REVIEW : The Princess and the fangirl : Ashley Poston

Title: The Princess and the Fangirl

Author: Ashley Poston

Release Date: April 2nd 2019

Format: E Arc

Publisher: Quirk Books

Page Count : 320

Genre : Young Adult , Contemporary ,Romance, Retellings, Fairy Tales, Pop Culture, Fandom

Reviewer : Taylor

Goodreads synopsis

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.


I am in fangirl heaven! Ashley Poston is a go to auto buy for me and I love her. When I found out there was going to be a companion novel to geekerella I knew I needed to get my hands on it! Thanks to my amazing friend and co YouTuber we were able to read it early.

I really enjoyed this story and it’s characters. We even got a few cameos of Ell and Dare. I didn’t think I was going to like being in Jessica’s head because like everyone in her life I judged her from the little I knew from the first book. Her story was a refreshing look at coming into your own. Social media can be such a curse sometimes and seeing her overcome was great.

Imogen was also trying to find her self and still has a lot to find. I loved that she learned that it was okay to not have everything filled out. She was geeky and perfect if you ask me!

Ahhh the romance. It was amazing. I wish there was more of a conclusion since it takes place over a four day period. Like an extended epilogue.

All in all I loved it, I love Ashley Poston, and I want more!

Favorite quote

“I’m not just a raindrop in a pond but a comet plunged into the ocean, and I can make waves the size of skyscrapers because I’m not just here, I’m living.”

Four stars!

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