By: Melanie | March 6, 2015 | (74) Comments

Blog Tour: Every Move

Blog Tour: Every MoveEvery Move by Ellie Marney
Series: Every, #3
Publisher: Allen and Unwin Australia
Release Date: March 1st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA
Pages: 340
Source: For tour, Received in exchange for review
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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 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...

Thank you Allen and Unwin Australia for hosting this blog tour!

This 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.

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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!~

4.5 Stars


I can’t lie, I love this series a lot. To celebrate, I’m willing to give away one copy of one of the books from this series. (Winner’s choice.) So whether you need to start this series, continue with this series, or (sadly) see this series end, this giveaway is for YOU!


La rules:

1. No cheating! Duplicate entries will be deleted and you’ll be disqualified.

2. This giveaway is internationally open.

3. The winner has 48 hours to accept their win via email or another winner will be selected.

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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74 Responses to Blog Tour: Every Move


    Wattscroft is the ship of all ships. I’m sorry, THERE CAN BE NO OTHER. WATTSCROFT 5EVER.

    Oh, GOD, WHUT BOOK DO I CHOOSE??!! I finally mustered up the courage and requested Every Move from Allen & Unwin, being my first ever physical ARC request, I didn’t expect to be sent a copy, BUT I DID!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 I almost cried when it came in the mail on Monday, haha. I feel like a proper reviewer now. 😉

    It’s REALLLLLLY tough, but I think I’d choose Every Breath if I won! It just has such a special place in my heart…although so does Every Word, saying that. 😉

    Fabulous review, Mel!!
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  2. Hilary says:

    Okay, I’m reading Every Breath right now and now I read that there is to be a love-triangle-but-not-really in the sequels? *panicked hyperventilating*. NOOOO! This cannot be! Say it isn’t so.

    Okay. No more drama. Get it together.

    So far, I like Every Breath. It’s just a little difficult for me to get into because this is based in Australia and there are some references that I have no clue about since sadly, I’m not in Australia. Boo.
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    • Melanie says:

      NOOO DON’T RUN AWAY HILARY I PROMISE IT’S NOT THAT BAD AND IT ONLY APPEARS IN THE LAST BOOK. The guy is simply a possible love interest that just annoyed the shit out of my but it never gets ridic with pointless sappy drama, I swear.

      Awh really? I must have not noticed. Well… yeah since I live in the same city as the characters haha.

  3. Great review! Now a little hesitant about the-love-triangle-that-isn’t-a-love-triangle, but I have no doubt that I am going to love this one as much as I have loved the previous two. 🙂
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  4. This series is completely new to me but I do love contemporary and this series just sounds awesome. And if you’re raving about it, it has to be good.
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  5. Daria says:

    I am hoping there will be US pb copy of the first book cause I need more Australian authors in my life!! Everyone is loving it!

  6. Sophie says:

    Ooh I love your review! A YA romance set in Australia? This sounds great! xx

  7. I haven’t yet started this series, but I’ve read raving reviews about it, and I think the concept sounds really unique. I am a sucker for retellings of all kinds, whether it be a retelling of a classic or a retelling of a fairytale. I love that this is a retelling of Sherlock IN THE MODERN WORLD.
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  8. I really really need to read Every Breath. I’m wary of a lot of Sherlock Holmes retellings in book form because I just feel like there have been many over the years and none of them seem that remarkable, but Every Breath definitely stands out. I’m so happy to see all these people who loved the last book of the series and that means I’m confident to start the series now. 😀 I love the sound of the romance and also how Rachel’s PTSD is dealt with!
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  9. Maddy E says:

    I LOVE THIS SERIES WITH A PASSION. Ok I admit I’ve only read Every Breath, but after I finished it I spent about an hour on my computer trying to find a way to obtain this book because it won’t be released in the US until SEPTEMBER. Yep, you heard me, SEPTEMBER. aanyway, I’m glad you like this one, and this is a great review.
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  10. I really enjoyed book 1 and book 2 is waiting to be read on my bookshelf. I’m glad to hear this was a success for you, Mel! I can’t wait to get to this final book and yay for strong shipper feels! 😀
    It’s a shame about the stupid love-triangley part, but as long as my ship is together at the end, I’m perfectly okay with it.
    Lovely review, doll!
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  11. Eileen says:

