Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Title: Fairy Tale

Author: Cyn Balog

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne are the perfect couple. They have been best friends since birth and have loved each other nearly as long. But a week before their joint sweet-sixteenth bash, everything changes. Cam's awkward cousin Pip comes to stay and Cam begins acting really distant. When Morgan confronts him about his behavior she is shocked to discover that Cam is from another world...a fairy world. And now their world wants Cam to return 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 is really her destiny and if there perfect love can weather an uncertain future.

Overall Review: GOOD BAD UGLY

This book was a quick, fun read that made me cry. If a book makes me cry it automatically gets a good rating...I am not a crier. Morgan is a fabulous character with a great sense of fashion, perfect grades and an even more perfect boyfriend. However, the more we get to know, Morgan the more we see how intertwined her life is with her boyfriend Cam. A dangerous temptation for any teenage girl. So when it looks like Cam will be leaving her to become the Fairy King, she can't deal. All she thinks about his how Cam "can't leave her." Instead of thinking that if Cam stays in this world with her (which he is willing to do because he loves her and doesn't want to leave her) he will not fit in anymore and will be miserable in a lot of ways, she is only concerned with not being with him. We don't dislike her for this because most of us can totally sympathize. She joins forces with Pip to trick the fairies into keeping Cam with her. But the closer she gets to Pip the harder her choice is. Without giving spoilers it's hard to give more information. The plot is well thought out and the resolution is rather original. The lesson learned is this...if you truly love a person you will do what is best for THEM regardless of how it affects you. Both Morgan, Cam and Pip learn this lesson. A sweet conclusion ties up the loose ends of the story up, but leaves the reader wishing for a sequel. I recommend this book for all ages.....tweens to adults.

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