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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
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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This story lacks the charm of the first

i liked Jess she is relatable and i understand her character Imogen however is not very likable but does achieve redemption. I guessed who had stolen the script early on and felt that it was very obvious. The "love story" part seemed rushed and felt forced.
I didn't hate this story however felt it paled in comparison of Geekerella.

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  • L. Jones
  • 26-07-2019

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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  • aly p
  • 24-06-2019

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
  • 01-05-2019

nice

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

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  • LeJoy Nichols
  • 06-08-2019

Loved it!

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

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  • cleopatra
  • 23-06-2019

Another great story

This book represents why I love SiFi!! This story reminds us that even though we maybe different (race,gender ect) we all dream and want to be happy. Ashley Poston writes characters that represent the reality of the world today, setting the stage for her readers to believe in themselves and not fall victim to media’s representation of normal.

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  • brtennant
  • 16-05-2019

VO is great, pacing not so much

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I give Ashley Poston’s “The Princess and the Fangirl” ☆☆☆

Eileen Stevens, Emily Lawrence and Caitlyn Davies do an excellent job narrating the story. They’re voices do the characters justice. Caitlyn Davies is one of my favorite voice actors for audiobooks and I appreciated her hard work with this one.

The reason my score isnt closer to five stars is mainly do to the pacing. Some scenes dragged on far too long and others needed more time in the oven. I wanted to fall in love with the characters while they fall in love, but a lot of the development is rushed pe glossed over. Ashley Poston has created a great world in her Once upon a con series. Stardield is a fandom I want to be a part of. It’s one that means so much to so many characters and their love for it makes me love it.

“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.”

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  • Danielle
  • 18-04-2019

Charming, Funny and Uplifting FAN-tastic

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