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Geekerella by Ashley Poston- 4.75/5 Stars

I read this book (audiobook) because I needed something to listen to while working on my paintings and a friend I trust (Erin Instagram ) really liked it. I had my doubts going in, contemporaries really are a hit or miss for me. And I wasn't sure about it at the beginning either, it was coming across a tad juvenile for me. 

But as the story progressed I started to really enjoy it and connect with it. 
Geekerella is a really sweet romance story, but it is also a 'love letter' to all of us who are a part of a fandom. Considering my obsession with Throne of Glass, The Infernal Devices and Falling Kingdoms I felt very protective of the characters fandom as well 🙂 
The book is also a  Cinderella retelling, something I should have figured out by the book's name I guess... But in a way it is good I didn't know anything about the book before reading it. One because I might not have read it, and two because it would have made it all rather predictable. Like this, I figured out half way through why the book sounded so familiar but at that point I was already really into it- too late to turn back!

Elle and Dorian were adorable! I couldn't help but smile every time they messaged each other. And when they finally meet? That was great and also hilarious. 
But you know what I personally think made this book great? It was a modern take on Cinderella that did not focus almost solely on Cinderella. There was equal focus on Elle, Dorian, AND their fandom! 

All in all a very light sweet read. It could have had a better start, but luckily it righted itself quick enough!  

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