Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: Every Word

Title: Every Word
Author: Ellie Marney
Series: Every? Watts & Mycroft? Something?
Genre: Mystery, Action, Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2015 (North American release)

A Quick Introduction: Rachel Watts would like to be spending time with her partner-in-crime-turned-boyfriend, James Mycroft, but, when they find out about a "car jacking gone wrong" that mirrors how his parents died, he takes off to London without telling her. Fearing the worst, Rachel follows him, but they quickly find themselves entangled in much more than they bargained for.

Out of Ten: 7/10

Review at a Glance: A rapidly paced, clever characters and quick dialogue, this was an entertaining continuation of the series.

Review: This novel is just as fast-paced as Every Breath was. These books are certainly gritty- and Marney certainly isn't afraid to hurt her characters. I overall quite enjoyed this addition to the series.

I'm still not sure how I feel about the characters- I don't dislike either Rachel or James, and they're both consistent characterizations. I think its more that they're still in the process of changing, but I think they're growing on me. Their relationship, though not lacking in chemistry (banter and whatnot), still seemed a little strange (unbalanced, maybe?). That said, they certainly ended up working well together as the plot progressed. There's a feeling that their both growing, individually as people, as well as as a couple, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they become in the last book.

Things pick up rapidly in Australia, and only move faster once Rachel lands in London, which is one of this book's greatest strengths. The plot keeps a consistent, fast pace from the start, and the action is both quick and easy to follow. The book got intense, the danger that the characters face, seems very real, partly a result of the author's willingness to do harm to her characters, and her vivid descriptions. Also explosions. There were explosions, which is always good.

This is such a vivid book. The action is fast, the plot is quick, the dialog is witty and the characters are very raw in everything they do. It is overall an enjoyable addition to the series (what is the name of this series?) and I'm looking forward to finding out what's in store next for Rachel and James.

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