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All the Feels

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All is fair in love and fandom.

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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.

Excerpt

She set the phone down again.

Her gaze darted back to the computer screen. THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If she posted this, it needed to be real. She needed people to believe Spartan could come back. They needed to trust that he’d made it out of the ship. It couldn’t just be fangirl to fangirl, writing Starveil AUs that never really happened. This would be the guerrilla warfare of character ships. The fans would have to reweave the details they had into a new explanation of those last seconds of film. They’d take no prisoners, leave no wounded fans behind. But, as in any war, that meant the intel behind the revolution had to stay secret for as long as possible.

Fandom had to believe.

Liv released her breath, heart beating in her temple. It’s up to you to make your happy ending.

She hit Post.

Praise

"This is an insider’s look into the life of a fangirl. ... Liv’s experiences with fandom will resonate with many teens, but it is her struggles to understand her goals for the future, her feelings for Xander, and even the drudgery of college that will compel teens to stick with this story." —School Library Journal

"The book is a dream. I loved absolutely everything about it. ... From the chapter headers to every mention of nerd culture, All the Feels is a blast for anyone who’s ever been completely consumed by a fandom. If you’ve ever been a geek who’s felt out of place, this is the book for you!" —Seeking Book Boyfriends

"For every fangirl and boy who just can’t even, this book is for you. Danika Stone gets it. She speaks fandom fluently. ... I will forever love her, not just because she wrote so expertly about belonging to a fandom, but because she catapulted the fangirl into the space typically reserved for those we idolize. For so long we have loved from afar all the heroes and heroines that have captured our hearts and our devotion. But Stone, in her love of fandom, makes us the heroes of her story. Every gal who wrote a fanfic, every guy who created a gif or meme, everyone who has ever raged, squealed, or cried over fictional characters, we are the shining stars of her clever tale." —The Writing Piazza

"I fell in love with this story! Well written, funny, with a side of romance. Liv and Xander are great. Real friends with the ups and downs all friends have. I was laughing and cringing as I read. This book definitely captures the feel of all consuming fandom can be, but there's a real heart to its message. Totally loved it!" —Mara M., Swoon Reader

"Spot-on portrayal of fandom, con, and all the characters within. A lovely coming-of-age story with a good mixture of LOL moments and more somber ones." —liz, Swoon Reader

"This is a lovely story. Engaging and touching, with a nice message that it's good to hope and dream, but to also trust in oneself to make things happen." —Ray, Swoon Reader

"This is excellent. Xander reminds me of kids I knew in high school, the opening scene caught me right away, and the fandom elements are well-executed (the tinyurl links! I'm about that detailed realism!) and integrated into the narrative. … This is an incredibly engaging story … Overall, this was a compelling and engaging read. I only started reading this last night and feel like I've known Liv and Xander for years. Well done!" —Catherine Tinker, Swoon Reader

"Lovely story that captured the highs and lows of fandom life perfectly." —Emily Maddox, Swoon Reader