Review: Geekerella

Some book covers are so promising that you are happy you actually trusted your instinct. The same thing happened to me while selecting Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Since it was not available in paperback in my region, I decided to go for Ebook. This book was totally selected by its title and cover as I never read its synopsis neither reviews so I was hoping for the best. One more reason to read this book was its genre as it is retelling and I had never read any retelling before so I was more excited to read it.

This story is the retelling of Cinderella, but with the twist of fandom. Story of a girl who is the fan of a show called Starfield. The show that was loved by both of her parents and now she inherited that passion for show. After the demise of her mother, her father married again with a woman who already had twin daughters. After Elle’s father death, she is totally dependent on her step mother who is not much enthusiast about her upbringing.

Her only mission is to get to the con and participate in cosplay contest as it was her father’s dream for her. But, what about prince charming in Cinderella’s story? Well he is right there but I’m not gonna reveal how they met and what happened further!

The retelling+ fandom is a great combination as far as this book is concerned. I really enjoyed the fast paced story. The plot never got bored but keep me on the edge to find out more about the story. I really love this story and would definitely suggest this book to people who love retellings and some fangirling


Review: Our Story Ends Here

After a long reading slump, all I wanted was to read some simple and sweet to read that’s easy to digest and a quick read. Since this book was also selected for a July book club, I was eager to read it.

Our Story Ends Here is written by Sara Naveed, an emerging Pakistani writer, this is her second book. The story is simple that revolves around a girl named Mehar and a boy Sarmad. They met through an accident and are forced to live for eleven days together. Their journey didn’t end here but more revelation occur to Mehar that Sarmad is not just another boy but a terrorist. The story revolves around Swat and Lahore.

The story didn’t catch me in the first half as there was so much repeatedly going on. The same routine was described over and over again that made me a kind of bored. After the revelation of Sarmad’s involvement in terrorism. But the ending again didn’t touch my heart.

The plot was extremely predictable and there were more than necessary twists in the story that were again, predictable. The writing style was good but I must say the story didn’t touch me as much as it should have.

I wish the author best of luck for her future writings and would expect some strong plot that would hold the reader’s attention throughout the story.