Friday, September 20, 2013

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Pages: 352pgs

The Story

Rachel Watts is an unwilling new arrival to Melbourne from the country. James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old genius with a passion for forensics. Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. And when Watts and Mycroft follow a trail to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion's den - literally.

A night at the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again...

The Review

A big thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy of this book!

Okay, so the publicist asked me did I want of copy of this book prior to its release and I actually declined because I was really busy at uni and I also didn't think this book was for me at the time as well. But the publisher ended up sending me a copy anyway and I was lucky enough to have some quiet time to spare, so I ended up reading this book despite what I thought and boy am I kicking myself right now and THANK GOD for the publisher sending me a copy of this book because MY GOD this book was just SO GOOD and I'm SO HAPPY I got a chance to read this one, even when I initially declined a request to read it. Ah, it's just so good!

EVERY BREATH is probably one of my favourite books coming from this year (literally!) and I think that's because, one, it is based on Sherlock Holmes, and two, because it has an Australian background setting, which we don't see very often in YA books or rather I personally don't across too many great Australian titles lately and that's a shame really because I should be reading more Australian books. But yeah, this book went beyond my own expectations and even though it's not amazing on epic, full-blown action levels, but the book is just so enjoyable to a point where you finish the book and not even realize that you've just finished the book . . . you know? It's that kind of amazing so I'm pretty impressed with this book right now.

In regards to the main characters, Rachel Watts and James Mycroft, I just adored these two characters and loved everything about them. They not only had great sense of humor and meshed so well together as a duo team, but their personalities and their mannerisms alone are so like Sherlock Holmes and Watson's characters and that's - to put it simply - truly awesome because I love the whole Holmes and Watson relationship. So just you wait readers, because Rachel and James are perfect together - whether they're in friend or cheeky-romantic mode . . . they're just lovely and the chemistry between these two are seriously too awesome to even explain in this book. They just make the perfect team you guys!

Overall, EVERY BREATH went beyond my own expectations and I love it when a book proves me wrong on so many accounts. It just makes a book even greater through my eyes and I love it for making me have all of these 'feels' right now. So this book was fantastic and I can't bloody wait for the sequel because if it's anything like this book . . . then I'm going to be crazy by the time I get my hands on the sequel! Crazy I tell you!

The Rating
5/5 stars


  1. Great review! Yes, there is something special about Watts and Mycroft...or Mycroft and Watts :D


  2. I haven't heard much about this but ths is the second rave review I've come across in minutes. I hadn't planned on reading this but now I'd love to give it a chance. Hopefully I will eventually because it sounds so fun! Love unexpected reads that surprise you!

    1. This book rocked! I can tell you that much. Hehe. :D


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