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.
When I had read the name and description of the book, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect.
I really liked the way that the author, Melissa Lemon, handled this retelling of the Cinderella story. It is a completely different spin on it then any others I have read.
First off, the character Cinderella is split into two different daughters. The first one is Cinder. She is more nurturing and quiet. The other is Ella who is boisterous and speaks her mind.
The mother is still in the picture instead of an evil stepmother. However, the mother seems to be in a world of her own as she sits at her spinning wheel. Sort of like many mom’s sit at their TVs or computers and ignore their children.
The father becomes enamored with the court life that the prince offers and follows him back to the castle. Little does the family know that the prince is definitely not a prince charming. He is the evil one in the story.
I really loved the character of Ella. She really shined throughout the story.
The ending was a little abrupt, but I think that may be because there seems to be plans for another book. I really hope so. There are many things that could be fleshed out quite a bit more.
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