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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 inRachel 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 Five Mile, Rachel can't wait to get away. Unfortunately it's not the quiet weekend she was hoping for with the unexpected company of Mike's old school buddy, the wildly unreliable Harris Derwent.Things get worse for Rachel when Harris returns to Melbourne with them - but could Harris be the only person who can help her move forward? Then a series of murders suggests that Mr Wild is still hot on their tails and that Mycroft has something Wild wants - something Wild is prepared to kill for.Can Watts and Mycroft stay one step ahead of the smartest of all criminal masterminds? The stage is set for a showdown of legendary proportions......

Title : Every Move
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ISBN : 9781743318539
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Number of Pages : 340 Pages
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Every Move Reviews

  • Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
    2018-11-29 15:11

    The first two books in this series were fantastic. I truly loved the writing, the setting, the story, the characters and the relationship between Rachel and Mycroft. Wattscroft stole my heart. I completely believed in their relationship and honestly thought that they were meant to be. I unfortunately no longer believe that AT ALL. (view spoiler)[I still can't understand what took place in this book. All I can think is why why why? Why spend two books developing such an amazing couple only to spoil it all by introducing some random lad and having Rachel have feelings for him?The way Rachel acted in this book with Harris was completely out of order to me. She is very clearly attracted to him. She comments on his looks, and gets flustered by him."I'm having trouble focusing on it because Harris's back is tanned and sleek.""Y'know - the muscles My god. But I'm not going to give Harris the satisfaction of seeing me flustered."She gets embarrassed mentioning Mycroft's name in front of Harris, in case it seems like she is advertising the fact that she has a boyfriend. Why on earth would she feel embarrassed to mention her boyfriend?"I blush after I've said it, because it seems almost rude to mention Mycroft. I feel as if I'm pointing a big neon sign at myself - Boyfriend! Has a Boyfriend!!"She has him teach her self defense, and also gets him to help her be comfortable being touched by people again. Apparently she would rather work through this with this lad she apparently didn't even like when they were kids. It would break my heart if my husband trusted someone else more than me to help them with something like that. I can't imagine any lad being alright with their girlfriend putting this much trust in another lad and letting him touch her like that. That's a hell of a lot more intimate than just self defense."I don't know how long we stand there - me, frozen in position and shaking like a leaf, and Harris, snug against my back with his arms wrapped around my upper body. His face is tucked behind my ear, and his left hand smooths my waist, like you'd gentle a spooking horse. After what seems like years, Harris clears his throat quietly."She confides in him instead of her boyfriend. "My cheeks go hot suddenly. What am I doing? I never talk about this stuff to anyone, and now I'm talking to Harris?"Whilst at the school dance she dances barefoot on Harris's feet. That right there is shady to me. There are two people I'd feel comfortable doing that with, my husband or my dad. This position means they are right up against each other with their chests pushed together. Rachel suddenly feels a nervy rush and starts to worry that she might be sweating and that Harris might be able to smell her. During the dance he skims his lips down her neck and to her collarbone, and instead of stopping him she feels electrified by it. He is the one that stops it from going further. That whole dance is cheating to me. I don't know anyone who would be okay with their partner doing that."Our chests are snugged in together. A weird, nervy rush goes through me: am I sweating? Can Harris smell my perspiration?""He's a guy. I knew that. I mean, I thought I knew that. But why is it suddenly so important?""'Harris-' I'm surprised by how breathless my voice is, and I'm cut off when his head dips. His lips skim down the side of my neck to my collarbone. Suddenly my body is electrified."Near the end of the book whilst Mycroft is sleeping inside the farmhouse she stands on the porch with Harris and lets him kiss her. She knows that's what he is going to do. She anticipates it. Some might say she didn't participate in the kiss, I disagree on the not participating though because she thinks about how nice his lips feel and how sweet the kiss is, but she still stands there and let's him do it. That is definitely cheating. "I see his eyes up close - the brown flecks, swirling deeply with the green - as he raises a hand and lifts my chin with his fingers. The contact makes me shiver, because I know what's going to happen next""It's a soft brush of skin and warmth. My eyes snap closed with the shock of it. His lips are supple, coaxing - what surprises me is how delicate, how gentle, he is. I don't know why I'm surprised: Harris up-ends my expectations every time. Then, when I've barely had a chance to register the sweetness of it, the kiss has ended."After the kiss instead of telling Harris to never, never do that again, she cups his cheek and tells him that she rates him high. I'm guessing we are meant to feel sorry for him because he wants her and can't have her. Whatever. It's not heartbreaking or sweet. There is no excuse to kiss someones girlfriend, or to let yourself be kissed when you have have a boyfriend."'Harris...' I step in close, cup his scratchy jaw in my hand, smooth his cheek with my thumb. When my voice comes out, it sounds gravelly. 'I rate you okay? I rate you high.'"The worse part is that she never tells Mycroft any of what has happened over the past few weeks. That in itself speaks volumes. There are no consequences for her actions. She definitely had feelings for Harris, and she definitely cheated on Mycroft. Mycroft who was amazing as usual, and deserved so much better. I've discovered that the definition of a love triangle is very different for many people. To me this book 100% had a triangle. I don't care if you know who a character is always going to end up with in the end, if the journey to that end involves one character having feelings for more than one person, then it's a triangle to me. Especially if a very large amount of the book has the main character having romantic type situations with a character that's not part of the endgame couple. I'm never going to be able to root for a couple that's part of a triangle. Ever. Especially not in the LAST book of a series. I'd heard multiple times that this series would not have a triangle. That is just not the case. If the author didn't want there to be a triangle then she should have made Harris just a friend, or at the very least made Rachel see him as just a friend. Why have this lad who has just popped up out of nowhere in the last book be a romantic rival and why have Rachel be interested to some degree in him if you don't want a triangle? I've heard that Harris is going to be getting a book. I won't be able to read his book. I can't read a book about a character who thinks it's acceptable to go after someone who is in a relationship. There is no excuse for that kind of behavior. I don't care what age a person is. That's just not the kind of character I want to read about. I'd also always worry that cheating and triangles might pop again up. (hide spoiler)]I'm still so heartbroken.

  • Jaime Arkin
    2018-11-26 21:47

    My love for this series is complete. Of course being incredibly impatient about series books, I ordered my copy of Every Move from Australia on its release day there and then waited with baited breath for it to arrive in my mailbox… it only took about 2.5 weeks. Amazingly I survived. I will try not to spoil a single thing about this book since it is the final installment, but I will say that I absolutely adored everything about it. I know, I know. There are going to be some people who are going to be mad about a few things… (view spoiler)[1. Another boy is introduced here and while I was a little concerned at certain points, I realized that there really was no reason to be because while Mycroft & Watts are a bit shaky at the beginning of this story, they find that solid connection that endeared me to them so much in the first two books. 2. Rachel does something that is a bit questionable and I normally wouldn’t agree with in some situations, but to be honest it really didn’t bother me as much in this situation. I will leave it at that.(hide spoiler)]So, about this other boy. Harris Derwent is an old family friend who has come back to Melbourne with her and Mike and he actually works with Rachel on some self-defense techniques and really helps her get her confidence back. I found myself really enjoying his story… I think I heard that he’s going to have his own book and this makes me incredibly happy. It will be nice to see where his life goes from here. The story itself is exactly what I had hoped for in a conclusion. The mystery and suspense around who Mr. Wild is and Mycroft’s parent’s death was excellently done and riveting. Marney keeps the pace of the story moving quickly and It’s full of action. There is of course the romance and the reconnecting between James & Rachel, and I’m not exaggerating when I say SWOON. “Come here,” he says softly.He takes my hand and steps towards the wall, puts his back to it. He drops my hand once I’m standing in front of him. “Kiss me again.” His voice is so low and rough that I melt a little.I blink at him. “And you’re just going to stand there?”“Yes.”My lips quirk up. “So… why the wall? Is that some sort of – ““It’s been a while,” he says. “I don’t know how my legs will go.”I MEAN SERIOUSLY.I adore this boy so much. His struggle with needing to find out what happened to his parents yet, his desire to shelter and keep Rachel safe is just the best. And just seeing how the loss of his parents has affected him in ways he hasn’t fully realized yet was heartbreaking. But I think that my favorite part was Rachel’s story… to see her growth from book 1 to where she is now was truly gratifying. I loved that when she returned to Five Mile, she had all these amazing memories but was able to see how her life has changed for the better since leaving. I really enjoyed seeing her reconnect with her mom and of course loved seeing the strength her character grew into. If you haven’t picked up this series, please make a point to do so. This series is definitely at the top of my all-time favorites list and while I’m sad to see it come to an end, I’m excited to see what Marney has in the works!

  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    2018-12-16 16:58

    ***At this point, I don't think I'll be reading the book. I've had some distance after the initial surge of reviews and hearing about certain things, but to this day it still makes me sick thinking about what happens. Not gonna do that to myself as a reader, nor am I going to stand for it, to be honest. If I'm being overly sensitive, well, that's just me. Maybe some time down the line I'll change my mind. Mycroft - I love you, and I'm sorry, but I just can't.>>>>>There's no end in sight to my spiraling. (view spoiler)[I think this book may end up being the biggest disappointment of my reading life. I haven't read it yet, but I've been given plenty of details (including screenshots), and I am beyond devastated with the way the romance has been treated. Rachel and Mycroft have been one of my favorite couples ever since reading Every Breath on the way to BEA last May. To find out that the author has now included a romantic rival and love triangle tropes feels like a blow to the stomach. Though Rachel has a boyfriend who she loves, she lets another boy touch and kiss her when she should be pulling back or shoving him away. Instead she "shivers" and is a willing participant (this is not just a 'sweet gesture' on her part). Even worse, this is after she reassured an insecure Mycroft that there's nothing there. If you know these characters at all, this should break your heart. I feel like Mycroft has been betrayed, and I feel betrayed. Like I said, I wouldn't be so hurt if I didn't love the first two books as much as I do.What if the situation were reversed? How would Rachel feel if Mycroft were behaving the way she does with another girl? Because it's cheating, bottom line. Or, hey, now that Harris is getting his own book (yup) maybe some other bloke will kiss the girl he falls in love with (doubtful). I'll have more thoughts when I read the whole book for myself, but I never thought I'd be dreading reading this. I am truly, truly heartsick. (hide spoiler)]^No joke.

