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The Princess and the Fangirl

A Geekerella Fairytale (The Once upon a Con Series, Book 2)
Series: Once Upon a Con Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

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 best-selling 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-alikes 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.

©2019 Ashley Poston (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Charming, Funny and Uplifting FAN-tastic

the perfect sequel to Geekerella. it had me laughing out loud the whole way through

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  • L. Jones
  • 26-07-19

Enjoyable romcom and great sequel

Let's get the obvious out of the way: anyone who's familiar with romantic comedies can predict many of the plot points of this book. But, as a certain website would tell you, Tropes Are Not Bad. And what matters in a romcom isn't the destination - it's the journey. Like its predecessor, The Princess and the Fangirl is a pleasant journey with likeable characters. It's got humor, nerd references, and some really nice moments between its principal players. Anyone who likes a solid romantic comedy is likely to enjoy this book.

Fans of Geekerella will be glad to see some returning characters, and this book also has a fair bit of LGBT representation, which is always a good thing to see. It also takes a pretty strong stance against toxic fandom and cyber bullying.

Having listened to the audio this time around, I genuinely wish I'd done so for the first book rather than reading it. The two protagonists are voiced by two different readers, and both of them do a good job bringing Imogen and Jessica to life. I liked the first book just fine, but I definitely enjoyed this one more, and I think their performances are part of the reason why.

Recommended if you like romantic comedies and/or stories with nerdy main characters.

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  • Maura
  • 22-05-20

cute cute cute

Story moves quickly
Characters grabbed me from the beginning
Narration was flawless
Looking foewllrward to the next in series

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  • LeJoy Nichols
  • 06-08-19

Loved it!

I liked this book even more than the 1st in the series. Sweet story and livable characters.

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  • Aly P
  • 24-06-19

Cute retelling

This was a cute sequel to Geekerella. I liked that the fairy tale twist was the Prince and the Pauper and that we saw more of Jess from the first book. Jess was a bit unlikeable at the beginning, she seems spoiled and complains about being in a super successful film, but when Imogene trades places with her, you see how controlled she is and that she just wants to do her own thing. Imogene was quirky and funny and I liked her relationship with her brother. Both girls had their own romances that were sweet and I liked how they played out. I felt like the pacing was slow and could have had more action. The narration on the audiobook was good, especially Jess's slight southern accent.

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  • Katy
  • 01-05-19

nice

tried to be to much like the first book instead of being it's own story

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  • Amy Pluhar
  • 29-06-20

funny gripping story

Loved It, the continued story of past characters amazing variety of new characters how they all come together giving you every emotion & making you laugh while craving a finish to the twists and turns in the plot! Plus happy ending with couples is always a bonus!

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  • P. Wildes
  • 14-06-20

Less enchanting than the first

Sure, they’re YA nerd romances, but I fully enjoyed Geekerella and found the characters relatively realistic and compelling.

Unfortunately for this sequel, the leads are relatively dull, the romance feels contrived, and there’s no real conflict that drives the story. I didn’t feel gripped by this novel and barely finished it. It feels like too many shallow stories and characters spread too thin. I also personally found the reader for Jess a little difficult to listen to. I truly wanted to love this one!

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  • Jolin luna
  • 14-05-20

Great

This book was wonderful. It does start out slow and you sometimes you want to scream at the characters to get out of their thoughts and just go for it but other then that it is a great story to listen to. Love the look into the sci-fi world and the fandom. It also opens your eyes to not judging a book by its cover. We look at stars like the character, Jessica Stone, and think their lives are so perfect, not realizing that sometimes they would like to live our very quite, uneventful lives and that the words that people write on the internet do hurt people. I defiantly would recommend this to really anyone.

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  • Moe T
  • 06-05-20

Narrator was good editing wasn’t great

There was a lot of repeat sentences in this audiobook. They could’ve done a lot better job with the editing.

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  • Eureeka
  • 23-12-19

cute follow up to the first book

I enjoyed listening to this book. There are only a couple down falls in my opinion. Parts of the narrations sound like girls whining rather than being worried. Especially when the words "oh no" would be said and it happens... A LOT. Some of the plot points
were easy to guess for me. Then ta-da... what i thought would happen....happened. I still enjoyed it. I think I actually like it more than the first to be honest. I am very open to listening to this again.