15 June 2011

Review- Cinder and Ella BLOG TOUR!

Title: Cinder and Ella
Author: Melissa Lemon
Publish Date: November 08, 2011
Rating: 4/5
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: ARC via Netgalley

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 is all the kingdom for both her and Cinder. Cinder and Ella is a Cinderella story like no other and one you'll never forget.

My thoughts:

First of all, I love re-tellings of old fairy tales, Greek Myths or true historical events with a fiction twist. This story was so unique and different from Cinderella and I really loved it.

I loved how Cinderella was broken up into two characters, Cinder and Ella, two sisters who are the most level headed and realistic two in the family. They are also the closest among all the sisters. Cinder, being the family's favorite of the two, is pretty much the main provider and will do anything for her family members. Ella is much more stubborn and doesn't let her sisters take advantage of her. When the two split up, Cinder working at the castle and Ella running to wherever she can go, her family begins to forget about Ella and pushes the two into one, Cinderella.

My absolute favorite part of the book is the story of the life tree. Everyone in their world is given a life tree at birth and they can ultimately live or die depending on the condition of their tree. It's just so creative and unique. Cinder and Ella has a lot more elements to it that make it so much more than just Cinderella.

It is truly a story about love, honor and family loyalty which is what I love most about Young Adult novels. It was so fun to read and to see Cinderella in a different light.
For more information and further tour dates, please visit the Cinder & Ella Blog Tour website.


Aimee said...

I have this book on my kindle waiting to be read. I'm looking forward to reading it and I hope I like it as much as you!

Anti-Drug Reads said...

Ooouu a retelling. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing. You have such great review!

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

Bookish Brunette said...

I keep seeing this, it looks too cute!

Melissa Lemon said...

Thanks Crystal! Love your review!

Book Sake said...

I've been wanting to read this one and after your review, even more so. It sounds so sweet!

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