Title: Fairy Tale
Author: Cyn Balog
First published June 23, 2009
248 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385737067 (ISBN10: 0385737068)
Morgan Sparks and Cam have an unbreakable bond, or so they thought. When Cam’s true identity as a fairy is revealed, everything changes.
With the arrival of Cam’s cousin, Pip, Cam becomes increasingly depressed. It turns out that he is the rightful heir to the fairy throne and the fairies want him back.
As Cam begins to physically transform, Morgan and Cam make a pact to stay together and outsmart the fairies. But as their love is tested, Morgan begins to question what is best for everyone involved.
Will their love survive the uncertainty of the future, or will it crumble under the weight of Cam’s destiny? Find out in Cyn Balog’s enchanting novel, Fairy Tale.
About the Author
Meet Cyn Balog, a typical Jersey Girl who has always believed in the unexpected magic of life. As a young adult paranormal author, she has written several books including FAIRY TALE (2009), SLEEPLESS (2010), STARSTRUCK (2011), TOUCHED (2012), and her latest novel DEAD RIVER (2013).
Cyn resides outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her family. Additionally, under the pen name Nichola Reilly, she writes post-apocalyptic fantasy.
Look out for the release of the first book in her series, DROWNED, published by Harlequin TEEN in 2014, followed by the sequel, BURIED, in 2015.
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog is a novel that brings a modern twist to the classic fairy tale genre. Balog is an American author best known for her young adult novels, such as Supernatural Summer and Touched.
In this novel, Balog explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of one’s choices.
The story takes place in the small town of Arden, where a curse has been placed on the town’s teenagers.
Once they turn sixteen, they are turned into fairy tale characters, with no knowledge of their former lives. As the protagonist, Morgan Sparks, approaches her sixteenth birthday, she is faced with the possibility of becoming a character she never wanted to be.
But when she discovers that her best friend Camilla has been cursed and turned into Cinderella, Morgan will stop at nothing to break the curse and save her friend.
Balog’s writing style is captivating, and she skillfully weaves together the different elements of the story.
Her portrayal of the town and its inhabitants is detailed and evocative, allowing the reader to vividly imagine the setting. The pacing is excellent, keeping the reader engaged and eager to know what happens next.
The characters are well-developed, with each one having a distinct personality and backstory. Morgan is a relatable protagonist, and the reader feels invested in her journey to save her friend.
This novel also deals with issues of friendship, loyalty, and self-discovery.
However, the book is not without its flaws.
While the ending is satisfying, it does feel rushed, and some readers may wish for a more fleshed-out conclusion. Additionally, some of the fairy tale elements in the story may feel contrived, with certain characters feeling like they were included purely for the sake of the fairy tale theme.
Overall, Fairy Tale is a delightful read that will appeal to fans of young adult fiction, fairy tale retellings, and contemporary romances. Its themes of love, friendship, and the consequences of one’s choices are universal, making this book relevant to readers from all backgrounds.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and engaging read that still tackles important and relatable issues. On a scale of one to ten, I would give it an eight.