Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blog Tour~Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram~Kelly's Top Ten Cinderella Adaptations

Hey everyone! I’m excited to be here today to tell you a little about my new book. Cinder & Ella is a modern spin on the classic fairy tale Cinderella. I love Cinderella. It’s always been my favorite fairy tale, and every since I started writing I knew I’d eventually write my own version of it.

I am what you might call a Cinderella junkie. I will read or watch every version of Cinderella I come across. Doesn't matter if I've heard of it or not. It doesn't matter what age it’s geared at. If it’s Cinderella, I have to read/watch it. I’m compulsive about it even.  So, since there are so many different adaptations, I thought it might be fun to list my top ten favorites for you. I’m going to combine both books and movies on this list since I love reading and watching the different versions equally.

My Top 10 Favorite Cinderella Adaptations… Starting with number 10!

10. Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (movie)
First of all I am a sucker for all cheesy teenie-bopper movies, but add in music and you’ve struck gold with me. (High School Musical and Lemonade Mouth anyone?) Also, Sterling Knight is a total cutie!

9. Ella Enchanted
The book or the movie, take your pick. I love both!

8. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson (YA novel)
This is a cute, clean, fun adaptation told from the viewpoint of Cinderella’s stepsister. Loved it!

7. Cinderella (The Disney version) (movie)
Come on, it’s a classic. It’s also the reason I love the fairy tale so much. I loved Cinderella’s dress!!

6. Cinder (The Lunar Chrinicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (YA novel)
This one was great because it was so unique. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it at first because I wasn’t sold on the idea of cyborgs, (yes, you heard me right, this is a sci-fi retelling!) but I really loved it. Marissa is amazing and the book is fabulous!

5. Ever After (movie)
With Drew Berrymore. You know the one I mean. Such a great story! And who makes a better wicked stepmother than Angelica Houston?

4. Another Cinderella Story (movie)
Yes, this is a Selena Gomez movie and I’m not ashamed to say that I love it (and her) to death! Like movies and books about rockstars, I am also a sucker for Channing Tatum dancing. Loved the dancing in this movie, loved the main characters, and Jane Lynch is great as always!

3. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (YA novel)
You aren’t going to find another book quite like this one. Fist of all, Janette is freaking hilarious. I love her books. She makes me laugh out loud all the time. And then there’s Chrissy. The fairy godmother from hell. This is a spin on Cinderella that you haven’t read before, so you really, really need to read it!

2. Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer (YA novel)
I love this book! It’s one of my favorites. This is a contemporary retelling. It’s a cute light fun read with loveable characters, a swoonworthy boy, and great writing. Robin has a series of retold fairy tales and they’re fantastic, but Cindy Ella is my favorite. (Again, with the Cinderella addiction.) If you like Cinderella retellings, you’ll love this book!

And my all-time favorite Cinderella retelling is…

1. A Cinderella Story (movie)
Three words: Chad Michael Murray! (Oh yes, I’m a fan.) But then add the cute and loveable Hillary Duff, and the brilliant beyond brilliant Jennifer Coolidge playing the hilarious wicked stepmother and you have one of my favorite movies ever. Also, did I mention this movie stars Chad Michael Murray???


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.

About the Author:

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat named Mr. Darcy.

Author Links:
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