2024 Reading Challenge

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

REVIEW for Cloaked

Thank you very much to HarpeCollins Canada for sending me this novel - a great discovery!

TITLE:                   Cloaked

AUTHOR:              Alex Flinn

GENRE:                 Fantasy YA

RATING:               4 Stars

Reading Cloaked was a very, very pleasant surprise for me. In 2011, I decided that I was going to expand my reading genres - so when I was offered Cloaked, I jumped on the occasion.

I loved, loved this book.  Author Flinn's take on rewriting and combining a variety of fairy tales and turning them into a charming fantasy about a prince that turns into a frog was totally entertaining.

Of course, I had to leave my "disbelief" at the door because I tend to like my novels more on the "standard" side - but the character Johnny is engaging and I found myself completely involved in the storyline - as if it could ALL actually happen in real life - which, to me, is a sign of just how great the storyline is.

I also loved that darn talking fox -yep, a talking Fox!!!!


cindysloveofbooks said...

Tina I just finished it and I loved it. Alex did a great job on the retelling of the fairy tales. Johnny was my fave.

Great review :)

bermudaonion said...

I've tried a couple fairy tale re-tellings and they didn't wow me. My sister, however, loves them!

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