Poston’s stellar love letter to fandom continues, this time focusing on the female lead in the Starfield franchise relaunch film and one of the character’s biggest fans. Actress Jessica Stone is the opposite of lead actor Darien Freeman (romantic interest in Geekerella) – she’s no closet fan, she doesn’t “get” fandom in general. Jessica’s only interested in recreating the iconic role of Princess Amara as an acting job, one she hopes will open non-genre movie doors for her, especially following the character’s noble death at the end of the film. Superfan Imogen Lovelace is not only leading a #SaveAmara campaign, but also looks uncannily like Jessica, especially when sporting an artistic SPACE QUEEN beanie. Intrigue around the sequel’s script gives the two a reason to swap places during ExcelsiCon, leading to general con-fusion and growth opportunities for both young women. Highly recommended.
The Prince and the Pauper gets a Geekerella-style makeover in this witty and heartfelt novel for those who believe in the magic of fandom.
Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favorite Starfield character, Princess Amara, from being killed off. On the other hand, the actress who plays Amara wouldn’t mind being axed. Jessica Stone doesn’t even like being part of the Starfield franchise—and she’s desperate to leave the intense scrutiny of fandom behind.
Though Imogen and Jess have nothing in common, they do look strangely similar to one another—and a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon sets off a chain of events that will change both of their lives. When the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, with all signs pointing to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. The deal: Imogen will play Jess at her signings and panels, and Jess will help Imogen’s best friend run their booth.
But as these “princesses” race to find the script leaker—in each other’s shoes—they’re up against more than they bargained for. From the darker side of fandom to unexpected crushes, Imogen and Jess must find a way to rescue themselves from their own expectations...and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.
About the Author
Ashley Poston is the author of Geekerella (Quirk Books, 2017) and Heart of Iron (HarperCollins, 2018). Her fangirl heart has taken her everywhere from the houses of Hollywood screenwriters to the stages of music festivals to geeked-out conventions (in cosplay, of course). When she is not inventing new recipes with peanut butter, having passionate dance-offs with her cat, or geeking out all over the internet, she writes books. She lives in small-town South Carolina, where you can see the stars impossibly well.
#3 on Seventeen's Best Young Adult Books of 2019 So Far List A 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist
“This lighthearted, fun, LGBT YA book dives expertly into the world of fandoms and cons.”—Buzzfeed
“A geeky love story that readers will love.”—Paste
“Unabashedly fun, intoxicating read.”—POPSUGAR
“If you love fan culture, and love seeing it presented as how things should be, then definitely give this book a chance.”—The Mary Sue
“This companion to Geekerella reimagines The Prince and the Pauper in the best way possible: at a con!”—BookRiot
“The Princess and the Fangirl manages to take the already powerful Geekerella and build upon it in a way that makes its universe seem completely real.”—Sweety High
“A loving ode to cons, geek culture, the good and bad of fandoms, and making one's own happy ending.”— Booklist
“A fun addition to the Geekerella universe.”—School Library Journal
“Poston does a wonderful job of painting fandoms and the passion behind them.”—Foreword Reviews
“A silly but fun mad-dash rom-com style romp.”—Youth Services Book Review Praise for Geekerella: Spring 2017 Kids Indie Next List Pick 2017 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Young Adult Fiction Named to Seventeen's 2017 "12 Life-Changing Books You Have to Read This Summer" List
“Geekerella has ‘must-read’ written all over it. 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's Happy Ever After
“Fairytale and fandom collide in this sweet, heartfelt, entertaining rom-com.”—Bustle
“A legit love letter to geekdom.”—Paste Magazine
“Pay attention, fangirls, because Ashley Poston’s Geekerella is about to be your favorite YA romance.”—Sweety High
“The geekiest spin on Cinderella you'll ever read.”—Hypable
“Geeks and non-geeks will discover their inner fangirl when they fall for this fan-tastic book that celebrates fan-doms, fan-tasy, and 'shipworthy romance’.”—Justine