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Arc Review | Passenger (Passenger #1)

*starry eyes* So the second is coming out when? ANd how can I get my hands on a copy like right now? Because I need it.

20983362passage, 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.

I am in love with this book! The idea of time travel has always intrigued me, and was handled so well! Just the idea that there are people out there who can travel to different time periods, and can end up changing history is the most intriguing thing! It also makes the Ironwood family absolutely terrifying.

I feel in love with Nicholas pretty quickly—how could I not? He’s a pirate, he’s got a chip on his shoulder (which is completely understandable, seeing as he is a freed slave), and he’s a total hottie. It’s no wonder Etta found herself drawn to him.

I loved Etta’ spunk. Here she is, thrown into this world that she doesn’t understand, after losing a loved one. Some people would lose their minds, but not her. So it’s no wonder that Nicholas is drawn to her.

This had to be a beast to write, with all the research Alexandra Bracken probably had to do into the history aspect, and piecing together timelines, and keeping track of where everything went together in the story, but she handled it soooo well! This story is amazing, and easily one of my favorites! And I cannot WAIT to see what book 2 will bring!

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  1. Great review! It makes me want to read this even more. I wasn’t into time travel stuff until Outlander and A Thousand Pieces of You changed my mind so I am looking forward to reading another with time travel.

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  2. Pingback: Book Review | Wayfarer (Passenger #2) | Darcy's Book Blog

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