February 8, 2017

Review: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Title: Wayfarer (Passenger #2)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: January 3rd 2017

Rating: 4.25/5

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You can read my review of Passenger - here
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 is the second book and conclusion of the Passenger duology and it´s really good, I enjoyed it.

Etta Spencer and Nicholas Carter, are the main characters of this story and both can travel in time, they travel through portals and the fact of being a traveler is a hereditary trait, Etta comes from the Linden family and Nicholas is illegitimate son of the Ironwood family and they live in a world where the Ironwood family has almost eradicated the rest of the families of travelers and where the Grand Master (Nicholas's grandfather) has changed the story to benefit himself at expense of his direct family, meanwhile what remains of the Hemlock family (known as Thorns) is trying to reverse the changes in the timeline that the Ironwood have made.

And in the middle of this war between these two families are Etta and Nicholas, they´re searching the astrolabe with the intention of destroying it, a device that falling into the wrong hands could change the lives of many travelers. At the end of the previous book Etta and Nicholas are separated and Nicholas does not know in which century Etta is thrown and decides to look for her something that is not easy since he has no idea where to start, so with the help of Sophia begins his search, meanwhile there are a group of assassins that´s following him.

It is told from dual points of view, Etta´s and Nicholas´s, with alternating chapters so that we follow them through their adventures through time, the tests that they have to go through (especially Nicholas) and we get to see how some of events in history are changing.

On this book my favorite character was Nicholas, since despite having a hard life, having suffered at the hand of his own family (being his grandfather one of the most cruel against him) and the fact that his skin color had caused him problems, he´s a noble person.

Overall, Wayfarer is full of adventure, action and some romance, with good characters and an end that left me satisfied. I really loved it!.

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