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“A satisfying fairy-tale nerd love story.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Will give fans a reason to cheer....great storytelling, with a lot of amusing flourishes.”—School Library Journal
“Enjoyable, moving, and easy to read, like eating a smooth, sweet bowl of ice cream.”—New York Journal of Books
“One of those rare books that make me want to scream from the top of every bookstore in town, ‘READ THIS ONE!!’”—GeekMom
Praise for The Princess and the Fangirl:
#3 on Seventeen's Best Young Adult Books of 2019 So Far List
A 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist
“This lighthearted, fun, LGBT YA book dives expertly into the world of fandoms and cons.”—Buzzfeed
“A geeky love story that readers will love.”—Paste
“Unabashedly fun, intoxicating read.”—POPSUGAR
“This companion to Geekerella reimagines The Prince and the Pauper in the best way possible: at a con!”—BookRiot
“The Princess and the Fangirl manages to take the already powerful Geekerella and build upon it in a way that makes its universe seem completely real.”—Sweety High
Praise for Geekerella:
Spring 2017 Kids Indie Next List Pick
2017 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Young Adult Fiction
Named to Seventeen's 2017 "12 Life-Changing Books You Have to Read This Summer" List
“Geekerella has ‘must-read’ written all over it. A fun romantic comedy with coming-of-age sensibilities and authentically voiced teens, this novel hits all the YA book-love buttons. Geekerella is simply delightful.”—USA Today's Happy Ever After
“Fairytale and fandom collide in this sweet, heartfelt, entertaining rom-com.”—Bustle
“A legit love letter to geekdom.”—Paste Magazine
“Pay attention, fangirls, because Ashley Poston’s Geekerella is about to be your favorite YA romance.”—Sweety High
“The geekiest spin on Cinderella you'll ever read.”—Hypable
“Geeks and non-geeks will discover their inner fangirl when they fall for this fan-tastic book that celebrates fan-doms, fan-tasy, and 'shipworthy romance’.”—Justine
About the Author
- ASIN : B07Y7GMZGF
- Publisher : Quirk Books (August 4, 2020)
- Publication date : August 4, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4195 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 285 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #116,138 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales and you can definitely tell that it is one of Ashley Poston's favorite as well. There are a myriad of different references littered throughout this book. It does take more of a Disney slant to the Beauty and the Beast storyline, but I found that I enjoyed it nevertheless.
The writing was easy to get into and fast-paced. I love the way all of the characters were set up. It was refreshing to see parent-like figures that were highly involved in all of these teens' lives. One of my favorite characters actually ended up being Rosie's father. He is Space Dad. And I love the way her friends seem to circle around him.
This book was definitely written for fans of sci-fi and fans of Beauty and the Beast. It is written almost like a fanfic but it's in a way that I just found so enjoyable. I will keep coming back to the fact that I found this read refreshing and it came to me at just the right time. It let me escape everything that's going on in the world. And I found myself smiling through most of it.
I also love the fact that reading and collecting books had such a huge part in this book. There was this connection to reading as a shared experience, rather than a solitary activity, that gave more weight to this collecting aspect. And just the thought of building up memories in a library rather than just the physical locale is magical. So I connected a lot with this book because of all those different aspects.
Reading and storytelling is built up so well in this story. You can even hear it in Rosie's internal dialogue. She has a writer's soul, the way she is written. There's lines within this book that were perfect. Plus there are references to all different kinds of fandom that made me giggle so many times. The puns are on point. The interactions between Rosie and her father melt my heart. The fact that we had a diverse set of characters, both ethnically and in their sexual orientation, was nice and refreshing.
If you've read any of this series you're going to enjoy this newest installment. If you like Beauty and the Beast retellings, if you enjoy sci-fi, if you enjoy just fangirling, fanboying, just fan-personing in any aspects of nerd culture, I think you will like this read.
Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston was sooooooooooo good. I laughed and got those feels so many times in this book. It is fluffy and good and just perfect. All of the elements of Beauty and the Beast were there.
One of my favorite parts where was the “magic spells, daring sword fights. A prince in disguise” line was used. I laughed and cheered and did a dance during that line. And it also made me think that maybe Poston has more in mind for this series too. I HOPE!!
Anyway, the other elements we have are a Gaston character, Belle and the Beast. And I think possibly Lumiere? Of course they were all different names but it was clear which roles they were.
There was even a explosion like in the stories but of course that’s different as well.
I loved the fact that homecoming was one of the elements. The homecoming and the whole missing cell phone bit made me think of Cinderella and I figured out what was going to happen during that part easily but it was still good.
I did feel bad for the AP English class because they were reading Twilight, but that didn’t really mark down points for this book.
I just loved this book to pieces, it is now one of my favorite Beauty and the Beast retellings. It was as good as A curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer even though those are two different subgenres.
Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston might not work for you if you aren’t into the whole fairy tale retelling stuff, but if you are looking for one that is so fluffy that will make you cheer, laugh and feel some feelings then this book is for you.
Bookish and the Beast was a five star rating and I can’t wait to see what is next in store for this author!
It's an okay read with lots of YA tropes that weren't particularly fresh. A lot of the story seemed too contrived, especially the attraction between Rosie's dad and Vance's keeper which seemed out of the blue. Definitely not my favorite B&theB book, but not the worst.
I loved Rosie and Vance as well as their interactions. They are cute and funny. Despite the lighthearted tone of the book, Poston again broke my heart with her perfect portrayal of grief and trust issues. You don't need to read the previous installment of the series to understand this one, but it does reference them in a way which I appreciated greatly.
It's a quick read and despite some heavier topics, it stays feelgood, I loved it, and will definitely reread it at a later time.
Top reviews from other countries
I'd been eagerly amd impatiently awating another dose of Poston branded geeky romance for seemingly forever - this does not disappoint!
From the opening flashback at an un-named Atlanta convention hotel *cough-marriott- marquis-cough-cough* to the small town hidaway - this book is full of geeks supporting geeks, high-school drama and an adorable doggo. But also a pair of main characters who are hurting finding each other and making the world a little better by exploring their feelings.
Also cliches and tropes aplemty - which is just one of the reasons these Geekeralla books are so much fun.
I highly recommend wthese books if you ever need a picl-me-up with a happy ever after.
Now, how long before we get another book!
Also, all hail Space Dad, Elias and Sansa!
(File these books under : So good, I also bought the physical hardbacks as well as the kindle version!)