Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Disney – Hyperion
Pages: 486 pages
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.
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.”
Let’s be realistic. The only reason I wanted this book was because of that cover. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I had also been seeing it everywehre on IG.
I’m glad that I got it and read it. It turned out to be amazing.
I have always been interested in really olden day type books. So the fact that this was time travel absolutely thrilled me. I love that it jumped from modern day to all different type of dates. The jumps were always done really well and you could feel yourself transported each time. The way each period was described was absolutely perfect.
I loved the characters. They were all so well developed. You always knew who was talking or thinking because they all have very distinct styles I loved that it was through different perspectives and that certain characters had secrets.
I also loooveed the romance between Etta and Nicholas. How hot is Nicholas?
The plot was really good too. It was never confusing with all the different time travel. Everything weaved in wonderfully. The ending had a great shocker!
What more is there to ask for? A gorgeous cover, amazing setting, plot and characters mixed with a great love story!