    I’ve heard so much about this series!! All were praises so I’m excited to see what all the love is about 🙂
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    (also, when she was calling him James….*heart melting*)

    LOVED the PTSD as well. Basically just adored the whole thing <3 <3
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  13. I’ve wanted to read this series for so long!! I’m so happy to see you enjoyed the ending. 🙂
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  14. Laura says:

    I love these two….and the wait for Every Move to make here is killing me. Can’t wait to read it!

  15. I had neverheard of this series before! Well, now it’s definitely on my TBR because for you to rate a book 4.5 then it MUST be good so yeah, adding it to my TBR as soon as I am done writing this lovely and gorgeous comment 😀 Great review!! Really need to check this series out.
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  16. I NEED TO START THIS SERIES, I DO! I DO! I actually won the first one and I was like “ooh Sherlock” and very very enthused, but.. Um. I don’t know. I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I feel like I want to read ALL OF THEM at once though. xD I’m glad it’s finally a trilogy that’s out before I’m starting it. Gah. I’m sick of cliffhangers atm. I love Sherlock, though, so I seriously think this is going to be perfect. ^_^ (I confess to not being a fan of the covers.hehe.)
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  17. Benish says:

    You’re the second positive review I’ve seen of this novel – i do want to check it out for myself. Lovely review Hun x
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  18. I LITERALLY HAVE THE EXACT SAMAE THOUGHTS AS YOU MEL! I SHIP MYCROFT X RACHEL WITH MY EVERY BREATH. And that series ender was everything that I wanted. Except that dude who promoted the triangle. NO TO TRIANGLES. I shan’t have them. Brilliant review! x
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  19. Veronika says:

    I’ve yet to read this series but I think I’ll start the first book this month. I have huge expectations so that love triangle better not ruin anything or else… I think I’ll wait with it until I have all three books ready.
    Lovely review! 🙂
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  20. _Sandra_ says:

    I’ve heard of this series a few months ago when a lot of people started raving about it and since then it’s been on my TBR list. I’m a big fan of Australian authors, so really excited to start this one. Great review!
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  21. This is the book that inspired my Twitter meltdown. I’m so so disappointed in the “love triangle”. I know nothing comes of it, but I’ve seen screenshots and have heard all the details, and… yeah. I’m pretty upset at the author, because the ship is so perfect, so I feel sorta betrayed. Anyway, I’m glad you otherwise love this book. I always read for the romance, though, so I’m not looking forward to this nearly as much as I was. :/
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  22. Vi says:

    Oh, I love a series that gets better as it progresses. I’m usually okay with YA contemp. I don’t LOVE it, but I don’t hate it. This one definitely has me intrigued. I do love flawed characters, done well, of course.
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  23. Missie says:

    I haven’t heard of this series but I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. Ok. I LOVE this series (well the first two books) and I can’t wait for book 3. I didn’t read your review all the way because I want to go in not knowing much but I’m so glad you loved it. That was all I needed to know. I’m so excited!
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  25. YESSSS for you to rave about the series so much and to say that it gets better as it goes is a big deal Mel! I love the sound of the relationship here and it sounds really smart and intelligent. Can’t wait to read this series and thanks for the giveaway!
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  26. Oh my goodness
    Ive never even heard of this series until now. Mel, DONT KILL ME. It sounds amazing. I shall go goodreads it.
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  27. I’m on the holds list for number one of this book at the library, and I’m VERY excited to read it. No idea which book to choose…I’ve got to win first lol. But this sounds extremely cool. Plus now the series is finished i have all the more reasons to read it, oui?
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    • Ships as well! I approve greatly. I don’t really like the coever but I’ve heard so much about these ones that I should just read them. I don’t read enough mysteries, mostly because they’re largely about murder and that freaks me out. but I loved Shade of london, and I’m always on the search for new books (despite the AWFUL tbr) so yes. Go Ellie marney!

