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. Cloaked by Alex Flinn. Cloaked book cover. logo logo. Rating / Alex Flinn is synonymous with modern fairytale remakes. Cloaked by Alex Flinn – book cover, description, publication history.

Author: Nekazahn Kagahn
Country: Uganda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 12 February 2012
Pages: 498
PDF File Size: 4.52 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.4 Mb
ISBN: 818-5-75548-609-4
Downloads: 62520
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mizahn

I try to jump back. Johnny takes chances that he would never have imagined before, he learns more about who he really is and figures out that nothing is ever as it seems. And I think it was a good indicator of the story over all.

Like me, Meg works for her parents, helping out even during the school year. Having left the spirit worl Soon, Johnny’s world is turned completely upside down as he explores a magic that he never knew existed and lea “All the good quotes have shoes.

Or magic cloaks like the one the princess offers him, that can actually transport him wherever he wishes to go. And there was a LOT of “aww” moments.

He accepts the quest only because she offered him lots of money, money he could give to his mom to pay the bills. It’s especially hard to maintain a feeling of masculinity when your leading male character is highly emotional, or as the kids these days say, “emo. Maybe because he keeps on running and get side-tracked by his main mission. Maybe it was the constant shoe talk, or the random quotes about shoes from things that seemed geared more towards females, like Roxanne or Into the Woods… Or maybe it was just the way he sounded, just… like a girl, not a guy.

He is flonn epitome of a r This was an amazing mash-up of a multitude of fairy tales. His designs could make Jimmy Choo jealous, but only if Johnny has the guts to show them to the world.


Return to Book Page.

Cloaked by Alex Flinn book review

I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine. Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and cloaker he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another.

Am I glad I attacked it with this light perspective. About the Yurt Contact.

Johnny also designs shoes in his spare time, making them out of fabric scraps. Kendra reveals that she is Magda, punished to remain a servant forever because of her careless spellwork but she can now return home as well. A European princess comes to town and tells him her brother has been turned into a frog by a witch who will only reverse the curse if the princess marries the evil Zalkenbourgian heir.

If an author is going to imagine a world, a complete world, for me as a reader then I expect all the relevant descriptive information to be there in the text. I loved it, I truly loved it.

I bow, pushing Ryan down with me. As I said, this is a nice story for middle graders maybe? The Deverry Cycle Katharine Kerr 9. I didn’t get around to writing about it due to my health and all that jazz until now.

Just follow the damn instructions you’re given but nooo he always would do some dumb shit and then get into trouble. I guessed that he would end up with Meg and that the fox was actually his father pretty early on. I don’t think I’m optimizing it now I liked that Flinn was riffing on various old fairy tales mostly from the Brothers Grimmones maybe not as well known in the general pop culture lexicon. Imagining a teenager in this framework is a bit bizarre. I hope that Alex Flinn comes out with some more modernized fairytales!

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

People say “Cloaked” is not connected to the Kendra Chronicles, but as I’m currently reading it right now I think there is a BIG chance that even though Kendra isn’t in it, thus not making it part of that series officially, it still takes place in the same universe.


It all started with the curse. The dog scampers out, looking for something to sniff, but at a signal from the princess, he comes right back and sits behind her. I can now retell it by heart, after reading it over a times, no hyperbole.

Alex Flinn

I was beyond happy when it played a part in this novel. I went to the library and took out books on writing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Oh, we also interviewed Flinn.

She wanted to make some other guy jealous, but for a moment on the dance floor, I aled there could be something there. The first modern spin-off of a fairy tale that I read and loved was the famous Ella Enchanted.

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Quoting the plot summary from the book jacket flap: Jul 08, Meg rated it did not like it. He starts to turn into a beast; however, because he performed a small act of kindness shortly before his transformation when he gave an unwanted rose corsage to a girl working a ticket booth, she gives him two years to break the spell, or remain a beast forever.

Johnny is poor, and he works in the family’s shoe repair business in South Beach and secretly wishes to floaked a famous shoe designer. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. You can read an excerpt here. I ended up skimming through the second half and wishing that it would be I wasn’t really expecting much from this book don’t really know whyso at least it wasn’t a ccloaked disappointment.