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.

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At the age of five cloakde started thinking about being a writer and submitted early efforts to magazines like Highlights, which did not publish them.

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Following reviews Zombies vs. How can you not like a character like that? I know Flinn is trying to capture authenticity in her young narrator’s voice, but would it kill her to use the subjunctive correctly?!

Personally, I enjoyed all the transformed animals the rat, the swans, the foxand I liked Meg. 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.

Especially since Disney is thinking of turning it into a movie in a few years. That process of discovery is just so precious; I think it’s what creates in children a lifetime love of learning.

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. Kind of eye-roll inducing and sometimes the teensiest bit nauseating, but overall not that bad.

Alex Flin, the victim; Clinton Cole, the suspect; and the witness, Daria Bickel, a young woman with Down’s syndrome.

Then the princess Victoriana checks into the hotel. Is it just me or is there really a Percy Jackson feel to it? He designs shoes, alexx since his dad disappeared years ago, the family has barely been able to scrape by, let alone send Johnny off to college, or fashion school, or wherever you go to become a famous shoe person like Jimmy Choo.


Alexandra Flinn born October 23, is an American writer of novels for young adults. Who are you, and what do you do?

Cloaked by Alex Flinn book review

She nods and opens the cage. Then the princess of Aloria arrives. In it, Paul Richmond, who has trouble fitting in at a private school where his mother works as a secretary. Like me, Meg works for her parents, helping out even during the school year.

The Limestone Kingdom, a parallel universe where whisky-swilling genies and foul-mouthed wizards argue over the state of the metaphysical realm. I must have made my dad read it to me twice a week for an entire year. When the two meet, they begin to solve the mystery of why each is there. A couple of things entertained me when it came to the protagonist, Johnny. I love this genre, and I’ll definitely be checking out whatever she puts out in the future.

This aspect of Cloaked made me think of Fables, Vol. It’s a nice change from the norm. By high school, I’d made some friends and gotten involved in various “gifted and cpoaked performing arts programs.

The fairy tales used here aren’t that commonly known by people myself includedand it felt too stuffed. So before I even crack it open, this book has made a terrible impression on me. In case you were wondering why Alex Flinn seemed to be a part of your consciousness prior to reading this book review. Flinn is a woman, and writing a lead character who is of a different gender than the author is hard. Naturally, Johnny is skeptical of her story, too bad about the crazy princess.


I liked Johnny I guess, although to me he was a bit boring, as was Meg. Mar 11, Mollie Katie rated it did not like it Shelves: Hell, this could quite possibly be one of my least favorite books I’ve ever read. I’m getting too clever for my own good though probably not true but I vowed not to take the book too seriously and just to go with where it would take me given the constant reference to its nature.

Flinm read The Elves and the Shoemaker constantly, and always hoped to catch little cobbler elves doing cloamed — anything — to her shoes.

And a lot of times see Maximum Ridewhen authors try to write from the perspective of someone of the opposite gender, they just… fail. His designs could make Jimmy Choo jealous, but only if Johnny has the guts to show them to the world. Is this a series? The fairytales that have been included in this book is: My family runs the shoe repair here. But a little magic changes everything.

Something about it just seemed like it was written by a girl, which it was. After a year of being in this state, and trying and failing to find love, Kyle changes his name to Adrian to reflect his feelings of being a completely different person from the conceited, materialistic boy he used to be.