Time Traveling!! // Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Review

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Disney- Hyperion

Page Number: 486

Publication Date: January 5th, 2016

Format Read: Hardcover (Giveaway winner)

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 Thoughts:

I have previously read Alexandra Bracken’s, the Darkest Minds trilogy, and I thought it was a pretty good trilogy.

I did find myself getting bored at times while reading, and my thoughts on the love consist of feeling that it was too easy and rushed, but it was still cute to read about despite that.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading Passenger and I found the time traveling plot to be very interesting.

While I liked how strong and awesome Etta was, she felt distant to me for some reason. Nicholas on the other hand I understood more, but I couldn’t grasp his character that well. I think that honestly the most interesting character was the old man (Ironwood). He had the most dynamic and interesting lines and back story as well.

I also don’t know how I feel about Rose, because though I understand her intentions, she sometimes made me question her motives.

I’m actually very excited to learn what happens in the next books because Passenger left me with a lot of questions.


An intriguing plot with diverse characters, though slightly boring. Any one who loves time traveling books should really pick this one up!

My Rating:

3.7 out of 5 stars

Thanks for reading, and I’m so sorry about my in- activeness in the blogosphere, track and school have been keeping me busy.

What did you think of this book!? 

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

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