en-Cinder & Ella - Kelly Oram review


It's been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she's not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who's ever meant anything to her-her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There's major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won't make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he's left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian's bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn't thrilled with the arrangement-or his fake fiancée-but decides he'll suffer through it if it means he'll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

I loved the cover of the book from the moment I saw it. It took my attention from the start and I was immediately intrigued. When I saw the title of the book, I had the suspicion it was a retelling from the classic story of cinderella. I was looking forward to reading the book and I couldn't wait to start it, once I received it.

I was immediately absorbed by the story. I had it finished in no time, and I felt like I was in another world completely. We got a clear view on Ella's life and everything and everyone around her. We got to know her pretty well and I felt connected to her from the beginning of it. We see the story through Ella's eyes. With this point of view, we got to see her life and how she felt about everything going on around her. I felt deeply connected to her because of all that. Ella's character is so inspiring and intriguing and so well written. She is everything but perfect, and this made her 'real'. Her imperfections made her become a strong and powerful woman, and I loved her for that. She doesn't give up. Her life is anything but easy, but she stays strong and doesn't let the bad things take her down. After a while Cinder's character's introduced throughout Ella's point of view. Cinder is Ella's best friend and her online friend. After a while the point of view in the story changes from Ella to Cinder and back again. This gives a clearer view of Cinder's life and who he really is. It gives his character more depth. The dynamic between these two characters is so cute and it gives us a feeling of 'meant to be'.

Ella's character is so special, and I really loved her! I loved her will to fight and her powerful character. She must deal with a lot of pain and sadness after her car accident, but she finds a way to fight through this all. Not everything is easy, and it sometimes knocked her down, but she always found a way to get back up on her feet. This made me sad, but I really admired her.

The book switches between happy feelings and sad chapters. This made me laugh, cry and laugh some more. The story is really cliché but in a good way! I enjoyed it so much and It gave me a warm and happy feeling afterwards. My heart was broken, healed and broken to be healed again. Definitely a must read if you ask me !!!!!!!! My geeky- heart is still not over it. I loved it so so so so much!

  • Author: Kelly Oram
  • Genre: Young adult, feel good romance,
  • Themes: Assepoester, love, moving on, ...
  • Publisher: Bluefields
  • Published: October 1st 2014
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Rating: * * * * *