Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

# of Pages: 486

Genre: Fantasy

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Do I recommend this book?

Yes, it was very good.

Ratings (out of 10):

Quality: 8

Pace: 8

Plot development: 8

Characters: 8

Enjoyability: 10

Ease of Reading: 10

Summary from 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.

My Opinion (SPOILER FREE):

This was a very fun book to read. I enjoyed learning about all the rules for time traveling. It was a little confusing, but overall I did like reading about it.

It was very easy to get into this book. It really just jumped right into the story, and the characters were all very interesting.

I especially loved the time traveling aspect of the story. I actually really like time traveling stories in general, because I love seeing all the different settings, cultures, and people.

My main issue with this book was the romance. I liked the characters, but it really felt too insta-lovey. I think I would have liked it much more if it hand’t happened so quick.

The ending was also very good, and I’m excited for the next book.


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