  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    2018-12-11 21:59

    I put off reading this final book for ages, and I don't even know why. It definitely wasn't because of the purported love triangle. I can deal with that because I trust Ellie Marney enough as an author not to completely alienate her readership...and we are ALL #Wattscroft shippers, after all. And after reading the book, I think rumors of a love triangle were grossly exaggerated. It was never an issue, though with everything that Mycroft has gotten Rachel caught up in over the course of this series, it's only fair that she's a little confused in this book. I do have to admit, I found aspects of this finale a tad predictable, but it was still a crazy, thrilling ride, despite that. And I am super excited to read Harris' book in a couple of months. I really enjoyed the addition of his character and can't wait to see where his story takes us. ;)

  • nick
    2018-12-03 21:09

    Immediately after finishing Every Word, I jumped into Every Move because I was so impatient to be reunited with Rachel and Mycroft. What a ride this book was! By the end, I was left feeling very happy with the turn of events, but also overwhelmingly sad because I realized this was the end of my journey with two of my favorite characters of all-time. Despite my sadness though, there’s no denying that Ellie Marney did an incredible job at wrapping up Rachel and Mycroft’s story.To her, death is all about grieving and lamentation. How can I explain that to Mycroft, and Professor Walsh, and other scientists like them, a human body is the house of the spirit, a puzzle but also an answer?After the events of the previous book, things are tense with Rachel. She’s suffering from recurring nightmares as a result of PTSD. I’ve always loved Rachel, but here I just felt so sad for her and for what she was going through. I wanted to give her a giant hug and wanted nothing more than for her to heal. It’s not an easy journey and Rachel struggled every step of the way, but while it certainly crushed my heart to watch her suffer, I appreciated that Ellie Marney portrayed her PTSD with rawness and realism. Rachel has undergone a lot of growth since the first book. She has gotten over her homesickness and has grown into a brave and independent young woman. She’s a loveable heroine and you will love how far she’s come through the series. Truly, the exceptional character development and maturity are one of the best parts about this series.It’s Mycroft – it’s always been Mycroft. Forget stress-filled talks: we’ll work it out somehow. But right now, my god, I want to feel his arms around me more than anything.I love how family dynamics is a huge part of this series. Rachel’s brother, Mike, especially played a crucial role in her growth and her healing in this book. I’ve liked Mike since the beginning, but I grew to respect him much more in this installment. The way he is always just there for Rachel warms my heart. Rachel and her mother’s relationship was quite strained. Ugly words were exchanged between them and it was sad seeing the two of them so angry at each other, but I also appreciated how complexly this mother-daughter relationship was explored. I loved that Rachel’s mom was so present in her life and wanted to know what was going on, a behavior that’s usually lacking when it comes to parents in YA. We’re also introduced to a new character here, Harris, who is Mike’s best friend from Rachel’s old town. I was warned that he was a contender for Rachel’s heart here and that it was a love triangle, but I respectfully disagree. While Harris might have been interested in her, Rachel was clear about who she loved and who she wanted to be with, and she never wavered. Honestly, Harris stood no chance. I liked Harris and how he helped Rachel in small ways to overcome her PTSD, by teaching her to defend herself. For me, Harris just showed that you don’t always need your love interest to save you – a friend can do the very same.“Come here,” he says softly. He takes my hand and steps towards the wall, puts his back to it. He drops my hand once I’m standing in front of him.“Kiss me again.” His voice is so low and rough that I melt a little. I blink at him. “And you’re just going to stand there?”“Yes.”My lips quirk up. “So… why the wall? Is that some sort of –”“It’s been a while,” he says. “I don’t know how my legs will go.”Mycroft was as wonderfully heartbreaking as ever. This boy just brings out so many feelings in me. In Every Move, he was struggling with his desire to know more about his parents’ death and wanting to keep Rachel safe from every danger his investigation would cause. Mycroft was as reckless as ever, but he has also grown throughout the series to accept help from higher parties. I love how considerate he has become. Ellie Marney understands the human psyche like no other, and that truly reveals itself through her depiction of Mycroft. With Moriarty playing a huge role in Every Move, the story was more intense than ever and at the same time, it solidified the romance between Mycroft and Rachel. They share this bond that no force can break. They are emotional, passionate and just perfect complements of each other. My favorite part of their relationship is how allow each other the space to grow, but also inadvertently make each other better by being together. As with the previous books, the kisses (and more!) were swoony, intense and just beautifully written. They are a terrific couple, one of those that will stay in my heart forever.“You haven’t figured it out yet, have you, Watts?” He looks at me, and his eyes are a tempting ultramarine beneath his thick brows. “If you’re nearby, I know exactly what you’re doing at any given moment. It’s my superpower.”Why do I have to say goodbye? I’m sad that Rachel and Mycroft’s story has come to an end, but I’m also thrilled with the way their story ended. The Every series is not to be missed. The characters are great, the story lines are intense and suspenseful, and the relationships are the cherry on the cake. Basically, every aspect of this series is fabulous.

  • ALPHAreader
    2018-11-26 14:49

    ‘Every Move’ is the third and final book in Ellie Marney’s ‘Every’ mystery YA series.I didn’t want to read this book – not because I wasn’t excited for it, and I certainly wanted to catch up with James Mycroft again … No, I didn’t want to read this book because I knew it was the last we’d be reading of Mycroft and Rachel Watts, and I didn’t want their adventures to end. But, it was Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote; 'What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable.' And I suppose after all that Mycroft and Watts have been through in this series, they deserve a rest now, huh?Certainly, ‘Every Move’ is set deep in the aftermath of second book ‘Every Word’, and the horrifying London events that see Watts and Mycroft now distant and uncommunicative. Rachel in particular is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the form of nightmares, sleepless nights and a new, frightening awareness of the world around her and the danger she and Mycroft have found themselves in. Adding to Rachel’s woes are the fallout from her London trip with her family – her mother in particular is expressing her fear for Rachel’s safety through anger and hurt, not entirely without justification … but it’s taken so much of a toll on Rachel, that her brother Mike drives them out of the city and back to their country home in Five Mile for a reprieve.It is while home in Five Mile that Rachel and Mike catch up with one of his old friends, one Harris Derwent whom Rachel describes as; ‘sun-bleached, Driza-Bone-wearing, dickhead, tearaway.’ Harris wants to follow in the Watts’ footsteps and get out of Five Mile, so Mike offers him a lift into the city and their spare couch to crash on, much to Rachel’s dismay.Meanwhile, Mycroft is following new leads, based on evidence gathered while in London – these threads will take him dangerously close to finding out who killed his parents, and why – but at what cost to him and Rachel?I’ve got to say, this book is high-adrenaline and high-emotion. There’s a lot that needs hashing out – particularly between Watts and Mycroft, Rachel and her family – and while no stone is left unturned, Marney isn’t afraid to break reader’s hearts and leave them gasping with every page-turn. I don’t feel like I can say a hell of a lot about the nuts and bolts of the story, except the pacing is exquisite and the whodunit marvellous … the end will leave your heart racing and mind reeling.But onto the really good stuff that drove this series – the characters – and I’m thrilled to say that Watts and Mycroft don’t disappoint. The characters we first met back in 2013 feel like they’ve come full-circle in this finale, and Marney really does give them room to shine and reflect on their past adventures and ramifications of those adventures. I particularly appreciated that Rachel is given time to grapple with her PTSD following the events of London, and Marney really does explore it with infinite patience and compassion. Mycroft and Watts’ romance has always been such a tender counterpoint to the oftentimes brutal crime-thriller aspect of the series, and I was delighted to find that their last dance is a damn good one for the emotional outpourings;‘Covalent bonds are a type of molecular bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons between adjacent atoms,’ I recite. ‘Yes! Covalent bonds are about the strongest molecular bonds in biochemistry, right? So you’ve got this molecule, it’s very strongly bonded ….’ Mycroft is close enough now that I can feel the warmth of him through his white shirt. He slips one of his hands into one of mine, and holds our joined hands high. Our fingers twine together, and some of the heat in his palm radiates out into my body. My stomach starts to do gravity-defying things again, and my cheeks flame. His voice has gone low. ‘But then the molecule comes into interaction with other molecules, where it can be affected by something called dispersion forces …’ ‘Dispersion forces. Uh-huh.’ My heart is hammering. ‘… also called London forces.’ ‘You’re shitting me.’And while this was an end, there was one new addition to ‘Every Move’ that bought a surprising freshness to the finale – in the form of new character Harris Derwent. He’s a tough bloke on the outside, but with an all-too believable back-story that had me thoroughly in his corner. And while he is coming to this series literally at the eleventh hour, I couldn’t help but feel like we haven’t seen the last of him either … at least I hope so.I’ve loved this series from the start, and I’m so happy to see that it’s gone on to enjoy great success overseas. It introduced us to a fantastic new voice in Aussie YA, and even though I’m sad to see the last of Watts and (especially that delicious) Mycroft, I can’t wait to see what else Ellie Marney has in store for us.While this series started out as the perfect read for fans of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, it quickly became a must-read in its own right as a gutsy and exhilarating crime-thriller for readers young and old.

  • Tara
    2018-11-16 14:52

    This was one of those books... one of those books that I wanted to read as quickly as possible so I could get to the end and find out all of the stuff..... but also one of those books that I wanted to read as slowly as possible so I didn't have to say goodbye to Rachel and James. Since finishing the book 20 minutes ago, I have realised that I am now calling them Rachel and James instead of Watts and Mycroft as I have done in the past and this is because both of the characters both developed into so much more in this third book. I think this was a fantastic conclusion to the series; it started out very heavy and I felt my heart break on more than one occasion. Rachel and James were both very twisted up and not in good places as they were dealing with the aftermath of their trip to London. I felt like they were slipping apart and then the introduction of Mike's (best brother ever!) friend, Harris, did not make me feel any better. I didn't like him and thought he was going to push James and Rachel further away from each other.But then, along with some extreme events, James and Rachel were ok. They are an incredible team and soon had developed a plan to stop the bad guy. And this is where I have to say that Harris turned into a character that I would definitely want on my team! He was great and exactly what he needed to be in the story......surely there is more room for another book in the series that has more of Harris!As with the first two books, the mystery and intrigue were in full force and there was more than one time that I was holding my breath in anticipation or else my throat was catching with the, 'omg - did that really happen?'The ending of the book came far to quickly but it was the perfect ending.This series is firmly at the top of my 'best books/series ever' list and Rachel and James are both part of my 'favourite characters ever' list.

  • Forever Young Adult
    2018-11-29 23:04

    Graded By: Mandy C.Cover Story: Angsty Stock PhotoBFF Charm: Heck YesSwoonworthy Scale: 9Talky Talk: Mind Movie + G’day, MateBonus Factor: The CountryAnti-Bonus Factor: TEABSRelationship Status: Longtime LoveRead the full book report here.

