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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review Collection #2 - Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Review Collection is a feature to help people decide if they want to read the featured book (let me know if you found it useful). So, the idea is that I shall be choosing one book and then sharing a range of reviews, of this book from various blogs. Allowing you to get a feel for the different opinions surrounding that book.  

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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Published: January 5th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN13: 9781484715772
Series: Duology
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Synopsis From Goodreads

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 traveller 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.
 
 
COLLECTION OF REVIEWS 
 
 
Review @ Hello Cherry
Review + Playlist @ TheYoungFolks .com
ARC Review @ The Book Smugglers
Review @ Smart Bitches Trashy Books
Review @ The Mud and Stars Book Blog
 
 
6 Star Review @ Miranda's Book Blog
5 Star Review @ Book Addict 24-7 
5 Star ARC Review @ Super Space Chick
4 Star ARC Review @ The Daydreaming Bookworm
4 Star Review @ myriadinklings
3.5 Star Review @ Lisa of Literature
3 Star ARC Review @ Happy Indulgence
3 Star ARC Review @ Nice Girls Read Books
2.5 Star Review @ Red Reading Rose
2 Star Review @ Alexa Loves Books
2 Star Review @ Rowan Reads and Raves
 
 COLLECTING MY THOUGHTS
 
I have read most of Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds trilogy (one book to go) and have really enjoyed it. There was quite a lot of hype surrounding this book around it's release date but I have yet to read it (have bought it recently). From reading and watching the collection of reviews above, there seems to be a wide range of opinions from people who really didn't enjoyed it (on Goodreads there are quite a few who DNF this book!)to people who loved it. I get the feeling that people didn't enjoy this book because of a slow beginning and some people didn't seem to like the romance (getting the feel of maybe a insta love?) while others loved the love interest. Generally people seemed to love the setting of the book and enjoyed the historical elements.

COLLECTING YOUR THOUGHTS
 

As always I want to know what you thought - let me know in the comments: 

 
Have you read this book? What did you think of it (feel free to just type or you can share link to a review)?
 
Was this review collection helpful?
 
Have these reviews made you want to read the book or made you hesitate to pick it up?

 

5 comments:

  1. This is a cool idea, Deborah! I actually just got this book so once I get started and form some opinions, I think I'll be on the lookout for others' thoughts on it!
    This is brill, thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Did you get the lovely hardback or did you go for the paperback? I got the paperback but have since seen some beautiful pics of the hardback.

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    2. I've got an e-copy for review purposes! I really want to get the hardback though!

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  2. Wow, I love the idea of a review collection! I've already read this one and I wasn't a huge fan, but collecting reviews is such a brilliant way to quickly see what other people think :)

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    1. Thanks, I have only just started doing review collections but i find it really helpful to see the general feel of a book before i buy it, so thought maybe other's would be interested as well.

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