“This was the danger, the seduction of time travel, she realized—it was the opportunity, the freedom of a thousand possibilities of where to live and how to start over. It was the beauty open to you in your life if you only stopped for a moment to look.” – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
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.”
What an amazing, beautiful and heart-wrenching book!
Passenger is the first book in Bracken‘s duology and it had everything in it I hoped and craved for. I absolutely loved Bracken‘s The Darkest Minds trilogy but this book was way better than them. I knew right from page 1 that this book was going to be one of my all-time favourite.
The book follows the journey of Nicholas and Etta‘s search of the ”legendary” astrolabe through different locations and most importantly different era’s. It’s hard to write something as diversified as this but Bracken managed to pull it out, and she did it very well.
I loved Etta. She was such a cool and fun character to read. Her love for her mom and especially for Alice made me love her more and more on every page. I loved Nicholas too. I loved his strength against all the criticism and how he never gave up on his dreams.
This book was also based on some serious issues like racism and poverty of men against women, which made this book much more than just some fantasy book. This book was giving some serious messages and it was entertaining at the same time, that’s why I adored Passenger so much. Thank you, Bracken, for writing such a beautiful book.
(p.s. Bracken really is the goddess of cliffhangers!)