Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie MarneyEvery Breath by Ellie Marney
Series: Every #1
Published by Tundra Books on October 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Retelling, YA, Young Adult

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...

When I saw everyone freaking out on Twitter over Every Breath, I knew I had to read it. And I am so glad that other bloggers haven’t failed me, Every Breath was exactly what I thought it would be.

Okay, that was kinda a lie. I expected to like it more, but still, I immensely enjoyed it. It took me a while to get into it though, as the first chapter is a little confusing with abrupt character introductions and Australian slang that I both appreciated and found a little confusing at first.

I loved the character of Mycroft, and I loved the chemistry between him and Watts (Rachel). I loved how fleshed-out these characters were, and how I could clearly picture them in my head.

The mystery itself was a little obvious, and felt very stretched out but I’m glad the way the book ended. The mystery aspect was clearly well-written and well-researched, but a little too stretched out for my taste.

In terms of the romance, believe everything people tell you! Every Breath was definitely very swoony and you’ll find yourself shipping Mycroft/Watts from page one.

Overall, Every Breath was an interesting mystery with a great romance. I recommend it for people looking for a character-driven mystery!

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Have you read Every Breath? If so, what did you think of it? If you haven’t read it, are you planning to? Let me know!

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Shelly Z is a reader, writer and blogger. She works for Adventures in YA Publishing, a 101 best site for writers selected by Writer’s Digest, and is a blogger at Read.Sleep.Repeat. She rants as much as she reads. You can find her on twitter at @shellysrambles.

2 thoughts on “Every Breath by Ellie Marney

  1. Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    I really need to read this book! I’ve heard great things about it. I love a good mystery. Predictable is okay. I like when they’re solvable, I just don’t like when the characters aren’t seeing the obvious. It’s a very fine line. I’m glad you liked it and I definitely want to read this one soon. Great review!
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  2. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    OKay, these definitely seems interesting. And I love me some romance with swoons. And with a mystery thrown in – yes, please!
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