How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
By Sarah Strohmeyer
From Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl's summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.
When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want?
Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve "The Queen"-Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.
Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cut throat competition make Zoe's job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?
I found this book on goodreads by chance. I honestly had no idea what it was about when I started reading it. It was exactly what I was looking for. A fun and easy read, a perfect in-between book.
The prologue caught right away my attention. It was funny and kind of confusing but I couldn't put it down right from the beginning. What I loved the most about this book was the setting. The princes and princesses, the castles and all the characters I've been familiar with all my life. A book with Cinderela, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty will always add magic to the story no matter how simple the plot is.
If you've read more of my reviews you know that is difficult for a book to take me by surprise. It's not hard for me to figure out what the big plot twist is. So I was surprised with this plot. I was actually not expecting to happen what happened. I'm not saying it is a mind blowing plot twist, but it was surprisingly nice and unexpected. I loved that this book, set in a magical world, had such a cute and magical touch. Honestly, it was kind of childish, but I loved it anyway. I'm a sucker for fairy tales.
About the characters, I can't say I cared much about or what happened to them but I still liked them. Zoe was funny, kind and the best best friend in this entire world! If every one had a friend like her the world would be a better place. Ian and Jess were also good characters, although we don't get to see much of them, which I'm sorry for, I wish they were more present.
All in all, and easy and funny read. If you're looking for something smoothing, this is ideal for you. I honestly don't recommend buying it, but if you find it on a local library or have someone lend it to you, you should give it a go!