Original illustrations by Cirrus Stone. 

Cover design, Swoon reads.

Back Cover:

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life...and her last tangible connection to her deceased father. Thus, 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 call that ignites the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life, and her disapproving mother's new boyfriend. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to get away from it all... and figure out what (and who!) she really wants, in this geeky romance by Danika Stone.


“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.

“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

“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

“A great read about fandom and friendship.” – Kate Pearson

“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

“Lovely story that captured the highs and lows of fandom life perfectly.” – Emily Maddox