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Waiting on Wednesday: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine & spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Passenger by Alex BrackenPassenger by Alexandra Bracken

Expected publication: January 5th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

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 . . . forever. (Goodreads)

I’ve been waiting on this one since summer when everyone was getting ARC’s at BEA/BookCon. Then again I coveted the fancy swag pack that was sent out to select readers/bloggers/booktubers. I have heard nothing but fantastic things. I’ve read the first two books in Bracken’s The Darkest Minds trilogy. I enjoyed both and I have the 3rd on my TBR shelf. Passenger is the first book in her next series. Not only does it sound good but how awesome is that cover?!


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