As always I’m happy to be given this book by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Calling Geeks around the world this is our book yo! This book is al geek/nerd paradise! This book is geek/nerd heaven and of course I am loved ever moment of it! So let me break it down for you, Elle Wittimer loves Starfield, a classic sci-fi series she grew up with and it’s a great part of her because of her late father. Then all of sudden the classic show is being brought to the big screen and of course Elle is convinced that Hollywood is going to ruin it. Hmmm I wonder where she would get that idea from? Umm reality! Duh!
The first indication is the fact that the announcement that Hollywood Hot Commodity Darien Freeman is going to be casted as the leader, the Carmindor. Elle isn’t the only fan that can see that this is not a great idea. Even though Darien use to be one of the super nerd who use to be a huge Starfield fan as well, but he’s determined to do the part the much needed justice a super nerdy geeky fan would do. But then again Darien is more sexier than you’re average convention goer because he’s filled with sexy abs, that his father/ parental celebrity manger makes him show off. Umm can we say how weird it is for a dad to tell his son to show of his sexy abs? I mean no one ever tells me to show off my stretch marks. I’m just saying, we should make that a thing! Anyway back to the book, the character Darien doesn’t have much friends he finds trustworthy, that all could be because his father is more marketing team than parental guidance giver.
This novel of course a geeky retelling of Cinderella, and it’s absolutely is amazing as well as very easy to recognized all the marks that make it amazing. It’s an amazing and I’m really glad that Poston took a great whack of a classic tale for this geeky/nerd community.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I just love the characters of Darien and Ellen connect as well as watching their romantic interest grow the same way Cinderella would have grown romantically towards her Prince. Plus I have to admit who won’t love Elle’s fairy godmother Sage! I mean this book as the prefect elements of great fairy tale retelling while also being utterly unique to the original design of the Cinderella.
I think readers will love this book because of the fandom and geekdom that’s apart of this story. The story of Starfield is fictional, but the utter love of this reminds me of all the t.v. watchers love for Dr. Who. If a group of geeks or nerds love a show, they don’t just love a show it becomes a cult classic instantly! I thought this book is just an adorable retelling, that depicting cult community culture in a wonderful nerdy retelling.