The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston is not on my TBR, but that’s really only because I got a chance to read an ARC copy. I’ve always been pleasantly surprised by Poston’s work, especially as the first time I read one of her books, Geekerella, I went in fairly certain that I would hate it and came out actually loving the story. So, when The Princess and the Fangirl was announced, a story based on The Prince and the Pauper which just so happens to be one of my all-time favorite stories, I was beyond ecstatic. I spent several weeks desperately searching for a way to get my hands on a copy because I just couldn’t wait all that time for its publication date. And, wonderfully, I was not disappointed with the story in the slightest. This novel fits well as a companion to Geekerella and was so much fun to read, but I won’t get into that too much here. If you’re interested to read more of my thoughts, feel free to check out my review.
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.
How do you feel about The Princess and the Fangirl? Were you excited for it? Did you like Geekerella to? Are comic-con fairytale retellings not really your thing? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Happy reading, everyone!