Happily ever after gets turned upside down in "Cloaked," a fantasy by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Alex Flinn that combines several classic fairy tales and spins them with a modern twist! Bonus content includes a sneak peek at the upcoming "Bewitching." Kendra Hilferty, the witch that... show more
Happily ever after gets turned upside down in "Cloaked," a fantasy by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Alex Flinn that combines several classic fairy tales and spins them with a modern twist! Bonus content includes a sneak peek at the upcoming "Bewitching." Kendra Hilferty, the witch that curses Kyle Kingsbury in "Beastly," tells about her immortal existence--how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people (unfortunately her attempts have often backfired!). "Cloaked" welcomes readers to sunny South Beach, Florida. Too bad Johnny is stuck in the Coral Reef Grand repairing shoes. At least he can spend some time designing his own. But nothing ever happens at the Coral Reef Grand! That is, until the beautiful Princess Victoriana comes to stay. Johnny gets more than just a little eye candy when Victoriana invites him to her suite--he gets dragged into a quest for frog prince! Set loose in the Florida Keys with a magical cloak and earpiece, Johnny enlists the help of a fox named Todd. But will spells--and giants--deter his search for the frog prince? And will Johnny even want Victoriana's promised reward?
Publish date: January 31st 2012
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