Title: Passenger (Passenger #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: Jan. 05, 2016
“What good is honour when greed eats away at it’s foundations?” – Alexandra Bracken, Passenger
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.
A phenomenal read with perfect amounts of action, romance, and travel! I absolutely love Alexandra Bracken’s writing! The story was wonderful and kept me on my toes. There were a couple things though that -personally- I wanted more of. I really loved the parts when they were on a ship, but sadly they were only in the very beginning of the story and I simply wanted more! Lastly, one of the ending scenes (Not going to spoil which part exactly, but if you’ve read the book I’m sure you know which scene I’m talking about.) was hardly touched I feel, it didn’t go deep or anything. Just there and gone like it was nothing. Other than those two little issues I had, I will probably be rereading this book later in the year and I definitely recommend it.