Thursday, 19 November 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Every Word by Ellie Marney

Every Word (Every #2) by Ellie Marney
Publisher: Tundra books
Publication date: September 8th 2015
My rating: 4.5 stars 
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James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents seven years ago...without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'.

Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behaviour - not that Mycroft's ever exactly normal, but London is the scene of so many of his nightmares. So Rachel jumps on a plane to follow him...and lands straight in a whole storm of trouble.

The theft of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, the possible murder of a rare books conservator, and the deaths of Mycroft's parents...Can Watts help Mycroft make sense of the three events - or will she lose him forever?

Sparks fly when Watts and Mycroft reunite in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen sleuthing duo.

My Thoughts:
In Every Word, James Mycroft and Rachel Watts are back for more Sherlock Holmesesque sleuthing. We’re eight weeks in time past the first book.  Mycroft and Rachel are young and in love with Rachel settling more into Melborne, and Mycroft working at a forensic pathology lab.  When news comes through of a carjacking/murder with similarities to his parent’s accident in England, Mycroft flees in the night with just a short text message to Rachel saying ‘Going to UK with Walsh. Don’t’ be mad. Will stay in touch.’  

Rachel is understandably panicked because Mycroft has been known to go off the rails when anything comes up about the death of his parents.  She knows he’s haunted and obsessed with conspiracy theories and determined to get to the bottom of their murder.  Rachel’s also very hurt that he would just up and leave without breathing a word to her beforehand. It’s a punch to the gut, and I couldn’t help but feel her pain.  In a spur of the moment decision, Rachel hops on a plane and journeys to the UK knowing full well Mycroft probably won’t be happy to see her.  Tough, she’s going to be there to support him no matter what.

I was ticked at Mycroft at first, but as you get his side and see how the memories just gut him, it was hard to be mad.  Thankfully, their strong bond carries them through some tough times.  Even with everything going on, their romance was hotter than ever!  Their chemistry would spark and ignite with just a touch or a glance!

Ellie Marney has a beautiful way of writing, talented in making you feel her characters love, lust, pain, and despair profoundly.  There was a surprising amount of emotion and depth considering this was an action/mystery/suspense novel, but it made the characters come alive for me.  

I adored the relationship Rachel had with Mike, her brother.  He’s supportive, sweet, and protective. I’m happy to see how his relationship is developing with Alicia.  I’m again a little put off by Rachel’s mother, although, I guess I shouldn’t be too judgmental, because I’d probably be pretty upset if I were in her shoes.  But hey, after everything that happened I’d like to think I couldn’t hold a grudge like that.

Every Word was more than Every Breath in so many ways.  In a good way, Rachel and Mycroft’s relationship became more intense and, by the end, rooted.  But it was also more heart wrenching, raw, and brutal in parts!  Man these two were put through the ringer, and I know they’ll have a tough time dealing with the fallout.  I’m looking forward to finding out (hopefully soon) how it all plays out in Every Move.

About the author:
Ellie Marney was born in Brisbane, and has lived in Indonesia,Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kid’s literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Her partner and four sons still love her, even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go.

Ellie’s short stories for adults have won awards and been published in various anthologies. Every Breath is her first novel for young adults.

 Connect with Ellie Marney:

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 A copy of Every Word was generously provided to one Readers Den follower.  The giveaway is open to US or CA residents only.  Simply fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win.

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Emma said...

I think I remember your last review of the first book and I was so intrigued by it as I am with this one too especially as I'm a HUGE fan of all things Sherlock for the UK and Elementary for the US. I must try and read this series asap. Great review, Rachel! :)

erin said...

thanks for sharing! sounds awesome :)

Lekeisha said...

I still have to read Every Breath! I didn't even know that this sequel existed until now. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the last book in this series to be out to read this one. I'm really pleased to see you enjoyed it so much, Jasprit. I love that we get to see more of Mycroft and of course the romance sounds amazing!
Lovely review!

Unknown said...

oh I love that there relationship with the brother sounds so strong. A good sibling relationships are always pleasant in books. The romance in this also sounds so wonderful, it looks like the authors writing is amazing.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, I really want to read this series! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the second book. :)


Anonymous said...

Everybody has been telling me I need to start this series already - totally reserving the month of December for all the catch-up reading I need to do. Glad this one doesn't suffer from second-book syndrome, as it were!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

This sounds like an intense read. I like that it focuses on the brother/ sister relationship.

Roxy said...

The first book was so good, I would love an opportunity to win the second! Thanks so much, guys!!!

Eri said...

Love the review! I agree about how this book, comparative to the first one, is definitely more, especially when it comes to intensity. Their chemistry was so much stronger too, and I adored the swoony scenes in this, and her relationship with her brother was such a sweet thing to see!

Joy said...

Really kicking myself for not joining the blog tour for this when I got the invite. Le sigh.

brandileigh2003 said...

The writing sounds wonderful and glad to hear you enjoyed this one

Unknown said...

I love(d) these first two books SO much. Rachel and Mycroft are OTP for sure. This one, especially, had me on the edge of my seat, and that one scene when Mycroft confesses his feelings while their world is going to hell... so lovely! I just... I'm really mad at the third book, and don't want to talk about it for fear of spoiling you. :/ But I'm afraid it's put a bitter taste in my mouth for the whole series.

Carina Olsen said...

Gorgeous tour post Rachel :D So glad you liked this book a lot. <3 Stunning review sweetie. I am so curious about these books. But, yeah, like Danielle says above.. I have heard things about book three. So I do not want to read these books anymore :p Ugh. One day, maybe :) So glad you love them so far. <3

Eva @ All Books Considered said...

Wow I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds great and right up my alley! Definitely going to add to my TBR

Great review Rachel!!

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