Every Word is the thrilling and emotional second book in the Every series, written by Ellie Marney.
Rachel is still getting used to the idea of Mycroft being her boyfriend. But when Mycroft disappears to London with Professor Walsh without saying anything, Rachel knows that something is wrong. Mycroft and Walsh are investigating the suspicious carjacking death of a rare book conservator, which seems to be linked to the theft of a Shakespeare First Folio from the Bodleian Library. This case appears to be very similar to the carjacking death of Mycroft’s own parents, and Rachel is worried that these similarities will uncover Mycroft’s emotions that are buried deep within him. Impulsively, Rachel follows Mycroft to London, where she finds herself landing in more trouble than she had ever imagined…
I absolutely loved reading this book! I liked this book so much more than Every Breath, if that’s even possible. This book had me with so many “feels” and it took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Like the last book, I was hooked from the very beginning and I was eager to find out how things were going to play out. The plot was extremely grabbing and I couldn’t take my eyes off the pages. One thing I loved about this book was that most of it was set in London. Because I’ve been to London, I loved reading about places I’ve seen and been to. Every Breath was set in Melbourne, which is my hometown, so I became really connected to this story. I knew all the places where Rachel and Mycroft were in both of these books and it made it easy to visualise the busy streets of London and the unique sights of Melbourne. In saying that, it’s absolutely not essential to have been to Melbourne or London to know what things are like. Ellie Marney is able to show what these places are really like, using every sense. The way this book is written is incredibly captivating and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word of it.
I thought I loved Mycroft in the first book and I didn’t think it was possible to love him any more. And then he went and proved me wrong. Mycroft has definitely become one of my favourite book boys. He’s incredibly smart, as well as humorous. He’s sweet when he’s with Rachel and he cares so much about her. I can’t choose which aspect I love most about him. Every little detail about Mycroft makes me fall head-over-heels for him. I like how he comes from an awful past because that means he has a vulnerable side to him that otherwise wouldn’t have been there. He’s tried to build a wall around himself for protection of the horrors of his emotional past. Rachel only gets to see this side of him very rarely and I love how she has managed to show Mycroft that showing emotions isn’t a bad thing or a weakness. Mycroft is just such an incredibly complex character and that’s what I love most. I also came to like Rachel a lot more in this book. I didn’t like her particularly much in the first book, but it was impossible not to connect with her in this book. She goes through such terrifying situations in this book and her pain is so easily portrayed. I felt everything that she felt and I loved being closer to her. The scenes between Rachel and Mycroft were mind-blowing. These were my favourite parts of the book. Mycroft was so swoon-worthy in these parts! The romance between Rachel and Mycroft that sparked in the last book ignited into a bonfire that’s bright and beautiful and warm.
If you’ve read Every Breath, this isn’t a book to be missed. If you haven’t read Every Breath yet… Do I need to make it any clearer than I already have? I love this series so much and if you haven’t read Every Breath, you’re seriously missing out! I’d give Every Word by Ellie Marney a score of 9.5 out of 10! I highly recommend this series and I’m already excited for the release of the next book, Every Move, scheduled for March 2015!
A huge thank you to Allen & Unwin Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!