Tuesday, 7 March 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Geekerella

Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Published by: Quirk Books
Publication date: 7th April 2017
Format: Kindle
Source: ARC

I went into this book honestly not expecting very much at all. 
In fact, I was pretty sure that I was going to hate it if I'm being honest. 

Retellings of fairytales can often fall kind of flat. 
And I don't tend to enjoy romance as a genre. 

But I was actually very pleasantly surprised!

This geeky, modern-day, reimagined telling of Cinderella was actually pretty fraking good!

Sure, it has its fair share of silly, over the top, eye-rolling moments. 
But it more than makes up for those with its cosy charm, cute diverse characters and heapings upon heapings of awesome nerdy references! 

The story alternates between Ella and Darien, each telling their side of the story. And I think it's this choice of telling which keeps the pace of the story interesting. 
Though I was always much more interested in Darien's side of the story. 
Elle came across rather judgemental and superior in my opinion, at least at the start of the story - she does become more likeable as the tale unfolds. 

This is actually a romance which I enjoyed following!
And that a HUGE deal for me.
I am shook. 

Read and rejoice, fellow geeky bookworms!


  1. I like fairy tales and Cinderella is one of my favorite. Does this version stay close to the original story?
    Glad you enjoyed this one. ��


    1. does stay pretty close, yes.

      In a roundabout way we still have a prince, a pumpkin, a fairy godmother, a ball and a missing glass slipper.
      But the original parts of the story are cleverly woven into a geeky tale :)

  2. Not all fairy tale retellings are equal, that's for sure, but this one sounds like a lot of fun. And what a great title! Loved your review. :)

    1. Thank you :)
      It was a fun, cosy, cute one for sure!
      A lovely surprise!

  3. It's so nice to be pleasantly surprise. I love it when that happens to me. This one sounds super charming. Thanks for sharing, Jodie!

    1. You're welcome!
      It definitely has oodles of geeky charm!