Passenger by Alexandra Bracken review

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

Rating 3/5

Summary from goodreads :
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
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My thoughts:
I was really looking forward to this book since I loved Alexandra Bracken’s other books. This was one big let down. It did not live up to my expectations from the author and the summary. I thought the book would pull me and I would love the characters that did not happen. I could not wait till I finished this book and got onto another.
What I did not like:
First off the main character was so boring. I just could not connect with her at all and I really tried to cause I give every character a chance. I also did not like how choppy the book was and how the plot progressed. It seemed drawn out and the book could have been shorter. Also I did not like the romance aspect. I felt like Etta and Nicholas had no chemistry and it was forced. I am not very happy with how this book came out.
The very little parts of the novel I did like:
The aspect of time travel. I also liked the cover. I thought the side characters had more substance than the main characters.

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