Saturday Showcase (July 5)


Saturday Showcase is a weekly event hosted here at The In-Between Place which features books that you wish more people had read (or, at least, heard about).

This week’s featured book is How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer.

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?

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is a cute, fluffy entertaining read filled with Disney princes and a bit of a mystery. It’s one of the books that helped me become a fan of contemporary YA (which I now love), thanks to its somewhat ridiculous storyline and absolutely adorable romance.

What are some of your favourite underrated books? Leave a list in the comments below.


30 Day Book Challenge: Day 5

I stumbled across this 30 day book challenge by The Chronicles of Radiya and decided to give it a try. Hopefully it will lead to 30 consecutive days of blogging that liven up the blog a bit and give us a chance to get to know each other a little better.

Day 5: A Book That Makes You Happy

You know those books that just make you feel warm and fuzzy after reading them? Well, Anna and the French Kiss and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True are just two of the many books that make my heart smile. They’re light, fun reads that never fail to put me in a great mood. The romance is sweet, and always leaves me with a huge smile on my face. Etienne St. Clair and Ian Davidson are adorable and both of them firmly occupy places on my list of book boyfriends; sorry real boys, you’re going to have to work on that charm some more… and maybe an English accent.