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Every Word

(Every #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,549 ratings  ·  318 reviews
Rachel Watts is suffering from recurring nightmares about her near-death experience in London. She just wants to forget the whole ordeal, but her boyfriend, James Mycroft, is obsessed with piecing the puzzle together and anticipating the next move of the mysterious Mr Wild - his own personal Moriarty.

So when Rachel's brother, Mike, suggests a trip back to their old home in
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Tundra Books (first published June 1st 2014)
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Ellie Marney Hi Maddy, the info I've got from Tundra Books is that Every Word will be released September 2015. ARCs are currently available at ALAMidwinter and…moreHi Maddy, the info I've got from Tundra Books is that Every Word will be released September 2015. ARCs are currently available at ALAMidwinter and will also be at BEA. Thanks for asking! xEllie(less)
Annabelle Morton You will love this book, Every Breath is the first one in this series. I usually read fantasy, and I loved this book.
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Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, young-adult
4.5 Stars

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.
Darn it! I do not know there's a fan-bloody-tastic CLIFFHANGER in this book!!!!!!
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Oh my friken god.

This was bloody amazing. This was everything I wanted it to be and more and oh my god I am dying right now because this was so good and Ellie marney is God and James Mycroft is everything and someone dear lord help me because I have lost it and this is definitely going to be one of my favourite series ever and I really didnt know it would be this good and what are even sentences mate.


If I am true blue, hand-over-heart in love with a book, I draaaaag my feet through the pages. I don’t want it to end. I read 30 or 40 page doses to feed and tease my imagination. I want to stay in the words, mood, and world as long as possible. *sigh* And boy-o-boy did I dawdle here with Mycroft and Watts.

Book two in Ellie Marney’s Every series takes our genius Sherlock & Watson like detective couple, James Mycroft and Rachel Watts, off to London on a dangerous journey and case with possibl
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Sexy, snappy and filled with mystery and crime, I adored Every Word just as much as the first book. There's just so much chemistry and sexual tension between Mycroft and Rachel, and I love how their personalities balance each other out so well! Mycroft is a teenage genius but he's also impulsive and rash, while Rachel brings forward an intelligent, calming nature about her. I love how both of them aren't afraid to shy away from murder investigations and autopsy scenes.

As a genius teenager hell
Jen Ryland
Wow -- loved this. During the first half of the book I was pretty worried that this felt like the standard YA middle book in which the love interest pushes the protagonist away for her own good, yada yada. There was some of that, but Rachel wasn't about to be let herself pushed away.

I also loved that this features a very interesting and very well-crafted mystery that ties in Mycroft's past, lets Rachel be a full participant and not just a Watsonian sidekick, and involves a puzzle that can be sol





aite that's as coherent as I could get.

Reread: June 2017

Mycroft in a towel coming out of the shower scene is still Iconic af.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
*I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely LOVED Every Breath, so I was very excited about reading another book in the series. Every Word didn’t turn out as fantastic as I wanted it to be.

I didn’t like the mystery quite as much as the one in book one, but it felt a little more intense in the sequel. That partially had to do with the situations Mycroft and Rachel found themselves in, but the high level of emotions they felt also played a big part. The emotion
I don't always read mysteries, but when I do I read Ellie Marney. Every Word is a great young adult mystery. I love that its possible to guess at some of the resolutions, but there are not so many hints that the answer is obvious. There is a good balance of logic and mystery and nothing feels out of the blue. I did prefer the previous book more however due to Watts' recklessness, which I found to be annoying.

Recklessness is never attractive in a main character for me, you can't keep referring t
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dtb-book
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is so, so good.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, australian
I absolutely loved this. Read it even though I was super tired and went to bed early but then couldn't put it down to actually go to sleep. It's action-packed and tensely suspenseful. I didn't find a SINGLE THING about the plot believable, not one bit (even though it's very well written and APPEARS believable) BUT I DIDN'T CARE because the relationships in this book make everything else irrelevant. Mycroft and Watts are utterly gorgeous and the way Marney writes the chemistry between them is per ...more
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How good is that Marney? I love her and her words and I'm keeping both. You can't stop me. <3 Xxx :-D
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Every series is grittier and much harder to read at times as Mycroft delves deeper into the mysterious deaths of his parents through a new murder case in London. But Mycroft's emotions and his complicated relationship with Rachel were so nuanced and real that it was worth it! This series is my favorite discovery this year by far.
Trigger warnings: death, car accident, autopsy scene, torture, blood, explosions, murder, violence.

I love this book a truly frightening amount and I love these characters even more.

I stand by everything I said last time. This book is wonderful, I ship it like whoa, there were some niggling "this wouldn't happen in reality but I'm willing to forgive that because it's necessary to the plot" issues but they in no way impacted on my enjoyment of the story. Basically, it's great. An
Buying this book then reading it cover to cover in a single afternoon? Guilty as charged, right over here.

Ellie Marney has absolutely upped the ante in her thrilling sequel to Every Breath, with Every Word knocking its predecessor (which was already an extremely high degree of awesomeness) out of the ballpark.

I loved Every Breath when I read it last year, and I've been waiting since September for the sequel to hit the shelves.Every Word was absolutely worth every second of that wait, and I was
Reading Bifrost
“‘You’re in the center, Watts. Right here.’ He touches his chest, over his heart, with his other hand. ‘You’re always in the center.’”

