I have a thing going on tomorrow I am SO excited to announce, but I’m waiting to make sure everything this green-lit before putting it on the internet.
I also managed to (finally) finish my first book of the month after falling into a slight reading slump. I’ll have a review up tomorrow in the next few days, but I finally read The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert and boy was it a treat. We’ll get into that more later.
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 148 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Time Travel
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.
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 3/5
I’m not sure what I think I’d rate this book. I really enjoyed The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding when I read it last summer and have wanted to check out her other books. That being said, I’ve seen this book get pretty mixed reviews and I think a 3 is a pretty conservative estimate. After reading the synopsis, I think this is a book I’m probably going to enjoy, but I don’t think I’m going to be obsessed with this one. I think it’s going to be a fun fantasy, but it may not be a knockout.
Have you read passenger?
What did you think?
Let me know below!