Book Review | Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


Book Title: Passenger
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Book Series: Passenger, #1
Reading Format: Hardcover
Rating:  ☆☆☆☆☆

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.

My Thoughts

I finally got the chance to read and complete this book. I have been eyeing it ever since its release earlier last year. I actually got the audiobook of it and listened to – maybe – half of the book before I had to delete the app. It then took me a few months before I got my hands on the physical copy, and boy, am I very happy to have Passenger part of my growing library in my house.

This book is just pure perfection. I love all of the time traveling both Etta and Nicholas have to do in order to find Etta’s mother. It was just something new to me. I have not read any time traveling books in my life, so I am sure this specific book will have a very special place in my heart in the years to come.

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