Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

June 15, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Review: Passenger, Alexandra BrackenPassenger by Alexandra Bracken
Series: Passenger #1
Published by HarperCollins - Australia on January 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 486
Source: Co-op Bookshop
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four-stars

This journey is only the beginning...

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Pulled back through time to 1776 in the midst of a fierce sea battle, she has travelled not only miles, but years from home.

With the arrival of this unusual passenger on his ship, privateer Nicholas Carter has to confront a past that he can't escape and the powerful Ironwood family who won't let him go without a fight. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value; one they believe only Etta can find.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by an enigmatic traveller. 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 from Nicholas, and her way home, forever.

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Alexandra Bracken’s new debut book, Passenger. The review is an extract from episode 42 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on 17 May 2015.

This is a spoiler-free review. Thanks to the Co-op for providing Angelya with a copy of this book to review.

You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page.

Quotes from the review:

P: Such cover-lust!

P: I found this book difficult to get into. Also a bit boring by the end.

P: The commentary on treatment of women and other races was a really interesting aspect.

A: [Alex Bracken] did a great job with Etta being outraged at the way people were treating Nicholas.

A: The romance isn’t great… would have liked more adventure and less romance, perhaps.

A: The physics of the time travel were a bit hazy but it was a pretty neat idea.

P: The Timefugees!

P: It’s a bit like the Claudia Grey series, A Thousand Pieces of You.

A: I like the music in it (try Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No 2 and the Largo from Sonata No 3 (seriously, go have a listen)).

P: But it was a shame there wasn’t any more music after the beginning.

Philippa’s rating: 3 stars – A great idea, I just didn’t think it was well executed.

Angelya’s rating: 4 stars – I enjoyed it. Read if you are interested in time travel adventures with a dash of romance.

passenger wayfarerPublishing January 2017

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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