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Monday, June 29, 2009

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Re-Read? I can see myself re-reading this in the future.

Recommend? I recommend this to everyone, whether they enjoy fantasy and Fairy lore or not.

Release Date: June 23, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256


A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

My Thoughts:

In this breathtaking debut novel, Cyn Balog has crafted an unforgettable story of love and loss. The cleverness of her writing shows us a new take on what we would normally consider a Fairy Tale.

Morgan has grown up always by Cameron's side. Ever since they were young, they have always been together. But now all of a sudden, a pink blob by the name of Dawn threatens everything Morgan and Cam have ever known--and could take Cameron away from Morgan forever. You don't need Morgan's psychic abilities to know Morgan won't give him up without a fight.

Fairy Tale truly surprised me. I ended up loving Pip as much as I loved Cam, if not more. It is a bittersweet story crafted perfectly to leave the reader satisfied and yet, wondering... What if? The pace was set just right so that there was never any confusion and all the events in the novel flowed flawlessly. I felt as if I was Morgan. I related so well to her, that I feel like I felt exactly what she was going through. Along with this wonderfully written tale, you learn that you can't always put your needs first. That there are things more important and that you ARE strong enough to move forward.

Breathtaking, clever, surprising-- I absolutely loved this book.


Cover: 4.3
Plot: 5.0
Characters: 5.0
Writing: 4.5

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  1. Great review! I keep hearing how everyone loves Pip. I love Pip (such a cute name!) and I haven't even read about him yet. xD Can I rant about how much I love this book cover? It's so...attention-grabbing.

  2. Hmm Good characters? Then I think ill give it a try...

  3. I can't wait to read this one. Everyone is raving about it! :)

  4. This sounds sooo good. I'm glad you liked it. I can't wait.

  5. Hmm, this sounds interesting. I wish she'd been allowed to keep the working title though, Fairy Lust sounds cooler than Fairt Tale.
    P.S. You've got some goodies waiting for you at my blog. :)

  6. I'm seeing reviews for this everywhere! And in my opinion, much deserved. What an insane debut novel.

  7. I love faerie books so this sounds like my kind of book!


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