I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Review in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Review
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
I’m so excited that this is my first review for 2016 cause ya’ll, this book is amazing! If you read as much as I do, then you know that I have read lots of time-travel stories. Now, as much as I like them, they tend to be repetitive. The person finds a trinket or some sort of magical item to time-travel, etc. This story has new elements to it that make it unique.
Plot: This is about a girl who has a heritage to time-traveling. There are very powerful families with long ties powerful artifacts. I love the idea of the plot. The way the storyline play out kept me locked in the story. I felt the the different eras in time as well as the emotions.
Time-Travel: The thing with time-travel is that in order to feel like you are there, you need to be able to see it in your head. Make no mistake that this author did a fantastic job describing the clothing, the place, the people, even the smells. I loved jumping from era to era and seeing the connections with the characters.
Artifacts: When it comes to time-traveling, artifacts are the power. When you have old families fighting for something, there is lots of drama. These families have secrets. Deep, dark secrets that keep you at the edge of your seat.
Overall, this is a fantastic read. The elements of time-traveling, artifacts, and powerful families, Passenger sets up for a well told story. Beautifully written with amazing detail, Passenger is a must read.