Book Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

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Cyn Balog

Cyn Balog is the race and event manager for Runner’s World, Running Times, and Bicycling magazines. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and infant daughter.

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Fairy Tales Always Have Happy Endings… Don’t They?

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.


Delacorte, June 23, 2009

Ages 12+

256 pages


Special appeal to grandparents: This book is a sweet and clean romance, not edgy at all, that will appeal to young adults, ages 12+.  I’m actually in the process of scheduling some signings in retirement communities in my area that my family members belong to.

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