Review: The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

I may or may not have squealed a little when I got approved for an eARC of The Princess and the Fangirl through Netgalley. I read it as soon as I could, and I enjoyed it so much! If you liked Geekerella, I would definitely recommend picking this one up when it comes out in April!


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.


Having loved Geekerella, this companion novel was one of my most anticipated releases for 2019! So you can imagine my excitement about getting to read it already. And I have to say, I ended up enjoying it even more than Geekerella! The main characters were a little more fleshed out, which made it easier to relate to them and made them more believable. I will say I would have liked for the side characters to have a little more depth as well, because they had a lot of potential but I didn’t feel like I really got to know them. But the plot was fun and engaging, and the setting of ExcelsiCon worked really well. It reminded me of Queens of Geek in that sense, and even though I loved that book more, just because I could relate to it more, it worked really well here as well. That makes it a definite must read for fangirls everywhere! I would especially recommend it if you’re looking for a light, fast-paced read.


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