I am part of the Cedar Fort virtual book tour of Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon from June 1 to June 30, 2011. I am also a host of a giveaway of Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon. So, make sure you read the whole review to get to the giveaway.
I am a big fan of the fantasy genre especially when it involves a childhood fairytale. Cinder and Ella begins by telling the reader that if you have ever heard the story of Cinderella then you have most assuredly heard it wrong. Cinder and Ella are two very different girls that their mother, while being absent in mind, melded them together to one person, Cinderella. Cinder goes on to the castle to help with the day to day affairs while Ella leaves home to seek her own meaning of happiness. When Cinder, the only one who notices Ella had left her home, cries over little sister’s disappearance, a passerby, Tanner, hears her cries and offers to help. This is when the adventure begins.
Cinder and Ella is a story that every person can relate to. It explores the family dynamic and brings to light how “happily ever after” can mean something completely different from person to person. I can relate with the character Ella as she is the one who goes out and makes her own way and finds her own meaning of happiness. Cinder and Ella is a delightful read and a wonderful story to curl up with.
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Giveaway will end on June 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada only. Please make sure your email address is public on your profile or leave with your comments so I can contact you should you win. ***When entering a giveaway, you MUST complete the mandatory entry requirements FIRST before completing your optional entries. If you do not successfully complete the mandatory entry or leave a valid email address, then you will be disqualified from the contest.*** The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This review and giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. I received no monetary compensation for this review but was supplied this product free of charge for evaluation purposes; however, all opinions are still 100% my own.