Friday, 22 March 2013

Book Worm #14 - The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

After ripping through my books like crazy at the beginning of this year, I have slowed down tremendously now. This was not expected. However I have now come across some books that I have been able to get into.

I figured I'd wait for the third and final book in the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, which was meant to be released at the beginning of this month. Unfortunately this was put back until yesterday and therefore I decided to invest in another one of Jessica's books to fill the void.

This is the second book I've read by this author and I really do enjoy her writing. There are moments when I find the way the story is written to be a little immature, in the sense that I can't relate to the characters very well. However these moments are fleeting and don't really deter from my enjoyment of the story lines that happen to be very meaningful and often serious.

Ella is trying to run away from her past - literally. Life in Vegas is different from her small town village back home. The people are rich and the lifestyle is a complete change. Ella embraces this as an opportunity to alter her personality and become a new person - someone who's mum didn't die at a young age and who's father isn't an alcoholic. But no matter how far she is from home, she knows she has to return. The school year is coming to a close and it's time to face the demons that haunt her and the people she left behind - including Micha. 

Micha's life has been hell the last 8 months, not knowing where Ella is and if she's safe or not. But now she's back, there's no way he is letting her go again. She seems different. She's not the hardcore, mouthy girl she used to be and this confuses him. It becomes his sole mission to bring the old Ella back and make her realise that she can't run from the past or from her feelings any longer.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Sometimes I find that books can be a bit of a chore to read and that's what can stunt my reading all together. But this book did not feel like that at all. I was excited to read on and there were moments when I absolutely couldn't put the book down (or should I say my Kindle).

I liked the mixture of a deep story line with the intense romance between Ella and Micha. You get completely caught up in their relationship and will them to get together and help each other.

I think that this would be a great read for 16-21 year old. I'm 22 and I found this marginally lacking in parts. Having said this, there wasn't anything that would stop me going and purchasing the follow up to this book, which is what I plan to do when it is released around May this year.

I'm also really excited for the follow to The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden which is the other book I've read by Jessica Sorensen. Unfortunately it's not being released until early next year. This is so frustrating as the end was left on a cliffhanger and has left me craving more from their story.

I'm now reading Requiem which was released yesterday. I'm sure it will only take me a few days to buzz through it all. Once that finishes I'm going on to my favourite auathor, Jane Costello's, new book The Wish List  which comes out on April 11th.

What are you reading now? Is there anything you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

2 comments:

  1. At the moment I am reading Exit Music by Ian Rankin, it is a super slow book so I don't think I would recommend it.

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    1. Ah. I hate slow reads. I need something that's snappy so that I stay interested :) xxo

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