Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #37

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Published on: April 4th, 2017

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Summary (from Goodreads): Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Book Beginning: The Stepmonster is at it again. Raffles, discount coupons, and magazine sweepstakes lay strewn across the kitchen table. My stepmom sits straight-backed in one of the creaky wooden chairs, delicately cutting out another coupon, dyed blonde hair piled on top of her head in perfect ringlets, lipstick the color of men’s heartblood. Her white blouse is spotless, her dark pencil skirt neatly ironed. She must have a meeting with a potential client today.

Page 56: I head toward the door, feeling queasier by the moment. This is the right thing to do. Just cold turkey. I could’ve ghosted her instead, let myself slowly fade from her life and that would’ve been truly harsh…

Thoughts: Meh, not the best opening for a book but you can immediately tell this is a modern day Cinderella retelling if it wasn’t clear by the title of the book. I feel like this is going to be a quick read, fun, quirky book and I can’t wait to dive in.


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14 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #37

  1. Love the descriptions of the stepmonster. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER”


  2. It does look like a fun book, Danica! Enjoy and have a great weekend 🙂



  3. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds like it could be fun. Mine this week is from Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy – a historical mystery. Happy reading!


  4. bevbou says:

    When you need a quick book, it’s often difficult to find. This looks like it ticks that box well. Thanks for sharing. I’m reading Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay.


  5. I must look up the word cosplay. I don’t don’t know what it means and it just noticed it in my book, too. My Friday Quotes


    • I think cosplay is dressing up as your favourite characters in movies, books and video games. In this case a TV show. I think it originated in Japan. I could be completely wrong! Weird how similarities appear. The last book I read had the last name Freeman in it and so does this one that I am currently reading.

      Have a good weekend Anne!


  6. Looks like a book I should read! Happy weekend!


  7. fuonlyknew says:

    Got this on my list. I fell for the fun cover and synopsis.

    My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof


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