Author: Ashley Poston
Publication date: 4th April 2017
Anything can happen once upon a con…
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
There will be a lot of gushing and fangirling 🙂
Five out of five stars and a 100% amazing…
Let me start off by saying that this is definitely, 100%, my favourite Cinderella retelling. It his every plot point in order to make sure that it stayed true to the original Cinderella story, such as the existence of the Magic Pumpkin as a vegan food truck, there i also a fairy godmother, evil stepmother and stepsisters(obviously), a ball, even a glass slipper, all of it!
However, Ashley incorporated these plot points in such a way that they belonged within the time period of the story… thereby making it so much more relatable.
And let me just put it out there that I adored both Elle and Darien’s characters equally. I found myself being able to relate to both of them. I also found that I didn’t enjoy one point of view over the other, which was amazing because it allowed me to enjoy every chapter.
And to be perfectly honest, I just kept reading consistently so I could get my happily ever after, after what Elle went through, throughout the course of the book, she deserved it and I quite frankly needed it.
And that is about it that I can say without getting all spoilery on you 🙂
But please if you can, I highly suggest you pick up this book and read it, you won’t regret it.
P.S. Don’t skip the acknowledgements they are awesome.
Tootles, Gaby 🙂