Review: The Princess and The Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

I hope that your new year is going well.

I am finally trying to make my way through the last of the books that I read in 2020.

This week’s book is The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston. This is the second book in the Once Upon a Con series, the first book, Geekerella, I read and reviewed in June, so if you haven’t read my review of that maybe make a stop there first?

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Date Published: 5th May 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Retellings

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Blurb

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after. 

My Thoughts

I can’t believe how long it took me to pick up the next book in the Geekerella series. I devoured the first one in a matter of hours, and the second one was no different. I could hardly put it down and the book really spoke to me.

I was brought up on Stark Trek, Star Wars and all the sci-fi my father could get me to watch. From page one, once again, you can tell that the author is one of us. A total and utter geek.

This book is a retelling of The Prince and the Pauper, if you couldn’t guess from the title, and though I haven’t read the original to compare it to, it is exactly the version I would want to read.

I found the characters well, round and heartfelt. They jumped off the page and I could see them running round that convention centre trying to complete their goals and save the day. I loved seeing a few of our heroes and favourite characters from Geekerella, including the return of the Magic Pumpkin Food Truck.

I highly recommend this to everyone. If you haven’t read this series yet it should be at the very top of your reading list for 2021. It is well worth your time and attention and book three is already out and we all are hoping for more information on more books soon.

Until next time …



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