Sunday, October 26, 2014

Free ebooks Review: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

I just joined the Free eBooks for an Honest Review team. Here is my first review and the first 5-star review of the year for me.

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

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 fiancĂ©e—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.

Buy the Book

Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 5 stars

Here's why:

At the risk of gushing over how great this book is, I'm going to take a breath and try to hit the highlights without spoiling anything for you.

I'm a big fan of fairy tales and Kelly Oram has managed to combine two (Cinderella/Beauty & the Beast) into one awesome book.

Ella & Brian are definitely my two favorite characters at the moment because they were HUMAN and very much likeable as well as believable as people. You got to see their fears, hopes, and a host of other emotions as the story went along. I found myself crying, laughing, ranting and falling in love with both of them and I know that I would, if they existed, be friends with the pair.

The secondary characters had just as much depth and feeling as the main pair. Not once did I feel that a character was in there just to take up space.

The plot and pacing made it hard for me to stop to take a break, I was that invested in what was happening with Ella & Brian. When I got to the end I was firmly in their corner and I hope that maybe the author will write a sequel *hint, hint* Well, I can dream, can't I?

Would I recommend this book? That would be a huge, almighty YES, YES, YES!

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