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Elle cannont believe that they cast some teen drama actor to star as her beloved Prince in the Starfield reboot. Elle has been a fan of the show ever since she was a little kid and would stay up watching episodes with her dad. She runs a Starfield fan blog, a blog that has been getting a lot of attention lately. When Elle starts getting text from a mysterious number she doesn't expect her new friend to be Darien Freeman the new Prince Carmindor of Starfield.
So I think I am in the minority for not loving this book. This is a Cinderalla retelling but with a healthy dose of nerd culture. I was very excited to read this book but it didn't live up to the hype for me.
I liked the alternating POVs. I loved Elle's deep love for all things Starfield and how excited she was to be around people that loved the show. I really liked her budding friendship with her coworker Sage and Elle introducing her love of the show to Sage. I really liked their friendship.
Darien felt a little more flat. I liked how conflicted he felt about his fame but there were so many moment where he felt a little to perfect or understanding. He didn't seem as authentic as Elle did. I still greatly enjoyed him and I did find some of his parts more entertaining than Elle's.
Where this book really fell flat to me was their communication. By sheer luck Darien and Elle started texting one another. They are supposed to have this deep friendship than romance all because of the texting but we don't really see that. There are few text convos that we see between the two, most of the time it is Elle or Darien telling us about past convos. I wish we saw more of those heartfelt conversations because even though I knew they have been talking for weeks, it just felt so instalove.
This book had so much potential it fell so flat because all of the hype.
I give this book a C.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.