Our special advance offering this week is published by Quirk Books, the people who brought you the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books, the Worst-Case Scenario handbooks, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. The specialize in things that are little bit odd, and a whole lot of fun. They sent us an advanced readers copy of Geekerella by Ashley Poston, which looks GREAT:
From the publisher:
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield , the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
For your chance to win, tell me what cosplay you would dress in if budget and skills were not an issue.
Winner will be picked Tuesday January 24, 2017, with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.