How I (mostly) enjoyed this book

16248148When 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? (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

I’ve been on a bit of a contemporary kick recently, and this was a book that I picked up thinking, “hey, this looks like it’ll be pretty stupid, but I’ll try it anyway” and ended up enjoying it. It wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t as horrible as I expected it to be, either.

Zoe and her cousin, Jess, have both been picked to be summer interns at Fairyland Kingdom. For Jess, it makes complete sense. Jess is an actor, and a good one. Zoe is just the one who tried out and managed to get in.

But while Jess ends up as Red Riding Hood, Zoe is called a “Lady in Waiting”, basically the servant to the owner of the part, who insists on being called “The Queen”. There are rescuing princes and backstabbing interns and obnoxious super stars. And Zoe has to deal with all of it.

However, the “Queen” doesn’t have have quite enough character development to really explain the ending. Nothing hints at the ending, it just kind of…happens. And I don’t get why Zoe wanted to stay as an intern so much when all she did was complain about having to be one?

The supporting characters also fell a bit flat. Not a lot of character development with them, either, and their personalities were very…dry. Bland, maybe. The sweet girl. The mean girl. The jealous boy.

But this was a light, fun, silly read, Zoe is quite easy to like, and it was better than I was expecting it to be. The romance was also not as strong as I was expecting it to be from the synopsis. The romance took place almost in the background, so it didn’t subtract from the story, it only added to it and made it more interesting.

This is a good book to bring to the beach or on vacation, something to read when you want to feel happy afterward.

ThreeStarsSo, I’ve been wondering. Are my reviews super short or is it just because of the small font that I’m using? It feels like that when I go and read other blogs, out of all of them I have the shortest posts and the shortest reviews. Is that just me feeling that or is that actually true?

Happy Wednesday,

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