Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

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.

This book has gotten a lot of mediocre reviews, which surprises me, because I loved it. I had a hard time getting into the first few pages, mostly because of Morgan's "psychic" ability. I didn't know much about this book when I started reading it, so that little turn of events was a bit odd for me. Once I read the first few pages two or three times and realized I wasn't misreading it, I moved on and loved it. I thought Pip, Cam's "cousin", was quite funny at times, and very endearing. This was one of those books that, although I was happy with the ending, I also felt like I was saying goodbye to friends. I know everything works out in the end, and there really isn't a set-up for a sequel, but a part of me wishes there was one. This is another one of those books that I would happily recommend to anyone, well--any female. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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