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.
The Princess and the Fangirl by
Author: Ashley Poston
Publishing Date: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Quirk Books
Last year I got the chance to read Geekeralla e-ARC and it ended up in my top 10 reads of the year.
Here are two posts which made it clear how much I enjoyed it.
I was waiting for TPAF to come for months and finally, I got to read it. This story was from Jess perspective you know Jess if you have read Geekerella.
Jess is an actress who is playing famous Princess Amara but doesn’t want to play it anymore. Imogen is a die heart fan of Amara’s character and founder of #SaveAmara petition on twitter. Ironically they both look kinda same, which leads to a great drama in the con.
Characters of Geekerella are in the book but not so much a little here and there. The story highlights the hate comments on Social Media, Pros and cons of fandoms, the life of the film industry and other issues.
There were many references I didn’t get and made me distracted, unlike Geekerella where I enjoyed everything. There were more characters than my comfort zone, and too many couples, I didn’t feel any chemistry so I wasn’t rooting for any of these.
I liked the story though it was cliche, the typical drama I enjoyed. After reading this book I am not sure If I’ll continue this series.