      • Melanie says:

        Haha yep, it seems likea good idea to me! Binge reading series is the best. Yeah, I don’t like the covers all that much but it’s the stories inside that matter most.

  28. Oh, Melanie! You’re making me drool for this book! I just love the elements in this book that played out beautifully. I don’t really read NA that much, and I’m so damn picky with them, but I’ll pick this up in a heartbeat as soon as I have the chance. And so many have been raving about it everywhere I go! If so many people agree on the same thing, it has to be legit!
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  29. Lily says:

    Okay, so you are going to think i’m the dumbest person on the blogosphere right now because I actually didn’t know this was a series….oops! I never made the connection between the first books and I didn’t even know about this one until your review. That being said, I’ve been meaning to pick up Every Breathe for a while since, like you, that tag line just calls to me (although I do know what Sherlock is *wink*) haha!
    Oh i’m so happy this series ender did not disappoint and that you completely enjoyed it! Faith in YA enders restored <3
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  30. I AGREE 100% WITH YOU!! Except for the Sherlock thing at the beginning (gosh, how did you survive without the brilliance of Sherlock in your life? Sorry, I’m a bit Sherlock obsessed). I really hated Harris, just for the fact that he could have ruined the best ship to have ever sailed! And the way that Watts was acting as well just made me feel like she could have gone there if Mycroft didn’t come back in time? Anyway, I don’t want to think about that!! Great review xx
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  31. Ahh! I can’t wait to read this series since you Aussie girls have been loving it. <3 I need to read this so I can ship Rachel and Mycroft with y'all! 😀
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  32. This is a new series to me and I’m loving the sound of the mystery and romance, plus a Sherlockian boy next door has me very excited as well! I’m so glad this series ends as wonderful as you had hoped. Thanks for the chance to win one of these lovely books too,
    Melanie 🙂
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  33. Karina Hernandez says:

    This series looks really interesting and your review made me laugh. Thank you for the giveaway.

  34. Kelly says:

    I just finished this one too Mel and absolutely loved it! I was hesitant about the triangle too, but once we met Harris, I must admit I was torn. Especially the way Mycroft was so determined to find Wild, even at the hands of Rachel’s own mental well being. But the relationship between Mycroft and Rachel is definitely the most realistic in YA I’ve come across. Mainly because they are both realistic and incredibly likable characters. Thrilled you loved this too Mel, brilliant review <3
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  35. Oh man I’ve had this series sitting on my shelves for so long (since my internship at A&U actually) and I just haven’t had the time to pick it up. Eep! I’ve never really watched much of Sherlock – except for the RDJ versions in cinemas – but I do enjoy my mysteries! I’m so glad to hear that the series ends off well, not sure what I make of the potential love triangle, but I’m willing to overlook it. I better get cracking!
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  36. 5 stars for a series ender! WHAT. Are you surrrre? 😀

    I have to get aboard this train. I’m ashamed to admit I have had a copy of the first book for six months now and I just haven’t had the time to read it. I quite like Ellie Marney on social media, though, and after seeing your praise I’d better hurry and catch up so I can see what all the fuss is about!
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  37. Courtney Gaub says:

    I have never read this series but it looks really good.

  38. benish says:

    I think I’m the only one who hasn’t read this series lol I like skipping popular books *HIDES* Although, I’ve heard many great things about it so I might check it out soon. Fantastic review Mel<3
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  39. Breanne says:

    I have never read this series but have contemplated over buying Every Breath in Target and Big W so many times :p

  40. Sara says:

    Hey Melanie! How are you? How do you find this series compared to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes or the BBC Tv Series? I’ve been meaning to check it out but haven’t. How do you find these books is there swearing? Also have you heard from Lucinda, she is not responding to me.

  41. Chenise J. says:

    Every Breath was absolutely fantastic and I have no idea how I’m going to be able to wait for Every Word to come out this fall, let alone for Every Move next year! This giveaway is awesome!

  42. karin says:

    I’ve never heard of this series before but it looks amazing!really love the blurb 🙂 I added it to my tbr list

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