Hey lovelies, today I’m coming atcha with a new review. I picked up Passenger because I loved the premise and I thought the cover was absolutely gorgeous. Plus, I have heard all sorts of wonderful things about Alexandra’s Darkest Minds series, and so I thought that this would be a great place to start. Let’s go ahead and dive in and get going!

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.

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Pages: 486

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 4/5

This book was so cool. The time travel aspect was done in such a great way, and I thought it was really cool that they could go to anytime and place. Throughout the entire story, Nicholas and Etta are working to piece together clues from past travelers, which was definitely one of my favorite aspects of the entire story.

Etta and Nicholas were both really solid characters. Etta wasn’t my favorite heroine ever, but I really loved Nicholas, he has definitely worked his way onto the book boyfriend list. Together they made a great pair, and I thought that their dynamic was great.

The premise of this book was also really intriguing, and I thought that the plot was really strong. I’m not going to go too far into detail because I don’t want to spoil anything important, and I think that the best way to go into this one is relatively blind, but there was just the correct amount of action and build up. I loved all of the different places that they jumped around to, and I thought that it added a ton to the book.

Overall, I really liked this book, and I’m excited to get my hands on the sequel next year! Time travel is always a great element, and I think that this book did such a great job with the whole concept.

Happy Reading!



Author: taylor

i really love ice cream, coffee + tea, and really good books. self proclaimed bibliophile who loves everything to do with reading, here's a little peek into my bookish adventures. ((favorite genres: young adult, new adult, fantasy, and basically anything with a touch of romance))


  1. I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve mostly seen negative reviews for this book but finally I think I’ll pick it up now. Great review!

    1. It’s definitely different and a little slow in the beginning, but I thought the story was really well done! After you read it is love to hear what you think!

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