  • RavenclawReadingRoom
    2018-11-21 19:02

    19/3/2016I stand by everything I said last time. Amazing book is amazing.25/2/20154.5 stars. I've been waiting for this book with baited breath since I finished Every Word last month. And it was well and truly worth the wait. I woke up this morning to a delightful "your preorder is now available for download" email from Amazon, and proceed to devour it in the space of a couple of hours. I'm going to continue with my pro/con list reviews, because THOUGHTS ARE HARD. Pros:- WATTSCROFT 5EVA. (view spoiler)[They boinked, and it was adorable. (hide spoiler)]- Rachel's got a major case of PTSD following the events of London, and it was fabulously portrayed.- Oh God, the Mycroft feels. When he finally breaks down about his parents, I may have cried. - Harris. He's a pretty fabulous character. I was hesitant at first because RACHEL STOP TALKING TO THE BOY WHO ISN'T MYCROFT, but I ended up really loving his character. - Mai continuing to be the bestest friend of ever. I adore her. - Once again, the diversity. This time around, we learn that one of the past recurring characters is gay and in a long term relationship, and it's not even worthy of a "Whoa, I had no idea". - The tie-ins to Sherlock Holmes, complete with quotes. It was a nice touch. - Rachel's relationship with her mum. It's understandable that it would be rocky after she disappeared half way across the world, and it was nice to see that rockiness progress towards reconciliation. - Small town Australia. I spent a couple of months up in the Mallee when I was in undergrad doing archaeology fieldwork, and the one-pub-town-where-everyone-knows-each-other's-business was really well done. I also loved seeing Rachel's romanticised version of Five Mile contrasting with Harris' get-me-out-of-here version. - Mycroft staring at the stars. Not only is it adorable, but it's totally understandable. I never fail to be blown away by the stars in rural Australia. Never. (The only time I've seen more spectacular stars was when I was hiking the Inca Trail)- Excessive use of Mycroft's first name. It gave me a lot of feels. Because it's like all the barriers have been broken down between them, and he's finally let Rachel know the true James Mycroft. - (view spoiler)[HE HAD A CRUSH ON HER FROM DAY ONE AND WAS TOO SHY TO SAY ANYTHING OH MY GOD I MAY DIE OF CUTE. (hide spoiler)]Cons:- IT'S OVER I DON'T WANT IT TO BE OVER I DEMAND MORE IMMEDIATELY.- I get why she did it, but Rachel once again going off without telling her parents where she's going (especially given what had just happened) bugged me a little. I know how parents would react under the circumstances and that it would grind the story to a halt, but the whole time I was reading the part where they're leaving Melbourne, I was like "GIRL. NO. STOP." - (view spoiler)[Hints of a love triangle. Sure, it doesn't go anywhere, and it never feels forced, but it did give me moments of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHYYYYYYYYYYY". (hide spoiler)]- I feel like the action took a front seat here. Which is totally understandable in trying to wrap up so many different threads. But there were moments when I feel like there was so much action and tension and stress that I ended up focusing more on that than the fact that it was happening to these characters that I love so much, which somehow stripped a little of the impact away. But honestly, this is *MY* problem more than a problem with the book. - Mycroft continues to be a smoker. I would have loved to see Rachel make a comment about how it was like kissing a dirty ashtray, because LOL. But really, all the cons (except that first one. GIVE ME MORE IMMEDIATELY, MARNEY) are relatively minor things, and I loved every second of this.

  • BooKss101|Miranda
    2018-12-12 18:10

    My review on Every Move https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6mABi... :)

  • Chiara
    2018-12-15 23:06

    A copy of this novel was provided by Allen and Unwin for review.I really enjoyed Every Move. Probably not quite as much as Every Word, but more than Every Breath.One of the reasons why I didn’t enjoy this book as much as Every Word is because of two things. The first is the absence of Mycroft in the ~first half of the novel. I mean, I get that they were having problems, or whatever, but I felt that his absence wasn’t really explained very well, and was used as a plot device for Harris to enter. Which brings me to my second reason: the semi-love triangle between Harris, Rachel, and Mycroft. Harris was introduced as a total doucheball that Rachel apparently hated everything about. And then a few chapters later she was ogling his muscles and turning to jelly in his arms. This pissed me off, because Rachel has always been 100% and totally, completely in love with Mycroft. And then just because he’s not there she’s turned on by and making eyes at this Harris guy? So not keen on that. At all.I did like the high stakes in this novel. If you thought they were high in Every Word, they get even higher in Every Move. There’s shooting and bombs and guns and action, action, action all 'round. It’s pretty awesome because it has you very worried for every character involved in each of the action scenes.You do finally get to meet Mr. Wild, and I must say I guessed the shit outta his identity. Also: Rachel sends an email to his work address with the word “fuck” in it, which totally would not get through. I mean, I guess that’s why we have poetic license. But my mum works with government, and if even the most tame of swears is included, it gets bounced. So that was a bit unbelievable, but I was pretty much willing to let it go.Aside from my annoyance at his role in the love triangle, I actually liked Harris. He was very protective, and heroic, and I must say that I am looking forward to Marney’s next book which features him! I think he has a lot to overcome and come to terms with, and he needs a girlfriend that isn’t taken (by the most gorgeous boy ever).The most gorgeous boy ever, of course, being Mycroft. I adore this boy to pieces, and I am not kidding when I say I would totally make him real if I could. He’s just freaking darling, and tortured, and loves Rachel so much (*hisses at Rachel swooning over Harris when Mycroft was gone*). Which I think is made really apparent in this book, even more so than the others. Which I think is saying a lot because the depth of Mycroft’s feelings for Rachel were explored pretty well in Every Word.Rachel grew quite a lot as a character in Every Move, from going to the girl who didn’t know how to fight a guy in Every Word to being a total badass in this one. She learns self defence from Harris, and I appreciated her taking the initiative to do this. I mean, when shit goes down, you have to learn how to deal with the shit. Which she did. We also witness her reaction to the events that occurred in Every Word, and how difficult it is for her. I really appreciated this, because I think all too often in YA heroines go through life changing and terrifying things and bounce back as if it was nothing. So watching Rachel struggle, but then also having the strength to overcome her pain was a real highlight of this novel.I have to quickly mention the sexy times because holy shit they were totally sexy and steamy and just yes.We really get to see how much Rachel loves and depends on her brother, and how supportive he is of her, and everything she was going through. Rachel’s parents didn’t play a huge role, but there was still development between them and Rachel. We also got to see the relationship between Mycroft and his aunt grow, which I am so happy about because that boy needs more love (IF YOU HAVE ME, MYCROFT, YOU’LL NEVER WANT FOR LOVE).Overall, I was very pleased with Every Move as an ending to the Every trilogy. Although I must say I am sad to say goodbye to these characters, and I really hope we get some short stories, or cameos, or SOMETHING to appease us. THIS CAN’T BE ALL THERE IS OF MYCROFT. *gross sobbing*Signing off before I stop making sense.© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

  • Sylwia
    2018-11-26 19:51

    To be honest, I think that every book in this series is equally good. It doesn't happen often. Many times while reading a series I love the first and the second book, and then it all goes downhill in the third one. Thankfully, that's not the case here.Chemistry.I guess that's what makes these books so good. The chemistry between Rachel and James is off the charts. Their love is one of a kind. They're like two sides of the same coin. I love their banter, the moments when they're opening up to each other. It's never boring. Even though (view spoiler)[these two get together at the end of the first book, there wasn't a moment in the second or in the third book, when I was bored with their relationship. (hide spoiler)] Their love is not cheesy. Actually, the author menaged to paint a very realistic image of falling in love between two kids. I call them kids, but their growth throughout the series is incredible. Characters. Rachel is such a fantastic female character!! Let me give you a nice little quote to give you Rachel Watts in a nutshell. It's a quite spoilery quote, so let me hide it in case you'll feel the urge to check this series out (and you should totally do that!!) - (view spoiler)["Then I realise: I don't have to shoot from here. Harris is working on the charge. James has dropped to his knees, preparing to dig for his life. And I've got the coin. I've got the thing that Cole wants. And the Queen doesn't lie stationary: the Queen advances.(hide spoiler)] . THIS is how a queen handles a situation. Take note Mare Barrow. Rachel is a real badass. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty, and she'll sure as hell fight back if forced to. But that's not all. She's also a very caring person. I think her relation with Harris shows it best. Rachel is heroic, bright, loving - a truly wonderful MC!James is also fantastic! He has his demons, but now, he's finally ready to fight them. He's a relentless truth seeker, a work-in-progress boyfriend who wants to be a better person, because he knows Rachel deserves the best, oh and he's super hot-headed, which usually doesn't work in his favour. Do I love Mycroft? Hell yes, I do! The boy's so charming it's hard no to fall in love with him. Plus the English accent. You get the idea. ;)Harris - Harris is a new character. Normally I don't like seeing new characters in the last book of the series, but with Harris it really worked. I think he's a great addition to the story. He's damaged (like Mycroft but in a completely different way) and he sees Rachel as a chance to redeem himself. It sounds super pompous when I'm writing it like that. :p Believe me, the way the author writes it is nothing less than heartwarming. Actually, I'm sad there is no book 4, because I'd like to read more about Harris.Plot. AKA We finally meet the big bad wolf. Damn, this last fight was really cool! I loved seeing Rachel, Harris, and James collaborate. Oh and I totally didn't expect "this person" to be the wolf. ;) I was so sure I had it all figured out, at first I thought Mycroft's wrong when he told Rachel who Wild really is. I also really enjoyed all the normal bits and pieces in this book. The chapter with school dance was so funny! Actually, all the moments when Mycroft and Harris got to interact with each other were brilliant. The only thing that I didn't like was (view spoiler)[everything that happened after Mike was shot. I mean, come on, someone wants to murder you, he murders two innocent kids + shoots to your family and your best idea is to run from the police and hide in some isolated place? Stupid plan if you ask me. I get it that Rachel and James wanted to protect their families, but there are better ways to do it than running into the waiting arms of your tormentor.(hide spoiler)]All in all, this book was as wonderful as the first two books. It makes me feel incredibly sad to say goodbye to Rachel and Mycroft. I really look forward to read more of Ellie Marney. After this fantastic series I totally trust her to write quality, interesting things with lovable characters like Watts and Mycroft!

