Book Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Title: Fairy Tale
Author: Cyn Balog 
Details: Hardcover, Paperback, 248 pgs.
Published: June 23rd, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
isbn: 0385737068 (ISBN13: 9780385737067)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Received from: Won in contest

Description:
 A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.
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.

My Thoughts:

This is another of those books that is hard to review.  I’m not real sure what my feelings are about it.  I know I didn’t love it.  I didn’t hate it either.  But I’m not sure if I even liked it or not.  I guess I thought it was okay, but I had a hard time with a few things.  
First of all I really didn’t love the main character, Morgan.  I didn’t mind her so much in the beginning, but as the story went on I found her to be quite selfish.  She wasn’t thinking much about others~ just about herself and what she wanted.  She’d start to think of others and what would happen to them, but then she’d push those thoughts aside because she was more concerned about herself.  
I thought Cam and Pip were both okay characters, but I didn’t feel like we got to see them in a way to connect with them or even really understand them.  
The romance was a bit weird.  Morgan thought she was in love with Cam and just the way things played out didn’t really seem quite right.  Just a little different, I guess.  
One thing I really liked about the story was that she was a psychic.  She had visions and it was accepted and pretty much just normal.  Some may think that was weird or unrealistic, but I liked it.
I’m not sure I can really rate this book.  I can’t decide whether it’s a 2 or 3 moon book.  I’m going to say maybe a 2.5.  

You can find Cyn Balog on her website

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Comments

  1. I think I’ll probably still try to read this one, even if you aren’t quite sure to feel about it. I’m all for characters and their characterization, so I wonder how I’ll personally feel about Morgan. Anywhoo, great review. I loved that you were honest about not knowing how to rate it – I’ve had my fair share of those books.

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