Book Review: Geekerella

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Summary:

Geekerella is a Cinderella tale with the main character being Elle Wittimer. She lives with her evil stepmother and nasty stepsisters after the too soon deaths of her parents. When she gets word of a cosplay contest centered around her favorite fandom, Starfield, she decides that it’s her way out. Meanwhile, Darien Freeman, the actor playing the main character in the new Starfield movie, is dealing with the struggles of being famous.

My (Non-Spoiler) Thoughts:

  • This book seems like an ode to all of us fangirls and boys, and it is extremely relatable
  • I was surprised at how strictly it sticks to the classic Cinderella tale
  • There are some very likable and very annoying characters; the author is very good at eliciting those emotions
  • There is also some very vivid imagery in this book

My (Spoiler) Thoughts:

  • I love all the flirty texts; they are literally the cutest things ever
  • The reoccurring use of ah’blen and ah’blena had me swooning
  • I always liked Cal from the beginning, and I knew it was for a good reason
  • I was so happy that Elle has a home (ExcelsiCon) even if she was kept from it for years
  • Brian is literally the worst person ever; he is such a snake
  • I was so excited when Sage and Cal became a thing; they’re so cute together
  • I also love the reoccurring mention of Carmindor’s coat being the wrong blue; I love how both Elle and Darien thought the same thing from the beginning
  • Chloe is a terrible character… do I even need to explain??
  • I ❤ Frank the dog

Rating:

I gave this book a 5/5 stars. I have no complaints besides maybe a few typos. That’s not a story fault, however, so I’ll let it slide 🙂

Similar Books:

Eliza and Her MonstersFangirl

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Best Quotes of All Time

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” -C.S. Lewis

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

“A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)

“I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this.” –Hercules

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“You’re just as sane as I am.” -JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn

“Screw your courage to the sticking place” -William Shakespeare (Macbeth), Beauty and the BeastHamilton: an American Musical

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“What you think you become” -Buddha

“Talk Less Smile More :)” –Hamilton: an American Musical

Seven Ways We Lie Review

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Summary:

Seven Ways We Lie is a book about what appears to be a stereotypical high school. Scandalous speculation causes a layer of secrets to be revealed. With lust, envy, greed, sloth, gluttony, wrath, and pride, Seven Ways We Lie is sure to peak the interest of anyone.

My Thoughts:

  • This book sounds a bit more engrossing and exhilarating than it is. I definitely was able to put this book down, and it actually took me quite a bit of time to finish it.
  • There is an excellent representation of the LGBT+ community. I do not want to spoil anything, but multiple characters turn out to be something other than straight.
  • Unlike many books, there is a character that every character can relate to. With seven points of view, everyone’s persona is represented. I personally identified with Kat and Claire the most.
  • That being said, the story as a whole is not as relatable as the characters. This book isn’t very true to the happenings at a real life high school. I suppose this criticism is a bit harsh as Seven Ways We Lie is fictional.
  • I liked how Riley Redgate (the author) used different perspectives for the seven main characters. It was very well done. I especially liked how Juniper had a unique writing style from everyone else.
  • I’m not gonna give any spoilers, but the ending was super predictable for me.

Rating:

I gave this book 3/5 stars on Goodreads. It was a good book to read, but you don’t NEED to read it.

Best Book Settings

The setting of a story can make or break a book. Here’s a list of settings that definitely make the book! Hope you enjoy!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Lord of the Flies

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Dorothy Must Die

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The Great Gatsby

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Harry Potter Series

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Let me know if you agreed with some of these and what book setting you would have added!

My Favorite Authors

Here’s a sweet and simple list of all the authors who should keep doin’ what they’re doin’!

  • J.K. Rowling
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Jandy Nelson
  • Jenny Han
  • David Levithan
  • John Green
  • Nicola Yoon

Well, there you go. I decided not to include anyone who is sadly no longer on this earth because that deserves a list of its own! Hope you enjoyed!

Books That Change Lives

Untitled drawingNow I know that every book lover has at least one book they read in their lifetime that completely and utterly alters their world. Below is a list of some of my world-shattering books. Maybe this will persuade you to read books you’ve never thought of reading before!

Harry Potter

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Harry Potter taught me and a vast majority of the world that life can be awesome if you have love in your heart and have people who make you smile no matter what. Harry Potter is a series that literally makes the world feel like it’s shifted on its axis. I don’t even know what my life would be like without it. To be honest, I most likely would not even be writing on this blog right now. That’s how colossal Harry Potter is!

The Help

The Help is first of all a great book to read because of what it teaches readers about the civil rights movement and stuff. It’s a life changing book for me because I identify so much with Skeeter. We are literally so alike in interests and personality. I think for a lot of people, The Help won’t be life changing at all, and they’re reading this thinking “What is this girl talking about?!?” Well, my friend, I’m not saying that The Help is necessarily a book that changes lives. A book with a character you can identify with changes lives!!!

The Great Gatsby

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No wonder Mr. Fitzgerald gave his novel the name it has for The Great Gatsby is in fact great! I would even stretch to say it’s grand! Not only does this wonderful tale portray that the past is the past and should stay in the past; it also is a beautifully told story with a beautiful setting, characters, and everything!!! Jeez louise, The Great Gatsby will change anyones life who reads it, I guarantee it! (Just kidding, I can’t guarantee it but it’s like an 80% chance!)

I’ll Give You the Sun

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This magnificent daisy of a book is essentially a huge part of who I am. The main message of this book is probably to be yourself and not put on a mask. Every single day, that is probably my biggest goal. So I guess you could say that I’ll Give You the Sun taught me a huge point in life. I’m sure it will do the same for you! Books are awesome, but this might be the best of the best!

To Kill a Mockingbird

Oh my, do I even have to say anything about this book to trump all books. I would love to know how many lives To Kill a Mockingbird has influenced. All I know is that it has influenced mine. It is my humble opinion that everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird. I mean, I would say what lessons it teaches and whatnot, but what lessons doesn’t it teach? Ugh, it makes me so sad that some people have yet to read To Kill a Mockingbird. If you happen to be one of those people then what are you doing?!? Go to your local library, a bookstore, a stack of neglected books, do something!!! Go read To Kill a Mockingbird! P.S. Sorry, that was probably really aggressive! Don’t do anything you don’t want to 🙂

Well, I guess that’s it! I hope I didn’t scare you away with my excessive rambling. Maybe I gave you some inspiration for some books you want to read next! Or maybe you completely disagree with me. Either way, please let me know your thoughts! I’m super curious as to what other books are life changing! Thanks a ton for diving into my brain and reading my thought!

My Favorite Female Book Characters

There are just some book characters that leave a lasting impression on a person. It’s really awesome when that character is a girl because… GIRL POWER!!! Anyways, here is a list of my favorite female book characters of all time!

  • Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series
  • Skeeter Phelan, The Help
  • Cath Avery, Fangirl
  • Louisa Clark, Me Before You
  • Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sam, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Well, that’s all! I’m 100% certain I forgot tons of characters, so please let me know who you would have put on this list. I Hope you agree with my favorite female book characters!