  • Emily Mead
    2018-11-19 16:04

    IT'S OVER BUT IT WAS AMAZING BUT IT'S *OVER* BUT....It was amazing. You know that cliche about not being able to put the book down, because it's so freaking awesome? Well, I had to put it down because apparently there was like a family dinner or something (how dare they) BUT I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT THE WHOLE TIME. I'll stop with the caps now. Proper review to come. Everyone must read this.______________________________________Before I even start this review, let me start of by saying that you’re going to read these books.You just are. It’s a requirement of.Um.You just have to read them, okay????Usually I do five reasons to read books. So let’s go with that againFIVE VERY DEFINITE REASONS TO READ THIS SERIES.1) Ellie Marney is Australian (you already know it’s going to be brilliant) and is just so lovely.2) Sherlock, people. It’s Sherlock but YA.3) Two books are set in Australia – one city, one rural. Then one book’s in London. The sense of setting is completely incredible.4) Everything is so real. The characters are SO well-developed and there are no ridiculous love triangles or whatever. This is, of course, because the characters are Australian, and therefore better than any other characters (this is a very objective opinion, I swear).5) Um, did I mention the totally awesome romance between Mycroft and Rachel? *swoons*Right, so, I’m going to try and do this with as little flailing as possible. Except maybe not. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, look away now. I’m not saying there’ll be spoilers for the first two, but I’m not saying there WON’T be, if you get my meaning.Okay, so, in this book, we see a very different side to both Rachel and Mycroft. Rachel has PTSD, and it is portrayed SO, SO well.Basically, it’s a very real portrayal of people after a horrific event, which I think is something missing from a LOT of YA. I mean, seriously, you’ve got people fighting Voldemort and whatever, and they keep functioning perfectly fine?(Harry Potter’s a bad example, because he does show signs of PTSD, but you get my drift)The characters in this series are probably one of its greatest strengths.Well, you know, along with the incredible plot that has both elements of the original story and adds to it in a breath-taking, can’t-stop-reading way.Oh, and also? Harris.HARRIS DERWENT, let me love you.This guy. I swear to god. He is one of my favourite characters EVER. He’s funny and genuine and he helps Rachel cope and he’s just BRILLIANT and I’m so glad it didn’t turn into a love triangle.Also, the news on the grape-vine is that Ellie Marney’s next book will be a spin-off starring Harris which…It’s sexy, dark and so very real. Ellie Marney will take you to places you’ll never forget.Have I convinced you yet?HAVE I?It’s only March, but I have a feeling this will be one of my favourite books of the year.Though I’m sad to leave Rachel and Mycroft behind, I loved the ending to this trilogy. Now they can sit proudly on my bookshelf until I decide to reread them (it might be sooner than I expect!).

  • Ely (Tea & Titles)
    2018-12-11 19:05

    Originally posted at A Book So FathomlessThis book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but this in no way alters my thoughts and opinions.Oh my god. Can I just say that first? Just wow. The Every series is one of my all-time favourite series. I’m sure this doesn’t surprise any of you. I’ve fangirled thousands of times about these books, and about James Mycroft in particular and now the series is over. I was terrified to read this final book. I’m already really awful at finishing series but the idea of finishing this one actually made me anxious. It sounds ridiculous but I love Rachel Watts and James Mycroft almost more than anything else in this world and I wasn’t ready to let go of them. I’ll never be ready to let go of them. The thing was I found it hard to trust Ellie Marney – I knew from past experience that she wasn’t above causing us all serious harm. I was about to say that I got over that fear, but I really didn’t. I read this a little slower than I usually would for a couple of reasons. One, I didn’t want it to end. Two, I had class. Three, it was very heavy in parts. When I say this, it wasn’t a bad or unnecessary heavy – it was super well done, in fact it was so well done that my own feelings echoed Rachel’s at points in the book. It was actually so intense that I had to put it down every few chapters and watch something on YouTube or do something else just to calm down. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced another series that has literally sent me into panic attacks because I couldn’t handle anything happening to my babies the characters. You might think that would make me dislike this series, but nope, I can’t get enough. What can I say? James Mycroft is like my own personal torture device. I don’t know how else to review this other than to say that he met all of my expectations. Last books in series are always a gamble – they can be incredibly disappointing, or just not quite as good, but this one. This one was amazing. I don’t know if it was better than the others – this entire series is just perfect to me. I honestly can’t pick a favourite because I love them all so much. I loved the plot in this one, and the mystery. I honestly didn’t pick the person until Rachel and Mycroft did, which is my favourite thing about reading crime/mystery novels. There were so many twists and turns that I just did not see coming and things I expected that were completely turned on their heads while I sat there, gaping at the amazingness that is Ellie Marney. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to move on from here. What do you do after one of your favourite series ends? In a way, I’m glad that it’s over because it means I get to reread it again and again and just sob into a cup of tea.Thank you Ellie Marney for ripping my heart out of my chest and stomping on it throughout this trilogy. Also, thank you and the lovely people at Allen and Unwin for sending me a copy of this book to have and adore for the rest of my life.

  • Steph Cuthbert
    2018-11-23 17:06

    I bloody loved this series. What an emotional roller coaster. Action packed, kick arse characters, mystery and international intrigue- Every Move has it all. Every Move was fantastic ending to one of the most enjoyable and heart-stopping series I've read this year.

  • Roxanne
    2018-11-30 21:46

    I really enjoyed this whole series! I love the Aussie feel to it, especially, but Rachel is also a pretty great character! Mycroft felt a little bit absent in this instalment, I guess because Harris took up some page time, but I did enjoy how his relationship with Rachel developed. Now I can't wait to read the next Ellie Marney book, especially because it features Harris! (I've got a bit of a soft spot for him, in case you couldn't tell!)

  • Aussie Owned and Read Owned and Read
    2018-11-25 23:09

    Before I even start this review, let me start of by saying that you’re going to read these books.You just are. It’s a requirement of.Um.You just have to read them, okay????Usually I do five reasons to read books. So let’s go with that again.CAM00788[1]FIVE VERY DEFINITE REASONS TO READ THIS SERIES.1) Ellie Marney is Australian (you already know it’s going to be brilliant) and is just so lovely.2) Sherlock, people. It’s Sherlock but YA.3) Two books are set in Australia – one city, one rural. Then one book’s in London. The sense of setting is completely incredible.4) Everything is so real. The characters are SO well-developed and there are no ridiculous love triangles or whatever. This is, of course, because the characters are Australian, and therefore better than any other characters (this is a very objective opinion, I swear).5) Um, did I mention the totally awesome romance between Mycroft and Rachel? *swoons*Okay. And now the actual review. Right, so, I’m going to try and do this with as little flailing as possible.Maybe not.If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, look away now. I’m not saying there’ll be spoilers for the first two, but I’m not saying there WON’T be, if you get my meaning.Okay, so, in this book, we see a very different side to both Rachel and Mycroft. Rachel has PTSD, and it is portrayed SO, SO well.Ellie Marney actually wrote a blog post on her own experience of PTSD.Basically, it’s a very real portrayal of people after a horrific event, which I think is something missing from a LOT of YA. I mean, seriously, you’ve got people fighting Voldemort and whatever, and they keep functioning perfectly fine?(Harry Potter’s a bad example, because he does show signs of PTSD, but you get my drift)The characters in this series are probably one of its greatest strengths.Well, you know, along with the incredible plot that has both elements of the original story and adds to it in a breath-taking, can’t-stop-reading way.Oh, and also? Harris.HARRIS DERWENT, let me love you.This guy. I swear to god. He is one of my favourite characters EVER. He’s funny and genuine and he helps Rachel cope and he’s just BRILLIANT and I’m so glad it didn’t turn into a love triangle.Also, the news on the grape-vine is that Ellie Marney’s next book will be a spin-off starring Harris which…It’s sexy, dark and so very real. Ellie Marney will take you to places you’ll never forget.Have I convinced you yet?HAVE I?It’s only March, but I have a feeling this will be one of my favourite books of the year.Though I’m sad to leave Rachel and Mycroft behind, I loved the ending to this trilogy. Now they can sit proudly on my bookshelf until I decide to reread them (it might be sooner than I expect!).

  • Alicia Papp
    2018-12-06 19:05

    Disappointed! The first book in this series was fabulous - witty, funny and fresh. The second veered off a little, but on the whole was very good. But this book....being inside Rachel's head was a chore. This girl wants to be a doctor, but doesn't seek any help when she is clearly suffering after the events of the previous book and just brings everyone down with her. And the decisions she makes - Bella Swan anyone? I gave up after page 241 after the third incredibly stupid decision, and just skipped to the end (I was hoping at that stage that they get killed - have these kids never watched any movies or read any books that pinpoint exactly what not to do when confronted with a sociopathic killer?). The prose is purple and hyperbolic - why use 1 adjective when you can use twenty? The villains are clichéd and caricatures . Rachel treats anyone with authority with contempt (Detective Pickup anyone?), the situations are unbelievable (who lets traumatised teenagers look at scene of crime photos, when an explanation of the events would have served ) there is a half-baked love triangle (Harris is a good character but completely pointless). Just too much Scooby Doo and not enough Sherlock Holmes. Jeez.... Maybe I'm getting too old and cynical to be reading YA fiction, but I don't think the problem is entirely with me on this one - considering how much I enjoyed the first two books, and the amount of YA books I read that don't make me cringe. Still be interesting to see what my students think of it!

  • Gia
    2018-12-10 18:42

    The last book in the Every trilogy finished with a satisfying conclusion, if a bit fast paced.I enjoyed the action-packed stuff spiced with mystery and suspense.Initially while reading the book, I was really frustrated at the sudden and kind of weird rift between Rachel and Mycroft but thank God they were over it soon. I found it totally pointless to include Harris. Okay, yeah he was an immense help during the MCs' escape but what I am referring is love interest here. There was seriously no need for a love-triangle. He simply got his heart broken. Moreover, throughout the series, many at times Mycroft made simply irrational decisions. Okay, overall it was a ‘goodread' ;)

  • Lauren
    2018-12-10 21:50

    I still haven't gotten up enough courage to read this book. I'm not sure I ever will, and that makes me incredibly sad :(. WHY certain things are in these pages, I will never understand. (view spoiler)[Please don't let this be as bad as I'm fearing. But I'm devastated by what I've been told from a trusted reader. This is honestly the last series I'd EVER thought I'd have to worry about relationship drama and love triangles. Nothing's safe. (hide spoiler)]

  • Holly
    2018-11-19 14:43

    Oh man, this book was hard to read at times but so worth it. I liked the addition of Harris and his self-defense lessons with Rachel. She is suffering from some serious PTSD-like symptoms, which threaten to tear she and Mycroft apart. But everything comes together in the end. A satisfying conclusion to the series.

