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
In 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
Alexandra 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 www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.
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.
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.
Are you looking forward to reading Alex Bracken’s new book? While you’re waiting, you can check out the beginning of the book here!