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Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Release Date: June 23, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256

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.

Fairy Tale is Cyn Balog's debut novel. I must admit that I loved the original title Fairy Lust, but novel was fantastic no matter the title. I'm a huge fan on the fairy/fae genre, so I'm always on the lookout for fairy related literature. Fairy Tale is in the lighter side of the genre compared to say the darker content of Melissa Marr & Holly Black. I'd group Fairy Tale with Wondrous Strange by Lelsey Livingston and Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.

This novel was addicting. I absolutely loved Balog's writing style! It had a wonderful flow and was easy to read, plus it told an incredible story. There are always similarities amongst stories featuring fairies, but I thought Balog's attempt was notably unique. I also enjoyed that the story was told through the eyes of Morgan the human, rather than Cam who was experiencing the changes.

Balog’s character’s were impressive. I loved Morgan’s character, she was a charming and relatable character. She totally underestimates herself, but her humbleness makes her even more appealing. And Cam and Pip, their stories of transformation were captivating. If I had to name a villain it would probably be Dawn, but Balog somehow makes even her conniving character worthy of empathy.

Awesome debut novel, awesome fairy novel.

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Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog + young adult