by Ashley Poston
Grades 8 & up
In this retelling of Cinderella, Elle is a huge fan of the classic Starfield series and her father started the ExcelsiCon to celebrate it. After he died, she was stuck at home with her evil stepmother and stepsisters (of course) and their country club life. Elle tries to find her own way, writing a blog about the show and working at a vegan food truck aptly named The Pumpkin. The Prince in this version is a teen heartthrob cast as Prince Carmindor in the Starfield movie remake, to the distress of its hardcore fans. The story sticks to the Cinderella arc successfully, while firmly placing it in today’s world of fandoms and cosplay. A super fun take on an old classic. Highly recommended for fans of Cons and cosplay, grades 8 & up.
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