Author: Alexandra Bracken
Page Count: 496
Series: Passenger, Book 1
Publishing Date/Publisher: January 5, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken was a thoroughly entertaining read. I can quite honestly say I loved every minute of it. The plot is engaging and unique, and the mystery has a way of keeping you guessing well into the second and final book (which I am still reading, review to follow). Without giving anything critical away, the book revolves around Etta, a girl from the 21st century, and Nicholas, a sailor from the 18th. They are tasked with a mission for a man who wants to control time travel, which leads to interesting aspects that have rarely (in my experience) been dealt with in issues concerning time travel. Nicholas is black, which means that he is always acutely aware of the colour of his skin and the attitudes towards it in various times. It was not an awareness I was expecting from a book written by a white author and it was incredibly refreshing. Bracken has a way of writing that invokes confusion at times, but only when necessary. She writes the jumbled thoughts of her characters in a way that puts you there with them, figuring everything out and feeling all of their emotions. It was a captivating read.