Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn is the author of the book Beastly and I loved the movie so I was excited to hear about Cloaked.
I had the pleasure to read this funny, witty story. When I started to read the story I didn’t hold my attention and I thought about not reading it, but I am glad I did. Cloaked incorporates fairy tales into the life of Johnny, a teenage boy who spends 16 hours a day of his summer working at his family’s shoe repair business. There is nothing exciting about Johnny’s life, or his future. He is sure he will repair shoes for the rest of his life. The hot-looking princess Victoriana arrives in South Beach and stays at the hotel where his family’s shoe repairs business is located, and that’s where it gets weird. First the princess speaks to everyday Johnny, why would she speak to him, he’s nobody, right and then late at night she sneaks and stares at him. If things couldn’t get any better, she invites him to her room. Okay, okay only to repair her favorite shoe. Now the princess wants to send Johnny on a mission to find her brother… a frog, and she will marry him. Great a hot girl speaks to Johnny only to find out she is nuts. Or is she? Before Johnny can find the frog prince, Johnny needs equipment an earpiece to speak to animals and a cloak that will transport Johnny wherever he wishes. Not to mention an Opal ring from his best friend and secret crush Meg. Johnny goes on an adventure that you only read in storybooks, he talks to rats, and a fox that turns out to be his father. He has to figure out how to slay two giants that is terrorizing the National Park for Deers…maybe Thanksgiving turkeys will do. If you love fairy tales, fractured fairy tales and a cute romance in between,this is a true win.

PAWN- Because I’m a rebel.

I’m interrupting this Teen Book Battle with a special announcement. 

 

Recently I had a chance to read a copy of Pawn by Aimee Carter thanks to Harlequin Teen and Netgalley. (It was awesome.) You might remember Aimee Carter from the popular Goddess Test series. Well, she’s back with a new dystopian playground for readers.

In Pawn a test determines your entire future. If you are smart enough you can live a life of luxury. It doesn’t matter what your background is you can secure a place of privilege just by being clever. Most people end up with a secure middle class lifestyle but there’s always the opportunity for significantly more… or significantly less.

On the day Kitty Doe turns 17 she takes the test and is sentenced to a life of poverty and hard work. Life as a III doesn’t come with comfort or hope- the only guarantee for a III is hardship. The stars align to offer Kitty a chance to trade in her old life as a III to move to the top of the social pyramid. It will only cost everything she has ever known to become a VII. (Good stuff, right??)

So, why am I breaking away from a Teen Book Battle post to tell you about this book??? Because they are doing a giveaway on GoodReads and I thought you might want to take a chance and enter to try and win a free copy of Pawn! There are 15 copies available but you only have until November 26th to enter. (If you don’t win keep an eye out it might be coming to a library near you!)

Good luck Readers!!!