Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads: Cassie-la Leaps Into ‘Passenger’ by Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken Passenger CoverPassenger by Alexandra Bracken
Genre: Fiction, young adult, time travel, pirates, romance, you can have your American history and travel to other places in time too!
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Summary: Taking place across time (but not space), Alexandra Bracken’s latest novel follows a violinist name Etta, who finds herself embroiled in a quest to save her family and her timeline from the Ironwoods, a devious lineage who uses history for their own nefarious purposes. It’s the time traveling pirate romance you never knew you wanted!

The first book in a duology, the beautifully written Passenger follows violin prodigy Etta on the adventure of several lifetimes, as she’s taken to the past, joins up with super friendly pirates and learns the shocking truth about her family tree and her ability to travel through time. You know, pretty typical teen trials and tribulations.

Due to the time travel elements, the scope of the novel is huge, taking readers on a journey through present day New York, 1940’s London, Paris in 1880, a number of exotic locales, and even 1776 … New York City!

While the novel may take a bit to really get started, once it does the characters hit the ground running.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s January 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

What’s just as fun as reading? Taking pictures of the books that you read!

Welcome to Bookstagram, the corner of Instagram where bibliophiles everywhere participate in literary themed photo challenges and share what they’re currently reading.

Last month my January Bookstagram photos included the literal color purple, bookish presents, my latest book haul, puppies and plenty of Spines With Wines action.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Most Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2016

2016 New Releases Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines the fun of making lists with our love of books.

This week’s prompt was Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016 and while it was hard to narrow things down, cuts had to me made.

You can check out the 2016 January to June releases that have us most excited (complete with official synopses) below!

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