Geekerella is a modern day retelling of Cinderella. Elle Wittimer is a geek teen blogger, living with her stepmother and twin half-sisters. Her father died seven years ago, but the loss still stings. He was the one who introduced her to Starfield, a sci-fi show (in the same vein as Star Trek), and the one who founded ExcelsiCon, the convention for Starfield. He was also the one who encouraged her to dream big dreams. But now he's gone and it's difficult to hold onto hope without him there. When she discovers Darien Freeman, a teen soap star, will be playing the lead character of Prince Carmindor, she writes a scathing opinion on her blog Rebelgunner. And surprisingly, it goes viral. Despite her disappointment in casting choices, Elle wants to go to ExcelsiCon. She begins plotting for a way to get to the convention and win the two tickets to the masquerade ball-- all she needs to do is win the costume contest.
Darien Freeman is the hero of Seaside Cove, a teen soap. And he feels way out of his league, now that he's been cast as Carmindor. Managed by his father, he feels pressured to make the right choices (both morally and career-wise), but it's hard when his best friend sold him out and there's no one left to talk to. When he discovers he's been signed up to attend ExcelsiCon, he wants out--he doesn't do cons. He sends a text to the person in charge, but gets a wrong number instead. Despite that, he and the unidentified person click. It's someone he can talk to, someone who seems to know what it's like to be alone.