Friday, March 4, 2016

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Published January 5th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Genres: Fantasy, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Page: 486

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review by: Tina


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.

Adventure, time travel, intrigue.

The story is not what I expected. There is blackmail. And pirates. And one family that is so corrupted, he almost completely wiped out an entire world.

The rules of a traveler is complex and far outside of the norm. A traveler exists outside of time. He is from every era. If his original time is shifted (altered or destroyed), he will not cease to exist but become trapped in a wrinkle.

This story enfolds beautifully to show a complex world and the players in it. I came up with alternate endings and Alexandra Bracken threw an unexpected curveball. The story clearly led me to believe certain players would bring about the end to the book...well nicely played.

The only reason I rated the book 4/5 is because I felt the characters needed more work. I enjoyed the progression of the story and how wonderfully each adventure tied to one another but I did not feel much for the characters. That's the only part that could use development.


  1. Great review Tina! I'm glad to hear that you liked the book. I've been meaning to read it ever since it has come out. By the way, I tagged you, Wendy, and Shon in the Totally Should've Book Tag!

    1. Awesome thanks!! Yeah this book is most anticipated read and it was not what I expected. I imagined the story more like The Time Traveler's Wife and clearly it was not haha.

  2. I agree!! The characters needed some work. The story was fairly interesting though and I love the time travel aspect. Will you be reading the next one?