Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1)” as Want to Read:
Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Cinder & Ella

(Cinder & Ella #1)

by
4.27  ·  Rating details ·  14,765 ratings  ·  2,463 reviews
Updated Cover can be found here

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 a
...more
ebook, 254 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Bluefields (first published August 15th 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Cinder & Ella, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Iram Erum Oh yeah!!!! would love it if there will be more of Ella & cinder, even if it is about there friends. I can't get enough of them. loved and cried…moreOh yeah!!!! would love it if there will be more of Ella & cinder, even if it is about there friends. I can't get enough of them. loved and cried throughout the reading.
So any chance of extension would be appreciated.(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Claudia Ramírez
THIS WAS THE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE I NEEDED. It was so cute (and so cheesy in a good way). I loved it.
Lola
description

2.5 stars. This turned out to be the kind of book that was agreeable enough to read (the first 50% more than the other half though) but that, when you think of the content, right after finishing it, it may possibly be that you end up having very mixed thoughts. That’s how I feel. I enjoyed reading it and getting to know the characters – some of them – but I nonetheless cannot stop thinking about how improbable it was for this story to actually take place in our world. Well, I know it is fiction
...more
Katerina
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Richard and Kahlan.
She mentioned Richard and Kahlan.
Ella almost fainted when she got to meet Richard and Kahlan.
Excuse me while I try to compose myself.



I loved it! I loved it! I EFFING LOVED IT! That goofy smile on my face is just the tip of the iceberg! I can feel my heart dancing salsa and pink clouds raining candy canes on my head! I need a moment to thank Rachel E. Carter for recommending me this book. Seriously Rachel, you're like the cute contemporary guru!



Cinder & Ella is a (surpris
...more
Rachel E. Carter
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy-paperback
description

AWWWWW. I loved this book. I loved everything about it. Yes, it may not be the most original, the most literary, the most developed, etc., etc. but it made me smile the whole time I was reading it. This book was just a really sweet romance and I didn't even mind the switching POV'S (!!!) -which is huuuge because I never like them.

Kelly Oram reminds me of Meg Cabot in her writing style -that fuzzy, feel good, fast-paced awesomeness that I fell in love with in middle school. This is the book you r
...more
Inge
4.5 stars

Cinder & Ella is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and sad books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Even going in with different expectations, I did not get disappointed. While I was expecting a light and fluffy read, instead I got a dose of all the feels. Which was fine, because this book was amazing.

Cinder and Ella both lead hectic lives in their own way, and they each find solace and peace in the same thing: a chatroom where they can talk for hours on end. They are,
...more
Nasty Lady MJ
Oct 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Someone Who Doesn't Get Bogged Down by Lack of Research
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: Kindle
To see review with gifs click here.

You know what I hate about being a lawyer, the fact that I can’t watch Law and Order or any other lawyer-ish show and call foul anytime something isn’t factually correct. The thing is, I give the shows a lot of leeway. For the most part, they actually try to do research about the legal issues they’re presenting.

I don’t think Kelly Oram did that all with Cinder and Ella or she probably didn’t care. But it really annoys me.

Before I go into particulars, I am going
...more
Ashley
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
first read: April 2 - 3, 2015
first reread: June 20, 2015
second reread: April 3, 2016
third reread: Febryary 1 - ?, 2017


“You want to know why you’ve never been able to make me cry? Because you’re trying to tear down someone who’s already hit rock bottom. You can’t make me feel any worse about myself than I already do.”


JUNE 2015 I was without internet/phone for over 24 hours, so I thought I'd reread some of those 2015 favorites so I wouldn't be upset that I couldn't update on GR.

So, of course, I
...more
Patricia Bejarano
Me ha ENCANTANDO. ¡Qué sorpresa tan bonita!
Me adentré en este libro por su portada y su nombre, sin saber mucho más. Ya sabéis que no me gusta leer las sinopsis y tal... pero OMG! No imaginé que me iba a encontrar una historia tan bonita en él.
Esta historia entre Cinder y Ella me ha parecido lo más cuqui y bonita del mundo. Lo suyo surge despacio como la espuma. Son mejores amigos, y de ahí acaban perdidamente enamorados el uno del otro. Pero nada es fácil, porque Ella ha sufrido muchísimo, ha
...more
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤



Aghhhh so unrealistic and cheesy but soooooo good!!! I LOVE reading this stuff right now! Just the cutest re-telling ever. And, again, totally sprinkled with cheese.


