The Princess and the Fangirl

The Princess and the Fangirl

A Geekerella Fairy Tale

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Return to the geek-tastic world of Starfield fandom with a tale of a superstar and a superfan who swap lives in this sweet and funny companion novel to GEEKERELLA. Movie star Jessica Stone can't go up onstage at another con and pretend to love Starfield anymore--except that she's contractually obligated. She never dreamed she'd be playing Princess Amara for life, but people love Princess Amara, and for better or worse, Princess Amara has Jessica Stone's face. But. it turns out, so does someone else. Imogen Weatherby is just another Starfield fan hitting up ExcelsiCon--except that she happens to look an awful lot like Jessica Stone (and no, you're not the first one to point it out). When Jess spots Imogen, she has a brilliant idea: swap places. Jessica can live her life out of the spotlight while Imogen pretends to be her on the rest of the con circuit, and Imogen can ditch her crappy barista job and finally get to see something beyond her hometown. But Jess doesn't anticipate actually liking Imogen's life--or Imogen's gorgeous best friend, Hana, who might just be the person Jess needs to forget about her ex. And Imogen loves being Jess Stone--and might even love this super talented artist, Tamaki, who she keeps bumping into. Except Tamaki thinks she's Jessica Stone. When an obsessive fan finds out the truth and threatens to expose Jess for the fake geek girl she is, it will take both Jess and Imogen to stand up for the truth: That there is no such thing as a fake geek girl. That if you are a fan, then you are accepted. And that even if you aren't a fan, you are worthy. That you are not invisible. That what you love matters. From the acclaimed author of Geekerella, this geeky spin on The Prince and the Pauper is a perfect story for geek girls of every fandom.
People love Princess Amara, but Jessica Stone can't go up onstage at another con and pretend to love Starfield anymore. Except she's contractually obligated. But Imogen Weatherby , a Starfield fan hitting up ExcelsiCon, is Jess's lookalike, and if the two swap places Jessica can live her life out of the spotlight while Imogen pretends to be her on the rest of the con circuit. Jess doesn't anticipate actually liking Imogen's life-- or Imogen's gorgeous best friend, Hana, who might just be the person Jess needs to forget about her ex. And Imogen loves being Jess Stone-- and might even love this super talented artist, Tamaki, who she keeps bumping into. -- adapted from information provided
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781683690962
1683690966
9781683691105
1683691105
Branch Call Number: TEEN POSTON
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Princess & the fangirl

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This LGBTQ retelling of The Prince and the Pauper takes place at a fandom convention, and it has delightful characters who respond to unlikely situations in surprisingly authentic ways. If you’re looking for an upbeat book that hums with nerd culture and makes you feel all the feels, this one is... Read More »


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Keogh
Sep 18, 2019

Two young women, both of whom bear a striking resemblance to each other, are the main characters in this contemporary version of the Prince and the Pauper. Jessica is the actress who doesn't want to be typecast as a sci fi princess, and who's wary of the dark side of fandom. Imogen is the fangirl who is leading a campaign to save the princess. Their meeting at a fan convention kicks off a tale of switched identities, encounters with each other's friends and family, and changing perspectives. The characters are written with humanity, flaws, and depth, and the book is a delight to read.

VaughanPLAlison Sep 02, 2019

"Geekerella" has been one of my favourite books that I've read in the last few years, perhaps ever, so the follow up had a bit to live up to. No disappointment from me. Ms. Poston totally gets it. She gets what it means to be a fan, how much it means to us, and how magical a con can be. I love that she set the entirety of this story at a convention, with all the wackiness and love that goes with it. I was attending my city's biggest fan convention while I was reading this, so that made it extra special. The characters are great, both old and new. I can't wait to read the next book.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 05, 2019

Good sequel to Geekerella. Set two years later after the story of Geekerella we follow the character of Jessica and her look alike Imogen. When Jessica loses the precious script to the 2nd Starfield movie she decides to change place with Imogen in order to save her acting life. But Imogen thinks she might be falling for Jess's manager and Jess for Imogen's best friend. But in the end it will come down to this, "What will you give up for your love?" 14+

JessicaGma Jul 29, 2019

Much like Geekerella, this was a retelling of the Prince and the Pauper set during a Comic-con, and the cast of characters is handled deftly. Jessica Stone, the Star, learns what a pain she has been and Imogen, her "poor" doppelganger, learns she has more to offer than she thinks. There's great reminders of the previous book, and it's a fun story. Props for a very wide and inclusive cast!

RomanceAddict Jul 24, 2019

Review excerpt: "'The Princess and the Fangirl' is a romantic YA retelling of 'The Prince and the Pauper', set at a science fiction convention. This book, the second in the 'Geekerella' series, includes a f/f romance and a f/m romance but is primarily about the personal growth of the two heroines, Jessica and Imogene. It is lighter than a piece of glitter but does a good job of capturing the crowded, crazy convention world. You can certainly get into this book without having read 'Geekerella' but the story does make references to it."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/the-princess-and-the-fangirl-by-ashley-poston/

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katmz
May 24, 2019

This was a really upbeat, fun story to read! It is a quirky, slightly silly, and overall enjoyable love note to the world of fandom. There are lots of tiny easter eggs that made me smile, and I absolutely fell in love with the queer love story. Definitely a must-read for the summer!

DCLteens Mar 21, 2019

A Must-Read YA pick! Looking for something fun, witty and nerdtastic? A "Prince and the Pauper" modern makeover set in the Geekerella universe is just the ticket!

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