Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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.

Mini Review

This story is action packed from beginning to end.  Etta is thrown into a world that seems strange to her at first, however she handles the change in stride and is determined to follow the clues to piece together the past she never knew she had.

With danger at every turn, this story has some twists that you will never see coming.  You will soar through time right along, feel betrayal and be left suspended with the killer cliff hanger.

It's a fun read and you will love it.  This is my first time travel story I have submursed myself into, and I have found that I really love this concept!

About the Author

I’m Alex. I write about telekinetic teens and floppy-haired wizards. I love Star Wars, classic rock, and 18th century gentlemen. When I’m not up at 4 AM writing, you can find me running around the DC area, where I now live and write full time.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! This book cover reminds me so much of Pretty Little Liars for some reason! I think it is the font. I am not one for time travel books usually, but this one sounds pretty good!