Author: Ashley Poston
Times read: 1
I loved this book!
What can I say? I was so hooked with it and I finished it in 2 sittings. I saw it on BookTube – it was the Booksplosion’s book of the month for April and Jesse, Kat and Christine were talking about it that much, so I decided to pick it up. And I don’t regret at all.
It is said that this book is a Cinderella retelling, but I must say that this is the best Cinderella retelling ever. Mix some geeks, some glitter and Cinderella – and voila, a great book is created.
As a huge geek myself, I really liked the concept of the story. It is written with 2 POV and I really enjoyed it this way. We follow both Elle and Darien, who are both fans of Starfield – geeky TV show, about a spaceship. Elle is the biggest fan, as her father is the creator of ExcelsiCon, Darien is theone, having the mission to play Carmindor – the lead male character in Starfield. They don’t like each other at all, or do they?
What I liked the most:
- All the geek things. Really the most awesome. All the links to different fandoms were so awesome and I loved them. Especially the ones with Lord of the Rings. How awesome is that? I loved it!!! And all the feels about the fandom – the fandom is family, right? I felt that!
- The friendship. I loved the relationships that formed in this book. I’m not gonna write more, because it’s a bit spoiler-y, so I just gonna leave this quote here.
She reaches out to take the jacket. I hesitate for a moment, like Frodo with his Ring, but then I remember how much crap Frodo walked into and I’d rather not end up like Frodo. So I give it to Sage.
- The industry explanations. I’m also very interested in film industry and I like to know all about the “back stage” things, so I liked to read all about these things and I kind of have to say that I liked the Darien parts more than the ones of Elle.
- Darien and Elle! I can’t stop myself for falling for this couple. They are so sweet, both of them. I liked to explore their relationship and how they realized who they are, for real.
Overall, I liked the story a lot. It really put me back into all those fandom feels. And it messed up with my mind so much, that I started a new project. And this book definitely goes to one of my most favorite books of the year, so be sure to check it out!
Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.
Rating: 4/5 stars