Review: When I first picked up this book, not for the life of me could I figure out what it was about. No matter how many times I read the summary or read through the first couple of chapters, did I have any clue what this book was going to be about.
But after a while and reading carefully, at the same time as paying close attention to the date s and names. I got my first real grip of the story and its characters. So I guess not jumping into the story right off the bat worked out just fine in the end. Even made reading the book till the end worth it, in so many ways.
I think I also kind of love that after reading this book I have no clue where it will be going on my book shelves.
There are a couple of slow parts throughout this book, but I think if you have the time and are alone, and just read through. you will be able to get pulled up into the story line, as if you are right beside the characters too.
Bracken does a great job in describing her characters and the places they go or should I say the different century’s? Anyway, the attention to detail and description are really just grand, as if you can see everything the same way too. She is also able to touch on a couple of other hot button topics from back in the day very well.
I am so looking forward to how this series progresses and know its going to be fun reading more from it!
4 out of 5 stars.
486 pages. ARC. Paperback.
Young Adult. Fantasy. Romance. Science Fiction.
Published by Disney-Hyperion.
Summary: 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
-Summary from GoodReads.com