The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2)-Book Review

39725622The 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

Ashley Poston


Author: Ashley Poston

Pages: 320

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.

Geekerella-ARC Review

Geekerella Re-released: Book Talk and Fangirling Interview with my friend Fizah|Cinderella Retelling|

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.Untitled design




21 Comments Add yours

  1. great review! too bad this book wasn’t as good as Geekerella (I absolutely loved that book too)

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    1. Thank you…Maybe if it wasn’t a sequel I’d like it more.

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  2. Empress DJ says:

    At least the cover is too cute to resist

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  3. I don’t think this is a book written to impress. It’s more like a cute, cozy read. This must be perfect for a spring/summer read ! I know I’ll read it around that time of the year 🙂

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    1. I got your point but when a book is a squel it has responsibility and a scale to touch..Of course it is a cute and light read, perfect for summer….I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂


  4. Alyssa Cohen says:

    Nice review! I’ve been wanting to start this series(?) for the past few months, but I’ve heard some really mixed things about this book.

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    1. Thank you…I loved the first book but after the second. I don’t think I’ll recommend it to anyone.


  5. Ruby's Books says:

    Great review! I haven’t yet read Geekerella. I’m sorry this book disappointed you. Hopefully your next read will be better. Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you…Happy Reading Ruby 🙂


  6. On my Book Shelf says:

    Great review. Sorry it wasn’t to your liking

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂
      Happy Reading 🙂


  7. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf says:

    Great review 3.5 stars is ok in my books.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you…Yes it was ok 😀


  8. Great review. I’ve read a few reviews the same as yours, people disappointed.

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    1. Thank you…Geekerella was sooo good. So, expectations were high.


  9. Empress DJ says:

    Too bad it missed the mark for you

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Good review. Hard to continue in a series if a title didn’t appeal to you.

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    1. Exactly…Thank you 🙂


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