Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Time Travel
Page Length: 464 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Via Goodreads:

passage, 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 . . .


I have yet to read Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds trilogy (and I really want to), but Passenger sounds so EPIC!! I haven't read many historical fiction books lately, and rarely read time travel ones, so I am PSYCHED FOR THIS! It looks absolutely amazing and I can't wait!! Also, I started the seventy page free sampler and I AM IN LOVE.


  1. I am so excited for The Passenger! I'm a fan of time travel and even though I didn't rally like THE DARKEST MINDS that much, I know for certain that this author CAN write.

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. That's too bad that you didn't like The Darkest Minds! I started it a while back but never got around to finishing it. Hopefully I'll read it soon. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Passenger more than TDM though :)

  2. I am so excited for this book as well! Ahhh! I loved The Darkest Minds so much!! You should read it ASAP! Great pick!

    1. I will definitely try my best to read it soon! I might hold off for a bit though since I'm already reading a book with superpowers so I don't want to dive so deep into the genre that I'm sucked into a black hole or reading slump