Passenger (Hardcover)

By Alexandra Bracken

Disney-Hyperion, 9781484715772, 496pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

"Expert . . . Passenger succeeds as an adventure, as a romance and as a comparison of cultural norms."
-New York Times Book Review
"Riveting, romantic... 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, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Red Queen

"Ambitious and exquisite."
-Sarah J. Maas, New York Times #1 best-selling author of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series
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.


About the Author

Alexandra Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Passenger series and The Darkest Minds series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved East to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, Alex now writes full-time and can be found hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that's perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.


Praise For Passenger

"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, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Red Queen

"Ambitious and exquisite... Passenger 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 #1 best-selling author of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series

"Bracken keeps pages turning."—Kirkus Reviews

Expert? Passenger succeeds as an adventure, as a romance and as a comparison of cultural norms."—New York Times Book Review

"[A] rousing series opener. . . The clever historical allusions, well-crafted subplots, and cliffhanger ending should leave readers awaiting the next volume."—Publishers Weekly

"[Passenger] doesn't let up its high-octane pace until the final page. . . [A] strong new series."—School Library Journal

"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

"Readers will come for the adventure, stay for the romantic tension...Replete with historical details, this novel is a worthy addition to the growing list of time-travel adventure/romance novels and high-stakes cross-continent treasure hunts."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"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

"Expert Passenger succeeds as an adventure, as a romance and as a comparison of cultural norms."—New York Times Book Review

"Readers will come for the adventure, stay for the romantic tension...Replete with historical details, this novel is a worthy addition to the growing list of time-travel adventure/romance novels and high-stakes cross-continent treasure hunts."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

PRAISE FOR THE DARKEST MINDS

"The story's quick-paced action leads to a heartbreaking cliffhanger that will have readers eager for the next book in this planned trilogy."—Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR THE DARKEST MINDS

"Haunting Bracken creates a gripping and terrifying dystopian world."—Kirkus Reviews

"[Passenger] doesn't let up its high-octane pace until the final page. . . [A] strong new series."—School Library Journal

"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

PRAISE FOR THE DARKEST MINDS

"Bracken's latest maintains constant tension A new twist on dystopia, this is one not to miss."—Romantic Times

PRAISE FOR THE DARKEST MINDS

"A riveting, emotional read that kept me on the edge!"—New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr