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Cinder & Ella

(Cinder & Ella #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  17,433 ratings  ·  2,845 reviews
Cinder458: Your blogaversary is coming up, right? EllaTheRealHero: Do all those Hollywood friends of yours know you use words like blogaversary?
Cinder458: Of course not. I need your address. Got you a blogaversary present.

Cinder got me a gift?
My heart flipped.
Not that I was in love with my Internet best friend or anything. That would be utterly ridiculous. The boy was cock
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Bluefields (first published August 15th 2014)
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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.
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Claudia Ramírez
THIS WAS THE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE I NEEDED. It was so cute (and so cheesy in a good way). I loved it.

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
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
Rachel E. Carter
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-paperback

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
Nasty Lady MJ
Oct 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone Who Doesn't Get Bogged Down by Lack of Research
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: Kindle
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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
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,
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.

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Bonnie Shores
There is no way I can convey how much this book made me smile.


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
Anja H.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“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!
Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
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
Bindi Boo
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.

Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, arcs
I'm really a fan of Kelly Oram. :) Just got the ARC! Thank you, Kelly! <3

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






This was such a cheesy story which I definitely enjoyed! All the feels! I have it! Kelly Oram is simply one of the bes
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
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
4.5 stars.

This book was all that. It was well written, with great characters. I appreciate that the characters were not ALL good or all bad, they were human with different emotions.

I think I took to Ella immediately because she was a lover of books and a blogger. That made me smile immediately. I could picture her hoarding ARCs and the whole interaction online. It made me think of goodreads.

Ella is so impressive as was Cinder (Brian Oliver). I really empathized wit Ella and what she had been thr
This book was a heck of a lot darker, deeper, and far more real than I could have possibly imagined.

“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.”

this is the absolute cheesiest book I have ever read in my entire life. it was SO over the top, all of the time. if you need your books to have at least a little sense of reality then you're gonna hate this. but i found myself actually having fun with all th
May 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
dnf 80%

cheesy, unrealistic, and not cute whatsoever, i just couldn't do it anymore.

Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cassie Mae
One sitting y'all. Kelly, why must you be so amazing? Stop that, or I will be permanently green.

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Nitzan Schwarz
God dammit, I want more. Show me their cute adorable babiessssssss my babies need babies!
And Jules, and Vivian AND Rob need their own stories, respectively.
This was perfect. I can't even.
Ignore the cover... this book is AWESOME!!!

I absolutely adored this Cinderella tale... Kelly Oram has managed to put a fresh spin on a story that has been told a thousand times.

I loved Cinder.
I loved Ella.
I loved the friendship between them.
Rob, Juliette, Vivienne (and her two dads) made fantastic fairy godmothers/friendly mice (depending on your interpretation).
I absolutely loved Oram's version of the glass slipper... Didn't see it coming but looking back, I thought it was perfect!

I just loved
Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨ by: Daiane
To be honest, I have read modern day CinderElla stories that fare better, but this one, for God's sake, managed to appropriate the ageless monicker and incorporate it into the story, actually.


Only, the prince charming here is a Hollywood heartthrob and Ella is, well.. scarred and crippled and the step sister(the twins- one god mother and the other evil witch is a twist to the original plot) is all powwow and hugs and kisses and the step mother is overly considerate.

However, why teen gir
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
There were so many emotions to feel. I went into this book thinking it'd be a light hearted star falls for fan type story. I was totally wrong.

This is a story about a girl who lost everything, and now has to deal with starting a new life with a family she doesn't even know. She's damaged and lost, and this is more of the story of how she gets past a lot of hurt, not just the recent ones that happened, but old emotional scars.

However, the "star" or in her world, her best friend, is her emotiona
Absolutely loved this! Don't let the cover fool you, though. This book dealt with some pretty emotional and sometimes hard to read scenes. Ella had gone through so much it almost became unbearable. There seemed to always be another hardship around the corner, but she was strong and got through everything with some support and love around her.

I loved Cinder. I loved how he never stopped Pursuing Ella, how he never stopped loving her and how he risked everything to finally be with her. Their tale
This little nugget took me completely by surprise! I think it was a freebie (or close to it) and it's been sitting in my kindle for quite some time now.

Cinder & Ella was far more emotional than expected and I caught myself crying on several occasions. It's a modern day fairy tale mix between Beauty & the Beast and Cinderella and my little girl princess heart loved every minute of it! It's very YA but with some very serious subject matters, such as depression, attempted suicide, and bully
Gosh darn it!!! I think I've developed a mood disorder. This book had me rolling my eyes and sneering one minute and then crying like a baby the next.

I love fairytale retellings and that's why I picked this one up. At first I thought it would be a typical Cinderella retelling complete with bitch stepsisters and a gorgeous prince disguised as the high school heartthrob. But I was surprised when everything I expected was completely wrong. That rarely happens by the way.

Okay so our Cinderella is
GOSH!!! Seriously!!!!!
This was exactly what I needed. Something cute & fluffy, with great banter and a really feel-good-happy-clappy-ending.
It reduced me to mush. And made me even sigh happily. I will stop gushing and fangirling and try to wipe that stupid grin of my face...
or maybe not...
ANYHOW! Oram has just once more proven why I love her novels and is on my list of top indie young adult authors.
SO my review will follow... closer to release date
AND if you haven't heard about the ba
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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.

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