24 Apr 2013

Book Review: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

The girl he thinks he loves needs to disappear. I don't want tonight to be irreversible, so I pull away, breathing him in one last time.

Ella and Micha have been best friends since childhood, until one tragic night shatters their relationship and Ella decides to leave everything behind to start a new life at college, including Micha.

But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella's skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he's determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.

Published:   12th February 2013
Publisher:  Little Brown / Sphere
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Series:  Stand Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   7 out of 10

What I love about this story....

When I read the blurb to this story, I immediately knew that I had to read this.  It has a love element and a few skeletons in the closet.  Absolutely love those types of stories.  

What I loved the most was definitely the depth in the characters, especially the main character - Ella.  Ella is a character who has had something happen in the past that she has worked hard to try and forget but something that has been eating her up inside ever since.  I could tell when starting her journey that she was very tense and holding a lot back.  When she is back at home for summer break, she comes face to face with Micha and their past and present relationship is something that I really enjoyed following.

What I was not fond of with this story...
At 309 pages with pretty large font this book was a pretty easy ready but it did take me a while to finish - partly to do with the fact that I have been busy on other things this month but also I didn't feel the pull towards wanting to finish reading this book.  This book has a very gradual story, following the story at a very laid back pace.  Don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy this story very much but I felt there was no 'pull' in the story, some kind of twist in the story that makes me want to keep reading even more than usual. 

In Summary...

This was a very enjoyable laid back read.  If you love stories mainly focusing on character development, this is definitely a book to pick up and try.  I would mention that there are a few adult issues in this book that may not be suitable for younger readers.

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Best wishes

Debs :-)


SEO in Moses Lake said...

I was interested in choosing this book to read because I really like Jessica Sorensen's novels. I would give the book 4/5 stars because it is a good fun read, and is written so that you keep wanting to turn the page. This book is best recommended to teens and young adults... anyone who loves a good romance novel!