Series: Passenger #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 3rd 2017
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.
Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.
As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken is so good! I devoured it so fast. Etta Spencer lost the one thing that could help her save the timeline and she doesn’t know where she is. She ended up somewhere in history but doesn’t know what time period she is in. Then Etta receives help from Julian Ironwood. The Julian Ironwood that is supposed to be dead. Etta finds herself in a power struggle between the major two traveling families.
While Etta is trying to figure out her situation, Nicholas and Sophia are trying to track Etta down. Everyone is searching for the astrolobe in order to change the timeline. When Nicholas and Sophia come across a mercenary-for-hire named Li Min, and they team up for awhile. During this time LI Min makes it known that she has feelings for Sophia.
I really like Wayfarer. I thought Bracken did a wonderful job with the second half of this story. The secondary characters are phenomenal. I loved getting to know Julian Ironwood, Henry Hemlock, and Li Min. These characters really make the story and they are excellent.
Etta really comes into her own in this book. She fights for what she wants. I was rooting for her like crazy. Even though obstacles keep coming her way, she thrives and continues to push towards her goals. Etta not only wants to find the astrolobe but she wants to find Nicholas too. I love that Etta and Nicholas have a love for each other that survives through their separation. I am disappointed that the two didn’t have more face time together.
Even though Passenger had a rough start, this duology is amazing. Wayfarer is so good. Bracken did a great job with the writing and the story. Even though the ending isn’t as happily ever after as I wanted, I still thought it is really good. I highly recommended Passenger and Wayfarer.