Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: giveaway!

December 14, 2015 2015, alexandra bracken, giveaway, Wendy 44


Here’s a fun package that came my way recently–I love the cover, and the goodies tie in nicely to the travel theme. After Tonya’s glowing review for The Darkest Minds, I’m very excited to read Alexandra Bracken’s new book Passenger, which comes out right after the holidays!

You know we rarely do promo-only posts, but I like the author very much on social media–seriously, she tweets thoughtful and fun things, and her adorable puppy looks like a baby Chewbacca–and I knew a lot of our readers would be excited about this book, too. (Alex, if you’re reading this, I think you need this shirt for this Friday.)

We’re giving you an opportunity to win a copy of the book below, but first, here’s a little bit more about it:

About the Book

PassengerCoverIn one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods–a powerful family in the Colonies–and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them–whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

About the Author

AlexBrackenAuthorPhotoAlexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestsellingauthor of The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William&Mary in Virginia. Alex now lives in New York City, where you can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at and on Twitter @alexbracken.

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I like the sound of the unusual setting, and the time-travel aspect intrigues me, too! I also love “treacherous forces” separating young lovers. :D What can I say, I love impossible romances.

vine-divider-finalWin a copy of Passenger!

Thanks to our friends at Disney Hyperion and Big Honcho Media, we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the book. All you have to do is a leave your name and contact info, with a thoughtful comment below telling us why you’re excited to read Passenger! Bonus point: retweet Wendy’s tweet about the giveaway to help spread the word, and we’ll take note of your efforts. :)

Open to U.S. residents aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission; please see our giveaway tab for complete rules.

We’ll choose a winner in early January, and the book will be shipped out then as well.

Giveaway and review copies were provided by the publisher. Photo by Wendy Darling.

vine-divider-finalAre you looking forward to reading Alex Bracken’s new book? While you’re waiting, you can check out the beginning of the book here!

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44 Responses to “Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: giveaway!”

  1. Kami

    I can’t wait to read Passenger because I love Alex’s books and this one looks so interesting! I love the cover! And it looks so pretty without it’s dust jacket! :-)

  2. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    I never read Darkest Minds because I honestly did think it was a book for me. It was hard not to read it when so many others were loving it so much. Passenger, however, sounds INCREDIBLE! It’s not my usual genre (I’m a total contemp girl) but I’ve been venturing out lately and finding so many incredible reads! I’m really looking forward to reading Passenger and discovering all of its awesomeness. :)
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  3. Elizabeth Stewart

    Looking forward to this book and a good time travel novel. And even though you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover this book’s cover is lovely and makes the book all the more enticing!

  4. Mac Ford

    I love Alexandra Bracken’s writing! The Darkest Minds was fantastic and I can’t wait to read this one. :) I’m so excited about the sprawling setting (especially the “life at sea” dynamic!) and what I’m sure will be an incredible journey for these characters. Winning this giveaway would be a dream! Thanks for hosting it! :)

  5. Gwen @ The Book Lounge

    I am definitely interested in Passenger. I have read Darkest Minds and Never Fade and have In the Afterlight on my TBR shelf. I enjoyed her writing, but that story went a completely different direction that I was hoping it would. I’m not giving up on it yet though! Passenger sounds so intriguing and in fact it was my very first Waiting on Wednesday post I ever did (you can check that out here

  6. sherry butcher

    I love reading esp. time travel. This sounds right for me. Thanks fror sharing.

  7. Sakeina

    This book is one of my MOST anticipated reads, and I’m so incredibly excited! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

  8. Emily

    I absolutely love Alexandra Bracken’s writing! Her stories are always interesting and full of action!

  9. Jenelle Riane

    Time travel= win. Thanks so much for the giveaway, this is a must read for me! It sounds so good plus that cover!!

  10. Jenelle Riane

    Time travel= win. This sound so good plus that cover! Definitely a must read for me.

  11. Olivia Bates

    Can’t say I don’t judge a book by its cover, and this one is gorgeous! But the real reason I want the book is because of the name of the author, I love Alexandra Bracken’s stuff and this seems different and exciting. Will buy even if I don’t win the giveaway!

  12. Alice @ Arctic Books

    I’d love to read PASSENGER because Alex Bracken is such an amazing author! I’ve also heard awesome reviews for this book, so I’d love to have this book in my hands!

  13. Julie Anna

    I’m really interested in the premise of this book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  14. Yasmin Lee

    I enjoyed The Darkest Minds, and the blurb of Passenger sounds really cool! It seems like a great book and I’d love to read it.

  15. Bobbi Corby

    I love The Darkest Minds series and I can’t wait to read Passenger! I got to meet Alex Bracken this year at Bookcon and I must say, she was the nicest author I ever met. She is a favorite of mine.

  16. Sophia

    I have yet to read the Darkest Minds, but from what everyone is saying about this book (and it’s synopsis) it looks amazing! And the cover is gorgeous!

  17. J. Oh

    I’m another reader who hasn’t read Bracken’s other books, but I’ve had PASSENGER on my radar because of the beautiful cover and intriguing description, and also because I was a fan of some of Bracken’s posts on Pub(lishing) Crawl. That package looks gorgeous! :)

  18. Lisa @ Bookish Broads

    Thank you for the contest! I fell in love with Alex’s writing in her Darkest Minds series – and I can’t wait to see how she weaves in her signature depth and darkness with this ship/sailing/treasure element! SO COOL.

  19. Jen

    I really love time travel, and this seems like such a carefully constructed world.

  20. Shannelle

    Time traveling? And a violinist? I’ve definitely never done time travel, but I can say that I did fail spectacularly at the violin, and people doing better at it than I did is definitely something I want to read. And I’ll be binge-reading the TDM series this Christmas, so why not continue with her next book? :D
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  21. Lia

    I love the TDM series and it was because of Alex’s Star Wars novel I actually watched the movies and am thoroughly obsessed. . . my friends are very annoyed. I will read anything Ms. Bracken puts out and I’m sure I’ll love Passenger :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  22. Starr Bruner

    I’ve been trying to win this baby all over the place! I love giving authors the chance to build new worlds for me!

  23. Sonya

    I am looking forward to the time travel element. Quite a few booktubers and bloggers are praising this book.

  24. Angela

    I haven’t read her yet, but I’ve been excited for this book since I first saw it. It sounds really interesting! This is an awesome giveaway!

  25. Sally

    Ahhh, I’m so excited for this book! It seems like such a fun, time travel, pirate-ish adventure!
    I loved Alexandra Bracken’s Darkest Mind trilogy so I hope I liked this one too!

    Thanks for the chance! :)

  26. Megan Born

    I actually haven’t read any of her books but this one just sounds so amazing! I would live to read it :)

  27. Alicia

    I am one of her biggest fans, and to say I’m dying to read this is an understatement. If I could only read one book next year, this would be it. Plus, she is just one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met.

  28. Carina Olsen

    Stunning post Wendy. <3 Thank you for sharing about this book :D It looks so pretty. And I cannot wait to read it once it comes out :D And ahh, you are so lucky for getting that package. <3 SO PRETTY :D I hope you will love this book lots sweet girl :)
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  29. Ellie

    I loved the darkest minds trilogy and Brightly woven when that first came out. I’m a huge fan of Alex’s work, so of course I’m super excited about time traveling romance and Alex’s writing!! :D
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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