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Fairy Tale

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  5,138 ratings  ·  563 reviews
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 biolog ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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46milestogo
Jun 26, 2009 rated it did not like it
The most unlikeable narrator I've seen in ages combined with a predictable plot makes Fairy Tale a book I will not be recommending to even my most faerie crazed readers. The book opens with Morgan using her psychic abilities to tell someone their college dreams won't come true and being annoyed that the girl she tells is crying. And it only gets worse because Morgan is not only psychic, she is dating the best-looking, most popular boy in school, who has loved her forever. Naturally, it turns out ...more
Shannon
Feb 27, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2009, ya-13up
This book was horrible. The main character had every bad female characteristic I could possibly imagine; it actually made me angry. She was sarcastic, selfish, and a cry baby. The only reason I finished the book was that I was praying she would redeem herself in the end and make me feel better. Actually, it only got worse. The only good thing associated with this book was that my 13 year old daughter, who was reading it at the same time as me, hated her even more (if that is possible) and couldn ...more
Kristi
Aug 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Fairy Tale is Cyn Balog's debut novel. I must admit that I loved the original title Fairy Lust, but novel was fantastic no matter the title. I'm a huge fan on the fairy/fae genre, so I'm always on the lookout for fairy related literature. Fairy Tale is in the lighter side of the genre compared to say the darker content of Melissa Marr & Holly Black. I'd group Fairy Tale with Wondrous Strange by Lelsey Livingston and Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.

This novel was addicting. I absolutely loved Bal
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Annalisa
Jul 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: girls under the age of 17
Most ya fiction captures the deep emotion of teenage life without the drama queen narcissism. This book is not one of them. If you can imagine a gaggle of self-absorbed girls jabbering away in high-pitched squeal, you'd have a good grasp on the voice. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me. By the end of the first chapter I was ready to gag and chapters two and three were even worse. I nearly gave up at that point; it's hard to read a book in a POV you cannot relate to. Fortunately, there is some ...more
Cara
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, fantasy
Oddly surprising, and I'm still debating if that is necessarily good or bad. I'm leaning towards good though.

Morgan and Cam have been together basically their whole lives. They live next door to each and even share the same birthday. All feels right in Morgan's world. She helps people by being able to foresee the future, but as any gift it has its limits and sometimes causes people some pain, herself included. Her boyfriend is the star quarter-back of the football team, and right now they are pl
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Karin
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Morgan and Cam have always been together. Their fun and easy friendship naturally transitioned into a comfortable and loving relationship. Everything is perfect. They seem to be a match made in heaven. They even share the same birthday and Morgan and Cam have been planning a big sweet sixteen-birthday bash for months.

A week before the big event things start to change. A stranger named Pip moves in with Cam and there seems to be secrets surrounding the reason for his appearance. Morgan begins to
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Yan
Oct 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Summary: Morgan and Cameron have been together since birth. But a week before their joint birthdays, Cam’s “cousin” Pip appears out of nowhere. To add fuel to the fire, he’s here to take Cam’s place in the life. Why? Because for Cam’s 16th birthday his present is to take over the throne as Fairy King. Slowly Cam transforms into a winged fairy and Pip is turning, well hot. With the help of Dawn, Cam’s guide to the other world but also his betrothed, he learns to accept his destiny. But where does ...more
Milly
A quick, sweet and fun read.

Girl and boy grows up together and falls in love. Girl finds out boy is really a fairy changeling. Another cute boy, the human boy who was kidnapped by fairies returns to the human world to take his place back. Love triangle is formed. Girl has to choose between fairy boy and human boy.

Morgan is the 15-year old girl. Fairy changeling is Cam. Human boy is Pip. All three have the same birthdays and are turning 16 on October 15th. For Morgan, turning 16 means the world
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Carla Stafford
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Cam and Morgan have been together as long as either of them can remember. Neighbors, best friends, and sweethearts for life. When Cam's "cousin" Pip comes for a visit, suddenly Morgan's (never failing) visions of the future show a changed Cam, and then no Cam at all.' When Cam comes clean with Morgan about what is really going on with him, it turns out to be, well, his own "real life"
Fairy Tale. Cam was born a fairy, he was accidentally switched at birth with a mortal infant-Pip. Now something h
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Alea
Mar 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-review
I loved Fairy Tale. It felt like my own personalized blend of fantasy and reality. Sometimes I'm a bit leery that fantasy books will be so much fantasy that I will be lost, I need fantasy that is extremely grounded in our own reality and I found that with Fairy Tale. It made it all the more exciting for me when fantastical elements were introduced. I just loved the way the author crafted her story.

I loved the three main characters. I just got Morgan and her sense of humor. And Cam and Pip, can y
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Ashley B for TeensReadToo.com

Morgan Sparks and her boyfriend, Cam, have been together forever, basically. She knows they are perfect for each other, and nothing can break them apart. Then Pip, Cam's "cousin," comes to stay with him, and Cam is suddenly different.

