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Remember Me. 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! 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. Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers.
Star ratings in green are reader reviews. Anyone can post a reader review, so post yours today! We have all sorts of YABC buttons for your website. Grab one here and link to YABC! FAQs Advertise Become a member. How to resolve AdBlock issue? Books Young Adult Fiction Cloaked. Write Review Add to favorites. Author s. Alex Flinn. Editor reviews 1 reviews. Alex Flinn Does it Again! March 08, Updated: March 10, Overall rating. I'm totally a fan of Alex Flinn!
Flinn is able to put her own twist on classic fairy tales and weave them into engaging stories. Then Alorian Princess Victoriana asks him for help in finding her brother, who she insists was turned into a frog.
Johnny doesn't believe her until she gives him a magical cloak. Then the real fun happens. There's also a device that helps Johnny be able to 'talk' to animals that used to be humans. With this and the cloak, Johnny goes on an adventure to find the missing Prince. On the way he meets some swans that ask for help in finding their missing sister; a fox, who might be more than he lets on; some giants in Key West; and of course, witches.
Let's just say the dialogue in this story had me in stitches. Hilarious exchanges take place between Johnny and some other characters from classic fairy tales. Meg, his childhood friend, isn't all she seems to be either. The chemistry between these two is slow in building but the reader can sense there is more to their relationship. If only Johnny can see this too! The princess isn't the typical shallow, party going royalty figure but hides her own secrets.
Yet again, Flinn succeeds in capturing the essence of a YA with her own special brew that is guaranteed to keep readers wanting more. I know I did! Good Points. Great voice 3. Hilarious dialogue 4. Engrossing tale. Report this review Comments 0 Was this review helpful to you? User reviews 3 reviews Overall rating. Already have an account? Log in now or Create an account. Cloaked by Alex Flinn. February 11, In exchange for his heroic deed the Princess agrees to marry Johnny. To aid him on his quest Victoriana gives Johnny a magical cloak that allows him to transport himself anywhere he wishes and a magical earpiece that allows him to talk to animals.
Johnny is later joined on his journey by his best friend Meg who has a few tricks of her own up her sleeve. It is not an easy adventure for Johnny, as he searches for the Prince he battles scary biker dudes, giants and the evil witch.
The story mixes traditional fairytales in a modern setting. Johnny is a nice guy, he wants to do best by his mum and help his friends, but at times he could be a little oblivious when it came to reading other people and often I was left wondering how he could be so clueless. The book is an easy read with short chapters, and I did enjoy the shoe quotes that Johnny and Meg collected and quoted to each other. It is also a fairly clean read with no coarse language, sex and only mild violence.
Cloaked will appeal most to readers who have an interest in fairytales or fantasy adventure stories. Graeme Cash Top Reviewer 27 reviews. Cloaked audiobook review. December 15, Cloaked is a fairly average read or listen, as it may be.
It was good for what I needed a light read after the tear-jerkers and pulse-pounders I've read lately , but that's about it. The plot was pretty predictable and the romance was a little cheesier than I would've liked and I can handle a lot of cheese.
I like all the different fairy tales that were incorporated. They aren't the fairy tales you're used to hearing about, so I enjoyed learning a bit about them. I enjoy a good talking animal, so that element of the story was fun. I liked that Johnny was into shoes.
And not just kind of into shoes either. He actually designs them and knows a whole heck of a lot about brand names and styles. It was a nice little twist to give him a more interesting personality. The audio reading surely didn't do the story any favors. There wasn't a whole lot of distinction between male and female, except most of the guys sounded like your stereotypical surfer dude.
That seriously drove me nuts. And the accents sounded completely fake it sounds like that's the way it was written so, I can't completely blame the narrator. The Nutshell: Basically, I don't have a whole lot to say about Cloaked. It wasn't particularly bad, but it wasn't really notable either. Near Miss. Jasmine Top 10 Reviewer reviews.
My Cloaked Review. May 08, Updated: May 08, I love fairy tales. There is something about magic, love, witches, and the supernatural that just captivates me. Cloaked, however, fell a little short. The story was a little flat for me.
I am really saddened because so far I have loved retellings of past fairy tales. I am not sure if it was because there were too many stories thrown into one or if it was just the cheesy characters, but it was not my favorite. Johnny was the poor kid who has to work for all his family have. His father up and disappeared when he was young leaving him and his mom to despair. Of course, I could not help but feel horrible for him. I just felt that his story went from being fairy tale to cheesy.
He meets a princess who promises to fulfill his every desire.
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Who should breeze into his hotel but Victoriana, princess of Aloria, complete with a French accent and a hint of magic. Johnny must help! What follows is a neatly nested series of fairy-tale mashups. Flinn cleverly uses quotes from the originals as chapter headings, from "The Shoemaker and the Elves" and "The Princess and the Frog" to "The Wild Swans" which now live in that luxury hotel , "The Firebird" and others. The original tales are explicated briefly at the end. Fractured fairy tales.
Recently, modern spin-offs of classic fairy tales have become a major hit with both the young and old. The first modern spin-off of a fairy tale that I read and loved was the famous Ella Enchanted. We like it when the heroine does not hang around to be rescued by a Prince but hitches up her skirts and goes and gets what she wants. A modern woman like Fiona from Shrek. Alex Flinn has been synonymous with modern fairy tale remakes after her famous attempt at turning Beauty and the Beast into a great, heart-warming teen romance in Beastly, which is now a popular movie starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens. Cloaked is a similar story in many ways. Johnny is on a quest of self-discovery and magic and, there is a girl involved… two girls, in fact.