Literal Book Covers #8: Every Breath by Ellie Marney


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This week’s cover victim is: Every Breath by Ellie Marney


Ooh…this is not one I would pick up based on the cover. To be fair, I like the fonts, but the rest of it is kind of….not great.

What I think this book is about: Runaway bad boy (with a heart of gold, walks old ladies across the street, you know the kind) sneaks into a new school – is this even possible? – and meets very conservative girl who’s never been noticed by a boy who wasn’t just like her. But runaway bad boy and conservative girl fall madly in love even though they have practically nothing in common. They overcome many social obstacles, cause that’s what the tweens like to read about these days.

What this book is actually about: 

Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be.

James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old who’s also a genius with a passion for forensics.

Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. He’s even harder to resist when he’s up close and personal – and on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer.

When Rachel and Mycroft follows the murderer’s trail, they find themselves in the lion’s den – literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again…

Well, I wasn’t completely off. At least the synopsis is better sounding than my imagination was. On another note, I went to college with a girl named Rachel Watts.

Just realized this is likely a Sherlock Holmes re-imagining.

Would you read this book?


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