(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)on March 1st 2015
Genres: General, Young Adult
Rachel Watts is suffering from recurring nightmares about her near-death experience in London. She just wants to forget the whole ordeal, but her boyfriend, James Mycroft, is obsessed with piecing the puzzle together and anticipating the next move of the mysterious Mr Wild - his own personal Moriarty.So when Rachel's brother, Mike, suggests a trip back to their old home in 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...Praise for Every Breath: A smart, contemporary take on a timely classic that is sure to please Sherlock aficionados of all ages. - Kirkus Reviews
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?”
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!