Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
# of Pages: 525
Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Do I recommend this book?
No, I do not.
Is this a series? If so, will I continue?
Yes, this is the last book in a duology.
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot development: 3
Ease of Reading: 5
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
First I want to start by saying that this is not going to be a very positive review, and those are just my feelings on the book. I know that I have an unpopular opinion, because most people love this book. I, unfortunately, was not one of those people. I will not be offended in any way if you did like this book, so I hope none of you are offended because I didn’t like this book.
So, to began, this book was wayyyyyy too long for me. I was so over it by like 200 pages in, and I still had 300 pages to go. The story and plot just read so slow. I was really disappointed, because I really really wanted to love this book.
The story was extremely confusing for me, too. I didn’t really like any of the characters, except for like two side characters that we didn’t really get to see a lot of.
This story didn’t end how I wanted it too either. It was overall just a big disappointment. I feel like this whole story could have been so much better if Alexandra Bracken had just left it as a stand alone book. Even though I enjoyed Passenger, the first book, I don’t want to recommend it anymore because of this book.
So to sum up all my feelings: I was very sad by how I felt about this book, but I just didn’t like it.
I am still willing to give Alexandra Bracken’s other series a try though. She is a very talented author, I just don’t think this was her best book.