Wayfarer (Passenger Series #2)

Wayfarer (Passenger Series #2)

by Alexandra Bracken


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I've been orphaned by my time.

The timeline has changed.

My future is gone.

Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas-the eighteenth century privateer she loves-and her natural time.

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future.

Still devastated by Etta's disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.

From colonial Nassau to New York City, San Francisco to Roman Carthage, imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, New York Times #1 best-selling author Alexandra Bracken charts a gorgeously detailed, thrilling course through time in this stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594787778
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Passenger Series , #2
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 196,139
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Alexandra Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Passenger series and The Darkest Minds series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved East to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, Alex now writes full-time and can be found 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.

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Wayfarer (Passenger Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: WAYFARER concludes this time-traveling duology with a dynamic chase filled with feuds, betrayal, and love lost and found, sending all players sprinting around the globe to the beat of a ticking drum. With a heavier cast of violence and a softer glance of romance this story digs down to the roots and unearths the impossible. This book was plenty of great fun especially if you enjoyed the first book but hoped for more action. There was plenty going on, lots of gunfire and adrenaline and puzzles and cryptic deals, and yet somehow it still felt a bit slow. Although I definitely enjoyed getting to know all sorts of new characters such as Etta’s father, the Belladonna, Julian, Li Min, etc., as well as getting to know more about some of the secondary characters from the previous book. And the ending however was pretty well done in the sense of wrapping things up for the main characters/the characters you’ll have come to care about. So that was nice. Oh, but just a heads up: if you swooned for the romance in PASSENGER between Etta and Nicholas then just know that it takes a very long time for them to meet up again. **Read the full review on Wordpress: Pooled Ink
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18876111 More than 1 year ago
I did not see that ending coming, but I loved it. The ending made up for some heartbreaking moments in the story so it was nice to see that the book ended on a happy note. I was once again impressed with Bracken's writing and how well the concept of time was done. I actually liked Sophia in this book, I felt like she really grew as a character. This was an amazing duology.
HM1013 More than 1 year ago
Such a fantastic sequel to Passenger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! I think I've fallen in love with Nicholas!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this sequel to PASSENGER, but would definitely recommend at least re-reading the last chapter of that book before diving in. Otherwise, there was some amazing character growth and action in this one, and I'm bummed it's over.
thiskidlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
I adored Passenger. So much. I loved the glimpses of the different places and times. I loved Etta’s trying to figure out where she fit in the world. I loved Nicholas. Because of my love for Passenger and the knowledge that it would be a duology, I had a lot of expectations for Wayfarer. A LOT. PS. Don’t read any farther if you haven’t yet read Passenger. Don’t do it. Right off the bat, I was curious about how Bracken would expand the world when we already had the time travel component from Passenger. Oh my gracious. I thought the alternate timeline thing was BRILLIANT. We’ve already seen the past, so why not change the past. I will say, this was not a book where I could turn my brain off. You know I love those, but this was not one of them. It was mentally exhausting at times trying to keep up with the rules of time travel and the astrolabe and the fluidity of the timeline – I loved it. As the synopsis promises, we are introduced to a plethora of new characters in Wayfarer! We learn more about Sophia, and Julian, and Li Min, and Etta’s dad. GASPSHOCKAWE. We also see more of Rose’s motivations, which added an entirely unexpected layer to the whole conflict. The real reason to read this book, though? Nicholas. If you thought you loved him in Passenger, then sweet holy lord. Just try to keep your heart together while reading Wayfarer. I dare you. He is every bit the man we remember, but then so much more. I will say this: I think the first time reading Wayfarer was…less.. than what I wanted it to be. Because up until the last twenty percent of the book, I was waiting for a thing to happen. I was reading for the express purpose of getting to the thing. And it frustrated me because it wasn’t happening and wasn’t happening and…oh, so close, but not happening. I couldn’t fully appreciate the new settings or the characters because I was focusing on the thing. I do believe that upon reading Wayfarer again and knowing about the thing, I would love it even more because I’ll be able to be in the moment.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken Book Two of the Passenger series Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: January 3, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: Review copy sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: SPOILER-FREE REVIEW. (Unless you haven't read Passenger.) One-line summary: This book is every bit as fascinating, captivating, and thrilling as its predecessor, and a page-turning, satisfying conclusion to the series. I was extremely excited when I received this book early for review, but also wary. It's a long book (500+ pages), and the story is at an intense point (from the end of Passenger). I was nervous to read Wayfarer, because there are so many ways that this book could end, and most of them are bittersweet (or just plain cruel). I'm so happy to say that Wayfarer was incredibly engrossing and it ended rather perfectly - Bracken found a way. This book picks up a little after the end of Passenger. Nicholas and Etta have been separated in time and space. Etta wakes up as a captive of the Thorns, and she meets someone she never thought she'd know. She, Julian Ironwood, and the Thorns set out to secure the astrolabe from Cyrus Ironwood. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia seek help from Rose Linden, only to be turned around several times. Looking for information, the pair accumulate a number of favors they must return. They meet Li Min, a mysterious and secretive traveler who helps them more than once. But Nicholas has one goal, and that is to find Etta. Sophia wants to find the astrolabe. And Li Min knows more than she is letting on. I'm still reeling a little, so bear with me as I go about this review. I've just finished the book and I'm in a pleasant state of shock, partial numbness, and total satisfaction. This book... I don't remember my exact expectations, before starting it. Hoping that Nicholas and Etta would survive and be together? In any case, I'm so pleased by what was written, and its delivery. One thing I do recommend is a reread of Passenger, or checking out some sort of spoiler-filled review or post. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
mdemanatee More than 1 year ago
I am so bummed, because I was so looking forward to this book. But it was so slow. And lacked forward momentum for me. It didn't my help that Etta and Nicholas were separated for most of the book, when their relationship provided some of the best moments of the first. I just didn't feel the urgency here. And even the traveling lacked the magic of discovery for these different periods. Add in some convoluted mythology in addition to the families and it was a little lackluster. I think some solid editing to tighten everything up would have made a big difference. No characters were really given a solid chance to shine, though they had all the potential.