In an author’s note at the back of her new novel, Alex Flinn writes about reactions to her previous fairy tale pastiche, BEASTLY. She was. year-old Johnny is approached at his family’s struggling shoe repair shop by Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog. Cloaked by Alex Flinn. Cloaked book cover. logo logo. Rating / Alex Flinn is synonymous with modern fairytale remakes.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I always highlight the I’m so glad I had checked this one out at the library and not purchased it from the bookstore.

Children’s Book Review: Cloaked by Alex Flinn, HarperTeen, $ (p) ISBN

I liked Johnny I guess, although to me he was a bit boring, as was Meg. Alex Flinn is a girl, I mean a woman!

Which is great because a she’s this Paris Hilton lookalike which I guess is appealing to men these days and b Johnny and his mom are trapped in a life of poverty and said marriage would solve all his financial woes.

This would totally change my perspective in reading hisI mean her books. The prince and princess spoke in the most annoying accent where every other word started with the letter z.

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

She is smart, sassy and practical. My plan is to use it to catalog all the books I’ve read insince one of my goals for this year was to read books. I never really liked his character. But this novel has way too many plot holes and “happy” coincidences. Right now, I live half a mile away from my old middle school, in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami, with my husband, daughters, aoex, and cats.


Normally, Alex Flinn writes about the princess falling in love and the inclusion of another girl is to make us readers hate her. That was also when I learned to be a keen cloakde. About halfway through I was thinking it would be a 3-star rating.

Email required; will not be published. Alex Flinn writes in accents. Its been months since I’ve read this book, so I can’t really go deeper with things I disliked.

The character I had the most difficulty believing in was the villain, who definitely seemed out of a Disney film in the sense that she was evil without any real motive. Admittedly I’m not a big YA reader.

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I was pleasantly surprised when he realized his feelings for Meg the childhood friend at the last second, rejecting the princess’ proposal hide spoiler ]. If you watch my video, you’ll see what I mean — I’m reading it as written albeit a little over the top and ridiculously The fairytales that have been included in this book is: I hope that Alex Flinn comes out with some more modernized fairytales!


It’s meant to be light and fluffy and fun. While I’m not sure she’s really the author for me specifically, I have a TON of fun reading her retellings and diving into the worlds she goes to such great lengths to cultivate and create. They send the servants out for new ones. Following reviews Zombies vs.

Rowling’s Harry Potter series to its conclusion, and I must say it was because of the level of detail and descriptions to the character and plot. The more that I This book was an okay read. I mean, who doesn’t want to read a mixture of fairytale retellings in one? My friend, Meg, sidles up toward me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan 9. Six swans,a fox who is very important to Johnny a bird,and of course the frog. Open Preview See a Problem?

Princess Victoriana is like the shoes she wears — not very practical, but beautiful. Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud. It all starts with a curse.

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SO I think that is the one thing I liked about the book. A couple of things entertained me when it came to the protagonist, Johnny.

But a good witch.

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