I am so, so excited to be able to share this giveaway with you all today, as well as some links to excerpts and websites and such to tide you over until the release of Passenger! I am so, so excited for this book. Time travel is so fun in general, and if you’ve read any of Alexandra’s other work, you’d know she is an absolute genius when it comes to creating the best characters. So basically, I cannot wait to read this book! And I am sure quite a few of you are with me 😀 If you haven’t heard of Passenger, this is for you:

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 5th 2016
Pages: 464

passage, n.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

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About Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Alex now lives in New York City, where you can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that's perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at and on Twitter @alexbracken.


25453426While waiting for PASSENGER to hit shelves, be sure to check out the newly released Darkest Minds collection: THROUGH THE DARK.


Don’t miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, available in print for the first time, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds. This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night, as well as a sneak peek at the first novel in Alexandra Bracken’s new series, Passenger.


One lucky reader will win a finished copy of Passenger!! U.S. only. (Prize will be sent out after the release.)

Prizes provided by Disney Hyperion

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So, what are your thoughts on time travel? If you could, where and when would you travel to?

Posted November 17, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Giveaway / 39 Comments


39 responses to “Giveaway: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

  1. Okay… so the only Alex Bracken book I’ve read is her Star Wars book, The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy. I enjoyed it, so I really want to see what the girl can do with original characters. I also like time travel, and I’ve yet to find a time travel book that really works for me since reading The Time Traveler’s Wife.

    If I could time travel, I think I’d want to go back to the 1500s, when Mary and Elizabeth were feuding queens. I think it would be fun to see the atmosphere of court, and to see all those dresses.

  2. ReadiculousGirl

    I really want to read “Passenger” because I love time travel books and the time period Alexandra Bracken has set her book in is relatively untouched by the YA world; it will be great to read a young adult book that takes place before the Revolutionary war! ;-D I think that I love history too much to choose just one place in time to travel back to, but Ancient Greece and Rome would be cool to see the architecture when it hadn’t yet been worn by time, and seeing the library in Alexandria would be amazing!

  3. First, thank you so much for the giveaway! Really excited for this one and the time traveling aspect of it. Time travel is such a cool concept I would love to do it one day and if I could, I would definitely go back to the 1800’s, just to see what living is like there.


  4. Megan C.

    I’m SO excited for this book – The Darkest Minds is one of my favorite series! I’ve actually never read a book about time travel, despite Back to the Future being an obsession of mine 😛 If I could travel back in time, I’d want to see ancient Greece! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. I’m super excited for Passenger! I’m boring. If I got to pick anywhere in time I’d pick my own lifetime. Ten years in the past would be nice. If I went any further I’d be too temped to change something.

  6. Time travel is one of my favorite themes – assuming it’s done right and it’s not completely confusing. 🙂 Let’s see, if I could travel in time, I’d want to go to the future to see what amazing things the world has come up with. Things we can’t even imagine in our sci-fi books right now. 🙂

  7. I’m really excited about this book. I have been ever since I heard about it! If i could time travel anywhere it would probably be Victorian ENgland! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. MJ

    It sounds like a really cool, unique idea! And my friend is DYING to get her hands on a copy since she heard about it! 🙂

  9. Valerie Pennington

    I mean, look at that cover. I have a weakness for great covers and I’ve also heard great things about the author. So excited.

  10. I love time-travel!!!!! Outlander deals with that and it’s one of my favorite shows ever so I obviously can’t wait for Passenger!! I’ve never read any of Alexandria’s books. I have her first book in her Darkest Minds series which I’ve also been wanting to read. But there’s something about Passenger that’s more interesting 😀

  11. Holy cow, this one sounds SO good! The advance buzz is crazy and I can’t wait to read it. I LOVE time travel books. Not sure I would want to time travel myself… maybe if I was *positive* I could return to my own time I would.

  12. I’m excited for Passenger because a lot of my close friends have loved it and her previous books! I love time travel because there are just so many possibilities and it is a really interesting topic on a scientific level, too. I would go to the Italian Renaissance!

  13. Lia

    Time travel is the COOLEST! Even if I didn’t care for time travel, I’d still read Passenger because Alex Bracken’s writing is beautiful!!!! If I could travel anywhere, I’d want to go to the 1950’s and just snoop around.

  14. Oooh, I LOVED Bracken’s Darkest Minds, although I have yet to pick up those tiny novellas, lol. The entire aspect of time travel sounds incredibly exquisite, and I can imagine that with her writing, Bracken pulls it off effortlessly. So many books…so little time. Sigh. I need to get a hang of prioritizing my books, dammit. Thanks for the giveaway, Shannon! (Although I;m not really eligible, lol)

  15. OH OH OH this is lovely. I’ve always had a soft spot for musicians in books, which is why it’s shocking I haven’t written one yet, and then add this to the time travel and family dynamics and just EEEK it sounds fantastic already. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  16. Aaaaah! I can’t wait to dig into my copy of this one – I was actually lucky enough to nab it at BEA this year 🙂 I adore Time Travel and even though I’ve yet to read Bracken’s Darkest Minds, I own a copy as well and I just know I’ll love it too! Good luck to everyone that’s entering 😀

    PS- Jess over at Curiouser and Curiouser featured your blog and we seem like we have similar tastes so I am now stalking you via Bloglovin’ and Twitter 😉

  17. Karen

    This is a new-to-me author but the book sounds really interesting. I would time travel back to before I made huge mistakes and avoid making them the second time around. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I’m very excited to read this because I’ve heard great things about Alex’s books! I haven’t read many time travel books, but I would love to read this. If I could travel back in time, I would want to go back to times where I’ve made terrible mistakes and fix them.

  19. Listen! I just NEED this book. It is beautiful and by Alexandra Bracken. I NEED time travel IRL and this book is on my list of resource books for a life project I am doing. Your supplying it to me would fulfill a need I have to have it, and it would generate good karma for you. (*snickers)
    Thanks for the chance to win this.

  20. Linda Romer

    I love time travel books and am very excited for Passenger. If I could time travel I would go back to the time of dinosaurs ♡ Thank you

  21. I loved this author’s first book The Darkest Minds, though I haven’t read the other 2 books in the series yet. I liked it so much though that I would definitely try reading Passenger!

  22. I’ve heard amazing things about it, and I just LOVE the cover. The description sounds fantastic too, which always gets me excited for books. I haven’t really read a ton of time travel books, but I think they’d be interesting, especially if done well. Oh I think I’d go back to the Victorian era maybe, if I had to choose one time period.

  23. I am very excited for this book! I just love time travel stories, and this one sounds incredible! I would travel all over the world in all eras! It would be amazing to see them all!

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