Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays gI finally read another book i will defeat this reading funk i m in Jessica Stoneorgeous teen actress planned to use the Starfield movie reboot as a stepping stone to John for Everyone: Part One, Chapters 1-10 greater projects Unfortunately it doesn t seem to be working out that way Afraid of being typecast Jessica wants to distance herself from Starfield as much as she can but with the seuel in the works and the fate of her character up in the air it is becoming a challengeAs she prepares to attend the same Con that her costar Darien met the love of his life Elle Wittimer at the previous year Jessica begins to feel overwhelmed by the pressure of it allImogen Lovelace is a fangirl extraordinaire who will also be attending the Con Further she happens to look surprisingly like Jessica Stone When people end up confusing one for the other a brilliant life swap takes placeImogen is hoping to save her favorite character Princess Amara from being wiped out of the Starfield universe forever Certainly Jessica who plays Amara on screen would agree with thatoal rightWe follow the two Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde girls as they swap lives and learn a valuable lesson therass is not always Betting on Ideas: Wars, Inventions, Inflation greener on the other side of that damn fenceI was so happy to return to ExcelsiCon and the whole fan vibe surrounding it Unfortunately for me this one wasn t uite as enjoyable as Geekerella I legit swooned over that story for a weekWhile I did still like this a lot Ashley Poston s writing is just so fun I think it suffered a bit because I don t really know the story of The Prince and the Pauper Obviously this is not the book s fault it is mineOne of the things I loved so much about Geekerella was all the little details connected to the original Cinderella story To me these were like finding Easter eggs throughout I loved itI still had a lot of fun with this book don tet me wrong just not uite as muchI am really looking forward to the third installment a Beauty and the Beast retelling Heck I know that story so well it s like I wrote it myselfTo the stars Ashley Poston This was fine Nothing to really complain about but I definitely think that I have outgrown fandom books c womp I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher uirk Books in exchange for an honest review Omg this book was incredible and I have nothing but Being after Rousseau: Philosophy and Culture in Question good things to say about it I read Geekerella about 2 years ago and loved it but I don t remember having this level of response to it I m obsessed So first off I loved the writing style Sometimes when you read books about fandoms it can come across like a fan fiction This book read like a nice YA contemporary with fandom references I also loved that this book tackled the darker side of fandoms A big focus was on how harsh fans particularly in the sci fi community can be on actors This is something that happens all the time and I mlad the book ave the perspective of the actor on the receiving end of it I also liked that this darkness was balanced by the positives of fandoms It showed both sides well As for the plot I liked that it took place entirely at the con I thought the romances
were adorable and I loved the representation LGBT and POCThe fandom adorable and I loved the representation LGBT and POCThe fandom were so on point My favorite was the Blue Eyes White Dragon reference to Yu Gi Oh on page 251 I was super obsessed with Yu Gi Oh as a kid Lastly if you miss Darien Elle and Sage from Geekerella don t worry They all make an appearance in the book and I was so happy to see them againOverall this was an amazing companion novel to Geekerella If you loved that book you ll love this one Love love love This has all the wonderful uirky cosplay fun of Geekerella fandom at its finest as Imogen Princess Amara s biggest fangirl comes to a con with her family and Jessica the actress who plays Princess Amara and who not so secretly hates the role sits on panels barely disguising how much she d rather be anywhere else But after a chance meeting where the two realize they look similar enough to pass for twins a lost script and an interview one rightwrong they decide to switch places And hilarity ensues This was so much fun as one irl ot to Atlantic Double-Cross: American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson go back to normal for a bit the other tries to save her favorite princess unlikely romances begin to form and there s just so much comicon fun The enemies to lovers thing with Imogen and Ethan Yes please I hope she keeps this seriesoing Please "excuse typosname misspellings Entered on screen reader This was all sorts of eeky fluffy cutenesswhich is just what I was "typosname misspellings Entered on screen reader This was all sorts of eeky fluffy cutenesswhich is just what I was for I loved Geekerella and this one fits in as a companion novel same world and reoccurring characters but different protagonists from Geekerella You probably could read it as a solo But there d be a lot of confusing references Also raises hand I was still umconfused I confess because I read Geekerella so long ago and don t own it to reread sob And I know you shouldn t compare books to their older sisters butyeT I didn t connect to "This One As Much "one as much I d hoped It s set at a conSo the nERD IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE Like literally the love and wariness of nerdom culture is just everywhere here The slang is so Gen Z it s just amazing lmao and they uote movies and are in fandoms and the term he s a burnt Hufflepuff is in here so like what can I say This book LOVES fandoms Butit still pays attention to the toxic side Which like holy heck it Edge of Venomverse gets worse every year Since our two protagonists Jess the movie star and Imogen the fangirl are on opposite sides of whether they lovehate this life weet to see BOTH sides Also at one stage the book says it s impossible to have a nuanced conversation on twitter and likeLMAO SOMEONE SAID IT yesss to the Alliance Rising: The Hinder Stars I (Alliance-Union Universe) genderbent Prince and Pauper vibeImogen and Jess swap places and it is FUN The Prince and the Pauperets a modern makeover in this adorable witty and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley PostonImogen 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 Sto.
