Book Review – Wayfarer

Title: Wayfarer (Passenger #2)

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Published: By Disney Hyperion on 3rd January, 2017

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Summary

Wayfarer picks up where Passenger left off, with Etta waking to find herself wounded and guarded, at the mercy of the secretive and elusive Thorns. Nicholas finds himself in Nassau waiting for Rose, in the company of Sophia, who is recovering from her brush with death. With the astrolabe still missing and a new timeline that keeps shifting, will they be able to find it before it changes time irrevocably? And when, if ever, they find it, what would one do with the power to alter time itself?

Thoughts

The plot doesn’t have a single dull moment in this book. Alex tucks little history lessons in without it feeling like a boring info-dump section, which I really liked in both the books. Overall, I felt Wayfarer outdid its predecessor in every way. I think it was a brilliant ending to an excellent series that made history come alive for me. It was informative, clever and had several memorable characters.

Read the detailed review here.

Recommendations

I would recommend this book to time travel enthusiasts and people who like to travel the world at zero cost.

For the music, I’d recommend any fast-paced classical violin music.

A big tub of popcorn would make an excellent snack accompaniment.

Links

Book: Amazon | Goodreads

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Book Review – Passenger

Title: Passenger

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Published: By Disney Hyperion on 5th January, 2016

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Summary

Passenger is a story that revolves around Etta Spencer, a violin prodigy, whose worries escalate from her solo debut as a professional artist to surviving in a part of the world in a time completely unfamiliar to her because of the legacy of her family. She’s forced to retrieve a powerful object in return for her mother’s life for the chief of the Ironwood family, who has managed to monopolise time travelling. Nicholas Carter, a legal pirate, accompanies her in her travel through time and space, but harbours a secret of his own.

Thoughts

I loved the way the main character, Etta, made sense of the world around her using sounds and melodies, which made the viewpoint of the character unique and refreshing. The fact that Etta knows nothing of the legacy she has inherited or about the characters adds enough mystery to the story to keep the reader turning the pages. I liked the authenticity in the description of the different places and timelines. Passenger was exciting and wonderful enough to pull me into its world, but the ending bothered me a bit, hence only 4 stars.

Read the detailed review here.

Recommendations

I would recommend the book to fans of YA fantasy, time travel or romance, adventurers at heart and “legal pirates”.

For the music, I was reminded strongly of Payphone by Maroon 5, which I think fits the romantic aspects best. Another good option is Who You Really Are from the OST of BBC’s Sherlock (Track #11 in The Final Problem), which is easier to listen to it has no lyrics to distract from the reading experience.

Any salty food would go well as a snack while reading this book.

Links

Book: Amazon | Goodreads

Author: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr