Book Looks: Passenger – Alexandra Bracken


Bag | Jeans | Top | Water Bottle | Nail Polish | Necklace | Flats

Title: Passenger (2016)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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.

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.

Read the first lines…

As they ascended, retreating farther from the winding trails that marked the way to nearby villages, the world opened to him in its purest form: silent, ancient, mysterious.


Nicholas had spent the better part of his life on the sea, or close enough to catch its perfume of fish and brine when there was a good wind. Even now, as they approached the monastery, waiting for it to appear through the heavy cover of mist and clouds, he found himself turning back, futilely searching beyond the towering peaks of the Himalayas for the hazy line where the sky met the curve of rippling water—something familiar to anchor himself to, before his courage disappeared along with his confidence.

Have you read this book yet? 🙂

15 thoughts on “Book Looks: Passenger – Alexandra Bracken

  1. Really love the color scheme and the nautical theme you’ve got going here for this book look! I’ve def not read the book 😛 I’m not sure if it is something I’d be into, just because I’m not into time travel books. But lovely match!

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  2. You are definitely making me kick myself for not buying this book before my book buying ban started. I absolutely love this outfit and it’s definitely something I would wear. The colour palette is on point and is definitely fitting with the book. I also need to get my hands on that bag haha.


    • You’re on a book-buying ban! That’s torture! How long will it be? 😛

      Goodness, I wish I was bold enough for this bag. I tend to go for very neutral bags (nude, brown, black, white) just because I always find it hard to match more colourful bags with the rest of my outfit. Maybe one day…

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      • So far I’ve decided that the ban will last until I get to the bottom of one of my tbr piles. However, I’m thinking since I’ve lasted a month without breaking the ban, I might treat myself haha.

        I’ve been in need of a new bag for a while and I definitely tend to lean towards neutral colours. Having said that I figure that I could use a pop of colour in my outfits so why not go bold haha.


        • A month is quite an achievement! How many books are on your TBR pile? I can’t really imagine having literal piles. 😛

          Yeees, I’ve also been trying to be bolder with what I wear. Winter is coming soon where I am, though, and I can already feel myself reverting to dark-coloured coats and boots…

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          • In this pile I only have about 3 to go but they’re all fantasy and I’ve been in the mood for contemporary recently haha.

            It feels like Winter in the UK all year round at times so I’m usually found I’m my boots and dark clothes, it fits the mood haha. 😛


            • Good luck! I know how that feels–I’m such a moody reader and I tend to follow my whims all the time, haha.

              Does it? I’ve only spent a semester in the UK and I absolutely loved it… although I suppose the weather could be better. Melbourne’s pretty crazy too though as far as weather goes. 🙂

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  3. You’ve created another gorgeous look!

    I gifted myself this book for my upcoming birthday this month and cannot wait to read it! I have no idea what to expect, but it’s one of those where I’ve decided to try and go into a little blind.


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