Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Publication Date: 23 April 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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?
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.
"it's the Prince Charming cologne."
"Apparently it's made from rare Amazonian orchids. They keep it under lock and key in Wardrobe just for the princes, because it has, um, certain powerful *pheromones."
*Chemicals secreted outside the body in order to elicit a response - fear, distaste, hunger, lustHow Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True (wow that was a mouthful!) was hilarious. I didn't plan on reviewing this book mainly because I only picked it up out of a desperate need for entertainment and not because a publisher asked for my "honest opinion," regardless I think this book deserves some justice.
HZMHDMCT (it's long even when abbreviated!) is basically: Sherlock Holmes + Devil Wears Prada + Contemporary Romance + Fairytale shit.
Although the Sherlock Holmes aspect is debatable, I bet many will argue that it was "shallow," "predictable," "insubstantial," yada yada yada - shh! Zip it! ZIP! I'm placing my negative pants away because my legs are undeniably suffocating! Let's all be positive for a while, shall we?
My 3-star rating can speak for itself, because while this book might not have that
factor, it certainly isn't
either. So whether or not you decide to read this, keep in mind that everyone's reactions to it may vary. Mine is significantly positive probably because I got exactly what I bargained for when I picked it up.
So! [rubs hands together], now for the juicy parts!
What won those three stars were:
The Queen (aka Miranda Priestly 2.0)
"Ma'am are you okay?"
"I most certainly am not! There is a mote in my eye, Zoe, and I need you here post-haste to remove it."
"Just blink," I said.
"What do you think I've been doing? I've been blinking so much, my eyelids have biceps!"She wasn't cruel, not really. She just really loves Fairyland (the theme park) and would do almost anything to ensure its success. Like Zoe, I've come to respect the Queen in a cold, detached sort of way. As an aspiring lawyer, I can't help but appreciate her steadfast administration of the rules (no matter how dumb-ass they were).
GODDAMNIT, OKAY THEY'RE HOT. LIKE DON'T EVEN DENY IT, I KNOW YOU (recently) WATCHED LITTLE MERMAID JUST TO SEE PRINCE ERIC!!!!
Overall hilariousness & cuteness of everything