I recently finished reading Impossibleby Nancy Werlin. It was my first faery story. :) Here's a bit about the book:
Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?
Inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Fair," Impossible combines suspense, fantasy, and romance.
I've always loved the song Scarborough Fair and thought it an interesting thing to base a curse around it. I really enjoyed this book. It was a great read that thankfully showed a healthy relationship between Lucy and the adults involved in her life. Her adoptive parents were supportive, helpful, and very involved. So often in YA novels the adults are either MIA or so deeply embroiled in their own problems they're non-existant. It was nice to see a book that included adults in a healthy and perfectly acceptable way. The love story between Zach and Lucy moved at a great pace and sucked you in to their feelings for one another. The characters were believeable and warm. Oh and the cover is lovely. I'll have to read more faery tales.