February 3, 2015

A Straight to the Point Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie Marney (Every #1) (2014)
352 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery
Publisher: Tundra Books
Source: I got it for Christmas!
Goodreads Summary: When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft's numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft's passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn't right--and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.

While Watts battles her attraction to bad-boy Mycroft, he's busy getting himself expelled and clashing with the police, becoming murder suspect number one. When Watts and Mycroft unknowingly reveal too much to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion's den--literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning to Rachel Watts again...

My Review

Every Breath is a unique and charming mystery novel, something that is kind of hard to find in the young adult category.

The main characters and minor characters are complex, real, and full of life. Watts and Mycroft have an interesting and eventful friendship that starts to turn into one of the BEST ships ever! To put it simply, I ship this ship so bad.

While reading I could tell that these characters were teenagers, but they never once annoyed me. A young adult novel with teenagers that are still acting like teenagers but not in a stupid way is rare.
The last part of the book had my adrenaline really pumping. It was a wonderful kind of intense.
The expertly crafted weaving of the funny with the series was brilliantly done.

Every time I was worried for one second that the book was just going to have an average moment it surprised me by having a unique one.

If you like the BBC show Sherlock you will like this book.

Bottom Line:Why must I wait for book two. Why?!


  1. I haven't seen this one around, but I like that it's a mystery type of read. You are right, that type of genre is hard to find in YA. Glad this one had your heart pumping at times and had an intense pull! Might have to pick it up!

    Great review!

    1. You should pick it up! It was sooo good!

  2. Wow, this sounds different! Great review, I'll have to check out a sample!

  3. Ok you got has me at Sherlock, and I do love that there is humor weaved throughout.

  4. NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR BOOK TWO ;) (Just book three - assuming there are three books). I hope this comes in at the library soon BECAUSE I CAN'T WAIT.

    1. I know. SO EXCITED!! I can't wait to see what you think of this one Nicole!

  5. Ahh yes, I do love Sherlock on BBC!! I will have to add this to my TBR!

    1. Since you love Sherlock then you should definitely add this to your TBR. :D

  6. I love that I didn't miss your review of this! I'm so excited now that you ship Mycroft and Watts. Bring it on!
    I think if they were annoying as teenagers that wouldn't make sense with the personalities of the characters because based on Sherlock the show the characters usually act serious with a little humor in the mix.

    1. Exactly Adriana! I ended up loving this book. I highly recommend it.


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