Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Waiting on Wednesday: Passengers by Alexandra Bracken
Waiting on Wednesday is held weekly by Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are anxiously awaiting to get their hands on.
This week's pick only recently caught my radar. But the story just has a certain kick that has me intrigued and ready to devour.
Book: Passengers by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Summary (The Book Depository) : 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, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick 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.
Reviews that came with the summary: "I was truly transported through this novel, a willing passenger pulled through its pages alongside riveting, romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight. Fans of Outlander will see so much of Claire in Etta, who holds a smart and headstrong lens to history. I can't wait to voyage through the next volume." -Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Red Queen "Grabs you by the heart from its opening notes and doesn't let go until its knockout, blockbuster finale." -Sarah J. Maas, New York Times best-selling author of the Throne of Glass series "This time-traveling adventure is rich in detail, the slowburning relationship between Etta and Nicholas will leave many readers breathless, and the startling cliffhanger will reel them back for the next installment." -Booklist "[Passenger] doesn't let up its high-octane pace until the final page. . . [A] strong new series." -School Library Journal "Bracken keeps pages turning." -Kirkus Reviews "[A] rousing series opener. . . The clever historical allusions, well-crafted subplots, and cliffhanger ending should leave readers awaiting the next volume." -Publishers Weekly
Purchase: The Book Depository, Amazon