Usually I don’t review a book in a series till the series is complete, but I just can’t wait for this one. “Passenger” by Alexandra Bracken is an amazing book. It’s about time travel. This girl named Etta Spencer is a violinist. She’s practically a prodigy. When she goes to play for this benefit at the museum in New York, something strange happens. When she plays her song, she can hear this weird sound. Drawn to it, she embarks on this adventure through time. For she is no ordinary girl. She is a time traveler. It’s this hereditary thing and is governed by this big family, who are all basically evil people.
Etta is summoned by the head of the family and taken on board this ship, manned by this guy named Nicholas. They come from two different worlds and two different ethnicities. You think today’s society is racist? Try the mid 1700s, where slavery was legal. Etta must survive this ship and whatever is ahead of her if she has any hope of getting to her time and saving the people she loves.
This book has so much going on for it. I was a little confused at first, but once I got it, I was hooked. Definitely a book worth getting. The discourse between the families and Etta’s mom was very action packed and thrilling. Also, the romance between Etta and Nicholas… man that was awesome. I think any fan of Doctor Who will love this book.
I think one thing that I loved about this book was how it brought up the topic of time and how people who time travel can alter the future. It was also great when the subject of what the true timeline was. I mean, would the timeline that Etta knows still exist if they go and try to fix it?
So far, I am very thrilled to learn what happens later on in the series. This was one of the book series in which I will definitely have to reread once the entire series is out. I’m hoping that it be made into more than just three books. I love the idea of time travel and the characters are so well written that I’m hooked on finding out what happens to them.
Of course it’s too early to rate the series, but for the book itself, I give it 5/5.