Sunday, January 10, 2016

From the Shelf: Cinder & Ella

Title: Cinder & Ella
Author: Kelly Oram
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Date read: September 28, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

My Review: (also in goodreads)

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.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

This is a cliche story about a popular male character and an ordinary female character. Or to be more accurate this is a retelling of one of the popular fairy tales: Cinderella. Only in this sense, life got in the way. Ella was once a popular book blogger (that I can relate) who was recuperating from the tragic thing that happened to her which was the reason why she lost her mother leading her to live with her estranged father and his new family. Of course there would be stepsisters (twin stepsisters that is). The lesser of the two evils, Juliette is my favorite. Anastasia might be bitchy but I kind of get her. My favorite scene is the comic con. I would not elaborate because it might give out that favorite part but I loved it. This may be a simple story but I gave this 4 stars because of its...yep, simplicity and the ability to make me laugh. This is one of those books which I enjoyed reading while riding the long bus ride home. 

Till the next read...

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