Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Early Review: Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon

Cinder and Ella


After their father’s disappearance, Cinder leaves home for a servant job at the castle. But it isn’t long before her sister Ella is brought to the castle herself—the most dangerous place in all the kingdom for both her and Cinder. Cinder and Ella is a Cinderella story like no other and one you'll never forget. (Goodreads)


Book Details

                                                  Genre: YA, Fantasy
                                                  Paperback: 208 pages
                                                  Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
                                                  Publish Date: November 8, 2011
                                                  ISBN-10: 1599559064
                                                  ISBN-13: 978-1599559063


Authors Info:


I grew up on fairy tales and Cinderella was always one of my favorites. So when I read this would be a Cinderella tale like no other I jumped at the chance to read it. I loved this new story, it had me from beginning to end.

Cinder and Ella are the middle siblings in a happy home until one night the evil, nasty, yet charming prince comes in and destroys their family. Cinder and Ella are the only ones his evil power does not change. After years of decay that the evil has spread in the family,it is up to Cinder and Ella to take care of the household, as the rest of the family are not capable.

Cinder enjoys taking care of others, but she aloud it to go to a point of people walking over her. When Cinder goes to work in the castle she is too gullible and good hearted to see the princes wickedness. At times I found myself wanting to shake Cinder as she let the prince turn her away from Ella. Even though it was necessary for the story as a whole.

Ella is the heartbeat of this wondrous tale. She is funny, sarcastic, and desperately misses the way her family was. After taking all she could from her family Ella left to find work. This was not fitting in the princes plans, so he sends a night out to look for her, and this is how Ella meets Sir Tanner. Sir Tanner is A Night who is clumsy around her, and tends to get a little lost, but he is charming in all the right ways. Watching their relationship grow was a joy. Together they are my favorite part of the book.

I don’t want to give too much away, but this was a great read with everything in it! From an exciting sword fight, enchanted tree’s, amazing romance, and a great evil villain.  Cinder  and Ella was a fairy tale worth sharing.

Happy Reading,
4 moons
4 moons: I loved it. It's reread worthy.

Recommended For

Teens and older: There are scenes of drunkenness and attempted assault, also other violence. Light kissing.

*This  ARC was provided to me by the publishers via Net Galley.*

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