  • Angie
    2018-11-26 18:49

    This was so good, definitely the best & my favorite in the series. The story was fantastic, the character development wonderful and so many feels it was awesome. And I loved the new character, Harris, so much. Charming & hilarious so obviously my type y/y

  • Ellen
    2018-12-15 16:43

    I got impatient waiting for this to be published in the USA, so I bought a copy from another seller on Amazon. I didn't eat this one up as much as the first two in the series (which may just have to do with the fact that I'm losing interest in YA literature in general) but I still liked it and thought it was a good ending to the series. I think my biggest complaint was some of the stupid things the main characters do that puts them in danger. But if you like the first two books, I would recommend this to you. I am still interested in reading the New Adult novel on Harris (a character you meet in this book), which is at least available as a Kindle book in the US.Content warning: a fair bit of strong language, a sex scene, and some other sexual content

  • Amanda
    2018-11-16 18:52

    Every Move is the third and final book in the Every series by Australian author Ellie Marney. It's been over a month since they returned from London, Rachel still nursing injuries and Mycroft hellbent on continuing on the investigation. They soon realise that the mastermind behind the events in London has followed them home and now they and their families are in danger.It's been two years since I read the second book, Every Word, but I fell back into the world of Rachel and Mycroft easily. Rachel's brother Mike invites an old friend from Five Mile to stay with them, Harris Derwent. Rachel's never been fond of him but she slowly realises there's more to him than she first thought. He's the only one to figure out she's having nightmares and offers to train her in self defense, something he turned to after being beaten by his alcoholic father.Rachel and Mycroft's relationship has been weakened by what they went through, Rachel can't stand to be touched and Mycroft doesn't seem to notice her at all, let alone her issues. Realistically they would have been undergoing trauma therapy (coincidentally something I've been reading about lately), but the self defense training helped Rachel to a degree, and Mycroft's love for Rachel woke him up to the danger they're in.Mai and Gus play a small role in this book, but it was nice to see them again. I also liked the focus on the relationships between Rachel, Mike, and her mum. I thought Harris provided a good contrast to the regular cast, and he ended up playing a big role in the final showdown between with Mr Wild.Every Move is a clever and satisfying end to the Every series, great for fans of crime, mystery, and romance.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-29 17:42

    3.5 Stars. Didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the other two. Probably because of Harris. I just didn't like him and I didn't like the idea of randomly having a love triangle start on in the very last book of a series.(view spoiler)[ Rachel basically cheated on Mycroft and then acted like she'd done nothing wrong. Anyone who knows me knows that I abhor cheaters/cheating. It's not okay to let another person kiss you while you're in a relationship with someone else and it's DEFINITELY not okay to then go back to your boyfriend, pretend nothing is wrong, have sex with him, and never tell him about the other dude who has been putting the moves on you (and you on him) since he arrived. For a character who's always all up on Mycroft for keeping things to himself, you'd think she'd be a little more honest with him about her feelings for another guy. She kind of rubbed me the wrong way during the entirety of this book, despite the fact that I loved her in the previous two.(hide spoiler)]There were some other logic based issues I had, but it was mostly the love triangle and Rachel I took issue with.

  • Amra Pajalic
    2018-12-06 22:58

    Ellie Marney finishes her crime series with a bang. I loved this series that re-imagines the Sherlock and Watson duo in James Mycroft and Rachel Watts in Melbourne.This was an action packed read and Marney has a real talent for focusing on the young adult aspect of the story, while delivering an action packed mystery with lots of blood and tension.Ellie Marney found it difficult to say goodbye to her characters and I have to echo I feel the same. It's always a mark of amazing writing when the characters feel so real to you. I almost feel like going to Baker Street in Richmond and looking for James and Rachel to see whether they have moved onto their next adventure.

  • Holly
    2018-11-26 15:57

    I was dragging my feet to finish this book. I didn't want to say goodbye to these characters. To Mycroft and Watts, who are a forever OTP of mine now. To Walsh and Mai and Gus and Pickup and Mike, etc. I've got such love for this series, and for them, and I hate that it's over. BUT THANK GOD THERE IS A HARRIS DERWENT BOOK BC I NEED MORE OF THIS LOVABLE BAD BOY WHO LIKES MAKING THINGS GO BOOM.4.5 Paw Prints!

  • Sarah
    2018-12-12 16:00

    This was a super satisfying end to the trilogy. At times the pacing wasn't as snappy as the 2nd book, but still a thoroughly enjoyable series. Well worth a read.

  • Cassie
    2018-12-13 23:05

    First Read: Oct. 21-22, 2015Second Read: Nov. 12-13, 2016

  • Williesun
    2018-11-27 18:46

    3.5 stars, I think.I've sat on my feelings for this book a while and ugh. I'm just not the absolute Every fangirl some of my friends are. To me the whole series is problematic and the last two books cemented that. It's so full of bad decisions and as much as I want to excuse it with "they're teenagers etc." I can't fully do so. It's well written and we get to see where Rachel grew up but those teens are still really dumb for being so intelligent. Plus, at times I found the story to have lengths. Just how long the culmination of the entire story took in the end in the quarry was crazy. It seemed to go on forever. And unlike many other people, I liked the addition of Harris. He had his own kind of troubles and I liked that.Overall, maybe that whole plot of Mycroft's overarching story is just too much for me.

  • Maraia
    2018-12-15 20:53

    3.5 stars

  • Lia
    2018-12-13 20:00

    I'mma start off saying this: all the reviews stating that this novel is unlike OTHER final installments in your usual trilogy (a.k.a stretched out, pathetic, and boring) are true.To put it mildly, this was fantastic and there's a dull ache in my heart that accompanies the end of the insane ride that was the Every trilogy.How couldn't I have heard about it until so late after its publishing??? Was this the Universe trying to protect me from the pain I'm feeling right now or teasing me by keeping it out of my way? Either way, I'm super, super happy that I read this trilogy, and I can say it really deserves its place in my 'best books ever' shelf. Probably more than a few of the books there, but shush now.What do I even say/write about Every Move? I loved it because it was realistic, as realistic as fiction involving modern day Sherlock and Watson - a.k.a our favourites, Watts and Mycroft! - can get. We also got introduced to Harris, whom I did not like AT ALL in the beginning (*cough* it almost was a love triangle *cough* and I would've flipped my sh*t BIG TIME if it were *cough*), but at the end I would've accepted to go out for a coffee with the guy. THAT JUST MEANS I FOUND HIM TO BE ALRIGHT, NOT THAT I WOULD REPLACE MY SWEET, TRAGIC, BROODY LOVE, JAMES WHELAN MYCROFT WITH ANYONE ELSE.I really love the guy. Like, REALLY LOVE THE GUY, I'M SOBBING, GET ME HELP...Action-wise, this went a bit slower (at least that's how it seemed to me) for the first half of the book, slowly building up in the second half... and then BOOMING IN MY FACE AT THE END, OH MY GOD, THAT'S NOT FAIR AT ALL.AlSo, cAn I jUsT MeNtIoN how hot the scenes between Rachel and James were in this book? I could've had the temperature in my house set to -100 degrees (of any type) and I still would've have felt as though I was up in flames. He...he...he. But, excluding that, my Feels (with a capital F, yes, because I'm that Extra) were bursting through the roof the whole time it took me to finish Every Move, and ultimately, the EVERY trilogy.I need more books about these two rascals. I'm not getting them anytime soon. So, I'll go rock myself in a corner and miss W&M forever.P.S: They've made my SUPREME OTP list. And I'm really picky about who gets in around there.P.P.S: I'm in need of a new heart because mine is shattered. You know what I'm also in need of? A James Whelan... ok, fine, I'll stop!!!

  • Lisa
    2018-11-22 15:59

    FINALLY. I'm only two years late in reading this (I literally had the book on my shelf for two years lmao) but I finally finished it today and wow-As far as the plot goes I probably love Every Word more, and the events leading up to the end are a bit convoluted for me, but I love the way Rachel's PTSD is portrayed--that sounds wrong but I hope you know what I mean, that it's realistic and a big part of Rachel's life post-Word, that it's not swept under the rug. Mycroft and Rachel's relationship is also tested and strained after events in Word, but I'm happy that there is no love triangle, that Rachel's made it clear that Mycroft's the only guy for her from the get go. Harris Derwent is a great addition to the story. He's mentioned in Every Breath to be a bit of a der-brain and we finally got to meet him in this book. As the story progressed we got a bit of his backstory and learned about him beyond the loser persona he seemed to perfect, and I reeeeeally can't wait for August to come so that I can finally read his story. Harris needs his own HEA!Overall, I haven't read YA in ages but I finished this series in a span of two weeks so I'm feeling good about myself. I love OzYA!

  • Thelma
    2018-11-24 22:02

    Maybe I would've liked this book even more than I already do if I read it right after the second one. But I already like it a lot as is.This is a very satysfying conclusion. Rachel and Mycroft are back in Australia so they're on home ground. But after what happened in the previous book they are both in a pretty bad place. I'm glad the book didn't skip their trauma. They both had to deal with it in their own way. And it's not like the rest of the cast acted like nothing happened either. Mai is trying to be considerate but she obviously want to stick Rachel and Mycroft in a room and make them talk things out. Rachel's mum is pretty pissed too.I'm glad the novel took time to establish all of that. And took time to resolve some of it.There is also the overarching plot of the serie that come to an end here. And I think it's good. But since this is all resolution it makes the book a bit slow for me.Thanksfully I love the characters so the book still flew by.Harris was a nice late addition to the cast. I liked how he was handle. I don't think he caused too much unecessary drama; it helps that Rachel and Mycroft trust each other so much. Mike is, he is like the best brother ever? This guy is so sweet! I love him! I loved seeing Rachel and her mom sorting things out. The apparitions of Mai and Gus were all great. I'm glad the original team of Pickup and Walsh (I spelled one wrong didn't I?) was there to see the end of this.But obviously my favorite part was Rachel and Mycroft. Ellie Marney writes a great ship with probably the best kisses I have ever seen in ya. And not only do they have swoony kisses but they have a good relationship (even if they could get better, but they're learning). I like how they did their best to support each other through everything that happens in this book. And a lot of emotional things happen...In the end this book was a great conclusion to a great serie. The only thing that might have improved it in my opnion is if I hadn't waited so long between each book because it made some details blurry. I'll see if a reread confirms that. Because I'm totally gonna reread this someday, if only for the kisses ^^

  • Suzana Thompson
    2018-12-15 22:48

    I have delayed writing this review, because I wasn't sure how to rate this book. I love these characters so much, and it was hard to let go of them. This often happens with my favorite series, but the finale usually leaves me satisfied with the conclusion of their story. This one fell short. The characters were still great, and their love story is everything that I wanted it to be. It was in their showdown with the big bad where the story faltered for me. Maybe I am guilty of the thing that Moriarty accused Sherlock of in the Sherlock TV show, wherein I want everything to be clever. It's just that there was so much build up, and it ended up feeling anticlimactic rather than tense and suspenseful. It also seemed a bit contrived to have Rachel do something so rash after the author did such a good job writing about her post traumatic stress and fear. Up until that point, the suspense had been ratcheting up steadily with the lookalike bodies. The angst between Rachel and James was also very well done. The sexual tension when they finally reconnected was off the charts. I also loved the progression of the relationship between James and his aunt. It was so touching and emotional. The discovery of the code from his parents was so exquisitely poignant, that it was one of those moments that just absolutely took my breath away.There was so much done right in this book that it could have been a perfect conclusion to a perfect series if only the showdown with the main villain had been plotted differently. It pales in comparison to the edge-of-your-seat suspense of the desperate escape in the second book. That villain also came across as a lot more intimidating and ominous than the big bad in this one. He just didn't seem like a worthy adversary for these characters. That's a shame, because Rachel and James are brilliantly written. Despite their similarities to the original, they are far from being carbon copies. The author managed to bring originality to this adaptation and breathe life and passion into her version of these characters. I highly recommend this series.