For more of my reviews, please visit:


Helena _Triz
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTAMENTE PRECIOSO. Justo acabo de terminarlo y no quería esperar mucho para dar mi opinión, prefería tener todos los sentimientos recientes.Si...lo he leído en menos de un día, pero es que simplemente no podía dejar de leer ¿Qué puedo decir de este libro? Lo empecé buscando una lectura ligera y fresca, pero no he encontrado eso exactamente. He encontrado mucho más. Una historia preciosa que me ha enamorado y con la que he sufrido muchísimo. Una historia que nos habla del dolor, de la supera ...more
Anja
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
*4.25 HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER STARS*

“True beauty comes from inside a person. If you feel beautiful, then you’ll look beautiful to others no matter what’s on the surface.”

This was such a lovely read and just what I needed after the huge mindfuck that is called Dangerous Girls lol.
Make no mistake though, this book dealt with some serious topics like death, bullying, physical and mental scars and so on...

Review to come!
Bonnie Shores
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is no way I can convey how much this book made me smile.

description

I was pretty much hooked from the first page. The author did an amazing job of transforming the classic fairy tale into something believable and relatable. An only child of a divorced mom, Ella's life was happy. Until a car accident changed everything. Now forced to live with a dad she doesn't know, a perfect stepmother and her two "mean girl" stepsisters, Ella's life is anything but happy. She's trying hard to adapt to her new circum
...more
Maggie ☘ (Reader-in-Wonderland)
First re-read:
Just as amazing as the first time around! It's such a great mash up of real-life and fairy tale - very slightly based on Cinderella. I love that both the main heroine Ella, and Brian, famous movie star are such a fantasy book-lovers! *Ella is also a big fan of Richard and Kahlan!*
They 'met' through her blog, and instantly became best friends for years, until an accident which changed Ella's whole life. Things became much more complicated and their friendship even more essential a
...more
Kath S
Este libro es genial. No, no es perfecto, pero es una lectura bastante entretenida.

description

Ella: Ella es bastante típica. Sí, tienes problemas de autoestima por su apariencia física (en un accidente de auto se quemó gran parte de su cuerpo... Hmmm, esta fue la semana de las protagonistas con quemaduras), pero por todo lo demás es una protagonista bastante genial. Ella tiene que lidiar con mucha mierda en la escuela y ver cómo supera todo eso me gustó bastante. Además de todo el bullying, también tiene q
...more
Lex
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, contemporary
I'm really a fan of Kelly Oram. :) Just got the ARC! Thank you, Kelly! <3

Days after... Finally finished it! Just now. Lol.

First of all... WHERE CAN I GET THE DRUID CHRONICLES BOOK?!!?

Second, if this is purely fantasy, PLEASE WRITE THE STORY OF DRUID CHRONICLES, KELLY ORAM. I BEG YOU.

Third, I FREAKING LOVE YOU KELLY ORAM.

Fourth, I DEFINITELY LOVE CINDER & ELLA!!!

-REVIEW-

This was such a cheesy story which I definitely enjoyed! All the feels! I have it! Kelly Oram is simply one of the bes
...more
Bindi Boo
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

A modern twist to an otherwise famous fairytale, this book had me tearing up one second then smiling the next. This is only by first book by Kelly Oram and it was unexpectedly amazing. Not normally a fan of YA, this one made me second guess my reasons for not normally reading YA books. This story had no sex scenes (as expected) however the author made it up with love, family and friendship. This book also deals with abandonment issues and bullying, chapters which really broke my heart.

'C
...more
Inés Izal
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un retelling de la cenicienta muy especial y original, donde su protagonista brilla como un estrella. 🌟
http://serendipia-aazul.blogspot.com/...
Pikolina
Pues me ha parecido una historia excesivamente dramática con respecto a la crueldad, algo que me ha resultado poco creible y un poco infantil ... la protagonista no aparente la edad que tiene.
Esperaba otra cosa .. no me ha convencido.
Fanny
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it



Cuidado, esta reseña puede tener spoilers.

Cinder & Ella es mi noveno libro de Kelly Oram, el cual narra la historia de Ellamara y Brian y lo inicie sin ningun tipo de expectativa, debido en parte a que no quise leer ninguna reseña ni critica sobre la novela para asi poder formarme una opinion honesta y no ir con ideas preconcebidas.

Contrario a la opinion popular mi parte favorita del libro no fue la romantica, la cual senti muy cliche y basica, con eso no digo que fuera mala, solo que la
...more
Linda Kage
I don't know why I wait so long before I read the next Kelly Oram book; I've really enjoyed each and every one so far! And this one amazed me! I wanted to cry for Ella in like every chapter. And for being a Hollywood manwhore, Cinder/Bryan was a total sweetie pie! I love Cinderella stories!
shopping for a moon
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING I COULD EVER DREAM OF IN A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BOOK AND MORE!
‘Jennifer | Wortgetreu
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Das Buch bekommt von mir großartige 4 1/2 Sterne. Es war einfach nur wunderschön und konnte mich teilweise echt zu Tränen rühren. Nicht nur die Liebesgeschichte war herzzerreißend. Eigentlich die sogar eher weniger. Viel mehr Ellas Schicksal - ihre Familie, ihre Freunde... das hat das Buch zu etwas ganz besonderem gemacht.
Kathy
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reread October 2016

Loved this!

