Monday, July 15, 2013

[Review] The Forever of Ella and Micha - Jessica Sorensen

Released: May 28th, 2013

Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.

Ella is back at school, trying hard not to worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams. 

Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him - needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.

The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?

"The kind of love that owns you. The kind where you know the other person inside and out. Where you can go through hell and back and still make it out okay."

This book surprised me. It definitely did. At first, I wasn't even planning to read this sequel since I read the first book so long ago and I've forgotten most of it. I remember the book was done and they were together, happily ever after bla bla bla. So I was initially really lazy to read this book. But I'm glad that I did.

I expected it to mostly be about commitment issues, how Micha's miles and miles away. But I'm so damn happy that it wasn't. It's more about Ella finding out more about herself, confronting her past and facing all her demons. I love how they're both so considerate towards each other. How they're not selfish.

This book was written in both Ella and Micha's point of views. It kept alternating between chapters. I really, really like that. It gives us an insight on how the two of them think and how they're handling things on each their sides. Some books, I thought that, "Man, why didn't the author write this scene in his point of view?" But, in this one, I somehow think that every scene was written in the right point of view.

Ella's war is with herself in this book. She's seeing a therapist to get some closure on her past and also to just let all of her emotions out. It's all in her head though, all her insecurities. Ella thinks that she's going to bring Micha down like how her mother brought her father down. She grew up with that mindset that she ends up applying it to her own life. Micha realizes that Ella will never be completely who she was in the past again because she's been through plenty of hardships in her life.
[Micha] "Although she's fixable - I can see that now - she is still so broken and vulnerable."
But Ella is so damn selfless. Almost every decision she makes, she thinks of Micha. When she let him go, it was because she loved him and she refused to hurt him. But because of this, she ends up pushing him away. She always gives him an escape, which he of course ignores.
[Ella] "That if at any time it gets to be too much for you, you'll leave me - walk away and get out."
This is so freaking noble of her because she actually loves him so much that she's willing to let him go for the sake of his happiness.

Micha is definitely one of my most favorite guy character EVER. He's just so damn sweet even though he can be jealous at times, emotional at times, but hot damn guys. HE'S A MUSICIAN. He has a way with words and with wooing women *winks* An example of his jealousy but romantic side at the same time:
"You're fucking special and if I want to act possessive over you when some stupid art guy hits on you right in front of me, I'm going to. Either that or I'm going to have Ethan chase him down right now so I can punch him in the face."

He doesn't sugarcoat things. He's not perfect either. When he's dealing with his father, he gets drunk a lot and says a shitload of things he doesn't mean. As you can see, he's not the typical boy next door who's so damn perfect in every way. He's got his imperfections that make him beautiful. He knows that his relationship with Ella isn't perfect but he's willing to fight through it.
[Micha] "You need to give me some credit. You left me, ripped out my heart, and then came back acting like a robot, and you know what? We made it through. You and I, good or bad, belong together. We make each other whole."

The supporting characters were fantastic too. I mean, there's Lila who cares so much for Ella but she doesn't baby her at all. There's Ethan. Oh God, Ethan. I bloody love his character because it just adds some humor to the story but he can also be thoughtful.

This book isn't only about the romance. It's not only the love story between Ella and Micha. It's telling us how our past, our family shape us into who we are today. It creates a certain mindset to the way we think. It's about facing our demons and confronting all the things that are so confusing and complicating. God, this book just wowed me.

Minor Faults:
  • Ending was a little rushed.



About The Author:

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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1 comment:

  1. It was worth the wait. I loved it and how Micha & Ella both grew and matured more in this one. I really hope their will be a book for Ethan & Lila either together or separately. I recommend both books you'll just fall in love w/ Micha & Ella and Ethan & Lila.

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