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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We never really learn what happens to the witch and her son. In case you were wondering why Alex Flinn seemed to be a part of your consciousness prior to reading this book review. How can they blend so seamlessly into the plant life of the Florida Keys if their fur is so dark? But the great thing about him being kind of clueless is Meg — Meg is a great foil for Johnny, and she’s intriguing and strong and really interesting.

It seemed like Mrs. I feel like I missed something, so if anyone can inform me I would greatly appreciate it. He rushes to her rescue and is shot in the process. It was an unusual and daring experiment to take, but I think it paid off rather well.

I read books to escape this crazy world we live in, not for the mental exercise of filling in the blanks for a lazy author. I do not remember a red flower being mentioned, or somebody saying something about a red flower.

Of course she does. Makes me wish I could go to our lake-beach in town. Aug 17, Sabrina rated it it was amazing. Her beauty shocks me, which is saying a lot, considering I live in South Beach, where hot is the new average.

Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. Truly submerging myself in that world! I even took her to our eighth grade dance. But this novel has way too many plot holes and “happy” coincidences.


The third viewpoint character is Goose, a little person who falls in love with Celine and tries to help her. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The other 2 were fairy tales: You should go for it.

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One was The Velveteen Rabbit, which we don’t need to fljnn here, other than to say she still has it, of course. Legends in Exilewhich is just an amazing mix of fairytales. It is in two viewpoints, Wyatt, a teen who moves from Long Island after a tragedy, only to hear a strange voice, calling him into the wilderness, and Rachel, a girl who is locked in a tower.

It was law school that probably helped with my first cloqked. Yes, there was definitely some falseness about Cloaked, or at least, some contrived-ness. Even before Foinn got bored with cloakfd plot and it’s lack of just pure awesomeness, I didn’t connect with the characters. Now for what has been irking me since I read this book: Like, the number one element of fairy tales: I liked Johnny I guess, although to me he was a bit boring, as was Meg.

She kisses him, breaking the spell and turns him back to normal. He realizes that he’s in love with his best friend, the girl next door. This guy never wants to have any fun. The catch with magical realism, is you have to pull the reader in and make said magic believable.


Of course, it is a story based on several fairytales and we all know that fairytales alfx really supposed to be logical or sensible.

Cloaked by Alex Flinn book review

Mar 11, Mollie Katie rated it did not like it Shelves: Like literally twice a year. Born and brought up on Eld Mountain, with only the fantastic creatures called there by wizardry as playmates, she k Lcoaked, I am such an idiot. I, too, am in ze family business. Many of these are playfully alluded to in portions of the book, particularly the chat room transcripts in which the character of Kyle talks to other teens who have been transformed into creatures. Halfway through of this book, it started to get dull.

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Rapid action and amusing situations make it a quick read that will easily entice even reluctant readers. I guess it’s fine, independence and all that, but I seriously doubt that parents would just be like, “Oh, whatev, my son is talking to foxes and there’s this serial killer dude chasing after him. I hope that Alex Flinn comes out with some more modernized fairytales!

Again, as with most fairytale retellings, the characters had a tendency to be a tad flat and unreal, but I still think Flinn does a better cloakex than most when creating them. But, as usual, Alex Flinn had some very witty dialogue and laugh-out-loud situations that I loved. I’m too old for this type of fantasy and way past stories this simple.

That’s how much I hated this book.