Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Synopsis
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, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick 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.

My Review
I have been dying to read this one for so long! I remember seeing the cover and falling in love with it. I mean, my god- it's so beautiful. I instantly wanted to know more about the story and what it was all about. I haven't read any SciFi books in so long but reading Passenger honestly made me realize why I loved SciFi books so much.  The amount of details and obvious research that went into this book was incredible and so, so well put together.
Although it's true that it has a bit of a slow start, once the book picked up the pace, it was hard not to be completely lost in it. The world of Passenger was so entertaining and the main character, Etta was a total bad-a--. The only thing I wish was different was the fact that the story ends in a cliffhanger. However, the cliffhanger only made me more excited for what's to come. This is definitely one of the Must-Read books of 2016.

*Disclaimer: A Review Copy was kindly was provided to Reads By Rose by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My reviews will always remain truthful, unbiased and respectful.

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