I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who... show more
I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission. There wasn't a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I've ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades. Don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. But you'll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked.
Publish date: February 8th 2011
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
This was an amazing mash-up of a multitude of fairy tales. Throughout the book we stumble upon retellings of many classic and lesser known tales - "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Frog Prince," "The Six Swans," "The Golden Bird," and "The Brave Little Tailor." I love how Ms. Flinn updates and cha...
3.5/5 for the actual story. 4/5 because of the audiobook. A delightful listen that is a cute twisted fairy tale and a bit more lighthearted after all some deep reads.
Cloaked was interesting in the fact that Flinn wove so many different tales together to form one retelling. But something was missing. I did not feel a connection with Johnny or Meg. The Prince and Princess of Aloria felt like flat characters. And it was never explained what the villian's motive was...
This is by far my favorite Alex Flinn book! It takes all the elements of lesser known fairy tales and makes a brand new fairy tale! All the characters were great and I loved all the shoe quotes, especially ones I recognized! (Bonus points for quoting Les Miserables AND Into the Woods!)Full review to...
A few months ago, I discovered Alex Flinn. Apparently, she's written a bunch of books, but I had never heard of her for whatever reason. I read See review