Title: Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publishing Date: 2011

Page #: 341


Synopsis: (not owned by me)

I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.

It all started with the curse. And the frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.

There wasn’t a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I’ve ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Keys.

Don’t believe me? I didn’t believe it either. But you’ll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got CLOAKED

My Overall Review:

I got this book in my book club and I honestly wouldn’t have chosen it unless my teacher read the blurb inside the book (which is above).

Cloaked is amazing!

I’ve never heard of Alex Flinn before this book and I loved this book.

Judging the title I thought it was about kidnapping. No joke.

This book was creative, adventures, magical, and romantic all in one. It’s also a mash up of a few fairy tales:

  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • The Frog Princes
  • The Six Swans
  • The Golden Bird
  • The Valiant Tailor
  • The Salad
  • The Fisherman and His Wife

The prince was incredibly annoying. I mean the names he gave Meg? Honestly? “My tiny newt” and “dainty komodo dragon”? Please. I was really hoping that Meg wasn’t serious about him ahaha…

About Meg, I loved how she made Johnny so jealous to the point he just had to declare his love. She’s witty. smart, cute and funny.

Johnny is forced to consider the differences between fantasy and reality. To talking animals and enchanted animals, but in the realm of romance and love. Even if readers don’t recognize all of the fairy tales Flinn riffs on here, they’ll still enjoy Cloaked, just like I did.


My Rating: ★★ ★★☆ 4/5 stars

Worth Re-Reading: Definitely!