The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?
With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
There was a lot of struggle for me in the first half of this book. I think my biggest problem was that there are three main characters sharing space on the page. Every time I would start to really get into a chapter, it was over and switching to one of the other sisters, and it felt like I was starting all over again. However, once the story started to pick up pace, I couldn’t stop reading.
Blake has created a unique world that I love. There are three sisters who are all supposed to kill each other. One minute you’re rooting for one, the next you’re hoping they fail. With three different upbringings and three different powers, it’s interesting how a set of triplets who spent the first 6 years of their lives together, can so drastically change and differ from one another.
Without spoiling the ending, I will say that I did feel very satisfied with it. I feel a bit ambivalent that two more books are being added to the series, but I’m also excited by the idea that we may get to explore more of the world, and perhaps see more depth to the characters and their relationships with each other.
I received a free copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
Within minutes of starting this book, I knew that I was in love with the main character. While I often admire the protagonists in the books that I read, it’s not often that I relate so whole-heartedly with one (besides the whole orphan and evil step-mother/sisters thing). Elle (first of all, favourite name!) is a total scifi nerd, she is addicted to the now cancelled TV show Starfield. She blogs about the show, she used to go to conventions for the show. She is so inspired that she wants to go to college to become a screen writer so that she can inspire others with her own shows.
This is 17 year old me EXACTLY. Just replace “Starfield” with “Stargate”. I was so passionate about Stargate and wanted nothing more than to be involved in creating a show that would inspire others like it did me. Geekerella was a nostalgic ride, reminding me of those fandom days. I’m not sure if I’ve grown out of it or there’s just nothing good on TV that I’ve fallen as in love with.
Geekiness aside, Geekerella is a truly adorable modern-day retelling of Cinderella. I love how Poston wove the classic Cinderella elements into the story (like working in an orange pumpkin food truck). And the romance of the story was really well written. The narrative switches between the two main characters as they get to know each other, and even though you know that it’s going to have a Cinderella ending, you still hold out for these two characters to get together and learn the other’s true identity.
After devouring this in a day, I’m over here dying while waiting for Ashley Poston’s next book “Heart of Iron”. It’s set in space (!!!!!).
Thank you to Quirkbooks for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my (very delayed) review.
I plan to update you all soon on everything that I’ve been up to lately, including some fun new projects, but today I want to share one of them with you…
My friend Kelsey and I have finally decided to start a new blog together! You can check us out at www.nerd-vortex.com
It’s a place where we can share our love of movies, tv and books, and it’s going to be a lot of fun!
So what does that mean for this blog? Well, I really do want to keep posting here, but I will be focusing more on that blog for now. Updates may be sporadic like they have been, but I will make more of an effort. You may also see less full book reviews, but I’d like to still do some recaps of what I’ve read.
I’m going to try to start catching up on my blog reading too, so you should start seeing some comments from me soon!
Anywho, more to come soon, but please come check out nerd-vortex and nerd out with us!
When we were in London this summer we knew that the Harry Potter Studio tour was an absolute must-see. We’ve done the HP Universal Studios a couple of times, but this was exponentially more amazing. Zack and I both agree that this was our favourite part of our trip. I can go on and on about how awesome the tour is, but I’m going to let the pictures tell the story… lots and lots of pictures. Prepare to be pic spammed.