  • Melanie
    2018-12-01 20:11

    See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThis review is completely spoiler free for the series (and all spoilers are hidden in spoiler tags).Books like Every Move restore my faith in YA series enders. Why? Because I’ve just had the worst luck with series enders lately. *cough* Ashes to Ashes, In the Afterlight and Isla and the Happily Ever After *cough* But enough of complaining, let’s talk (or just ramble, in my case, as I’m experiencing a book hangover currently) about the fabulousness that is Ellie Marney’s YA romantic mystery thriller series.I think one of the best things about the Every series is how I had the opportunity to see it grow – slowly – but in large, brave steps. (Now, let me pamper this review with some nostalgia because why not?) When Every Breath (the first book of the series) first arrived on my doorstep back in 2013, I literally had no clue what to expect. The reason why I picked Every Breath up was simply due to this one tag-line: “what if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door?” Back then, I didn’t even know Sherlock (yes, I know, so tragic) but knowing how popular and well loved the TV show was to my friends, I gave it a go... and found myself pleasantly surprised. (So yes, thank god for Sherlock.) Just reading this last instalment made it so obvious how strongly this series has developed. I admit – I wasn’t the hugest fan of Every Breath, but Ellie Marney totally won me over in Every Word, and Every Move left me thinking of ways to kidnap her so she can write books for me every day. (So… that escalated quickly.) What I’m trying to say is: each book got consistently better than its predecessor, and the success of this series really shows it.Rachel and Mycroft have a special place in my heart. They’re both (very) stubborn and imperfect, and I love them even more so because of it. Can I also just take a moment to praise Ellie Marney for how well Rachel’s PTSD was dealt with here? I absolutely loved this new aspect that was taken aboard here, and I felt that it was drawn out realistically. Talking about realistic things, Rachel and Mycroft’s romance remains to be one of the most authentic and wonderful teen romances I’ve read about. Too often, romances in YA books are overdone with cheesiness; but nope, this is never the case here. It’s evident how much they care for each other, and the two brought me to the brink of emotional tears so many times in this book. RACHEL AND MYCROFT – I SHIP IT. HARD.(view spoiler)[Also, EVERY TIME RACHEL CALLED MYCROFT ‘JAMES’ MADE MY HEART CRY. I just… IT’S TOO MUCH. Stop being so amazing, seriously. (hide spoiler)]Every Move would’ve been 5 stars for me if it weren’t for the love-triangle-that-wasn’t-a-love-triangle. I don’t want to scare anyone off, but there is a new character introduced in this book called Harris and well, he ends up being this potential love interest that just lurks in the corner while PISSING ME OFF. NO ONE TOUCHES MY SHIP, OKAY? It’s never truly acted on, but it’s obvious that there is something there. Okay I’ll shut up now before I spoil anything.If you want a series to thrill you, if you want a series with amaze you with it's brilliantly flawed characters, if you want a series to blow you away with it's plot line and romance, this is a series I highly recommend. ~Thank you Allen and Unwin Australia for sending me this copy!~

  • Kaja
    2018-11-15 23:03

    Ellie Marney’s Sherlock-inspired trilogy got a very satisfying conclusion with Every Move. You can read my reviews of Every Breath and Every Word – but be warned that this review will inevitably contain spoilers for the first two books. I have to say that my favourite of the series is the second one, which is really interesting, because I often complain about second book syndrome (where I get the feeling the second book is just a placeholder between the beginning and the end and that the series would in fact be much better if it was a standalone or a duology). But Every Move was great, I’m not disappointed in any way.Rachel and James are back in Melbourne after a horrifying experience in London – and Rachel has a really hard time dealing with it. It’s not just that her wounds and fractures are slow to heal, her mind is preoccupied with nightmares, feelings of being trapped, and general stress of surviving such an ordeal. I think Marney did a great job portraying this emotional state of hers, it’s very gritty and unpleasant at times, but very real, too.James (Mycroft) is still obsessed with finding the man who calls himself Moriarty, the man who had his parents killed and who was responsible for the shit that happened in London. And Rachel can’t really deal with discussing this ad nauseam, so she’s pulling away somewhat, thinking about their relationship. Then James goes off to Bali to search for a clue – and a young man who looks remarkably like him gets murdered in Melbourne, even though it looks like an accident. Things progress fairly quickly from then on and I can only say that the story kept me up way past my bedtime when I was bone-tired, so that’s definitely something (I cherish sleep these days like I never did before). There’s a little hint at a love triangle that I found largely unnecessary, but I liked the addition of a new character to the fairly small regular cast – though I prefer the limited number of characters, they’re better fleshed-out that way. I’ll definitely be looking out for Ellie Marney’s next book, whenever it arrives. If you’re still in doubt whether or not you should read this series, I can assure you that it’s really good throughout and even goes out with a bang, which is rare these days, I think.This review first appeared on my blog, Of Dragons and Hearts.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-26 18:01

    It’s always difficult to read the final book in a series. Along with quite a bit of excitement, I find reading final books leaves me with an undeniable sense of sadness. Suddenly I have to say goodbye to characters I’ve come to know and love, without the comfort of another instalment waiting in the wings. Every Move was no exception. If you’ve read my reviews of Every Breath and Every Word, you’ll know I love this series. It’s exceptional, and I couldn’t have hoped for a more fitting finale in Every Move. I’ll be keeping this review spoiler free for those who haven’t already started the series. Every Word was intense and Every Move reflects this, exploring Rachel’s PTSD and the deterioration of her relationship with Mycroft and her parents. These elements were a major focus of Every Move, as was the mystery that’s been building throughout the series. This was refreshing to see in a mystery series, where traumatic events sometimes seem to have little affect on characters. Marney’s own experience with PTSD meant Rachel’s story felt incredibly real, something which made for uncomfortable reading at times.There’s slightly less focus on the Mycroft and Watts partnership in Every Move. In its place, we got a closer look at Rachel’s relationship with brother Mike, as well as a greater understanding of their past life in Five Mile. I really enjoyed this, as it’s been such an important part of Rachel’s character. It was great to take that journey back to Rachel’s home and childhood memories. Key to this exploration is new character Harris, who moves into the Watts household after Rachel and Mike visit their old farmhouse. I absolutely loved this addition to the series and the cheeky sense of rivalry Harris brought to the Watts and Mycroft dynamic.While I loved the Holmes and Watson feel to Every Breath, it has been refreshing to see Marney carve out her own unique series in the following books rather than creating a full-on adaptation in the style of Sherlock or Elementary. The beauty of the Every series is that it doesn’t rely solely on thrilling mysteries, with powerful, loveable characters just as crucial to its appeal. With a strong and compelling conclusion to a mystery that’s been burning throughout, Every Move is the perfect end to Rachel and Mycroft’s story.This review and many more can be found at The Unfinished Bookshelf.Thank you to Allen & Unwin for providing a copy of the book for review.

  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    2018-12-15 14:55

    Every Move is the third and final book in the Every trilogy by Ellie Marney – though I’m hoping for more books, set in England as they work/study, as alluded to at the end of the book (though I found that a little hard to believe, the perks for Rachel also don’t seem likely or necessary as I’m sure they would make it happen without that.That aside, and going back to the start of the book, we have both Rachel and James trying to cope with the pretty awful things that happened to them in England. They’re now back home in Melbourne and trying to just get on with their lives – school, studying, friends and so on. Rachel’s family are a bit tense with her as she just ran off without warning all the way to England, and to make matters worse, her brothers mate Harris from their old home, a small farming town, has come to join them in the city to get away from his alcoholic and abusive father. On the good side, he realises Rachel’s night terrors and inability to be touched can be helped by teaching Rachel to defend herself… on the bad side, it sparks a bit of a love triangle. Which makes things even more stressy for Rachel, and took a bit of the enjoyment from the book somewhat for me, though I’m very glad it didn’t go into anything serious ‘who will I choose’ kinda thing.Harris and James clash from the first moment they meet (as Rachel is dancing in Harris’ arms at a school dance, thinking James was still in Bali, trying to hunt down more information), yet they do manage to work together in the end as they see each other’s skills and understand their first point of concern is caring for Rachel.All in all this book is a roller-coaster of action and excitement as the things Mr Wild (their Moriarty) will seemingly stop at nothing to antagonise them and get what he wants. Throughout I found it mostly believable (at times I wondered why he didn’t just send in some goon into their actual house, but guessed he wanted to play with them instead), and found the last scenes so hard to put down and hard to stop flipping the pages as quickly as possible I had to make a concentrated effort to read it through slowly.What’s really strong in this book is how Rachel and James both deal with what they’ve gone through – it’s interesting to see their thought processes. James tends to throw himself even deeper in his work until he collapses or explodes, and Rachel tunes out coldly into PTSD, unable to cope or react. I found them both realistic and heartfelt, and love that they helped each other through it in the end.The characters really spark in this novel, and I have to say that I’m sad that it’s over. I loved them in England and really hope we see them return there, maybe in a second trilogy set five years later. I’d love to see them tackle smaller crimes and other criminals we see in the books!

