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Cloaked by Alex Flinn

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. Because 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060874247
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 626,098
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor’s Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel; and Mirrored, a fresh spin on Snow White. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family. Visit her online at www.alexflinn.com.

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Cloaked 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 234 reviews.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This story is a retaling of The Frog Prince with a twist. I really like the whole concept of the story and how Ms. Flinn modernized it. She did a great job of capturing all of the classic story while mixing in some great new drama. Johnny works lots of hours just to help support him and his mom, but when a princess comes into town with a crazy story asking him for help he is not sure what to do. She throws money at him and the promise of marriage if he helps. Knowing that the money and marriage would help his mother and their situation, he agrees to it, seeking out a prince who has turned into a frog. She gives him magically devices to help him on his journey. But what he finds on this journey is what he least expected. I love classic tales. So when I received this book I knew I loved it. And loved it I did. Johnny was a hard working man who was desperate for money. Being so young and working so many hours just to help with bills really made me admire him. He didn't like it when his mother worried and was very mature for his age. The classic tale of the frog prince was a good re-tailing. I enjoyed Johnny;'s adventure in seeking the prince. He ran into all crazy animals that spoke, giants, and bad witches. Accompanying on this journey was his best friend Meg, who wasn't all what she seemed. She too also has secrets up her sleeve and only one that really mattered to Johnny. The love interest in the book was one I found myself disappointed with. While I was glad that Johnny finally realized who he loved, I was upset at the way that she acted. I felt like she was selfish and shouldn't had thrown it at his face like that. But in the end it all work out, so I was happy with that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV ALEX FLINN! She is an amazing author who puts a twist on fairy tales. She makes her books feel like you are there in the story. She makes fairy tales interesting for older teens instead of feeling like a 6 year old. Dont stop writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Johnny Marco works at his family's shoe repair shop in a fancy Miami hotel. It's tough work, but he has to do it to help his mom pay the bills for their apartment. Then one day famous Alorian princess Victorianna stays at the hotel and asks Johnny to repair her broken shoe. Upon returning it to her, she asks him to help her find her kidnapped brother. Johnny finds it hard to say no to the beautiful princess and agrees to help. But this is no ordinary case, and Johnny gets a lot more adventure than he bargained for! With the help of some magical items and his best friend Meg, Johnny travels all over Florida and back in search of a prince-turned-frog. If you've never read Alex Flinn, but you love a good fairy tale retelling, start with this book! She has previously written Beastly, a high school version of Beauty and the Beast (and a soon-to-be-movie), and A Kiss In Time, a modernization of Sleeping Beauty. I totally loved those two books and got swept away in this one as well. Cloaked includes many fairy tales, but the big ones are The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker. A combo that works out surprisingly well! There was plenty of whimsical magic and non-stop action. Putting the old fairy tales into modern day Miami was fantastic and well thought out. The voices for each of the characters were excellent, their accents sometimes making me laugh. I thought all of the different fairy tales would add up to be too much, but they were small and sweet and added to the adventure as a whole. Flinn ties up all loose ends into a neat little package that left me feeling feeling complete at the end of the book. A fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book if you like beastly you will love this one !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may be the single best book I have ever read! Mystery, suspence, and aa choice of the loved one keeps the pages turning in this new age thriller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is awesome. Alex Finn also wrote Beastly which turned me into a fan. Well written and engaging, you won't want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Defininitly one of the best books i've ever read and believe me i've read a lot of books.
gelli More than 1 year ago
This story follows the life of Johnny, a seventeen-year-old who aspires to be a shoe designer, but what he does is help out with his family's business. They repair shoes in South Beach, Florida. It's just him and his mom, and his dad has been missing for years. Unfortunately they have a hard time making ends meet, but with some luck or fate you could say, a princess comes to town that will seem to have the key (or more like money) to make all those problems go away. 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. Johnny ends up in a whirlwind adventure, and gets a lot more out of it than he had expected. I'm a huge fan of fairy tale re-tellings and though I did enjoy this I have say it was a bit of an overload. The fairy tales used here aren't that commonly known by people (myself included), and it felt too stuffed. Too many events happening and too many storylines for one story. I felt like we were jumping from crisis to crisis ALL the time. But then again that was probably what the author was trying to achieve; the feeling that our character was almost literally flying by the seat of his pants. All that aside, I did appreciate the magical elements, and how they were put together in the storyline. I could see the "twists" coming most of the time, but fairytales are often that way. Meghan, who is Johnny's best friend, is a great character and I loved the relationship between them. What made this story good, even though I felt hurried, was Johnny. He tries hard to help his mom, and he has a vision of how things should be. But at the same time he has his faults. He's convinced the money will fix everything and he'll do almost anything so he and his mom can have a better life. How can you not like a character like that? But overall I did enjoy reading this novel. I’d give this a 4/5 star rating though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a super reading fanatic. Believe me, when they say twelve and up, it doesnt matter. Same with Twilight and Hunger Games. Im reading them at age ten
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cloak was a fairytale but a twist of its own. It added drama, which is really common genre for a teen to like.Jhonny is the main character of the book and works at a shoe repair shop.Then one day when a princess comes and asks Jhonny a really important favor to her and in reward he will get to marry her and have a ton of of money he agreed thinking it will help his mother’s business. Then he went to all places trying to find the important thing that she lost. Then later accompanied by his best friend Meg.Which later in the adventure finally found out the true person he loves. My review of this book is pretty good.If your like me who is a picky reader the beginning of the book for me wasn't quite interesting.Then the suspense was kicking in. I started getting more interested of the book.I would recommend this book to someone who likes adventure.Drama and love. Alex Flinn is a great writer though I like this one the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cute story, I love the part where Johnny finds out his true love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charmed's appealing hero Johnny is ready for an adventure. The son of a poor single mom working two jobs to make ends meet, Johnny does his share by repairing shoes in the lobby of a posh Miami hotel. Even though they work long hours, they don't manage to pay all the bills. So when a real princess asks for his help, he's ready to take a chance. Victoriana introduces him to real magic, giving him a magic cloak that can transport him anywhere instantly and giving him a quest to find and rescue her brother. The catch, her brother wax turned into a frog by a witch. Johnny's best frirnd, Meg, helps him, and together they go through many scary adventures. The story is loosely based on several folk tales told with a modern twist. Kids and adults will find it hard to resist Charmed.
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A Kratos.
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AN OTHEROUS CANNOT BE TESTED!!!!!! PONEROUS IS A BIG STRETCH!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so interesting
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The author had a real story here. He could have made this great. Byt near the end, he totally rushed the book. Rather Not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is keeping me on the edge of glory(my seat) lol!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ive read i dont like a lot of books
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I didnot like booj vary moch
autum67AM More than 1 year ago
the book was good book !