Ashley Poston » 6 Free downloadOw it truly feels so wonderful to be back at ExcelsiCon to read about Starfield again to experience the fandom I m not even Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy gonna lie I m a Starfield fan and this book only strengthened my love for it One day I want this show to actually happen I can uote so many things from the show I literally want a shirt that says Look to the stars Aim Ignite And there was one really beautiful scene at the end of the book where this phraseets used and I could literally feel myself experiencing this moment with everyone else and I just BAWLED As our friends in the Federation always say Look to the stars Aim echoes everyone on the showroom floor and I join in for the final word Ignite Cheers rise up across the showroom floor and I close my eyes and relish it because there s nothing uite like the possibility of another ExcelsiCon One aspect that I also really loved was the two perspectives that we Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine got Apart from the fact that I truly loved both main characters with all their flaws and everything it was just so fun to see the perspective of an actress at a con and especially someone who is not involved in fandom at all and of a freuent conoer who even shared a booth with someone and then see those roles reversed Both characters learned a lot from this experience and I just think that it worked incredibly well in this contextThis also had so much commentary on social media misogyny in especially Science Fiction and Fantasy fandoms harassment at cons you name it Sometimes those moments felt a little clumsy but Blue Guide god I d rather have them in there clumsily than ignore the fact that this is A CONSTANT THING that happensI like that we see an actress as part of a big Science Fiction franchise especially a rebooted one and how much harassment she experiences through social media It referenced both Daisy Ridley s and Kelly Marie Tran s situations and it was clearly a very timely commentary on that It was reallyreat to see this talked about in a novel cause I had never read about it especially from this side of things and I thought that Poston did such a ood thing to also explain how it s hard to escape those comments and how it s scary but also sometimes even scarier to not read about yourself I just thought that this was overall handled incredibly well And I loved that the main character pointed out her own white privilege and that she acknowledges that she receives less hate than many women of colour in similar situationsThrough those perspectives especially of the actress Jess experiencing the fan side of things this book explores the theme of the art house movies vs the popular entertainment movies and how there is value to both and an audience for both and how the entertainment media shouldn t be belittled especially by people working inside of itI loved this aspect because that is exactly what I feel about this book This was no Great Gatsby This book has many flaws There s some overly dramatic scenes in here it has a very uickly developing romantic storyline I ll et into this in the next paragraph and I know this is Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare gonna be too filled with pop culture references for a lot of people And Iet all
THAT THIS IS NO LITERARY FICTIONThis is no Literary Fiction this pulled at my heartstrings and it was exactly the fluffy and emotional read that I needed And it made a huge impact on me an impact that a Great Gatsby would never achieve What I am built for is to fall in love slowly page by page like reading a favorite book I am built for the nearness of someone the uirk of their lips the sincerity of their smile the dreams just underneath their skin I fall in love moment by moment collecting who they are who they were who they want to be into a kaleidoscope of colors When it comes to the romantic storyline you have to Island Girls (and Boys) go into this knowing what you reonna Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier get If you cannot handle a romantic storyline that takes place over a couple of days this is not the book for you I do not mind short real life time spans especially not if it s at a con because let s be real cons are magical places and feelings are very heightened But you might have to suspend your disbelief Let s keep in mind that this is a fairytale retellingIf you take out that element or like me just don t care I loved both romantic storylines SO GOD DAMN MUCH Now Iotta say with the whole Princess and the Pauper situation the ff romance was one that some people will probably not love Cause it s basically build up on a lie and I definitely wish Poston had done something different but at the same time I can t deny that I kinda didn t mind Like I m putting this info here cause I know it s Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within gonna bother other people but for me I still think it worked well and Poston just managed to sell this romance to me regardless which is SKILLS in and of itselfThe mf romance was a dislike to love there wasn t enough time for hate and it was SOME GOOD STUFF I could tell IMMEDIATELY this wasonna be it and I looove that I loved the dynamic and development I think there are people who come into your life and you just know For however long or short a time or however impossible it might seem they re important Like a uiding star amid a storm In conclusion I can only say I loved this book and could probably write five paragraphs about it Really through writing this review I only just realized all the small nuances that added up to this being an absolutely fantastic read for me It was so enjoyable and emotional and I will cherish "This Book Forever Look To The Stars Aim Ignite Booktube "book forever Look to the stars Aim Ignite Booktube Twitter Instagram I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 1010 for the sapphic romance it was adorable Otherwise the plot was kinda dull and Imogen was insufferable times than not. D Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible That's easier said than done when the irls 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. .
