With MCM Comic Con happening in London next weekend and all kinds of fangirl and fanboy cosplaying down there (including me!), I figured now would be the perfect time to review Ashley Poston’s nerdy novel ‘The Princess and the Fangirl‘. It’s like this book was written for me! If I could attend every convention out there, I would but unfortunately money doesn’t grow on this fangirl’s tree!
Imagine that you’re going to a convention knowing that some of your favourite stars are going to be there and that you’ve been waiting for that day to come for so long.
If you can imagine that, then you are basically Imogen Lovelace!
Imogen has been going to ExcelsiCon with her family year after year selling merchandise, knowing every stall that’s around and practically calling it her second home. This year is a little different as she’s grieving from the loss of her favourite character Princess Amara and refusing to let her die. Her actress Jessica Stone is attending this year and Imogen is determined to make her understand why she can’t stay dead!
One problem though?
Imogen looks just like Jessica!
Just like Geekerella was the retelling of Cinderella, The Princess and The Fangirl retells the story of ‘The Prince and The Pauper’. I really need to watch the Disney version of that story because nothing like a little Disney magic to make your weekend. I really connected with Imogen since I’ve attended conventions in the past and there is something special about connecting with friends from across the country!
I started off not liking Jessica seeing as she was super snobby and the type of celeb that only goes to conventions to get a pay cheque at the end of it. Thankfully you start to understand why she does what she does and begins to redeem herself in the eyes of the people around her. There is the most perfect LGBTQ+ ship that happens and, by the end, I was absolute mush! Ashley didn’t make it easy for her readers! Oh and Imogen’s brother Milo…I honestly want to adopt him to be my sibling too because he’s adorable and protective and gay! Love it!
Overall, I’m giving this book a strong 4.5 out of 5 stars! It had everything thrown in there! I only knocked a half point off because I wish it was longer! I had too many feels at the end and wanted to know what happened next!
Have you guys ever attended a convention? What was your best moment? If not, would you ever go to one?