16248148Reviewed by Sarah Horwath

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is a story of Zoe and her friend Jess who both land their dreams jobs of working at Fairyland Kingdom. Set in the amusement park of Fairytown in New Jersey, Zoe and her cousin Jess are interning along with a bunch of other teens in the hopes of winning a 25,000 dollar grant from the amusement park. However, Jess and Zoe don’t end up with the positions they originally wanted, and soon everything’s a crazy mess of things.

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True also features great romantic relationships. Sarah Strohmeyer writes really compelling romances and this one is no exception. The relationship between Zoe and Ian didn’t take up the entire novel, but it played a major part in how the plot played out. While there’s romance there is also betrayal and this book had some of that as well. There is always another person willing to stoop low to come out on top and get what they want and Zoe has to learn how to deal with those certain circumstances. The setting of the book was probably its strongest feature; I have never been to Disney Land but if I had to imagine it I would picture Fairyland. I was gushing about all the romance in this book and at the very end there is a shocker that will make your jaw drop.

What I liked most about this book was the writing style and the characters. Zoe and Ian were very cute together and I just loved seeing the chemistry between them. Zoe’s character was very easygoing and easy to relate to; I would sometimes laugh out loud at the situations she got herself into. I would recommend this book to anyone who’s tired of all the paranormal books and wants a light, funny and fluffy read that will melt their heart. I really enjoyed this book–it was a great read that kept me interested and was beautiful written.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Sarah is a college student studying English. One day, she hopes to become an author. For her, reading is much more than just a hobby.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Balzer + Bray. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.