Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Summary:

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.


Review:

I seriously had no doubt that I would love this book with all my heart. Though, even with knowing that, I was still surprised at how much I adored this book at the end.

Morgan was a character that was easy to like. She was nice, funny, and thoughtful. Plus, it was fun to see the different problems her psychic abilities brought her. Cam was the same way. I loved his relationship with Morgan and how he would risk being a toadish looking fairy to stay with her till the end. Though, my most favorite was Pip, no doubt about it. I just loved how naive he was about different things to how he had risked his life to protect the people who he was close to.

The plot was actually not that predictable. Throughout, I thought I had it all figured out, but I was pleasantly surprised at the end to see my predictions were off. Since, it brought this whole "wow" reaction to the bittersweet ending that totally worked with the feeling of the book.

Overall, Cyn Balog is one amazing writer that I hope that every teen girl ( and boy, possibly) will have the chance to read her books some day. I look forward to reading her next novel, Sleepless, which will be out in 2010.

Grade: A+

Fairy Tale is now out!

Sidenote:
I'm a bit disapointed that they changed the title to Fairy Tale from Fairy Lust in the end. FL would have worked way better with the book even though there is no actions that result from "lust" in the novel. Though, with saying that, I still love the book the same as I would if it was titled Fairy Lust.

9 comments:

  1. Great review. I am really looking forward to reading this.

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  2. Good review! I really want to read this book.

    -Briana

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! I totally agree about the title!

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  4. I'm really excited to read this book. While FL as the title would've been great, I'm sure it would've created a bunch of controversy, so maybe the tamer title will persuade more people to buy it!

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  5. looking forward to reading this! I think I like the new title better, actually...

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  6. This sounds like just my kind of read, will hunt it down on Amazon thanks.

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  7. For some reason I'd connected this with Wing in my mind and then when I didn't like Wings I didn't bother with this one. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll read this after all :)

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  8. Loved this book too and also prefer the original title, but whatever. Great review!

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