Thursday, January 21, 2016

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Title: Passenger (Passenger #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 496
Genre: Fantasy/YA
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion/HBG Canada
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*Received for review from publisher*

Summary (Goodreads)

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


Alexandra Bracken- you have officially made me a super fan after reading Passenger. This book was on my top lists of books to read in 2016. When I got approved to read it on Netgalley I was screaming inside because I've only heard amazing things about the book. Passenger has definitely lived up to its word as it was brilliantly written and addicting. My heard and brain were torn and felt tortured by the end. This book has elements of history, science fiction and time travel. Mix those all together and you get amazing characters, and a well organized plot. Don't let this book fool you because you will be addicted to the plot and a pirate named Nicholas Carter (*swoon*)

Etta Spencer is a 17 year old violin prodigy, living in 2015 Manhattan. Then one night changes everything as her entire world is taken away from her as she is taken back in time to 1776 in the middle of the Atlantic where she meets Nicholas Carter. Where the two meet starts a chain of events as they try to rewrite history. Etta is actually a time traveller and is a pawn that has been happening for centuries against the Ironwoods.

I really loved Etta, she was quick, spunky and it was fun seeing what she will do say and do next. Nicholas is perfect for her, as he is a gentleman, cunning and very smart. The books romance is not the importance, but her journey as she gets to know her family. All the characters were well developed and added depth to the story. I personally loved the entire book and I already want the next book.

Bracken is an author to look out for because she creates multiple settings and has a great knowledge of the past. Secrets will be revealed, betrayals made as Etta and Nicholas make this journey through centuries and continents. You will definitely be wanting more of this series because it even gave me the feels!!! Pick this book up immediately!!


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