Monday, July 1, 2013

Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

Title: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Published April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
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I was super excited to get my clean hands on this book. Honestly, it's pegged as The Devil Wears Prada meets Disney?... SAY WHAT?!

So I started this book as soon as I got it, and let me tell you, I didn't stop reading until it was over. Because HZMHD(M)CT is amazing! Such a cute, entertaining read that magically transports you to a fairyland.

Everything is included, charming princes, bitchy princesses, wicked witches, and funny furries. I loved the book's premise, a girl intering in one of the most famous theme-parks in the country, forced to play assistant to the evil queen/manager of the park. And let me tell you, Miranda Presley has nothing on this Queen! she makes Zoe feed caviar to her dog, prepare her breakfast, play cinderella in one unfortunate ocassion (Le Spastic anyone?) and play Red Riding Hood several times too.
I loved Zoe for all the right reasons. She was a hot mess and she kept me entertained, I was laughing so hard at all the situations she was put in (and sometimes she even put herself there). But she was awesome, and girlfriend, I wish you'd be my bestie so we could hang out and you could be your selfless self and nominate me for the Dream & Do grant ;).
There's also our Hottie McHot-A-Lot, Ian Davidson. I loved Ian too, he was truly a prince and I fell in love with him despite his seriously bad puns (that boy has to start learning new jokes).
The whole world building had me wishing I could work at a theme park too, even though it sounds exhausting and (if they make you an animal and you have to wear a furry costume) gross but I love children and magic so yeah I think I could handle it. Although not as well as Zoe, who I cheered on during the whole book and girlfriend didn't dissapoint.
Sarah Strohmeyer also didn't dissapoint, she gave us an splendid ending that I absolutely loved and adored. I wish she would write a sequel with Zoe and Ian as RAs this time around.
Kudos, Sarah! You knocked it out of the park!


  1. Awesome review! I loved Smart Girls, and was hoping this was going to be just as good. Can't wait to read it!


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