  • Tessa
    2018-11-21 18:08

    This review can also be found atCrash My Book Party Every Move is the final instalment in the Mycroft and Watts story. When we left them at the conclusion of Every Word, they had assumed their frightening ordeal in London was behind them only to find out that Mr Wild had contacted Mycroft through his Diogenes blog. The game is still afoot! This book picks up 5 weeks later with Rachel suffering PTSD (night terrors, inability to be hugged) and with Mycroft absolutely throwing himself into tracking down the true identity of Mr Wild. Mycroft is so wrapped up in his own world that he fails to notice that Rachel is suffering and so the two begin to drift apart. As Wild closes in around them in Melbourne can Rachel and Mycroft pull it together in time save their lives and their families?Oh my gosh. . . . . . . . This book definitely lifted the Every Series into my top 5 favourite series ever. I cannot believe how amazing this book is. Other authors are certainly going to have to start working hard in order to knock this book off pole position for 2015. I can honestly say I don’t think I could find a single fault or flaw in this book. I was actually a little worried about reading this beforehand because the first two books were amazing and there was a lot of anticipation building for the last book but I was worried that it was going to be a bit of a flop. Turns out I was panicking for nothing. Okay so where to start. At the beginning I suppose! I was incredibly happy that both Watts and Mycroft came home from London a little bit less than whole. I find it incredibly frustrating when characters go through extremely traumatic experiences and come out the other side with no ill effects. I mean, come on, they were kidnapped and tortured, there was always going to be some emotional damage and scaring. It would have been highly unrealistic for them to come through that unscathed. I also really enjoyed Rachel’s inner monologue about how her perspective keeps shifting and she definitely isn’t the same character we met at the start of the series. I think that’s always my favourite part of any series is watching that character growth and development. It’s actually what I imagine parenting to be like. The whole watching them make mistakes and learning from them whilst not intervening but wishing you could. Okay, I might be completely bonkers on that point but parents out there, is it kind of true? The whole Harris, Rachel, Mycroft love triangle thing. Can I just say how happy I am that this never eventuated into anything? I am so over every book focusing more on the relationship drama than the actual plot line. Every Move hinted that there could have been a huge drama here but Rachel has morals and didn’t create a huge mess. Smart girl. I love her as a character so much. I have to admit I did get a good giggle out of the scene where Harris is explaining his feeling for Rachel and her response is no thank you but “I rate you”. Absolutely perfect. I don’t think you can get anymore country than that. Yay to country Australia. I was a little bit upset when Mike got shot, I mean, come on! He really slips underneath the radar for the entire series but you can tell he loves his sister from the glimpses we see of him. I mean, come on! The stuff he does for Rachel is phenomenal. He pretty much becomes her bodyguard for the entire book! I’m happy he survives though, there would have been words said if he didn’t make it. I also understand that someone needed to be shot or something happen in order to drive home the point that Wild means business and this is serious. Up until Mike got shot it was easy enough to kind of pretend that Wild wasn’t really a threat and everyone was overreacting but this really drives home the point that he is coming for them. I also want to comment that despite Mike actively doing more parenting that their parents, Rachel’s mum and dad still play an important part in the series. They actually impose rules upon their daughter and we see the consequences of them when she breaks them (she’s not allowed in Mycroft’s room ect). Also, the fact that Rachel’s mum doesn’t speak to her when she returns home from London is nice to see, well it wasn’t nice to read about in the books but it’s a good example of how every choice has consequences even if they are not always expected. Too many parents in YA series are either non-existent or apparently do not care about the shenanigans that their children get up to in their spare time. Yay Rachel’s mum! I have to say I was ready to murder Mycroft for the majority of the series. Why????!!!!!!! You are an incredibly smart human being and yet you completely missed your girlfriend suffering! What kind of detective are you?! Also, changing the time. Dick move right there. Not so in love with him anymore. Enough said. Spoiler alert, proceed at own risk!Cole. Didn’t see that one coming. Was completely blindsided. I actually thought Walsh might have had something to do with the whole thing but looks like I was completely wrong about that one. I also need to mention what I felt to be the best line in the entire book.“..the difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it.”I feel like a lot of YA authors fail to mention safe sex but Ellie once again doesn’t shy away from the challenge. Good on you. Don’t be silly, wrap his/your willy people!Once more I am going to mention how much I love the fact that this series is set in Melbourne. I cannot drive past the zoo without thinking about Watts and Mycroft. I love day dreaming about the two of them on the trams together or walking down Collins street. So good!All in all, an absolutely the perfect end to a stunning series!

  • Lucy
    2018-12-03 15:12

    3.5 starsThe strongest part of this series has always been the romantic tension between Mycroft and Rachel. And with most of that tension resolved by the final book, I couldn't help but feel a little bored with the rest. The revelation of Wild's identity and the whole final showdown was underwhelming and a distraction from the much more interesting inner conflicts many of the characters were wrestling with. And the introduction of a new character, Harris Derwent, was a little unnecessary, especially how it was used to create complications in Mycroft and Rachel's relationship. But, I guess I get the idea - this final book was kind of a return to roots for Rachel, much like Book 2 was for Mycroft, and Harris ties nicely into it. He's a character with an interesting background and I'm excited to hear Ellie Marney's next book will be following him.But really and most importantly, this series will always be close to my heart. If you haven't yet read this series then you obviously do not understand good decision-making. The dizzying chemistry between Mycroft and Rachel is something you'll not soon forget.

  • Priscilla
    2018-12-13 16:06

    I am so not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I have a hard time realizing that this is it. I won't have any other page to read in this series and honestly, it breaks my heart.I loved this trilogy. I didn't know I would have loved it so much, actually. I let these books sit on my bookshelf for a year and a half and why haven't I picked them sooner? Although this book was not my favorite, and felt a little rushed, I was so desperate to know how all the loose ends would be tied up that I read it in a little less than two days. I read each book faster than the last, because this series is just that addictive. I'll never forget Mycroft and Watts. The shippity feels they gave me. Nor will I forget Mike, my sweet cinnamon roll. Nor Mai, Gus, Pickup, Walsh... I loved them all. They are so precious to me now. I'm so thankful for the literary blogosphere because otherwise I wouldn't have known these books existed. And now they'll be with me forever, so thank you all <3

  • Stephi ♥
    2018-12-08 18:42

    THE FIRST MURDER WAS IN CROYDON. I REPEAT THE FIRST MURDER WAS IN CROYDON. DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITING IT IS TO KNOW EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN A BOOK? AND TO PRACTICALLY LIVE IN ONE OF THEM? TO HAVE BEEN TO ALL THE PLACES? BOOKS SHOULD BE SET IN AUSTRALIA MORE OFTEN!!So I'm a little bit upset that this appears to be the last book in the series, but I've adored the whole ride. The whole crazy, staying up all night ride. I'm really happy to have finally found a series set in Melbourne, ad actually living in Melbourne not just a holiday to there for a day. I loved Watt's and Mycroft's characters, and I shipped them so hard. Like I just can't even deal. My favourites had to be Mai and Mike though, they were just beautiful souls and I wish them the best. In fact I wish all the characters the best if there's no more books about them. But I hope there is. Just because they caught Wild, doesn't mean they can't join the police force and it can be all like Castle (WHICH IS AMAZING) or something. :)

  • Misti
    2018-12-14 18:47

    Mystery with a bit of romance is my very favorite type of story so this series got its hooks deep into me right from the start. The whole series is just plain awesome and I think this was a great finale.I was a little anxious at the beginning because the story takes a backseat to some angst and drama, however I do like that Rachel's PTSD was not glossed over. Once the mystery comes into play, the story takes off and Ellie Marney does not pull her punches. Lots of things happen in this book. Big, crazy, terrible things... and lots of small moments that just really make the book. Moments between Rachel and James, and Rachel and her mom, and Rachel and Mai... even Rachel and Harris. And that brings me to Harris. I like him and thought he was a great addition. Rachel was a bit clueless about him but she had a lot going on. And she really only has eyes for James. I love this book and this series and will be happy to read whatever Ellie Marney writes next.

  • Hallie
    2018-11-18 21:10

    [with huge apologies to Katie] I loved the first one, which among other things, had one of the funniest and best kissing scenes ever, liked the second, though it went too far for me in the direction of teens unrealistically excelling at crime-solving, but this... Not only was there no reason for a love-triangle at this point, but Mycroft got to be so bad that I actually might have rooted for the new guy, Harris, more than for him. His barrelling into the dance and punching Harris was only part of it. I did love the way Rachel got helped with the PTSD she was suffering from by being taught self-defence, but it wasn't Mycroft helping her, was it?Scott Westerfeld's contribution to the #VeryRealisticYA thread on Twitter comes to mind: 'Teens suspect crime has occurred. Inform parents and police and go back to being teens'. I'm all for a bit of unrealistic drama, but sadly this trilogy ender exceeded my tolerance levels by a lot.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-22 22:06

    Series aren’t always the most streamlined books to read (at least for me), and I can imagine they’d be a heck of a lot harder to write. But boy, does Ellie Marney make it look easy, with her effortless storytelling, crackling characters and thrilling story lines that make this series so damn readable. With everything she'd been through in Every Word, I thought it was important Rachel's PTSD was addressed and wasn't pushed to the sidelines for the sake of action and thrills, although there's still plenty of that here, with the characters facing the biggest showdown yet. Steamy and sexy as always, glad these two finally got a room. I’m going to miss these characters, but what a great end to the series; thrilling and addictive as always. I wholeheartedly recommend these books. READ THEM. NOW.

  • ReadLikeWildFire ReadLikeWildFire
    2018-11-15 15:52

    My god my god my god I am dead because all the feels and I LOVE this series. I FRIKEN LOVE IT. What I love:-everything- Mycroft that babe of a thing- the fact that Ellie's characters are REAL. Like spoiler alert but when Rachel falls while running away and how when the frock frack its in an awkward realistic but super cute way and how Rachel accidentally shoots the boy toy because she misjudged the shot and look at all these flaws that are so refreshing and realistic oh my god I am fangirling too hard. Okay. Must. Use. Full stops. Ugh, every plot twist that I wanted to play out happened and oh god I love this send help.

  • Sandra
    2018-11-30 23:05

    Want it NOW!! March is to far away. I just read a blurb where it mentions a tragedy - please don't let anything happen to Mike. Very enjoyable but not as good as the other 2 in the series. I liked how both Rachel & James where obviously negatively impacted by what happened in London and had to work through the after effects. I also enjoyed Harrison's role. I just thought the reasoning behind the climax and their decision to confront the bad guy without involving the police was pretty unbelievable. You have hard evidence connecting the bad guy. Why not involve the police in setting up a sting?

  • Sam
    2018-11-17 14:46

    I took my time reading this because I didn't want it to end. I wanted to savour it as much as possible. Such an amazing series, that I highly recommend everyone should read. Can't wait to see what Ellie writes next!!

