Book Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Title: Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Historical Fiction


This book was absolutly wonderful, many people say that this book wasn’t as good as her Darkest Minds trilogy, I’m glad to say that this is my first Alexandra Bracken book so I can’t compare them. Since they are making a Darkest Minds book I decided that I would read some of her books, I choose this as my first so I could give it a fair review.

The characters are wonderful, Etta is someone that you could relate to if you were put in the same situation that she is in now. I do hold some resentment to Rose because its her fault that Etta is so unprepaired for all of this. I loved the diversity in this book, Etta and Nicholas’s relationship, it’s clear from the very beginning that they were attracted to each other, and that they grew to have feelings for each other but they were met with many challenges.

The fact that they are from differen’t time periods so their relationship would be viewed differently, in current times we wouldn’t think anything of it because it’s common for us, but in Nicholas’s time it’s a differen’t story. Back then slavery still existed and Etta and his relationship is something that is forbidden, so I loved seeing them having to overcome that. The topic is something that I take personally becuase my uncle is racist and I grew listening to him, I love him because he’s family and he’s always been there for me when I need him but I have no respect for him because of his beliefe’s, they are the opposite of mine, I don’t care what color skin they have only what kind of person they are. I honestly commend Alexandra Bracken for writing about this topic and I love how she explores it.

This is my first book that deal’s with the subject of time travel on a large scale (I not including Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban because it was small and not the main focas) and I thought that Alexandra Bracken does it so well. I love how she choose to explain how it works and it’s something that I honestly thought that could actually happen.

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