Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra BrackenWayfarer (Passenger, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Pages: 532
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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.

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Friends, this review is woefully, shamefully, embarrassingly late. Especially considering how much I absolutely loved it. “Wayfarer” is the second and final book in a gorgeous duology by Alexandra Bracken. I absolutely adored the first book, “Passenger” (my review), when it released last year which meant that “Wayfarer” was one of most anticipated releases of 2017. So, once again, we ask that age old question…did it live up to my expectations?

Everything I loved about the first book was back again…and then some! The introduction of more traditional fantasy elements into the already fascinating aspect of time travel was something that elevated the entire story for me. Alexandra Bracken took the story of Etta and Nicholas and brought it to a whole other level. This entire book was a rollercoaster ride of action, adventure and emotion, and I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough. I’m a huge fan of the slow burn, little mysteries being quietly covered until everything comes crashing together. “Wayfarer” did just that in the most perfect way. It was such a satisfying conclusion to an intense and epic story that spanned thousands of years and endless locations.

The dedication of this book is utter perfection…

For all those history has forgotten

Above all, “Wayfarer” is the story of people who have been lost to circumstance…and to time. They have nothing more to lose…and because of this they are willing to put everything on the line. The stakes couldn’t have been higher in “Wayfarer” and the way in which Bracken expertly wove all the story lines together to create an epic finale was so amazing to experience.

FINAL THOUGHTS…

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“Wayfarer” is A timeless and emotional story of family, history and Love. A must read for fans of fantasy and epic historic novels, this book delivers what you love most about both!

About Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books.

Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages.

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One comment for “Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

  1. Your mood board for Wayfarer is pure perfection<3 I found this book a little bit more difficult to get into than Passenger was. I think the separation of Nicholas and Etta was killing me!

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