Welcome to my stop on the Passenger tour, hosted by Irish Banana Tours. So excited to share my thoughts on this amazing book! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway before you leave; or you know, just buy a copy for yourself. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss this year. Trust me.
Title: Passenger (Passenger #1) Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release Date: January 5th 2016
Genres: Young-Adult, Historical-Fantasy, Time-Travel, Science-Fiction, Romance, Adventure
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.
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What to say about this book?!! Read it! This is the best historically researched book that I have read in a long time. I love the characters; especially the main two, Etta and Nicholas. Coming from two different times in history, these two embark on a journey to stop the changing of history at the whim of a madman. I love the world building and the different settings as they traveled from place to place throughout history. The writing is impeccable and I couldn’t put it down to save my life. I was left wanting more at the end, and I can’t wait to read book 2. From Etta’s aspiration of being the best violinist in the world, to Nicholas’ longing to be free from his oppressors, I loved everything that this book stands for. Nicholas doesn’t lose his cool (well, not on the outside, at least) when being discriminated against, and I loved him more for it. He’s all like…….
And Etta was all fierce and stuff…..
But she had to remember her place and time….
I really hate Sophia, as much as I don’t like to use the word. I wanted to reach in and beat some common sense into her. Okay, so she’s from a different time, but she still tore my nerves to shreds. It was all about her and what she wanted.
What I Loved…….
- The main characters, Etta & Nicholas. I love that they’re so very different, and the romance wasn’t forced. I guess it’s true when they say opposites attract. Etta is from modern New York, whereas Nicholas is from a different time and place in history that hasn’t been so kind to his being. I love how fiercely protective Etta is of Nicholas, and just her open-mindedness in general. I liked the blindness of their romance. There’s no way of knowing what could happen at any given moment. Etta is being used as a means to an end and there are forces at play that neither Etta or Nicholas can control. I’m eager to know just what will happen in book 2 because there’s a scene that cannot be ignored. I won’t spoil this but Bracken’s got some ‘xplaining to do on the romance front!
- The time travel isn’t chalked full of equations and how-to’s, so it’s fairly easy to understand. I love the different places that the characters traveled to. I’ve never Googled so much in my life, as I did with this book! I needed to be able to visualize the people, places, and things. Not that Bracken doesn’t give you ample descriptions, but I have to Google a lot when reading any historical books. The fashions, societies, musics, dialects…they were all well fleshed out.
- I love the antagonist’s plan. Let’s face it, if this didn’t have someone out to change history and ruin the world, this wouldn’t be much of a read. I love all of the thrills from escapes that the characters went through. I love that everything wasn’t easy to get out of.
What I Didn’t Like……
Other than the cliffhanger ending, there’s not really anything I didn’t like. There are the a-hole characters, but that’s part of the story and it keeps everything interesting.
Recommend? YES PEOPLE!!
I really enjoyed this book, and although it’s labeled YA, I think that readers of all ages will enjoy it. I love the many genres that make up this story, so there’s something for everyone. Highly recommend this book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m Alex. I write about telekinetic teens and floppy-haired wizards. I love Star Wars, classic rock, and 18th century gentlemen. When I’m not up at 4 AM writing, you can find me running around the DC area, where I now live and write full time.
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