Book Title: Wayfarer
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Page Count: 532
It took me forever and a day to finish this book but I did it, and man I was just blown away. The last 50 pages of this book had me on the edge of my seat, and for a second there I thought that everything was gonna get messed up but it all works out in the end (yay!) This definitely made my top list of books of 2017 and it’s only February, that’s how good it is. There were so much adventure and romance; lots of time traveling and that last portion had me sucked in and I had to finish it in one sitting I couldn’t tear myself away!
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.
This was a continuation of the first book Passenger (and if you haven’t read it, kindly find your way to a bookstore because you are missing something very important in your life) and we are continuing with the search for the astrolabe. Without getting into spoilers, a LOT of stuff happens in this book. They travel all over the world as everyone races to get the same thing the astrolabe. This book has the perfect blend of romance, adventure and history with a lot of diversity thrown in the mix, and I would highly recommend (demand actually) everyone pick this up!
“The things which are denied to us in life will never create a cage for our souls.”
Henrietta Spencer: I love her character so much, although she was thrown into this situation that is impossible to navigate she somehow manages to do it and remains confident and unhindered in her quest. She is truly formidable and I love her for that.
Nicholas Carter: of all the characters in this duology Nicholas is my favorite hand down. he ‘s humble and strong, kind as well as respectful and he basically has all the ingredients of the perfect book boyfriend.
“When his hands were dry and chapped, he recalled the softness of her skin. When the world shivered at the approaching winter, he recalled the warmth of being beside her. When he felt the sneering judgment of the eyes around him, he recalled the invincibility she’d instilled in him with her belief.”
Sophie Ironwood: My feelings for her have definitely changed throughout this duology just as she changed through this book. After what happened to her at the end of passenger, she managed to hang on and grow into a better person and I just loved her character development.
Since this is a time travel novel, we got to visit so many places in different time periods and it was super cool. I loved Bracken’s descriptions and how each place felt so unique and the details were so rich. We definitely got to learn a lot more about travelers in this book and got to learn about their origins.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think? I’d love to know!