Something happened… without me knowing. I am a fan of Alexandra Bracken. I enjoyed her Darkest Mind book. I sat around waiting for the sequel in anticipation and then something happened… book 2 and 3 came out and I haven’t read them. Shocking! And then years have passed since their release and I still haven’t read them yet. Too many books, so little time… and then burn out from trying to upkeep a book blog and suddenly I’m in a deep hole. ANYWAY, I’ll be reading her books again soon… if not the sequel definitely this one.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 2016
Summary: 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.
Comments: The premise = AMAZING. Sure on the time traveling spectrum it seems tame, but the summary has me hooked. My only concern is the historical accuracy. “Colonies”? I’m assuming the American colonies… however that is an assumption on my part because there were different colonies in our (American) colonial era. But my point = if the historical factor, like interpersonal relations – are a bit off, it will probably make the book less appealing to me.