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 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.
What I think:
This is the first book I have read by Kelly Oram and I'm thinking of start reading her book V is for Virgin. I loved this book and the storyline is very easy to get into.
Cinder and Ella feels like a typical young adult book that contains romance, intrigues, school environment and more, but the book also feels like nothing I have read earlier.
Most of you may have figure out that this is a retelling of Cinderella, with other words a more modern Cinderella.
While reading this one I got hit by many different feelings since the things that happens are well written. Besides that it is well written do I like that the author hasn't made the stepfamily evil all the time. If we take a look at Ellas stepmother we have a kindhearted women that takes great effort in making Ella welcome in her new family even if it goes a little bit wrong.
I recommend this book to readers that likes to read YA-novels and retellings of old classicals but also to the ones that are looking for trying something new after a heavy book or had a bad day and needs a feel-good novel.
My grade for this one is 5 out of 5.
I would like to thank Kathy that is behind the amazing site eBooks for Review for this review copy :)
Sorry if the English isn't that great but I usually do reviews in Swedish.