Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers (June 23, 2009)
Hardcover: 248 Pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
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From Goodreads. 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.
FAIRY TALE, by Cyn Balog, is a bittersweet ‘fairy’ tale about a teenage girl trying to hold onto the guy of her dreams. Morgan and Cam have been girlfriend and boyfriend since they were little. Morgan thought she was the only supernatural in their relationship (she is psychic) but as it turns out Cam is a fairy changeling. He was never supposed to survive but the Fairy world wants him back and they send along a dangerous and gorgeous fairy girl to do it. Morgan fights for the love of her life, but soon finds herself dreaming of another…
Cyn Balog seems to have the uncanny ability to create stories that weave themselves into my heart right from the beginning. I loved the realtionship between Morgan and Cam. They have been together so long, they were practically the same person. And at the end of the day, they still adored each other. But, the apperance of Pip and Dawn change both of their lives forever.
The characters in this book were really great. I found myself attached to all of them in different ways and I wanted them all to be happy in the end. Pip was odd at first but after Morgan gave him a ‘makeover’ his confidence and charm really stood out. Since these characters were so great, I found myself disappointed in just getting Morgan’s POV. I would have loved to see Pip’s previous life and also Cam’s training with Dawn.
Overall, this was a great book and a different take on a fairy tale where ‘happily ever after’ is in the eye of the beholder.