Letters to Zell

Letters to Zell

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: Seattle : 47North, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781477829622
1477829628
Branch Call Number: SF GRIEP CAMILLE
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 21 cm

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M_ALCOTT Jul 26, 2015

And they lived... Happily Ever After? Not quite. Letters to Zell by Camille Griep features familiar Grimm fairy tale characters we all know and love(and others we love to hate). First, there's Ceci(Cinderella), who has bigger dreams than just being queen; she wants to attend culinary school, but doesn't know how to tell her husband, and feels pressured to produce an heir. It also doesn't help that her meddling stepmother and blind, heel-less stepsisters are living under the same roof. Second, there's Bianca(Snow White), who wants to do some traveling to the Outside or human world. She's in the middle of planning her wedding to her own prince and best friend, just not her True Love, Rachel, who lives in the human world. Third, there's Rory(Sleeping Beauty), who finds herself in a loveless marriage to a prince with a wondering eye and libido. It turns out Rory had a Romeo and Juliet-esque romance in her youth, that rocked and nearly destroyed the Fairy Tale Realms. Her True Love was banished, and she was put to sleep. ALL three princesses are part of the same circle of friends with Zell(Rapunzel), who abruptly ups and moves to Oz with her family, to the bewilderment of her friends, who were very vocal and hilarious in their correspondences to her. I like the letter format the author used in conveying the stories of these fairy tale characters, which were intertwined because of their friendships to each other.

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M_ALCOTT Jul 26, 2015

Maro: "You're a heartless bitch, Bianca White."

Bianca: "Takes one to know one. Can you find your way out, or do you need to hump a guard first?"

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