The Friday 56, #99: Passenger

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“He let out a sound that was less a warning and more a terrified shout as the wood splintered and the sails collapsed in on themselves with a thwack and flutter.”

Alexandra Bracken, author of the Darkest Minds series, recently released the first novel in her time-traveling series called Passenger. This book was on the receiving end of a lot of hype and though I didn’t feel that it quite lived up to it, I did think it was an overall good book. You can check out my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

“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, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.”


25 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #99: Passenger

  1. I really like that quote. The “sound” feels like the calm before the storm. I was at Costco and noticed this book was selling for such a great price ($11.50)! I am a sucker for deals. =) It’s a lovely cover. Now that I have it, the urgency to read it seems to have wane. Funny how that happens. Don’t let me don’t read it Alicia!

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