Friday, April 13, 2012

Cloaked Review

341 pages
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. 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 Everglades. 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.

This novel is a delightful mix of traditional not so well known fairy tales. I love fairy tale retellings and this one was pretty good. Sometimes the mix of fairy tales seemed a bit much but they all played in well with the story. This book was very entertaining with a few chuckle moments. The main character Johnny is a hardworking guy who thinks money will fix his life. However, he eventually comes to the realization that there may be more important things than money. The whole story goes by pretty quickly with a lot of different adventures. It's a modern fairy tale retelling so be prepared for a mix of the modern world with the magical one. I would recommend this novel to those who like fairy tales and enjoy a quick and fun novel.


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