"A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story. The good ones last." --C.S. Lewis
Are you all excited for Passenger by Alexandra Bracken? I definitely am. The only other book I've read that combines time travel and historical romance is Outlander, and I enjoyed the book and the show quite a bit (though I've still got to finish watching the last three episodes! ack!). Oh, wait, I also read Lisa Bergren's River of Time series. But it's been so long since I read some of those books, and there's always room for more. More YA + time-travel + romance + historical speculative fiction, please! More Alexandra Bracken please!
"You are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you." -back cover on the ARC of Passenger. Could this be the mysterious Nicholas from the synopsis?
If you're as excited as I am, check out the giveaway below!
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken | Goodreads
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.
First: if you are really excited for this book, you can actually download the ebook sampler on either Amazon, Nook, or iBooks.
I love reading samplers before adding books to my TBR. They really help determine whether I'd jive with the writing style. I highly encourage you to check those links out!
Second: even if you don't win this giveaway, please consider pre-ordering the book. Pre-order sales can be vital to the success of a book. And look, handy links ahead: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, Indigo, iBooks.