Not just another behind the scenes fairy tale tale, Letters to Zell by Camille Griep focuses on the friendship among the four most well-known princesses of Grimmland: Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty as they finish their Pages and move into the Happily Ever Afters that usually happen after the story ends.
Written in letters to Rapunzel (Zell) who has thrown over her story completely to run a unicorn rescue preserve with her prince, the other three princesses struggle with how they want their lives to go as opposed to how they are written. Laugh-out-loud funny, vaguely raunchy (Snow White has very little filter it seems), and deeply profound, Letters to Zell explores life truths that we all have to figure out, whether we’re characters in a book or the humans reading about them.–Â Schlow Centre Region Library
Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty)â€”until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life. Now, Zellâ€™s best friends are left to wonder whether their own passions are worth risking their predetermined â€śhappily ever afters,â€ť 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 Biancaâ€™s wedding approaches, can they escape their fatesâ€”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 didnâ€™t write for themselves and go completely off script to follow their dreams.