I was not planning on reading this book yet because it doesn't come out until October 1st and there are several other books I really should have read first. I picked up Cinder and Ella to just read the first chapter and didn't put it down! I read the entire thing in one sitting. This really shouldn't have surprised me because I love Kelly Oram! Honestly there are just a few authors that write in a way that sucks me in and won't let me come up for air until I've fin
...more
Marta Marlau
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha resultado ser una historia muy bonita a la vez que he sufrido con la protagonista por las personas que la tratan mal. Me gusta que Ella no sea perfecta y sea luchadora. Grata sorpresa.
Próximamente reseña en: https://rincondemarlau.blogspot.com
Steffi
Ich habe in letzter Zeit so viel über das Buch gehört, dass ich es nun unbedingt lesen mussten, nachdem es eigentlich schon ein paar Jahre auf meinem englischen Wunschzettel gelegen hat.

Wer hier eine typische, klischeehafte Jugendromanze erwartet, liegt komplett falsch, denn die Geschichte von Ella schockiert, macht traurig und nachdenklich. Sie ist aber auch romantisch und bringt den Leser zum lächeln. Dennoch findet man natürlich auch einige Klischees wieder und gerade die Liebesgeschichte ist
...more
Lina Lovegood
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hach, das war einfach nur schön 😍
Lna
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuento de hadas moderno. La historia de Cinderella, adaptada al s. XXI, de manera curiosa, friki y tecnológica. Sobre todo la parte friki es lo que más me ha gustado junto con la relación entre Cinder y Ella, que es muy bonita. Pero tiene tópicos demasiado juveniles/exasperantes con los que tengo ya un límite y... uff. Que si no, la historia me hubiera gustado más.
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
3 Fairytale stars

I’m going against the norm. I wanted a cute, light YA read and yes it had those qualities, it also had a lot of angst and it dragged a bit.

You know the movie, You’ve Got Mail? You know how they didn’t meet until the end of the movie? Well Cinder and Ella is exactly like that. They meet in person a total two times in the book. Had I known that, I am not sure I would have read this book. I kept with the story because I found the storyline adorable and I was just waiting for the tw
...more
Cassie Mae
One sitting y'all. Kelly, why must you be so amazing? Stop that, or I will be permanently green.

[image error]
Patry Fernandez
4,5 en realidad

Que preciosidad, lo he adorado absolutamente todo. Un retelling moderno de la cenicienta con unos protagonistas adorables :D
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Young Adult Conte...: #44 Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram 1 3 Nov 12, 2018 04:04PM  
YA Buddy Readers'...: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram - August 23, 2016 12 16 Aug 21, 2016 03:17PM  
Kelly Oram Geek L...: This topic has been closed to new comments. September Month Read: Cinder & Ella 3 19 Sep 15, 2015 06:29PM  
Kelly Oram Geek L...: Cinder & Ella 1 15 Aug 08, 2015 07:47PM  
A Million More Pages: Cinder & Ella: May 27 1 12 May 28, 2015 11:14AM  
♥ Nothing Better ...: BR (15) - Ipshita and Srijeesha; Start date ----> 1st December 42 40 Dec 11, 2014 07:07AM  
Cinder & Ella 1 34 Dec 09, 2014 12:16PM  
  • American Girl on Saturn (Saturn, #1)
  • Decked with Holly
  • Celeb Crush
  • Echoes of Pemberley
  • Accidental Texting: Finding Love Despite the Spotlight
  • On Any Given Sundae (Sweet #1)
  • Home is Where You Are (A Home Novel, #1)
  • Shark Out of Water (Grab Your Pole, #3)
  • How to Seduce a Band Geek (How To #2)
  • Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
  • The Kiss That Launched 1,000 Gifs
  • Dirt (HDU, #2)
  • Pride's Prejudice
  • The Accidental Movie Star (Accidental #1)
  • The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, #1)
  • Phone Calls from a Rock Star (Ross Records #2)
  • Royally Screwed
  • A Longtime -and at one point illegal- Crush
3,416 followers
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

Other books in the series

Cinder & Ella (2 books)
  • Happily ​Ever After
“A great character needs trials to overcome—experiences to give them depth, to make them vulnerable, relatable, and likable. Good characters need hardships to make them strong. The idea makes sense, but it still sucks if you’re the heroine.” 44 likes
“true beauty comes from inside a person. If you feel beautiful, then you’ll look beautiful to others no matter what’s on the surface.” 36 likes
More quotes…