When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That’s important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan’s feeling small and not sure which end is up.
When Edan’s cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she’s at conventions, she feels like she’s found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.
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Hey there, fellow readers! How have you been? It seems like forever since my last review. But I’m ready to talk about this next book! The review of the day is on Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci. Now, I remember first hearing about this book and being excited for it, like any other fandom friendly novel. Once I was done, however, I concluded that the book wasn’t as great as I thought.
Don’t get me wrong; this book still had amazing content, like the extra world building added into it for the Team Tomorrow comics as well as the Cosplay Club and bringing up how much harder it is for female fans versus male fans, such as the effort you have to go through to prove you’re a fan sometimes. The world within the novel was pretty great and I was sad to be cut from it abruptly. For instance, by the end of the novel, there were so many issues left open that would have liked to follow up on. It would have been more satisfying if at least some issues had been fully resolved instead of on their way to being resolved.
As for the characters, I felt as if I only got to know Edan and her love interest. I would have liked to know her best friend more, however. Other than those characters, I wasn’t really interested in the rest. I was more invested in Edan’s relationships with them, if that makes sense. But I barely remember them individually. Speaking of Edan’s relationships, I like how the novel didn’t shy away from how these relationships can affect people, even if it’s not in the best way. It’s more about figuring out how to deal with relationships through the hard times, not just the good ones.
Well, that’s all I have to say about Don’t Cosplay with My Heart. While it wasn’t my favourite fandom friendly novel, I did like reading it overall. I just have this instant expectation to like most fandom friendly novels, which was probably my downfall. If you have any comments or questions about this book, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. And to all those who are interested, Don’t Cosplay with My Heart comes out this Tuesday on January 2nd, 2018. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!
I received an advance reader’s copy from Scholastic Canada in exchange for an honest review.