fairy-taleThis just in….

Cyn Balog’s highly anticipated novel, FAIRY LUST, has had a title change.  As you can see by the new cover it is now called FAIRY TALE.  Click here for my review.

Be sure to check out Cyn’s blog for any other information.

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: As of January 2009 the title changed to FAIRY TALE. The cover stayed the same except for the new title.

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 get a glimpse of what is going on when Cam drags her into an empty classroom at school and reveals a pair of wings ready to burst out of their encasement on his back.

Cam is a fairy. He is the heir to the throne of Otherworld and the Fairy King wants him back to start preparing for his future. This isn’t how Morgan saw her life at all. How is she going to spend the rest of her life with Cam if he is a fairy? More importantly, how is she supposed to plan and enjoy a sweet sixteen party when it’s the same night Cam is supposed to go over to Otherworld?

Cyn Balog has done something interesting. She has written a wonderful fairy story, but we get to experience it through Morgan’s human point of view. The characters are loveable and the story is unique. Fans of Melissa Marr’s WICKED LOVELY and Cassandra Clare’s MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series will definitely want to read FAIRY LUST.

Charlie has a parking fairy.  For a fourteen-year-old who can’t even drive, a parking fairy is pretty useless.  Charlie would much rather have a shopping fairy like her best friend or even a bathroom fairy.  At least that way she’d never have to go to the restroom in the middle of a movie.  Charlie always smells like gasoline and people constantly bug her to go places with them so they can benefit from her fairy and get great parking spaces.  Charlie has had enough. She has decided – NO – vowed to get rid of her fairy.

One way Charlie thinks she can ditch her fairy is to prevent it from doing its job.  She isn’t going to ride in any vehicle until her fairy is gone.  The problem? Walking everywhere is causing her to be late to school so she is racking up demerits faster than she can get ride of them.

Another situation causing Charlie stress is a new boy at school.  Steffi is handsome, interesting, and seems to be showing interest in her.  UNTIL he sees Fiorenza and her stupid “All The Boys Like You” fairy.

Charlie develops a drastic plan.  She even teams up with her nemesis, Fiorenza, to take care of her fairy problem once and for all.

HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY by Justine Larbalestier is a delightful story about fairies, friendship, and first love.  Some nonsense words are interspersed throughout the book to replace selected vocabulary. Determining the meaning of a word is easy by using the context of the sentence, but for those who want to be sure, there is a glossary at the back of the book.  The author has even included a cool list of common fairies.

Charlie has a parking fairy.  For a fourteen-year-old who can’t even drive, a parking fairy is pretty useless.  Charlie would much rather have a shopping fairy like her best friend or even a bathroom fairy.  At least that way she’d never have to go to the restroom in the middle of a movie.  Charlie always smells like gasoline and people constantly bug her to go places with them so they can benefit from her fairy and get great parking spaces.  Charlie has had enough. She has decided – NO – vowed to get rid of her fairy.

One way Charlie thinks she can ditch her fairy is to prevent it from doing its job.  She isn’t going to ride in any vehicle until her fairy is gone.  The problem? Walking everywhere is causing her to be late to school so she is racking up demerits faster than she can get ride of them.

Another situation causing Charlie stress is a new boy at school.  Steffi is handsome, interesting, and seems to be showing interest in her.  UNTIL he sees Fiorenza and her stupid “All The Boys Like You” fairy.

Charlie develops a drastic plan.  She even teams up with her nemesis, Fiorenza, to take care of her fairy problem once and for all.

HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY by Justine Larbalestier is a delightful story about fairies, friendship, and first love.  Some nonsense words are interspersed throughout the book to replace selected vocabulary. Determining the meaning of a word is easy by using the context of the sentence, but for those who want to be sure, there is a glossary at the back of the book.  The author has even included a cool list of common fairies.