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

May •  22 •  2013
Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come TrueHow Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen on April 23rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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From 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?

Totally cute and exactly what I needed, I’m so excited to share with you all what I loved about this story.

1. Realistic. I love how real Zoe’s life it. She faces hard losses, financial struggle, and learning who she is. Zoe faces lots of hard times but she prevails, pushing through to the end, sacrificing for everyone else. She’s works hard and it shows.

2. Love. Don”t you just love it when you find love when you least expect it? Especially if they guy who keeps saving your butt is a mystery. This part of the story gave me so many butterflies and excitement. I kept trying to figure out myself who the guy would be and yes, I love that it was indeed him.

3. Friendship. One thing I enjoyed about Zoe is that she is loyal to the end. Despite getting in trouble and doing things wrong, Zoe is the type a friend that I would love to have. Selfless and loyal in all of her actions, Zoe’s loyalty takes her farther than she ever expected.

4. Fun. This is a totally fun book. It makes you giggle, swoon, and just have a great time reading. It’s not straining or hard to read. It’s simply a fun, cute read that you can sit back and enjoy.

5. HEA. Yes, it has a happily every after…well not exactly. Zoe works hard to make her dreams come true. And while some of them didn’t come true, she got what was most important. Love.

Exceptional and wonderful, I have yet again enjoyed what the author has written. Easily hooked, How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is such a great read. A winning combination of love and life, How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is sensational.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Lexxie
    May 22, 2013

    Oh, this sounds like a perfect, light, summer-day read! If only summer would finally arrive so I could lounge outside in a park under a tree…

    Thanks for the great review, I’m adding this to my TBR 🙂

    • Savannah
      May 22, 2013

      Lexxie, thanks for stopping by and yes! Definitely a good summer read.

  2. Jenny
    May 22, 2013

    I’m definitely in the mood to giggle and swoon Savy! I’ve been reading too many serious books lately and just need something fun. I think this is the perfect book for that:) So glad you loved it!

    • Savannah
      May 22, 2013

      Jenny, I’m always up for books like this one.

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    May 22, 2013

    I love SS books and I thought this one was a lot of fun!

    • Savannah
      May 22, 2013

      Kate, is quickly becoming one of my go to authors. I love her writing style and her stories.

  4. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    May 22, 2013

    This book sounds so fun and cute!! I think I have to be in the right mood to fully enjoy the awesomeness of it though. Fab review!

    • Savannah
      May 22, 2013

      Amy, this book will put in that right mood. I read it cause I needed a good pick me up and it did the trick.

  5. I completely forgot that I had really wanted to read this! I remember when the cover was revealed and I was all over it. I love it. It’s the perfect summertime cover. So glad to hear it was good!! I love reading about unexpected romances, especially when the guy is a complete mystery. Now that you reminded me, I need to go buy it ASAP and read it by the pool. I have a feeling it’s going to make me want to go to Six Flags!

  6. Sweet, fun and HEA. Three things I need now. Sounds perfect!

  7. Lauren
    May 22, 2013

    Oh this sounds like such a fun read! I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. Great review! 🙂

  8. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 23, 2013

    Glad you loved this one. I can understand the need for a feel-good book 🙂