Ella by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Ella blog tour

Welcome to my tour stop for Ella by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee! Check out my review and enter the giveaway below...

by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
YA Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
November 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Reserved yet resilient, Ella Blakeley lives with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, without hope of escape—until the day Prince Kenton announces a ball that changes everything. Even without mice, magic, or fairy godmothers, Ella might discover a life that’s better than she ever dreamed. This intricately woven twist on Cinderella is an enchanting book you won’t be able to put down.


My Review

ELLA is a Cinderella retelling, but without any fairy godmother to save the day. Instead Ella must save herself with the help of one very good friend. What worked so well for this story was Ella's character and the twists that made this story its own.

Ella, like other Cinderella stories, becomes a slave in her own home. There were times that were really rough and I wanted Ella to stand up for herself, but then I thought about how this girl lost her father at a young age and how her fear and subservience was built up since that young age. It would be so hard to change that attitude until something changes. I loved Will. From the first time he enters the story to the very end he was a great character and a very dear friend to Ella. I also loved how very honest Ella is with the prince - how she challenges him. I would have liked a little more depth. Maybe a little more dialogue that felt more real.

The story had a bittersweet, but beautiful ending. It was a little drawn out, but also very sweet. Overall, ELLA was a sweet and enjoyable story for beginning to end. Recommended to those who enjoy sweet romance, light fairy tales, and Cinderella.

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee was born the fourth of seven children to a family of avid readers, movie quoters, and sports fanatics. She graduated with a degree in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She is a mother of five rambunctious, adorable boys and while you read this, she is probably folding laundry . . . or should be.


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