Review: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram



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.


I’ve been reading a lot of Kelly Oram books these past few weeks and they all have one thing in common: they’re all fluffy and cute, and easy to read.. and I love it a lot!

“We’re Cinder and Ella, woman! We’re supposed to get our fairy-tale ending!”

This book is about Ella and Brian, two internet friends. Until suddenly Ella gets into a car accident that leaves her handicapped and scarred, and she’s shoved into the house of her dad and his new family who left her when she was 8, into a new school where she’s being bullied and all that while learning still how to live this new life without her mom but with a body that doesn’t fully cooperate anymore. She’s not liking her life and has no lights at her horizon. Until she decides to contact Brian again, or Cinder as she knows him. And they pick up right where they left off. 

“EllaTheRealHero : You wouldn’t know normal if it bit you on your ridiculously good-looking face.
Cinder458 : You’ve never seen my face. How do you know it’s good-looking?
EllaTheRealHero : Because no ugly person could have an ego as big as yours.”

The other books I read by Kelly (The Avery Shaw Experiment, V is for Virgin), they were all super fluffy and cute. This one is as well, but less in a way. Brian and Ella don’t actually meet until way later in the book, and Ella deals with so much awful stuff, that it’s definitely not fluffy. But she shows she is strong and determined and she has a passion for the things she loves, and that’s what I loved about it. And of course, Brian and Ella are really fucking cute together. They have great chemistry.

“I didn’t realize upping our relationship to phone buddies would come with a boyfriend title. Does that mean if we ever meet in person, we’ll have to get married?”

Just like Kelly Oram’s other books I’ve read, this one was again really great. I read it in one sit, which was about 2/3 hours maybe. Her books read fast and easy, but they’re so jeiwofjdsaog. I just love it. LOVE IT.

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