When Cam finally fesses up, he reveals to Morgan that he is a fairy. He and Pip were switched at birth, and Cam's biological brother died. Now Cam is the rightful heir as Fairy King.

Morgan wants nothing more than to be with C
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Arlene
A Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog was a fun read. I really enjoyed this story about Morgan, Cam and Pip. Balog's take on the fairie lore is consistent with what I've read before, and the author does a great job of providing a fantasy book that easily suspends your reality and takes you on a quick journey into the lives of these characters.

I liked the voice of the narrator. Morgan is sassy, witty and engaging. However, toward the end, her snarkiness was becoming a little too much, but it was still a fun
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Anne
2.5 stars

There was something about the writing that was really good, but the story itself left a bad taste in my mouth.
Our heroine, Morgan was obnoxious, self-centered, and extremely willing to throw pretty much anyone under a bus to get what she wanted. I think she was written that way to make her flawed and more relatable, but it really turned me off. I just couldn't muster up any sympathy for her at all.
Also, the book was pretty short, so there were a lot of things left unexplored as far as t
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J.E.
Dec 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: deb-09
Fairy Tale is a quick read mainly because it's a page turner!

You quickly fall into the story of Morgan and Cam, and by the time you meet Pip and Dawn you're completely caught up in their world.

To me Fairy Tale is an unexpected story, lighter and funnier and quite different from the darker tales about fairies also on the market right now. The writing is clever, the story is original and intriguing and has unexpected twists that keep you reading to the end. It has all the elements of a satisfying
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Mandy
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009reads, debut2009
Whether you read fantasy or not, you'll want to read this book-- FAIRY TALE is about a girl who thinks her boyfriend is turning into a fairy.

Seriously. A Fairy.

But it's not so funny when Morgan realizes that her soul-mate, Cam, is going to leave her forever in order to return to the fairy world. How can she get him to stay? How far will she go for true love?

This one will keep you glued to the pages and guessing until the very end. Well-written, funny, and touching--a can't miss!
The_Book_Queen
I'll be honest-- when I first saw the cover for this book earlier this year, I fell in love with it-- or lust, since the original title (which was soon changed, why, I have no clue!) was Fairy Lust. The cover art caught my eye, and the summary finished drawing me in. Fairies, forbidden love, a possible love triangle... really, what about that doesn't sound interesting?




I don't even know where to start-- over all, this book was great, truly an interesting (and unique) story. Did it have it's flaw
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oliviasbooks
Oct 17, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those who like bittersweet paranormal young adult fiction
If I sort through the emotions reading this fairy changeling story has brought up in me, the one that sticks out is sadness. Although the ending is the one I would have chosen too, if I had any say in the development, it hurt. Up to the middle of the - pretty slim - book I was rather annoyed with the main character, Morgan. I didn't like her superficial and girly-girl character. She seemed to take her boyfriend for granted, whine about completely unimportant things, care only about the excactnes ...more
Angie
Fairy Tale is super cute! It’s a super, duper quick read. Like, one minute I’m starting it and then suddenly I was finished! It as a fun way to spend a hot morning though. The story is all about Morgan, who just wants to be with her boyfriend Cam. They’ve been together since they emerged from their mothers’ wombs on the same day sixteen years ago. But now, Cam is acting weird, and a strange “cousin” named Pip also appears. Turns out that Cam was a changeling and now his fairy family wants him ba ...more
Cheryl
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

Maybe it is the short length, of this novel, maybe Cyn Balog just didn't give her characters enough time to develop and grow, no matter the reason I thought this book was terrible.

Morgan and Cam have know each other their entire lives. They have grown up living next door to each other, and have fallen in love. One day Cam's cousin Pip shows up and changes their world forever. Turns out Cam is heir to the Fairy throne in Otherworld, and he must leave Morgan's world, and her, behind.

Soun
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Holly
May 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to Fairy Tale for a long time. I was excited to dig in and it didn't disappoint.

Morgan and Cam are probably the ideal school-age couple. They've known each other forever and have been together just as long. Cam is the star of the school football team while Morgan is the school psychic. They are completely in love with each other. And that's never going to change...right?

