Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

IMG_1289Passage, 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.

20983362Happy Tuesday everyone!!

I was able to read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken this past week; I have been anticipating reading this book for soon long!!

I want to start off with what I loved from this book:

I absolutely ADORE this book! The cover is 100% GORGEOUS; I don’t want to say that I judged this book by its cover, but maybe I did!

I have never read a time traveling book. I really love seeing Etta go through different times in our worlds history; it was fascinating how the characters had to change their personalities in the different settings. My love of historical fiction really found itself within this novel!

I very much enjoyed learning about Nicholas’ past throughout the book. I was able to see the events of his past that caused him to behave the way he does.

The strong connection that Etta has with her mother and the lengths she goes to find her is inspiring. No matter what challenges face Etta, she conquers them as if they are a piece of cake. I have a really strong relationship with my mom, and I love seeing this within Etta.

THE ENDING. I am dying for the sequel to be released. If you thought you have already read the biggest cliffhanger book out there, you are wrong. You will be left on the edge of your seat!

Now that you understand my LOVE of this book, I would like to share my discontent within the book:

The beginning and the end were PHENOMENAL; however, I found myself a bit disconnected from the book during the middle. I wish a little more happened during the middle, but don’t get me wrong… I really enjoyed this book.

If a time traveling story intrigues you like it intrigued me before I read this story, you need to run to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of Passenger.

I want to yet again exclaim my enjoyment of this book and my hope for its sequel coming this January.

Thanks for listening, let me know if you have any thoughts on this book or recommendations for me!!

Until next time…

“It’s our choices that matter in the end. Not wishes, not words, not promises.” -Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

Sincerely, K


3 thoughts on “Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

  1. paintingsandpages says:

    Based on your review I might go back to this book if the ending was pretty phenomenal. This book is in my DNF pile (stopped 3/4 of the way) since it was just so sloow. Who knows? I might enjoy it the second time around.


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