Saturday, March 16, 2013

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer + Featured Freebie

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come TrueFrom 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?

My Rating: 5/5

SO sweet and cute! I loved this book! It was the perfect light romance that just had me smiling. 

I loved the idea behind this book. It was a lovely idea that was perfectly executed. 

Zoe was a wonderful character. She was very likable and easy to relate to. She has a very humorous, yet realistic, view of things. Her comments about the situations she was caught up in had me laughing out loud. Honestly, there is nothing bad I can say about her, because I just though she was a wonderful character. 

Ian was the love interest and he was utterly adorable. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to give him a hug because he was just so adorable. Needless to say, I adored him. His relationship with Zoe wasn't the main point of the book, but it was important and I though it was very well done. It developed slowly and realistically and it was very cute.

I love how the author did the setting of the book. It was probably the best part of the book. The setting of Fairy Land was impeccably done. I felt like I was really in the middle of a Disney Land-like place. 
And the competition of the Dream and Do Grant was really fun to follow. The mishaps that occurred because of the competitiveness were hilarious. 

The plot moved quickly. I was keep interested the entire way. And there was a secret at the ending that literally made my jaw drop. I never saw it coming. The ending was perfect and sweet, just like the rest of the book.

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True was a wonderful, lighthearted YA romance. To any lovers of the genre-or just anyone looking for a light and fun read-you definitely need to read this book.

*Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for a copy!
Featured Freebie:
Today, I have 2 YA books that sound interesting: Summer Unplugged by Amy Sparling and In Your Dreams by Amy Martin. Go forth and get them for free!

Summer Unplugged
Summer Unplugged is a novella.
Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her mom has had enough. After catching her sending a less than lady-like photo to a boy who barely knows her, Bayleigh's mom sends her away to her grandparent's house for the summer--sans cell phone, laptop and Ipod. Bayleigh thinks the summer will be torture without social media...that is until she meets the boy next door.

In Your DreamsSixteen-year-old Zara "Zip" McKee lives for three things: basketball, books, and bailing out of tiny Titusville, Illinois, where the junior high and high school are in the same building and everyone's known everyone else since birth. But when Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk on his first day at school, Zip's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed.
Kieran has narcolepsy, and although he sometimes struggles to stay awake, he has no trouble capturing Zip's heart and trusting her with his most guarded secret--he sees bits and pieces of the future in his dreams.

But just when Zip thinks that maybe she can handle having a boyfriend who sees things before they happen, her budding relationship with Kieran gets a jolt when Kieran's parents reveal that his sleeping disorder is not what it seems and may be putting them in harm's way. And when Zip begins to have unsettling dreams, she must decide if she can live with knowing the future in advance when she's afraid of what might happen.

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