Get your flip fops, grab your shades I have found the upbeat, modern and heartwarming summer YA romance you will want to bring
along to the beach. Geekerella is a Cinderella story with a generous twist of fandom and pop culture. Danielle “Elle” is a down on her luck
diehard fangirl of Starfield a cult hit show from the 90’s. A fandom she inherited from her deceased father, ahem, a BNF if you will. Now
she’s just trying to make it through high school living with her stepmother and
Enter our prince charming, Darien Freeman, the teen heartthrob who is playing the lead in the Starfield Movie, he’s a a young buff brown actor taking on an iconic role while co-staring with
a sweet down to earth female actresswho is also an indie film darling, and they are putting on a fake relationship for fans. Stop me if you’ve heard this.
The characters meet
cute through a wrong number and start texting and building a relationship while surrounded by a crew of gusty side characters. All roads are leading to a cosmic meeting at a once and a lifetime Cosplay Ball.
Narrator Eileen Stevens’s subtle Southern accent and energizing performance are an out-of-this-world pairing for this reimagined Cinderella. Sounding intrepid and animated, Stevens never loses sight of Elle, whose love of the cult sci-fi show “Starfield” is her escape from her evil stepmother. When she begins texting a fellow fan, Elle thinks she may have found her Prince Charming. Little does she know that on the other side of the texts is Darien Freeman, the teen heartthrob who is starring in the “Starfield” reboot. Narrator Tristan Morris’s wonderfully theatrical voice never quite captures the young actor, who is caught in a bout of ennui. Teens familiar with the intricacies of fandom will find the inside jokes a delightful addition to this contemporary fairy tale. J.E.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2017]
1/2 of the blogging duo at Books and Sensibility, I have been blogging about and reviewing books since 2011. I read any and every genre, here on the blog I mostly review Fantasy, Adult Fiction, and Young Adult with a focus on audiobooks.