Waiting on Wednesday (60): Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date:  January 5, 2016
Published by Disney Hyperion

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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)


Um, YEAH. So that sounds FABULOUS. And that cover! GORGEOUS! I can’t wait for this one!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Micheline D

    November 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Fantastic pick Andrea^^ I am definitely waiting on this one right along with you – it sounds fantastic! I have yet to read her Darkest Minds series but it's been on my tbr shelf since it first came out…but this one? Time travel! Swashbuckling! Mystery! Yes Please :D

  2. Tracy

    November 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    This one looks SO good! I've had my eye on it for quite awhile, but I'm kind of waiting on some reviews to be posted first. I hope you love it! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  3. Eve

    November 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This is a great pick! I can't for it as well! Sounds super exciting and the cover is just beautiful! What I’m Waiting On

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