In this second installment of the Every series, Mycroft has been an apprentice to the forensic scientist, Professor Walsh, while Rachel has taken up roller derby. It picks up not long after the events of Every Breath with Rachel and Mycroft still on lockdown by Rachel’s parents. It is a nice change of pace in a YA book to have parents that actually monitor their
C.G. Drews
OHHH HOLY BEANS, THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. I fell hopelessly in love with the first book -- hello, SHERLOCK -- but sequels and I tend to get a bit twitchy. While I don't think Every Word was AS good, it was still BEYOND WONDERFUL AND I WISH TO HUG IT AND SHRIEK AND DO ALL THE NECESSARY FANGIRL THINGS 9 TIMES OVER. I looooove Sherlock Holmes. I love mystery. I love all the Australian slang. I love murder. Erm...WAIT. I DIDN'T SAY THAT. I love murder mysteries. Basically this book. This series. Omg.

Things have been going well between Rachel and Mycroft. That is until a murder investigation brings Mycroft to London. Rachel is worried for him - this new case has suspicious similarities to the crash which killed his parents all those years ago. Not wanting him to have to face his demons alone, Rachel does something crazy and impulsive in the name of friendship - she packs a bag and boards the next flight to Heathrow.

Once there things go from bad to worse. A simple carjacking turns out to be s
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like this was better than Every Breath, but there was still that element of unbelievability (is that a word?) that stops me from giving these books the full five stars.

Overall: 8/10
Plot: 3.5/5
Romance: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 1/5
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this installment. We have fantastic charcaters who have great chemistry and their stories are very interesting.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock
I love this series! I wish it didn't end after 3 books.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first one.
Frannie Pan
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2015, arcs
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Uhm.. I'm not okay.

Every Word is the 2nd book in the Every series but, just like it happened with Jackaby, I don't think you have to read Every breath in order to get to this one. The characters are the same, but each book stars a different crime to solve, therefore they're kind of independent. But c'mob, why wouldn't you read the 1st book when they are so freaking good? I know, right? Stupid questions. But I have to warn you that the bomb droppe
Brit McCarthy
I have been waiting not so patiently for this book ever since I finished reading my prize ARC of Every Breath last year. Ellie Marney was – is – a fantastic new voice in Australian YA fiction. Her books have it all: murder, mystery, suspense, great characters and a little bit of romance, which in Every Word has become a LOT of romance. Oh, the tension between Watts and Mycroft has intensified! They are absolutely sizzling.

Every Word brings us back to Summoner Street, Melbourne where after the li
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I Thought: Every Word is the sequel to Every Breath, and picks up 8 weeks later. Mycroft has been following a case of the theft of Shakespeare's Folio - a book worth six million pounds. This leads to the discovery of a dead librarian in a carjacking similar to that of his parents, causing him to travel to London alongside Professor Walsh to investigate. Rachel, being worried about her new boyfriend's past, decides to jump on a plane and follow him. This, of course, leads to plenty of drama ...more
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, mystery
Thank you Bookworld for getting this out to me so quick! I was expecting to have to wait until next week.

Enjoyed this second book in the trilogy and can't wait until the third book. I really like Rachel as a character - an ordinary person caught up in extraordinary events. Liked the addition of Alicia, and think her professional skills are going to be useful in the future. Wish I had an older brother like Mike (but my little brother Mike isn't too bad). Like Every Breath I pretty much read this
I loved this and only wish I’d gotten to it sooner. Every Word delivered a smasing sequel, making it my favourite instalment thus far. Amazingly well-written; from the London setting that jumps off the page, you can tell the amount of research that went into writing it. As soon as Rachel decides to jet off on a place, I felt her trepidation and energy, as if it was my own. As soon as she arrives in London, I felt as if I was back there myself. My last trip to the UK was in 2014, so it was lovely ...more
Friends, I LOVED the first book in the Every series by Ellie Marney, EVERY BREATH, which introduced the world to James Mycroft and Rachel Watts. In an attempt to avoid spoiling too many things, I’ll give you all a basic rundown: Mycroft and Watts are bffs, but also a little more than that because FEELINGS. Mycroft lives in Melbourne, but was born and grew up in London with his parents until their deaths. As a genius socially awkward human, Mycroft has all kinds of theories about it, and while he ...more
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

Mycroft and Rachel really come into their own here, and their relationship is a beautiful thing to see.

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Ellie Marney is a teacher and highly-awarded author of YA fiction.

Her debut YA romantic crime trilogy, the Every series - Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move - was followed by the companion novel No Limits in August 2017, in the same year Begin End Begin came out. In 2018, White Night was released, as well as her indie series of dark YA romantic mysteries, Circus Hearts 1. Her next novel is

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“You survived.’
The look on his face is almost surprised. He blinks at me from somewhere deep in his mental bubble.
‘Yeah,’ he says. ‘Yeah, I guess.’

But in that second, in his face, I see the whole world. I finally understand something crucial.
James Mycroft did die in that car crash seven years ago. Seeing what he saw, experiencing all that pain, that ten-year-old boy passed away. The person who returned was not the same. He was changed so completely, so physically and mentally transformed, it was as though a whole different individual was born. A different boy, living in a different place, with a guardian and no parents, a boy with no past and only one name...

All the blood rushes out of my cheeks as that name falls off my lips. ‘Mycroft...”
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