Review – Wayfarer



Title: Wayfarer

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Series: Passenger #2

4 stars

This epic, time traveling adventure comes to an end in Wayfarer, book 2 in the Passenger duology and boy oh boy, are you in for a ride.

I admit that when I finally picked up Wayfarer, it had been almost two years since I had read Passenger, so my memory was groggy and filled with holes and I had to reread the last chapter of Passenger just to remember how it ended. With a quick memory fix I dove straight into Wayfarer and my memory of the first book slowly came back as I was reintroduced to all the characters and feuding families (there’s a few to keep track of).

I really loved the way Bracken uses time travel and the rules and regulations that comes with it. And the way she writes made it easy for me to get right back into the story where we follow Etta and Nicholas. I shall leave no spoilers so for those of you who have no idea what these books are about, here’s a quick recap of Passenger:

Etta Spencer plays the violin – like really well. She’s the next big thing, but one night she suddenly loses everything she’s known and loved and is thrust into a strange new world of time traveling.

Enter Nicholas Carter, circa 18th century sailor, who suddenly has a new passenger on board his ship (hint Etta). Etta’s arrival stirs up memories from Nicholas’ past from his time spent with the powerful time traveling family Ironwood, a family who just so happens think that Etta is the key to finding a powerful object that could change the world as we know it.

Now Etta and Nicholas band together and find themselves in a race against time and caught between old family feuds to piece together clues left by a lone traveller who is hell-bent on not letting the object fall into the greedy hands of the Ironwoods.

And throughout all of this, Etta learns more about herself and her own history than she’d ever thought possible.

(if you don’t like this summary – I never said I was good at it – here’s a link to the Goodreads page where you can read the actual summary).

Despite the size of the book, there’s rarely a dull moment and I found myself turning page after page to find out what happened next. And that’s always a good sign.

The reason I did not give this book 5 stars was that I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. It fell a little flat and meh to me, especially after we had just been on this whirlwind of an adventure through different eras in time.

Do I recommend this book?
But only if you’ve read Passenger first. No skipping ahead.

So, if you’d like a fantastic adventure with traveling to old, exciting times and with a dash of romance – then get into this duology ASAP! Like, why haven’t you started Passenger yet?

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