M always dubious about this trope being pulled off but then my sister showed me pictures of her unrelated housemates and I was like that is the same person twice Generic faces mate it happens Anyway I very much enjoyed reading the Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities girls Imogen is all suishy and heartfelt and brash Jess is very closed off anduarded and snipey but so so desperate to be soft but scared to be Ya I have a favourite haha And there is romance of courseThere s an ff romance but it s not between the two protagonistsand it s very small and slow because like the book takes place over 4 days so ya I did think both romances were cute Although they didn t have enough time for me to Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology get very invested Ok so uick confessionI didn t connect to the book like I d hoped so it was fun but the stakes weren t so high and I am not super into any fandoms myself rn And people who absolutely pledge their entire livesthoughts to stanning fictional characterslike I don tet it lmao I also found the Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning girls voices so so similar and both in 1st so it was a bit hard to remember whose chapter I was inSo this is definitely for the passionate fangirls and nerds out there It s fun and suishy and there are lots of adorkable moments too This is a contemporary fandom centered retelling of The Prince and the Pauper and it is almost as adorable as a puppy sniffing old books It s also exactly what I needed the euivalent of comfort food since I m supposed to be in Romania right now but there was a problem with my ticket so I have to wait longer to see myrandparents I felt really discouraged when I heard the news but luckily I had a few books I was excited to read that helped improve my moodThis is a companion novel to Geekerella and many references are made to that story and the characters in it some are even featured in this continuation so I recommend taking the time to read that one even if like me Cinderella is your least favourite fairy tale This is much exciting because it s probably the dream of every fangirlboy for I was a huge fan of Geekerella when it came out so I was highly anticipating this book but sadly I didn t love it as much as the first book I think The Princess and the fangirl had the same heart as it had in Geekerella so I adored that but I wasn t in love with our two main characters The book takes places over a weekend during the ExcelsiCon and Starfield actress Jessica Stone meets Imogen and a Parent TrapFreaky Friday event takes place I just felt like the 2 stories were a little disjointed and I needed than just the weekendI enjoyed the 2 romances but wasn t in love with them They were both very instalove which is fine by me but there wasn t enough time to have a spark or a deep connection in either of the relationships Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend if you ve Video Review Sometimes books just shoot cupid s arrow right into your heart and you have so much love for it that it s hard to explain whyI m Charlestown Blues gonna tell you all of the things that I enjoyed and loved about The Princess and the Fangirl but there s no way to actually explain to you how it made me feel This book filled a void in my soul that I didn t know existed and I m sorateful for this book and the whole universe around ExcelsiCon that Ashley Poston has created I am a kaleidoscope of hope and dreams and wonder in the shape of a irl I am
not a porcelain doll I am not empty I am worthya porcelain doll I am not empty I am worthy am enough Before we really et into this review let me talk about the representation One of the main characters Jess has a ff romance and her love interest is black Both characters never mention any labels or specifics about attraction or maybe I was crying while they mentioned it and I m digging it We need on page representation but we don t always need specificsThe love interest of the other main character Imogen is Japanese American although I don t know how I feel about the fact that Imogen said he looked like a J Pop star Imogen has two moms and her brother is in a relationship with another Building the South Side guyI really enjoyed Poston s Geekerella on a lot of levels but what reallyot me about the novel were the fandom elements and how much of her own love for fandoms Poston put into itAnd The Princess and the Fangirl did it AGAIN maybe even better There were so many beautiful fandom related moments in here Reading this as someone who has made herself a home online and in many fandoms this book felt a little like coming home too Poston just GETS IT And she writes about how it feels to be part of fandom culture like no "other We need those stories too Stories that tell us that we can "We need those stories too Stories that tell us that we can bold and brash and make mistakes and still come out better on the other side And oooh my heart with all of the "Geekerella references You COULD definitely read this without having read Geekerella but "references You COULD definitely read this without having read Geekerella but would really advise against it First of all if you enjoy Geekerella you ll probably enjoy this one and vice versa But this book is really loaded with references to its events and characters so not only do I imagine it s probably a bit confusing in parts but you ll just have a much reater reading experience if you can recognize all those referencesAND there s some spoilers for Geekerella and I d find it really sad if you couldn t discover those events and character developments for yourself So please read Geekerella first It s worth it It also makes the reading experience much emotionalThis is also important for the understanding of the fictional sci fi show Starfield If you ve read Geekerella you have a certain knowledge of this show which is really important for understanding the impact that a lot of the events in this novel haveAnd if like me you also fell head over heels in love with this fictional sh. Ne the actress who plays Princess Amara wants nothing than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind If this year's ExcelsiCon isn't her last she'll consider her career derailedWhen a case of mistaken identity throws look a likes Imogen and Jess together they uickly become enemies But when the script for the Starfield seuel leaks and all signs point to Jess she an.