Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pub. Date: June 23, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
256pp

Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne seem like the perfect couple. They’ve known each other since first grade and they even have the same birthday. Unbeknownst to Morgan, her perfect world is about to be turned upside down when Cam’s weird cousin Pip arrives in town and declares that Cam is the Fairy King. Cam has trouble accepting this news and the changes that come with them, but he vows to do everything in his power to stay with Morgan.

What will Morgan do to maintain her perfect world with Cam? How far will she go for True Love?

This is Cyn Balog’s debut novel and it’s totally addictive as I could not stop turning the pages. The characters in Fairy Tale are quite interesting. The story is told in first person by Morgan and I enjoyed experiencing the story through her eyes. She’s smart and witty and I found myself constantly laughing throughout this book. My favorite character is Pip, he’s loyal and trustworthy not to mention he makes a complete transformation and goes from gawky weird to Total Hotness!

Cyn did a fantastic job with the writing. The plot was totally different from what I expected reading the synopsis. The story is original with unexpected twists and Cyn did a great job pulling this story off. I can say I never would have guessed the ending reading the synopsis, but I’m happy to say it left me quite pleased. How can you not root for True Love?

If you’re looking for a good summer read, pick up Fairy Tale!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

50 comments :

  1. I really want to read Fairy Tale because it's getting excellent reviews and also just sounds amazing. Fairies, but with a twist, as it's not the girl who's the fairy. Thanks for the great review!

    - Alex

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  2. Great review-I can't wait to read this one.

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  3. I just love it when guys can transform from weird to hot!

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  4. Definitely adding this one to the list... Great review!

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  5. i'll have to check this one out :D

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  6. I think this one sounds right up my alley. I love stories where the sweet awkward guy goes from geeky to dreamy too :)
    Great review!

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  7. I think fairy stories need a new twist and the cover is lovely.

    Seahn

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  8. I can't wait to read this book. I love that all these fairy stories are coming out. This should be interesting because it's the boy that is now fae, not the girl.

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  9. Definitely on my wish list, I love that the fae is a guy, keeps cracking me up! From strange to hot - could it get better!

    Dottie :)

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  10. Great review. I want to read this book. I love the cover.

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  11. I'm a huge faerie kick right now, so I am definitely reading this when I get the chance. Also, even though I'm not much into romance, the plot sounds really good. :) I'm hoping I like the characters as much as you did.

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  12. I can't wait to read this book.Great review.I love that cover.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  13. Well there's another book to add to my TBR pile!

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  14. I've been interested in reading this one before - mostly becasue of the gorgeous cover. Now I want to read it based on the good reviews too!

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  15. I'm thrilled by the new trend in YA fairy novels. This one sounds particularly fun!

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  16. I wasn't sure if I would like this book - because it doesn't sound like their relationship will work out (based on the synopsis), but I am curious about how it will all work out. Plus, thre have been so many positive reviews.
    Sara

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  17. Great Review I so want to read this.

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  18. I really wanted to read this book.

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  19. I love reading books where I can't guess the ending!

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  20. Ok. I want, I want it, I want it! You have definitely made me want this book even more than before. I can't wait to get a chance to read this. It sounds awesome. Thanks for posting this review. I'm glad I read it. :)

    ~Briana

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  21. The story is quite original. I mean a male fairy? The mixture of romance, fantasy, and fairy tale is just so interesting. I hope to read it soon. :D

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  22. Wow...I've been wanting to read Fairy Tale since ever and this review just makes it seem all the mor delicious:P

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  23. Thanks for the great review! This fairy tale sounds very interesting!

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  24. Sounds like a good book from your review! =) I want to read it even more!

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  25. Great review.
    I have been reading alot about this book lately. I am intrigued and it is on my TBR list.

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  26. Wow, this book just keeps sounding better and better to me. It sounds like a fairy tale, but with a twist (unintentional bad pun!). The cover is beautiful, as well.

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  27. Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good read!!! :)

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  28. I am really looking forward to reading this book. After reading Wicked Lovely by Mellissa Marr. I am so into the fairie world. And the added romance will make it that more fun to read!!!

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  29. Great Review! This books sounds fantatic. Plus, I heart the cover.

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  30. Sounds like a winner to me!

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  31. Yay, glad there's another good review for it!!

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  32. I definitely want to read this!

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  33. Oh! I love debut novels... a new author to love and watch grow! I would enjoy winning this book.

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  34. I like reading books by new authors and I love a good love story. Fairies are so fun to read about right now too!
    Kim

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  35. This sounds like a really great book! I'd love to read it.

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  36. It seems to have a different plotline from other YA books I've read. I can't wait to read all about Morgan and Cam! :)

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  37. The description for this book sounds really intriguing. You've got me interested in it. If I don't win your contest I might try to pick it up at the bookstore next time I'm there and have money to spend...we'll see. I'm not allowed to go there anymore, because I'm practically bankrupt thanks to books. :P

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  38. the book sounds really good and very entertaineing! :)

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  39. The plot is totally differnt from the synopsis?

    That makes me want to read it even more!

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  40. I keep hearing great things about both guys...augh, I want this book so badly!

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  41. Terrific Review. I love stories about Faeries and this one sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for introducing it to us.

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  42. I really wanna read this book! I can't find it in Scotland though! I hate that!!!

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  43. Got goosebumps reading your review. And didn't realize this was a debut. Will be watching for more from her!

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  44. This sounds like a cute book - I love the names of the characters. The cover alone is enough for me to take a second look.

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  45. This sounds great and I'll so have to read this one!

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  46. sounds great! I can't wait to read it now!

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  47. I will definitely have to check this out.

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