON! It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Thank you for coming along for the ride!)