All the Feels by Danika Stone

Posted June 3, 2016 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments

Book-Reviews-YA

All the Feels by Danika Stone is a love letter to every fangirl, fanboy, geek, and nerd in the universe. If you’ve ever obsessed over a TV show, movie, book, or some other pop culture phenomenon, then this book is for you. If you’ve ever felt passionate about something that others teased you about, this book is for you. If you’ve ever become emotionally invested in fictional characters, this book is for you.

all the feelsDanika Stone captures all the intensity and emotional investment that goes into being a dedicated fan; and she shows that being a Professional Fangirl isn’t something to be mocked. It’s something with value and worth and purpose.

Fandom has meaning, and that’s at the core of this adorable, charming book about the lengths one young woman will go to save the character she loves so dearly.

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.

I’ll admit, there were a few parts of this book where things felt rushed or glossed over — though I suspect much of those issues will be resolved in the final version, as I was reading an ARC, and I know those are not polished. But even if they weren’t fixed; it doesn’t matter. They didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of this book.

All the Feels is a really funny, charming and sweet story about one young woman navigating life, love, and fandom. Stone writes a story that shows the worth in fandom, and in following your passions — regardless of whether others think less of you for it.

Her characters are delightful and unique personalities, and they’re the real heart of the story. They’re the ones who really hook you in as a reader and make you root for their successes and commiserate in their failures; and in a book about becoming emotionally invested in fictional characters, it all feels a bit meta, no? No matter. You’ll be rooting for Liv and Xander right to the very end.

Feel all the feelings when All the Feels hits stores on June 7th.

Sara | Novel Novice
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