I felt so lucky to have bought this book, thanks to National Book Store, because it was on sale. Seriously, there were a lot of titles from HarperCollins on sale, that I broke my book buying ban. Hahaha! I don’t regret anything though because I really had fun while reading this book.
Zoe, together with her cousin Jess, landed an internship at Fairyland Kingdom. Internship at the theme park meant cute guys and a 250,000$ deal, courtesy of Dream & Do grant, for Zoe and Jess but the latter landed as Red Riding Hood while the former became the Queen’s lady-in-waiting a.k.a. the boss’s personal assistant. Albeit all that, Zoe tries her best to get Jess to become a princess and help herself (or Jess) get the deal.
Personally, the idea of a fairy tale theme park internship is not appealing for me. Fairy tales are not my thing. Not trying to be a buzzkill or anything but I think the Universal Studios kind of theme park is more my cup of tea *coughs*Wizarding World of Harry Potter*coughs*. I still want to go to Disneyland (aka The Mouse) though. I mean, who doesn’t right? But I’m happy and I really enjoyed that idea as the central concept for the book’s storyline.
The characters of the story are very interesting. They’re well-written. I enjoyed Zoe’s character and personality. She’s a strong one. I also liked Jess and her relationship with Zoe as cousin-slash-bestfriend. Ian is very interesting. I think he’s an ideal guy. He’s got a good sense of humor, he’s kind and he’s an outdoor guy. Although, I have to admit I had doubts about his character.
The other minor characters, I also had doubts like Dash and the other “Princesses”. The Queen was an interesting one. At first, I thought she was nuts but I was glad she wasn’t when I came to the end of the book. The ending was very surprising but I really liked what happened at the end.
The book had me smiling and laughing the whole time I was reading it. Sarah Strohmeyer knows how to write a book aimed at young adults filled with characters with great dynamics.
I recommend this read to all of you out there who wants (or needs) a fun read with smart and witty characters and a dash of romance and intrigue, to accompany you during the weekend.
Review also posted on The Bibliophile Confessions