Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Posted February 2, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 2 Comments

Passenger by Alexandra BrackenPassenger by Alexandra Bracken
Series: Passenger #1
Published by Disney Electronic Content on January 5th 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: eARC
Source: My Own
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Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragic accident has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time. Etta wakes,confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies—the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has mysteries ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have snared her in their web. Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light—threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home... forever.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken is a journey. When Passenger first came out, I tried to read it but it was so slow that I had to give up. I decided to try it again this year. Knowing that the beginning of Passenger was going to be really slow due to the world building, I was more prepared for round two. As the story moved forward I became hooked.

Ella gets thrown into a world that she didn’t know existed. Etta comes from a family of time travelers but she was unaware of this unique gift. It is very interesting learning about Etta’s ability as she is learning about it. Etta is definitely a strong-willed female. She is bound and determined to figure out this life of hers.

I think Bracken’s writing has improved a lot since her Darkest Minds series. She is very descriptive and elegant with her words. Bracken’s story and plotting is excellent and it really kept me engaged. I think Bracken did an excellent job with all of the time traveling. Time traveling stories can often be tricky, so the fact that Bracken mad time traveling all her own is even better. I love the unique spin that Bracken used.

All the relationships, both romance and friendship, made the story very interesting. Every relationship is very complex. One minute things are going well and he next it isn’t. I am really hoping that Etta and Nicholas don’t end u related because I think they are really good together.

Passenger is not a story you will want to miss out on. I think this is Bracken’s best work yet. Definitely worth checking out.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

2 responses to “Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

  1. I’ve been kind of iffy about reading Passenger, mainly because I had a feeling it might be a sluggish read. Since you gave it another shot and liked it, I’ll try it for sure now! Thanks for prepping me for a slow beginning! 😀
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    • love2dazzle

      Hi Maggie, for some reason I thought I responded to you awhile ago, but apparently it was all in my head. Definitely stick with Passenger. It took me three tries before I actually finished it. I basically just had to sit myself down one night and told myself that I was going to conquer it and I am really glad that I did. I ended up really enjoying the book. Feel free to reach out if gets tough.

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