Synopses & Reviews
From the acclaimed author of Geekerella, this spin on The Prince and the Pauper is a perfect story for geek girls of every fandom.
Movie star Jessica Stone can't bear to pretend to love Starfield at yet another con--except her contract obligates her to do just that. She never dreamed she'd be playing Princess Amara for life, yet for better or worse, beloved Princess Amara has Jessica Stone's face. But so does someone else . . . Imogen Lovelace is just another Starfield fan hitting up ExcelsiCon--except she happens to look an awful lot like Jessica Stone. So when Jess spots her doppelg nger, a brilliant idea pops into her head: Swap places Jess can escape the spotlight for a few days, while Imogen can ditch her cruddy job and dodgy hotel room to see life beyond her dull hometown.
Jess doesn't anticipate actually liking Imogen's life or the gorgeous non-famous girl who might be the person she needs to forget about her ex. And Imogen loves being Jess until she's trapped in a paparazzi snafu and realizes fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. With the press poised to reveal their secrets, and an announcement about the sequel looming, both Jess and Imogen will have to stand up for the truth: That there is no such thing as a fake geek girl. That what you love matters. That fandom can, and should, let you be who you really are.
The Prince and the Pauper gets a Geekerella-style makeover in this witty and heartfelt novel for those who believe in the magic of fandom.
Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favorite Starfield
character, Princess Amara, from being killed off. On the other hand, the actress who plays Amara wouldn't mind being axed. Jessica Stone doesn't even like
being part of the Starfield franchise--and she's desperate to leave the intense scrutiny of fandom behind.
Though Imogen and Jess have nothing in common, they do look strangely similar to one another--and a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon sets off a chain of events that will change both of their lives. When the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, with all signs pointing to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. The deal: Imogen will play Jess at her signings and panels, and Jess will help Imogen's best friend run their booth.
But as these "princesses" race to find the script leaker--in each other's shoes--they're up against more than they bargained for. From the darker side of fandom to unexpected crushes, Imogen and Jess must find a way to rescue themselves from their own expectations...and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.