Some books should just be left as standalones. I'm not sure if I'm the only one who's noticed, but nearly every New Adult book has a sequel or is told in a different characters perspective. It's not necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't need to happen for every book. And I think that Micha and Ella's story would have been better off left as a one book story. I understand the need to finish a characters story - I just would have rather left this as a standalone for my own sake.
It’s not that this book wasn't good, it really was. It was well written and engaging, I just can't figure out if I liked it or not. I can deal with sad books - I even encourage books that can make me cry, but I can not stand a book that leaves me feeling emotionally distressed THE ENTIRE TIME. There were happy moments, but I felt like I was walking on egg shells the entire time, and I guess - if we're getting technical that's pretty impressive for the author to do.
Ella and Micha definitely had some life problems/things/changes to figure out. The last book hadn't dealt with them nearly enough, and I enjoyed getting to see some sort of a resolution come to their problems. It wasn't an easy journey for them, but I don't know. I kind of liked that it wasn't easy for them. Although I felt that their journey of character growth was necessary, it doesn't mean that it didn't frustrate me. I won't go into specifics, but if you read New Adult books, I think you imagine one of the many ways that they can frustrate you.
ALSO. If you finished, The Secret of Ella and Micha wanting more - then this is definitely a book you should read, but if you were happy with the way things ended - I'd say just leave it as it was. It doesn't mean that this book wasn't good - just something I wished I'd waited on reading. Actually - despite what I just said, I'm going to read the next book in this series because I kind of can't wait to read a secondary characters story. It sounds like it'll be a good one