Enter Pip, a strange boy with funny clothes and an old-fashioned accent. He turns their world upsid
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Danielle Folker
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-library
The main character is a whiny selfish brat. Pip is the reason this book received a 2. The whole time nobody ever considers how he is feeling about everything that has happened. He is the one everyone should be concerned for and feel sorry for. But no... the main character...I seriously can't even think of her name besides the one Cam called her "Boo". Boo just thinks of herself and Cam and her party. She just wasn't very likable. It was so obvious what needed to happen but she didn't come to tha ...more
Zuleika
Sep 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
This book was unbearable. The main character is annoying and I felt so much secondhand embarrasment for her being so delusional. Within the first few chapters you can pretty much tell how this is going to play out, yet I considered finishing it in hopes that something interesting would happen. But then somebody told me the ending and I got so annoyed I decided not to finish it.
Best part was when my e-book misprinted arms for anus (So you can imagine how the sentence 'I press against him, feeling
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Erica (daydreamer)
I really liked Fairy Tale. It was a very sweet, nice novel. The beginning didn't quite capture my attention, but later I was captivated with the story and eager to see how it would end. I didn't really care for Morgan, I just didn't like her attitude. I really liked Pip; after he became 'hot' that is. He was super sweet and cute. I loved the romance in this novel. It was original and beautiful. I loved the scene when Morgan finally realizes her feelings for Pip.


Crowinator
My ARC says Fairy Lust, but I think Fairy Tale is definitely a better title.
Spencer
Jan 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
2.5 stars

I liked the story, some, but there were some minor things that really started to add up which is really what caused this to get lower marks for me. It's a quick read, and if you ignore some of the inconsistencies, then you might really enjoy it.

It bothered me that Morgan was an Enchantress, but that didn't actually matter to the story at all. I thought it was going to have this big part to play, but basically it just means that she is immune to fairy magic. Yet, somehow, she still gets
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Cheryl
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairies/faeries/fey/little magical people with wings. I love them so much. When I stumbled upon this gem of a book, I was super excited.

First, it's a GUY turning into a fairy. GOLD.

Second, he's next in line to be the Fairy King. PERFECT.

Third, his girlfriend is psychic. FANTASTIC. Too bad she didn't see her boyfriend turning into a fairy in a vision. OUCH.

Morgan Sparks and Cameron Browne are perfect together (I kept thinking about Cameron Morgan of The Gallagher girls). Best friends forever, l
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Myndi
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Starting out, I wasn't quite sure what to think and honestly, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. In the end it was pretty good though!

As I went through the story I had varying thoughts of how it should end up. On the one hand, who doesn't want a happily ever after? On the other hand, in order for that to happen ... well, there just wasn't a way for EVERYONE in the story to get that happily ever after. So I respect the direction the author took. I didn't think I'd be happy if it went
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thebookblogger
Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Nely
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne are the couple that every one is jealous of in school. Cam is the cute quarterback - Mogan is the "normal" girl (I know, I found it refreshing that she wasn’t the mega-hot cheerleader). They have been the best of friends since they were in nursery school and it was only natural for their friendship to evolve into love. They are so meant for each other they even have the same birthday. In celebration of their Sweet 16 - they have decided to throw a joint 16 birthday b ...more
Martha
Jul 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, juv-ya
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Cyn Balog is a normal, everyday Jersey Girl who always believed magical things can happen to us when we least expect them. She is author of young adult paranormals FAIRY TALE (2009), SLEEPLESS(2010), STARSTRUCK (2011), TOUCHED (2012), and her most recent release: DEAD RIVER (2013).e. She lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters.

She also writes under the pen name Nichola
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“When I feel comfortable enough that he is not going to trip me, I manage to look down, and see that his feet are gliding gracefully on the floor in his bloack loafers. He's even doing this very hot rhythmitic figure eight with his hips. Maybe it's the music that's growing on me, or it's that I'm giddy from not having had anything to eat except half a miniquiche, but after a moment or so, I start to move my hips, too. And suddenly, I'm breathless again, but in a good way. Once Pip gets into the groove, he stops looking at the instructor and his eyes fasten on me. So close like this, they're shocking in their brilliance, so light blue as to be almost white. Like silver medallions moving back and forth on a chain, they're hypnotizing. Where did they come from? I swear they weren't so beautiful a day ago, when we were sitting in the food court, talking about ewl and popping stag mints. " Where did you learn to do this?" I whisper in his ear, still unable to break from his gaze. " Faries love to dance. This is similar to one of theirs," he explains as he slows to near a stop. His eyes focous on Fit Lady again, and before I can ask what he's doing, he expertly glides his leg out from underneath his body, dragging his foot on the ground. " Yours should follow him," Fit Lady says, watching my legs. ...then I feel her hand on my leg, pulling it up into the air. I toddle about on one leg like a top that's about to fall, so Pip steadies me, and I hold on so tight to his arms with my sweaty hands as to cut off his circualtion. But he doesn't seem to mind. I watch as she grips my leg at the knee and pulls it, higher, higher … almost to Pip's hip level, then force me to extend and curve it around him. Ow, I am not a pretzel. " What are you doing?" " Gancho," she says. " Just take your leg up and wrap it around his body." " Wait. Wh- wh-at?" He's still staring at me with those amazing eyes as I push him away, falling back onto my elbows with a deafening crack.” 4 likes
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