Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

If I had to describe FAIRY TALE in one word, I'd probably say amazing or unbelievable or stunning, because that's what I'm constantly thinking about it.

FAIRY TALE is about Morgan and Cam. They've been best friends and in love with each other their whole lives. Then, almost suddenly, everything changes. Cam is distant and losing his energy. When Morgan has just about had enough, because she loves him too much and wants to help him get through whatever his problem is, he tells her. Or shows her is more like it.

Cameron shows Morgan his wings, and tells her that he is a fairy and will leave this world, on their sixteenth birthday, to go to Otherworld, a place that is full of fairies, a place that he is bound to rule now that his brother has died.

Desperate not to lose each other, they band together and try to find ways to "cheat the system," with the help of Pip, a human that has lived in Otherworld his whole life. The whole tale is addicting and astonishing. It will leave you satisfied, but not.

Honestly, from the first page, I was hooked. The catchy flow of the writing lured me in like that. If I didn't have to, I would have never put it down once. And when I did, my mind would somehow makes its way back to the book.

One of the things that I think makes FAIRY TALE so special is that the roles are switched. In most fairy books, it's the female, or the narrator, that is undergoing the process of becoming a fairy. I love that Cyn made Cam, the male, a fairy, because the changes in him would be different than that of a female. Cam's body is weakening and he's losing height. So basically his masculinity level is lowering constantly. And the fact that Morgan sticks by Cam's side through the whole novel, even when her feelings are drifting elsewhere, shows how much they love each other and it's devastating to watch their relationship hanging by a thread.

As you can probably tell by my long, long review, I am in love with this book. I don't think I've ever been as emotionally attached to any characters as I am to Morgan, Cam, and Pip. This book has made me laugh, cry, smile, and frown. Yes, it's that well put together.

FAIRY TALE is an enchanting love story that you won't want to miss. It's about making the best of things and beginning a new chapter in life, even if someone you love isn't with you physically, they'll always be in your heart and soul.


Writing: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

I love FAIRY TALE so much that I'm giving it an award that is exclusive to my blog. If I think a book is too amazing for words or perhaps bewitching, I'll grant the book and the author with the Bewitching Book Award. Instead of posting this on every book that I think deserves it, I'll post the following icon.

Congrats to Cyn Balog and FAIRY TALE! You have bewitched me!


Kristen said...

I just got this from the library. I may have to push it up on my reading list after reading this review! :) Cute award.

Olivia said...

I've never actually heard of this book until you reviewed it. And I've never really been interested in 'fairy tales' but your ratings and the way you wrote about it have sparked my interest. So thanks, I'll probably check it out.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I really want to find this book! I love the premise of the story, the voice of the author!

Great review!

Dottie :)

Lisa Schroeder said...

Wow, what a glowing review! Makes me want to read it even more!! Yay for Cyn! :)

Watching said...

Haha...>.< I usually want to read all the books you review...:D I'll try to read this one very soon then...^^

Kami said...

Fairy Tale was awesome. What a spectacular read.