Wayfarer is the beautiful conclusion to Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger duology. If you love reading YA and traveling, then these books will take you on the adventure your wanderlusting heart is looking for.
This Bartenura Moscato will pair perfectly with Bracken’s final installment in the Passenger duology. It’s sweet and refreshing flavor pairs perfectly with Etta and Nick’s beautiful relationship. Not to mention, a map will come in more than handy on this reading adventure.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Title: Wayfarer
- Author: Alexandra Bracken
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
- Pub Date: January 3, 2017
- Pages: 532
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.
Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.
As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.
Wayfarer perfectly concludes the story Bracken began in her beautiful tale of love, adventure, and time travel in Passenger. The plot picks up right where the cliff-hanger ending to Passenger left us, pulling readers right into all the action.
While Nick and Etta have been physically separated by distance and time, they are still working toward the same goal of stopping Ironwood from destroying the world’s original timeline.
Though watching them work together in Passenger was so much sweeter, having the two separated does allow us readers the opportunity to get to know some of the other characters in this tale a bit better, and they are FASCINATING characters to get to know. Julian and Sophia are particularly complex and interesting, maybe even more so than the book’s main characters. We also get to see more of Rose Linden’s backstory, and seriously, talk about your ultimate flawed character!
The thing that is most captivating about these books is the system of time travel that Bracken has developed. It is very intricate, and while that can be a bit difficult to follow at times, it also makes the story all the more believable. Bracken’s choice of destination, both in time and place, for her passages are perfect and will leave readers desperately wanting to visit themselves.
Though I would have liked for Etta and Nick to reunite a bit earlier on in the story in order to up the romantic tension a bit, I REALLY enjoyed this book. And as for the ending, well, it’s PERFECT.
Passenger and Wayfarer have two of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. They are absolutely STUNNING. They are definitely the books you need facing outward on your bookshelf.
Etta and Nick take #relationshipgoals to a whole new level. Not even time and distance are capable of destroying the feelings they have for one another. Now that’s a swoon-worthy story if I’ve ever heard of one. Plus, can I just mention that Julian also makes for very swoon-worthy character. He’s one character I would LOVE to read more about.
Wayfarer Book Tour
I am so excited to meet Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken during their tour stop here in Salt Lake TOMORROW! I can’t wait! Check the tour schedule below to see if they’re stopping by a city near you!
Have you read Wayfarer yet? If you could visit any destination in this beautiful novel, which one would it be? Are you going to see Bracken and Dennard during their tour?
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