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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Maybe it was the constant shoe talk, or the random quotes about shoes from things that cloakde 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. 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.
That said, I can see why Johnny wouldn’t catch on nearly as quickly as the reader.
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I try to jump back. The Princess Bride William Goldman 9. Feb 13, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: For those who can’t get enough of Alex Flinn’s work won’t surely want to miss this. The princess is a fashionista, Johnny is an aspiring shoe designer, and there are many quotes about shoes popping up all over the place throughout this book.
I would suggest popping online somewhere, like Amazon, where you can look inside, and see if this bothers you before you decide to buy it. I ended up skimming through the second half and wishing that it would be I wasn’t really expecting alxe from this book don’t really know whyso at least it wasn’t a complete disappointment.
Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked. Want to Read saving…. Then the princess of Aloria arrives. Being the fan of fairy tales that I am, I had heard of Alex Flinn, of course. Just boring and plain.
My favourite part of the novel was the storyline with the swans, and I definitely plan to check out the original fairytale that section is based on in the future. Maybe because he keeps on running and get side-tracked by his main mission. It’s a nice change from the norm. I cloakdd the obvious one of the shoemaker. January 6, – Published on Amazon. Legends in Exilewhich is just an amazing flinm of fairytales. Now for what has been irking me since I read this book: The princess claims that her brother has been turned into a frog and she thinks Johnny is the right person to find him and bring him back.
Cloaked by Alex Flinn book review
I think Johnny was my biggest problem with this book. Also, reading his point of view is like reading from the point of view of a girl. Misty read The Elves and the Shoemaker constantly, and always hoped to catch little cobbler elves doing something — anything — to ckoaked shoes.
Beastly was an amazing movie and I bet Cloaked will be as great a movie. It seemed like Mrs.
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.
He’s morally sound, but still flawed the boy is naive as none other, which got a bit annoying toward the middle but was easy to overlook. The story and the characters involved were all sweet though. View all 4 comments. I come from a long line of shoe people.
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
This was a really fun aspect incorporated into the story. And, Mash up of several fractured fairy flinj by the author of Beastly. It’s meant to be light and fluffy and fun. And I love it! She wants him to go on a quest to find her fllinn brother who was turned into a frog. This is an image of a hibiscus growing out of the stylized thorn-covered “Cloaked” title text. Gross, was much cooler. A modern woman like Fiona from Shrek. About halfway through I was thinking it would be a 3-star rating.
Until he tries out the magic cloak she gives him to enlist him in her search, and is magically transported to wherever he wishes to go. The C,oaked sun streams through the thirty-foot high windows at the front of the room, hitting the marble floors so they look like pure gold.