I have to be honest and admit this book was sitting in my cart on Amazon for months before I finally bought it last month. I really enjoyed it and while I was originally thinking this was going to taking place in Disney World (just with a fake name), it actually hit closer to home (will explain later). How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is a great book to add to your summer TBR list. It was quick and funny with just the right amount of drama and romance along with some surprises.
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at 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 the Queen’s evil lapdog caviar to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might now 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 fairytale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving the Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?
(Summary taken from back cover)
I love Disney World and assumed for some reason that Fairyland Kingdom was going to be Disney World with a fake name, which it was not. If anyone has ever visited (and maybe even heard of) Storybook Land in southern New Jersey, I think Fairyland Kingdom is more along those lines. Growing up in New Jersey and going to Storybook Land quite often, I was kind of happy to see that this took place in my home state.
Onto the characters. I loved Zoe and how she constantly put everyone ahead of herself even though she was just getting over the loss of her mother. Some of the interns I liked and some of them I absolutely hated. Some of the interns I also thought I hated but felt differently towards them at the end of the book.
The book does have a good amount of drama and romance in it and during the last couple of chapters, you are in for a big surprise. The ending to How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True was just the icing on the cake. It took me by surprise and had be smiling like a little kid at the end because I was so happy with how everything had ended. I finished this book in a day because I couldn’t put it down. It was quick and easy, but definitely very, very, very enjoyable and one I am sure to read again.
If you have never read How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True and you are looking to add a light, cute book to your summer TBR list, I would definitely recommend it. Sarah Strohmeyer also has another book out called Smart Girls Get What They Want, which I’ve added to my summer TBR list and if you enjoyed How Zoe… I would say go for her second book as well!