Passenger – Alexandra Bracken

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Title: Passenger
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Year Published: 2016
Publisher: Hyperion
Format: Hardcover, 486 pages
ISBN: 9781484715772

Beautiful cover, beautiful concept. A bunch of anticipation, and a bunch of hype. Sadly, I did not like this book as much as I thought I would, or as much as everyone else seemed to. This book was a massive disappointment, and this review will be very different from what the majority of people seem to feel about this book.

If you haven’t heard what Passenger is about, it’s basically a treasure hunt through time, as our main characters have the ability to time travel. Etta, is a violin prodigy, and on the night of one of her shows, she is thrust through a passage that ends up taking her to the year 1776. Unknown to her is that she is part of one of four families that have the ability to time travel, and it is her mother who has stolen and hidden something that the other time traveller families are after. They believe Etta is the key to finding the hidden object, and so they force her to travel through time to solve the clues left by her mother. Etta undertakes this journey with Nicholas, a boy who hates his family and decides to help Etta – or so it seems as Nicholas has struck a deal that may see him betray everything Nicholas and Etta are working towards.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Australian Books I’d Recommend

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. Today’s topic is a freebie week, and as today is Australia Day I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to share some of my Aussie favourites. In no particular order;

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. Today’s topic is ten 2015 releases you meant to read but didn’t during the year, and I think this is a wonderful topic because I actually have many of these! In fact, I think it’s so wonderful, I’ve thrown in 12 books instead of 10!

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