Thank you Harper Collins YA for sending a copy of Passenger for review!!


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


This book was very different to anything I have ever read. This was my first book I’ve read of Alexandra Bracken and it was so hyped I thought I was going to love it like everyone else. I didn’t not like this book, I just think it was a little over hyped in my opinion.

The story started off very slow, it was hard to keep interested and intrigued, but once I got into the story and things started to happen I started to really enjoy the book and had no problem reading it.

The main character Etta was very interesting and at the start of the book I think I under estimated her strength and bravery. I love that she loves to play violin, that is not something you normally find in books and the passion she had for it really made me see that she wasn’t just another weak girl protagonist.

Overall, Passenger was a pretty good read. It has it’s ups and downs but again no book is perfect. Passenger would be perfect for those that love time travel and adventure!!

STAR RATING: 3.5 of 5 stars

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