Hey all, Dani here.
Oh man, I’m a bit tired. Thank goodness the work week is almost over.
Anyway, today’s review is a geeky adventure, and you all know I love a good story revolving around fandom. So, let’s go ahead and jump into the review.
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.
Rating: 5 stars
This was the fun fandom feel good type story I needed when I read it; I had been having a bit of a stressful time, and this book was absolutely everything I could have asked for in a couple hours escape.
All The Feels really does capture what it can be like to be a part of fandom. I especially enjoyed how Liv felt when she arrived at Dragon Con. It is a feeling like no other to arrive at a convention and realize that you are with “your people.” The way everything was described was completely something I related to wholeheartedly. It definitely made it clear that the author knew what she was talking about.
I’ve also read a few book set at convention, but I really liked that this one also covered the months leading up to DragonCon. It helped us get to know the characters and the fandom of Starfield.
Then I reached the end and it was sad that it was over. Again, super relateable. I always go through a sad period when I leave conventions because of leaving people who share similar interests. I love my real life geeky adventures and I hope to keep finding book gems like this one to keep the geeky homey feelings going.