Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Title:  Cloaked
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 352
Genre:  YA/ Teen
Johnny spends countless hours from sun-up to sun-down  working as a shoe cobbler in the hopes of making enough money to support himself and his mother.  When he encounters a young princess in need of help who promises marriage and the wealth he needs - he'll find himself searching for an arrogant prince magically turned into a frog.  Along with his BFF Meg, he'll find himself on a journey full of extraordinary creatures, magic, evil witches, and... love? 

I love modern day fairytale remakes.   I was actually quite intrigued when I heard this was not only a remake but also a mash-up of several other fairytales.  Oh yes, fans of Grimm's fairy tales will see bits and pieces of "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Frog Prince," "The Six Swans," "The Golden Bird," and "The Brave Little Tailor."

Johnny was such a cute boy.  He was nice, sweet and had an open heart.  All the adventures he finds himself in are all selfless.  He's always trying to do things for other people no matter what sort of magical mayhem ensues.  I did expect more of a dramatic storyline, but I was happily surprised to see that Ms. Flinn took more of a comedic route.  I loved all the talking animals, furry sidekicks and magical powers. 

This was very light-hearted, fast-paced and action-packed.  It is not one to be taken too seriously but rather it is one to just sit back and enjoy.  I also found it very PG, so it can easily be read to listeners of all ages.

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Vanessa said...

I love fairy tale remakes! This one sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

awww this sounds cute =)

Great review! =)

Lola said...

I've been a bit curious about this one. Great review! :)

Senator said...

Hmmm, I wasn't too keen about it after "Beastly" but I might have to peruse this one! Thanks for the review Nely! :D

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