Publisher: Balzer & Bray/ HarperTeen
Page Count: 320 pages, paperback
Date Published: April 23rd 2013
Find it on Goodreads: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
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 cutthroat 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?
This was a very... overly dramatic book. The theme park took the fairy tale character thing to the extreme! ESPECIALLY the queen. She was extremely needy and bossy, but she also grew to care for Zoe and that was really nice to see. As a main character, I liked Zoe. She was kind and loyal and smart but also knew how to have fun. I really enjoyed watching her grow and interact with the other characters. I also really liked the romance between Zoe and Ian. It was so cute! There was one point where I just couldn't stop... I don't know how to describe it other than this:
I also really liked the plot. It started with Zoe and her cousin going to Fairyland Kingdom for summer interns and it turned into this huge story of betrayal and secrets and it really played on how far one will go to win the big prize. There were lots of things I really liked about this book, but something about it didn't make it perfect for me. It was cute and funny but I also got a bit bored and it was quite predictable at times. But, it entertained me and I was looking for a fun, light book and that's what I got! I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes books that are fun and quick that also touches on betrayal and back-stabbing. AND with a super bossy, crazy boss with a dog that eats caviar!