Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

3 Stars
I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

This was a fun book. I had a lot of fun reading it and it gave me a huge desire to watch Star Wars which I'm not even a huge fan of.

As you can probably tell from the title, it's a retelling of Cinderella. This immediately appealed to me because since beginning the Lunar Chronicles, I've been super into retellings. I think they are so fun to read and I'm just really into them at the moment. I think Geekerella was done really well in the regards of being a retelling, you could follow the aspects of the original story and there were some really cool ways that the author incorporated the original story. The one thing being that it was predictable but I think that's a challenging thing with all retellings since they are based on a story we already know. It was done well and it made it a fun read.

As for the romancey side of the book. I wasn't really feeling the connection between Elle and Darien, I thought there wasn't too much interactions between them for me to really feel that between them. It almost felt like the author was really pushing it. I liked Elle and Darien as characters but I'm just not convinced on the two of them together. It didn't feel natural and I thought it progressed a little fast for my liking. I do love a slow burn.

My heart was in a constant state of lurching for Elle with her step mum and sister. I can't believe how horrible they are to poor Elle. In that way, the story was absolutely spot on to Cinderella. I did really like Sage though, even Calliope. I think Sage is a brilliant friend and a lovely person. I also think Calliope is a real sweetheart even if her sister is the literal devil.

It was good. I keep using the word fun but I think fun is the only word for it. It was a really fun read. It was nerdy and dorky. I don't know that I'd reach for it again but I did enjoy it. It was worth the read and if you're into retellings like me then I think you definitely have to check it out.

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