About the Book
“Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.”
Good news! She's crazy. And I let her know it. This book was AH-MAY-ZING. I absolutely loved it. I have a thing for fairy tale remakes and nerdy romances, and this has both of those. And throw in all the geek culture references, and this book pleased me so much.
I love Cinderella, but it was never anything I could relate to - servant girl becoming a princess and whatnot. But this remake was done in a perspective that I both understood and could see myself in. And that made it that much better!
There's this one line Elle's stepmother says to her, I don't wanna say it because potential spoilers. But if you read the book, you'll know it. And it hit me right in the feels. I had put the book down. Thing is, and I'm getting personal, it is almost verbatim an exact thing my own mother said to me back when I was a little kid. And it is not a good thing, heads up. So that brought up some unexpected emotions.
Other than that unwanted trip down memory lane, this book was fanfreakingtastic. I did not want it to end. And also it made me wish the show Starfield was a for-reals thing. I almost skipped through the scenes that explained the episodes because I didn't want spoilers, but then I remembered it's not real. I got a bit too absorbed into the story, btw.
To sum it all up, I loved the story. I think the way each character fit into the fairy tale was fabulous and perfect. And this was awesome and great and everyone should read it immediately.