Monday, April 11, 2011

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Release Date: June 23rd, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 248
Source: Unknown
Buy the Book: Amazon
Rating: 5/5

"Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne are a match made in heaven. They've been best friends since birth, they tell each other everything, and oh yeah- they're totally hot for each other.

But a week before their joint Sweet Sixteen bash, everything changes. Cam's awkward cousin Pip comes to stay, and Morgan is stunned when her formerly perfect boyfriend seems to be drifting away.

When Morgan demands answers, she's shocked to discover the source of Cam's distance isn't another girl- it's another world. Pip claims that Cam is a fairy. No, seriously. A fairy. And now his people want Cam to return to their world and take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Determined to keep Cam with her, Morgan plots to fool the fairies. But as Cam continues to change, she has to decide once and for all if he really is her destiny, and if their “perfect” love can weather an uncertain future."
This novel is completely addicting.  I brought it to school today and was reading it hidden under my desk all day.  I had to know what happened.

I loved the fact that the book was written from the human's point of view.  Morgan is seeing the change but not actually experiencing it.  I'm surprised that Morgan being psychic isn't talked about in the blurb.  Especially because she bases a lot of what she thinks on what she sees in her visions.  Morgan's character is also very captivating and impressive.  She completely underestimates herself but it just makes her much more real.

The love triangle in this book was captivating.  As were the characters themselves.  Pip's willing and naive nature really sets him apart from a 'normal' person. His too tight jeans and pencil case doesn't help him either.  While Cam's perfect boyfriend and footballer nature is entirely high school.  Cam and Pip's transformations throughout the books are amazingly written.  It is easy to picture the drastic change that happens to them both by the end of the book.

While the faeries in this book do have a darker side, they are much lighter than the faeries in written by Holly Black and found in other modern faerie novels.

If you're looking for a new version of the classic changeling fairy tale check this book out.

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