Review: The Prelude of Ella and Micha (The Secret 0.5) by Jessica Sorensen

prelude of Ella and Micha

The Boyfriend Bookmark: ★★★★

When Ella Daniels and Micha Scott are fourteen, they make a pact to leave the small town of Star Grove and create better lives for themselves. The pact was made as best friends, but over the next six years, their friendship begins to intensify. Feelings change. Grow. Veer towards love.

But one tragic night changes everything. Hearts get broken. And the future they had planned changes forever.

This novella takes place a little less than a year before The Secret of Ella and Micha. It contains glimpses of when Ella and Micha were younger, including a scene of when Micha first fell love with Ella.

Stephanie: ★★★★

Taking a look back to where they began, a glimpse of where it al started and the friendship that was going to last a lifetime. The Prelude to Ella and Micha is the beginning of it all. Go back and revisit them from the beginning. A glimpse into Ella and Micha before the story began in The Secret of Ella and Micha.

I absolutely loved this glimpse in the past friendship between Ella and Micha and where everything went wrong and changed. Ella was quite the little rebel when she was young. Breaking the rules to keep up with Micha or to protect schoolmates who cannot protect themselves. Ella was more than just a good person, she had a good heart. But what she didn’t have was award winning parents.

There was a time when she knew that she was loved, but that was before everything went south with her mother’s mental instability and her dad… It’s easy to look at him as a bad guy because he gave up to the alcohol when thing were more than he could handle at home. Ella was the parent in the family and that makes hard circumstances to grow up under. She was forced into adulthood way to early in her life, but she always had her stability and her grounded part next door.

Micha was everything to Ella. When she got in trouble at school, it wasn’t her parents’ reaction that she worried about, it was Micha’s. He was always there with her and he was the one that drew her away from all the demons in her own home. He helped her get out of her shell and live the life of a girl her age. He never thought twice about it. Ella was Micha’s forever and there was nothing that he wouldn’t do for her.

But living the life she had at home was her responsibility. One night when she decided to avoid her obligations of home, everything changes. One night will change the pact that Ella and Micha made. One night will change everything they feel in their heart. One Night is all is going to take to change everything.

This is a short novella in conjunction with the series, but it is a great read and can be done in one sitting. It stole my heart and broke it all at the same time. Jessica Sorensen writes with such compassion. Through the eyes of Ella and Micha, we know how they feel and I love that we are with them both every step of the way.



The New York TimeJessica Sorensens 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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Book .5 – The Prelude of Ella and Micha

Book 1 – The Secret of Ella and Micha

Book 2 – The Forever of Ella and Micha

Book 3 – The Temptation of Lila and Ethan

Book 4 – The Ever After of Ella and Micha

Book 4.5 – Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always

Book 4.6 – Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always

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