My Shelf Monday: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


Publisher: Disney-Hyperion


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.

Where did I get it?

As usual, from Chapters/Indigo!

Why did I buy it?

For many reasons: the beautiful cover, the intriguing description, and the rave reviews.

Have I Read It?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I actually started reading it for my School’s Out Readathon, but 100 pages in I wasn’t loving it. With other books that I was dying to read, I decided to DNF it for the time being. Maybe I’ll like it better when I give it another try in the future?

Where is it on my TBR?

At one point it was pretty high up on my list, but now it has sunken a bit. It’s not something I plan to try again very soon, but it’s not near the bottom, either, if that makes any sense.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.


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