The Princess and the Fangirl (PDF)

Nted out her own white privilege and that she acknowledges that she receives less hate than many women of colour in similar situationsThrough those perspectives specially of the actress Jess Buried experiencing the fan side of things this bookxplores the theme of the art house movies vs the popular ntertainment movies and how there is value to both and an audience for both and how the ntertainment media shouldn t be belittled specially by people working inside of itI loved this aspect because that is xactly 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 get into this in the next paragraph and I know this is gonna be too filled with pop culture references for a lot of people And I get all that This is no Literary Fiction But this pulled at my heartstrings and it was xactly the fluffy and motional 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 go into this knowing what you re gonna 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 specially 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 lement or like me just don t care I loved both romantic storylines SO GOD DAMN MUCH Now I gotta 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 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 nough time for hate and it was SOME GOOD STUFF I could tell IMMEDIATELY this was gonna 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 guiding 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 njoyable and motional and I will cherish this book forever Look to the stars Aim Ignite Booktube Channel Twitter Instagram I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in xchange for an honest review i finally read another book i will defeat this reading funk i m in 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 A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, exactly what I needed theuivalent 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 my grandparents I felt I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher uirk Books in xchange for an honest review Omg this book was incredible and I have nothing but good things to say about it I read Geekerella about 2 years incredible and I have nothing but good things to say about it I read Geekerella about 2 years 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 tackled the darker side of fandoms A big focus was on harsh fans particularly in the sci fi community can be on actors This is something that happens all the time and I m glad the book gave the perspective of the actor on the receiving nd 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 Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies entirely at the con I thought the romances were adorable and I loved the representation LGBT and POCThe fandom references 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 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'sasier said than done when the girls step into ach 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 xpectations and redefine what it means to live happily ver after. The Princess and the FangirlO 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 xplain whyI m gonna tell you all of the things that I njoyed and loved about The Princess and the Fangirl but there s no way to actually xplain to you how it made me feel This book filled a void in my soul that I didn t know xisted and I m so grateful 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 girl I am not a porcelain doll I am not mpty I am worthy I am nough Before we really get 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 guyI really njoyed Poston s Geekerella on a lot of levels but what really got me about the novel were the fandom Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling elements and how much of her own love for fandoms Poston put into itAnd The Princess and the Fangirl did it AGAIN maybeven 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 be 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 I would really advise against it First of all if you Monsieur Pain enjoy Geekerella you ll probablynjoy this one and vice versa But this book is really loaded with references to its vents and characters so not only do I imagine it s probably a bit confusing in parts but you ll just have a much greater reading xperience 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 vents and character developments for yourself So please read Geekerella first It s worth it It also makes the reading xperience much motionalThis 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 vents in this novel haveAnd if like me you also fell head over heels in novel haveAnd if like me you also fell head over heels in with this fictional show it truly feels so wonderful to be back at ExcelsiCon to read about Starfield again to Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. experience the fandom I m notven 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 Patrick the Wolf Boy, Volume 1 end of the book where this phrase gets used and I could literally feel myselfxperiencing this moment with veryone lse and I just BAWLED As our friends in the Federation always say Look to the stars Aim Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, echoesveryone on the showroom floor and I join in for the final word Ignite Cheers rise up across the showroom floor and I close my yes 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 got Apart from the fact that I truly loved both main characters two perspectives that we got Apart from the fact that I truly loved both main characters all their flaws and verything it was just so fun to See The Perspective Of the perspective of actress at a con and specially someone who is not involved in fandom at all and of a freuent con goer who ven shared a booth with someone and then see those roles reversed Both characters learned a lot from this xperience and I just think that it worked incredibly well in this contextThis also had so much commentary on social media misogyny in specially Science Fiction and Fantasy fandoms harassment at cons you name it Sometimes those moments felt a little clumsy but 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 Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition especially a rebooted one and how much harassment shexperiences 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 really great to see this talked about in a novel cause I had never read about it Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom especially from this side of things and I thought that Poston did such a good thing to alsoxplain how it s hard to Sexual Secrets escape those comments and how it s scary but also sometimesven scarier to not read about yourself I just thought that this was overall handled incredibly well And I loved that the main character poi. 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 nemies But when the script for the Starfield seuel leaks and all signs point to Jess she an. .