College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.
Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
I loved everything about this book. Liv is quirky, fun and really grows throughout the book. The interactions between her and Xander throughout the book kept me cracking up and thinking “I can relate” constantly. She and her mom have a relationship that I found sometimes distracting, but I can also understand she’s trying to look out for her. I wish that relationship had been filled out a little more and/or we saw more of it laid out in a sequel. The only bad thing about the book is that it was so short!
There are great references for fangirls and “light” geeks alike in this one and I’d definitely recommend it. By the way, if this one sounds good, you should also look into “The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss”.
Warning: Contains some sexual references.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fangirls everywhere.
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