Sunday, August 9, 2015

Letters to Zell by Camille Griep

Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty)—until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life.

Now, Zell’s best friends are left to wonder whether their own passions are worth risking their predetermined “happily ever afters,” regardless of the consequences. CeCi wonders whether she should become a professional chef, sharp-tongued and quick-witted Bianca wants to escape an engagement to her platonic friend, and Rory will do anything to make her boorish husband love her. But as Bianca’s wedding approaches, can they escape their fates—and is there enough wine in all of the Realm to help them?

In this hilarious modern interpretation of the fairy-tale stories we all know and love, Letters to Zell explores what happens when women abandon the stories they didn’t write for themselves and go completely off script to follow their dreams.

When reading the summary, I told myself it would be a fun read. Something different. As lately, I was joking about fairy tales and Prince Charming having a modern interpretation picked my curiosity.
The fact that these super star princesses were not happy about what every girls dream of being a wonderful ending for a love story from childhood made me want to know more about the author plot.

I was very surprise but not at all in a good way. If the story could have been promising, it's too long. The author takes too much time to go to the point.
The fact that all the story is writing as letter to Rapunzel could have been cool. But the absence of reply means just a lot of complains not really a correspondence.

The princesses are boring, swearing or too naive to be fun. Honestly, they are winning so much that it's no wonder the princes are always out of the picture. :-) Would have run away myself from their clique. They only know how to gossip and are really not cool role model.

So I ended up watching the percentage read at the bottom of my screen more and more. As I'm not really patient these days, I haven't read the story until the end.

I'm sorry since the author was trying to come up with something interesting but her vision of women is pretty awful. And she has lost me by taking too much time to put some action in her story. :-(

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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