Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fairy Tale Review

Release Date: June 23, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Age Group: 12+
Pages: 248

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.


OK, first of all, who can not love this cover? The colors, the water on the wings, everything. It very pretty and it instantly caught my eye.

A plot as simple as a girl having a changeling as a boyfriend doesn't sound very original, but Cyn Balog manages to make it work with a some plot twists, great characters, and humor. The book somehow manages to be original.

Fairy Tale had me from the first chapter. And, from there, it kept me guessing and flipping the pages. Although it does have places where you don't feel like you need to be reading, I still read it pretty quickly. The plot unfolds quickly and keeps you guessing. Although, I didn't realize how into it I was until the ending.

There were some great characters in this book. Morgan was OK, she could be pretty whiny, but you could still relate to her. Cam was a great character, too. As was Pip. And everybody else.

Cyn Balog's writing could make you feel. I could feel her love for Cam, her desperately needing him to stay with her, and her quickly losing touch with the outside world. It was beautiful.

Fairy Tale was an...enchanting read that will grab you and not let go. Although there will doubtfully be a sequel, it's probably for the best. This is a book that I highly recommend you pick up.


  1. I'll definitely have to read this. It looks so good, and your review made it sound so much better.


  2. Love this review. I can't wait to read this.

  3. This is a definite read for me... I saw it at B and N yesterday and almost bought it (but then some employee, I saw, had accidentally put a single copy of Geektastic out, and sicne I wouldn't have another chance for it until August, I got that. YAY :D)
    Love your review, it's written very well!


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