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The cover reveal for Passenger, the latest from Alexandra Bracken, has arrived, and I am so happy!!
I read and reviewed Darkest Minds late last year and adored it! I haven't been able to get a hold of the second book in the series, Never Fade, but I plan on finding it for the summer. This novel has been haunting me on Twitter, and this cover is absolutely stunning.
Here's the book jacket description of Passenger:
Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragic accident has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power that she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time. Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst of a fierce battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies—the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has mysterious ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have snared her in their web. Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light—threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home forever.
This plot gave me chills, and I think the cover matches it in a way that shows not only the different world Etta will be traversing, but also how they parallel (as I assume they will if the cover has anything to say about it). Either Etta will grow out of her shell or into who she is meant to be and that will spill over.
Water often plays a role in bringing things full circle, and so I think putting the town in the bottle could also symbolize Etta returning home after all is said and done, no matter how much she appears to like Nicolas in the description. The colors are vibrant but not bright, which I appreciate, and the fonts are swirly and adorable and I love it!
What do you guys think of the cover? Do you love Bracken as much as I do? Will you be trying out her writing if you haven't before? Just saying, if you haven't read her, you need to because she's pretty much awesome in every way possible.