Christal’s Review - 4 Skulls – A-
I was initially wary of this book because I felt The Secret of Ella and Micha ended on a very good note, but Jessica Sorensen proved my doubts wrong. The Forever of Ella and Micha focuses more deeply on Ella and Micha truly dealing with their issues and becoming more stable as people. Ella especially made huge strides in dealing with her past pain and coming to terms with what she out of the future. Of course the romance was stellar as always, but Ms. Sorensen created a fascinating character study in this novel as well.
Ella deserves a lot of credit in The Forever; she realizes that she still has a lot of issues and tries to correct them. She doesn’t always go about things in the best way, but her heart is always in the right place. She sees how her father entered into a downward spiral when her mother started having issues and she doesn’t want that to happen to Micha if she inherits her mother’s disease. She recognizes that no matter how much she loves Micha, she needs to work on herself first and to learn to stand on her own two feet. She slows the relationship down to a pace she is more comfortable with and gradually works on becoming happier with her life. As she personally grows and accepts her past, she is able to move forward in her relationship with Micha and become the partner he truly deserves.
Micha has a few problems of his own that he deals with in this novel, mainly revolving around his absentee father, but his main role is keeping Ella grounded and reminding her that they belong together. He doesn’t let her run away from her feelings or decide what is best for him. He knows he is best when he’s with Ella and he won’t let her leave him out of some misplace sense of protection. He knows that his relationship with Ella is different from her parents’ and he won’t let them end in the same situations. Micha does have some problems with his drinking in The Forever, but for Ella he will change anything. Micha is an overall better person when he has Ella and he helps her to enjoy life and realize how special she really is.
The book wouldn’t be complete without Ethan and Lila. They were both wonderful in this book, sweet and supportive as well as passing out some straight talk. They, more than anyone else, realize that Ella and Micha have something really special and they do everything in their power to make them see that. They are both amazing friend to both Ella and Micha and the foursome have become an inseparable family. I’m super excited to read their story because they definitely belong together!
The Forever of Ella and Micha really cemented the strength of Ella and Micha’s love. I truly believe they will be together forever and that they can survive anything that comes their way. Ms. Sorensen has created another touching and emotional read that will leave you on the verge of tears at times and make your heart soar at others. I really enjoy her new adult romances and look forward to perusing more of her back catalogue soon.
Thank you to Netgalley and Forever for providing an ARC copy of this book!
Series Reading Order:
1. The Secret of Ella and Micha
2. The Forever of Ella and Micha
3. The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (Expected publication: October 22nd 2013)