Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Published: February 8th 2011
Pages: 352
Format: Kindle E-book
Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★

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?

I LOVE LOVE Modern Fairy Tale Retellings and I really enjoyed Beastly by Flinn. Now a lot of hype is going around in the book world about Cloaked so I wanted to check it out. Now while I didn't like it as much, I did enjoy it. My main problem with the book was that it was all pretty predictable but I had to keep in mind that a lot of Fairy Tales are. I also wouldn't say the Modern fairy tales beat the originals because they most certainty do not. But for anyone that is a fan of Fairy Tales, I would recommend giving a Flinn book I chance. I really enjoy them.

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