Mini Review ~ Fairy Tale
|May 11, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Book Reviews|
Author: Cyn Balog
Format: Print and Ebook
Published in June 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Synopsis (courtesy of GoodReads)
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 Mini – Review (courtesy of me)
I ran across this book at a second hand book store and I liked the cover, I thought the wings were beautiful and had that paper thin translucent look. So I read the synopsis and I thought it sounded like a good story so I bought it and a couple weeks ago I found it in my book drawer and pulled it out.
I knew this was a book about fairies and I haven’t read many books about fairies. I thought the story was pretty original. I mean, yes, I had heard the theory before about human babies being switched with fairy ones but beyond that it was pretty unique.
I liked the characters – all of them. They were all well developed and each had something about them that I found endearing. I thought that the main character was a good mix of strong and vulnerable. She seemed to withstand an emotional storm that she hadn’t known was coming very well.
In many ways this story was bittersweet. While, I enjoyed the ending and thought it was very fitting I also still wasn’t sure if it would end the way it did. In many ways it was sad but not to the point of ruining the book (I really dislike sad endings, LOL).
I won’t say how it ended or give away details in case you decide to pick up this book. I definitely think it’s worth the read. It’s a fairly short book, so it’s a quick read. The plot is fairly uncomplicated but it’s still entertaining.
The writing style was easy to read and it was easy to visualize the setting. Cyn Balog is a talented writer and I definitely hope to read read more from her in the future.
So there you have it. My opinion.