{Cinder & Ella: Kelly Oram}

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{Cinder & Ella: Kelly Oram}Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
Published by Bluefields on August 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Death & Dying, Drama, Fairy Tales, Family, Friendship, Humor, Mental Illness, Motivational & Inspirational, New Adult, Retelling, Romance
Pages: 322
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars

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 Thoughts} – Cinder and Ella are meant for one another, you can tell through the way they banter with each other throughout the prologue. They make a wonderful set of friends and maybe in the future something more could come out of it. The prologue ends with her and her mom getting into a terrible accident and the first chapter begins with her being forced to live with her dad and his new family.

Ella has a lot of recovery to do because of the accident. She has a lot on her plate and seems overwhelmed at many times throughout the book. She doesn’t spend time getting Cozy with anyone at her dads, she does her appointments and ignores the world around her. She has a hard time dealing with life, but who wouldn’t after everything she’d been through and is being forced to continue going through.

Before her accident she was a movie and book blogger, that all changed after. She didn’t have it in her to go back to it and wasn’t sure that it was something she really wanted to do anymore. That is where Cinder comes in. He helped her get back into blogging and doing something that she loved. He helped her to find herself even when she was lost and unable to deal with all the bad taking place around her.

The whole book is mostly about Cinder and Ella working their way through their completely different lives. At some points they consider meeting but one or the other objects. They have been internet pals for nearly three years and haven’t met, nor do they know each others real names. How unbelievable! I wish I could build a no strings attached bond to someone like that. On the night of her accident he’d been trying to get her address to mail her a birthday gift. She hadn’t given it to him and then the accident had taken place.

Do Cinder & Ella meet? Are they able to combine their lives and have a happily ever after? Of course I won’t tell you, but I do thing that you will enjoy finding out when you read the book for yourself.

This book made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me tear up and at points made me want to throw my phone because I wasn’t sure I wanted to know what was coming next. It took me all day yesterday to read it from start to finish because I was constantly interrupted, but all the interruptions helped to make the story last that much longer for me. I am sad that it had ended because I had really fallen in love with the characters.

This book is ideal for anyone that has been in a major accident and is trying to survive life after such an ordeal. It is also an excellent read for those individuals that don’t feel they are good enough, and that no one will ever find them pretty or beautiful.

If I were to sum up my review in a re words, I’d say it was magical, romantic and incredible.

The only thing I didn’t like about the book, is the cover. I don’t think it really goes along with the story at all, but that’s just my opinion.