Author: Ashley Poston
Publisher: Quirk Books, Philadelphia
Publication date: 4th of April 2017
Number of Pages: 319
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
This book was literally one of the cutest things I have ever read.
I love that there were some things in this story that links into the original story of Cinderella but they were modernised. (e.g. The pumpkin carriage that Cinderella is supposed to ride away in, is instead The Magic Pumpkin which is a Vegan Treats food truck)
The two main characters, Elle and Darien, were the smollest cinnamon rolls to ever grace this Earth. They were both so geeky and adorable (even though they are the same age as me and I would never say this to their face but shhhhhhhh) and I ship them so bad.
I laughed at some parts and cried at some parts (the part where Elle gets home and Chloe is in her room got me bad. I cried quite a bit).
Towards the end I was also pretty angry at two of the characters *cough* Chloe and Catherine *cough* *cough* If there was an award for worst family members in existence, then these two would definitely be runners up.
I usually don’t tend to enjoy dual POV books, but this one was done really well and I enjoyed both POVs’. I liked seeing Elle get more excited about going to a Con, and see Darien acting and dealing with Hollywood life and what not.
Overall, I’d give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars!
I highly recommend this book if you want to read a fluffy fandom love story! It’s super-duper cute!!
My feelings are still a little mushy… #noregrets