Friday, June 17, 2011

Cloaked by Alex Flinn, 341 pages

Cloaked is a modern day retelling of some of the lesser known fairy tales. Johnny works at his family's shoe repair store in a swanky Florida hotel. When a beautiful princess visits and asks for his help in finding her brother who's been turned into a frog, Johnny thinks she's playing a prank on him. But he quickly realizes she is telling the truth. On his search for the missing frog prince, Johnny must also look for the sister of the hotel's swans, so she can turn them back and runs into a fox who may be able to help him. But an evil witch dogs his steps and threatens all that Johnny tries to achieve.
This was written by the same author of Beastly that was recently turned into a movie. I really liked Beastly (still haven't seen the movie) and was excited to see this. I love fairy tales, especially the lesser known ones, and featured several. It was great how the author updated it for the teen crowd, a good read no matter what your age. I'll be looking for other books by this author.

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