  • Emmaly
    2018-12-04 20:44

    Omg Ellie I loved this so much such a great end to the series. This is truly one series I am sad to finish, I have loved it so much. This one is even more special set in both city and country Victoria, both places dear to my heart. The writing was perfect I could smell the country air, feel the frosty cold and hear the silence of the farm. And if anyone asked me if I liked mystery/crime novels 2 years ago I would have laughed, but this series has definitely made me want to read more. Or at least more of Ellie's work anyway xxxx

  • Joy Ashwell Callaway
    2018-12-07 18:59

    I can't believe I've finished this book and series!! It is so saddening! :( I love the Every series so much! Rachel and James are so good and cute together. But I do kinda like the idea of of Harris and Rachel. Another thing that I like about these books is that they based in Australia and I actually know the places that they are talking about. (Although Every Word is based mostly in London which I also love.) And kinda the jokes and they way they talk is relatable too! You should definitely get hold of this series! :)

  • Isadora Gusmão
    2018-11-30 18:00

    5 estrelas <3É muito triste chegar ao fim de uma série de livros, especialmente porque nesta eu li tão rápido que meio que um livro emendou no outro e quando o fim chegou eu não tava preparada, sabe? Mas que final!!Ler qualquer livro que se propõe trazer alguma forma de paráfrase/releitura de Sherlock Holmes é sempre imprevisível e um tiro no escuro, principalmente se você é fã dos livros originais de Conan Doyle. Primeiro, porque algumas vezes o livro é uma mera cópia adaptada para os dias atuais, e não acrescenta em nada; segundo porque a dinâmica de Holmes e Watson é bastante complexa e difícil de ser captada perfeitamente em adaptações. É óbvio, ao longo dos livros de Holmes, que a relação de afeto e respeito entre Holmes e Watson é mútua e que a amizade deles é muito verdadeira, mas é inegável sua peculiaridade também, porque Holmes é cheio de idiossincrasias e elas refletem em seus relacionamentos. Quando um livro traz a premissa de se inspirar em SH, é inevitável temer como vão escrever a dinâmica Holmes-Watson, porque é muito fácil cair no formato de um Holmes frio e apático, que não aparenta dar a mínima pro Watson, enquanto o Watson é o maior trouxa que só faz ser o cachorrinho do Holmes e que fica muito mais obcecado com o Holmes do que com o caso, ou o mistério e tals - o que não reflete de forma alguma a verdadeira relação Holmes-Watson dos livros de Conan Doyle. Quando a série Every trouxe a premissa SH nos tempos modernos, eu fiquei cautelosa, mas não há nada melhor que ver que meus medos foram infundados. A dinâmica de Watts e Mycroft é incrível, única, própria deles, mas sem deixar de lado os >>melhores<< aspectos da relação SH-JW. Watts e Mycroft são melhores amigos e são abertos um com o outros. Eles se complementam, se ajudam, se melhoram, e constroem uma relação de amizade (e de romance, posteriormente) muito saudável. Mycroft não é escrito como frio, apático ou aburrido - ele sente, sofre, se expressa, e tem aquela energia peculiar de garotos adolescentes. Ele dá muito para Watts, e se expressa para ela, não tendo medo de demonstrar seus sentimentos, suas angústias, suas alegrias, e é isso que torna Mycroft tão peculiar e incrível. Ele é o seu próprio personagem, ao invés de uma cópia de carbono de Holmes, e isso é muito refrescante de ver. Watts é igualmente sensacional. Ela não é um mero cachorrinho de Mycroft ou apenas um interesse romântico. Ela é inteligente, centrada, perspicaz e >>necessária<<. A relação dos dois é uma via de mão dupla, sinalagmática e comutativa. Como é bom ver uma relação tão saudável como a deles em YA. Há angústia, há horas em que ambos são um pé no saco um com o outro, e que por vezes fazem mal um para o outro, mas isso é relacionado com a história e o contexto, sendo necessário para o desenvolvimento e sendo compreensível com a personalidade dos personagens de acordo com o que eles estavam passando.O crescimento dos personagens como si mesmos e como casal também é incrível, especialmente nesse último livro. Watts e Mycroft estão sofrendo as sequelas e os traumas depois de Londres. Eles foram sequestrados, quase morreram e foram forçados a matar para continuar vivo, e a autora não ignora o impacto que essas ações tem nos personagens. Ambos sofrem muito e tentam melhorar, mas nem sempre o que eles acham que é o melhor é realmente o melhor, e isso, além de fazê-los crescerem, é muito verdadeiro. A melhora de um trauma não é uma coisa linear e clara, como seguir um túnel. É um caminho complicado, cheio de ramificações, setbacks e partes obscuras, e o melhor pra você nem sempre é o melhor pra o outro, e Ellie Marney reconhece isso e traz isso para o enredo. Mas o melhor é que os personagens aprendem com isso e usam isso para melhorar e ajudar um ao outro a crescer e superar o PTSD. Mycroft e Watts encontram diversos empecilhos na sua relação ao longo do livro, mas o mais legal é que a autora >>entende<< o amor. No início, eles não estão na melhor fase do seu relacionamento e por vezes estar um com o outro dói mais do que os deixa felizes, porque a forma que cada um encontra pra lidar com o trauma acaba por machucar o outro, porém, eles ainda se amam e sabem disso. Ellie Marney escreve o amor de forma madura, e sabe que não é unicamente a atração ou os bons tempos que os unem, mas sim a complementariedade que eles tem. Mesmo numa fase díficil de sua relação com Mycroft, e com Harris dando em cima dela, Watts não fraqueja - ela sabe que é Mycroft que ela ama e ela entende esse amor, entende o companheirismo e a parceria deles. O amor deles é maduro e muito legal de ler. No mais, o desfecho foi bom. Ver os personagens resolvendo lentamente seus problemas, tentando, errando, crescendo, desenvolvendo suas relações é muito bom e honesto. Não é fácil conseguir "closure", mas é necessário. O mistério continua mais sagaz e perigoso que nunca, mas eu senti que o livro foi muito mais sobre os personagens e seu crescimento do que realmente sobre o mistério - e isso não é uma coisa sim, mas sim sensacional, porque era exatamente o que ele precisava. No geral, um livro envolvente, com um ritmo ótimo e adequado para o que é proposto, maduro e com relações (românticas, de amizade, familiares) muito saudáveis e verdadeiras, o que é muito interessante de ver em YA. Ótima leitura, em resumo, apesar de eu ter tanta coisa que quero falar aqui, mas não vai caber.

  • Chloe
    2018-12-12 21:07

    im so sad that this series is over. it's one of my favourites. it keeps you on the edge of your seat and your heart racing from start to finish. it makes you question everything and everyone. james mycroft is one of the most imperfectly perfect human beings ive ever read about and i just want to hug him forever, but i'll leave that job to rachel, who i love dearly and am inspired by her journey in this novel. all in all, this book was the perfect finale to a perfect trilogy

  • Atrophic Sepia
    2018-11-19 22:06

    This was a fall from all the action and intensity of the 2nd book. Just give me a moment to reflect how FUCKING STUPID Rachel has been this whole book. Everything she does, WHY?! It makes me want to scream at her to think and plan. What the hell were they thinking! Answer is they weren't. These kids just get dumber and dumber by the book. Jesus, both James and Rachel basically ran full speed blindfolded into a radioactive zone. They fell from my opinion of being smart kids (not genius, didn't buy it since the 2nd book) to idiot teenagers. First there was Rachel not talking about her psychological problems to anyone. Then her fucking bitch mom, why the fuck does her mom need protection from the truth while Rachel have to suffer with what happened to her from the last book? I hate how everyone just assume a teenager that experience abduction in a foreign country and torture interrogation will be fine, wouldn't the police or doctor suggest/provide a counsellor or psychologist for her? Oddly enough, I actually didn't mind the love triangle, it was well done in my opinion, she never swayed, just that someone have a crush on her. Back to idiot teenagers, Rachel and James. Rachel just email a killer, when they could've plan and give themselves an upper hand. And then there was one. James, James, James, sigh, where is your head? Why would you not follow your plans, WTF! Overall, this was a disappointment from the 2nd book. Angst and drama load instead of action and mystery. The ending was also quite abrupt and awkward. The characters's likability also took a nose dive off a cliff.

  • Shaheen
    2018-12-07 18:54

    The last instalment of Ellie Marney's Every series has left me conflicted and sad. Although it's hard to say good-bye to Mycroft and Watts, it's probably for the best because I didn't really like the way this book turned out.Every Move started off very strongly, with Rachel and James both dealing with what happened in London the best they can. For Rachel it means vowing to never get mixed up in anything dangerous ever again and avoiding speaking about it at all. For Mycroft this means getting to the bottom of the mystery of his parent's death as quickly as possible, so the issue can be put to rest. Rachel and James conflict for a large part of this book, a natural consequence of their inability to help one another through these difficult times. They rally through it, though, and I was glad they were able to stick together for the final show-down.We meet a new character in this book: Mike's best friend Harris, who Rachel has disliked for all her life. Harris ends up living with Rachel's family after moving to the city from Five Mile, and causes all sorts of havoc for her. Although Rachel begins by hating him, he finds out about the nightmares she's still having and helps her through her fears, in addition to training her basic self defence because it looks like her life might be in danger again.The thrills in Every Move are on par with the earlier novels, and the heart-stopping action did not let up. Readers will be hard-pressed to put it down! Mr. Wild (the Moriarty character), is just as sinister, clever, and dangerous as you'd expect. I think one of the strongest aspects of this series is its believability: it could have been easy to scoff at the idea of two teenagers getting embroiled in all this dangerous business, but Marney creates situations that seem realistic. Rachel and Mycroft also have a lot of support from adults - parental figures and law enforcement - which adds realism.In isolation, Harris is a great character. He's always had a rough family life and Mike's family has been a second family for him. He's rugged and rough, talks no nonsense and is practical. He's also extremely loyal to Mike and Rachel's family. All of these things made me like Harris, but one thing overshadowed all of this and made me dread every moment he was 'on-screen'. Harris clearly has feelings for Rachel. Almost from the first time we meet him there is this vibe between them that won't go away, and although I'm all for unrequited love and understand the need for Rachel to help him fit into city life, I hated the weird situation between them.(view spoiler)[In particular, I hated that Rachel had feelings for Harris as well. She was clearly attracted to him and gave him liberties that I don't see anyone allowing unless there were feelings involved in both directions. The school dance, for example, has Rachel standing on Harris' feet and allowing him to basically kiss her neck and shoulders. I lost all respect for them both near the end, when Harris decided he was going to kiss Rachel and she let him. I felt it was wrong on both sides: Harris knew Rachel was in a committed relationship and decided it was okay to kiss her because he was only going to do it once, and Rachel just lets him. She knew it was coming, she stood still and waited for it, and although she didn't kiss him back, she didn't stop him either. And she never mentioned any of this to Mycroft. I've always loved the realism of this series, and this situation also feels real - perhaps too much so. I respect the author's decisions, and I feel that this was a way to show us that the relationships people have as teenagers are not necessarily life-long, but I am uncomfortable with cheating in the best of circumstances and basically couldn't deal with it here. However, this is a very personal opinion and I don't necessarily expect that it will impact everyone's enjoyment of the book. (hide spoiler)]Every Move rounds out his kick-butt series well, and my disappointment with it is more about personal preference than about the book itself. I recommend this series to readers who enjoy crime novels, and especially those who would love to see a modernised Sherlock Holmes dynamic set in Melbourne. I've enjoyed my adventure with Rachel and Mycroft and can't wait to see what Marney brings us next.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review.You can read more of my reviews at Speculating on SpecFic.