Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Series: Passenger (book #1)
Pages: 496 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Time Travel
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion, January 2016
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis: passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever
My Review: 5/5 Stars (all spoiler free!!)
The last few books I’ve read have all been very hyped, and I didn’t agree with the hype sadly. HOWEVER, this book lived up to its hype 🙂
Alexandra Bracken’s writing style just pulls you in and the world she built is truly fascinating. It has such an interesting and unique plot, time travel, violin playing, family rivalries, and romance?? Yes please!
Yes, as I just said, this book has romance. However, it is not the main focus point of the book. The last time travel book I read before Passenger was A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, and don’t get me wrong, it was very good, but it focused on the romance instead of the amazing time travel! Passenger has such great characters and world building which helps the book revolve around the time travel aspect. The romance is really good too though ;)))
The only thing about this book I didn’t like was the prologue. It was written in a manner that made it confusing and it made me think I wasn’t going to enjoy the book. So if the prologue throws you off, DON’T STOP THERE!!! It gets way better, I promise!!!
Warning: CLIFF-HANGER ENDING!!!
Plot: 5/5 Characters: 4.5/5 Pacing: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Book Cover: 5/5
Thank you for reading my review!! Until next time, happy reading! 🙂
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