So Letters to Zell really wasn't for me. I wish it had a disclaimer to let you know that when the title said Letters to Zell - they meant it. This book is told in nothing but letters. And although that’s okay, it’s just not for me. I don't like books in prose or poems and the letter thing didn’t work out either. I so wanted to love this book as the “about this book” sounded like something that I would die hard to read. But, it just didn’t work out that way.
I did skim read through the rest of the book and found it was fairly boring. There is no world building and the time frame for these letters is kinda weird, as are the characters. I thought I was getting a great retelling connection story about what happened after these iconic princesses got married, but what I got was some weird combo of letters and some crazy ladies!
So if books in letter form and crazy princesses are your thing - check this one out.
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.