Waiting on Wednesday #77: ‘Passenger’ by Alexandra Bracken

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.



Alexandra Bracken

Passenger #1

Publication Date:
January 5th, 2016


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

Good Reads


To be honest, this one caught my eye because of the cover and since there’s so many books about pirates and ships, I had to add this on to my TBR. And basically everyone loved it who has read it, that is.

What do you think about my pick for Waiting on Wednesday?

1 Comment

  1. Sophie

    December 2, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    The cover caught my eye too, originally, and though I’ve never read any of Alexandra’s books before (I’m getting The Darkest Minds series for christmas), I’ve heard amazing things about her writing style. I haven’t read anywhere near enough time travelling YA books, and 2016 seems to have a load of them that will entertain me. Great WoW pick this week!

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA
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