Cloaked

Sunday, April 10, 2011
As you know from my Beastly and A Kiss in Time review, I know of fell in love with Alex Flinn. I finished her newest book Cloaked not to long ago, and I wasn't disappointed.

In Cloaked we meet Johnny Marco, a nice, hard working, teen boy, he works in the family shoe repair shop in a hotel in South Beach. His best friend works in the coffee shop at the hotel. His father disappeared years ago, his mom took a second job to help with the bills. Johnny designs and makes shoes in his spare time, and dreams of selling his shoes for big money. He thinks maybe just maybe he could get his break if he could some how get the Alorian Princess staying at the hotel to wear his shoes, but he never dreams of what happens.

The Princess sends Johnny on a quest to find her brother who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. He is given a magic cloak to travel the distances by the princess and a "good luck" ring by his best friend Meg. He finds out the swans at the hotel are used-to-be's (humans, that is) and meets and talks to a fox that asks for some strange requests. He gets captured by the evil witch and her son, drags Meg into his quests, "slays" some giants, rescues the Prince, and turns down a chance to marry the Princess cause he finds his true love, who happens to be a good witch.

Alex Flinn has mixed in a few faerie tales into this book. In Cloaked we find: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, The Six Swans, The Golden Bird, The Valiant Tailor, The Salad, and The Fisherman and His Wife. I happened to know a few of these tales and loved them as a child. I really loved the way that Alex Flinn blended these stories together. I would recommend this book to any faerie tale lovers.



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