The cover for the first book, Passenger, in the new series by NY Times Best Selling Author Alexandra Bracken was released by Entertainment Weekly.
In Passenger (thanks to Goodreads for the blurb):
Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power 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 a fierce sea 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 ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared 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.
The book is going to deal with some time traveling which is something that hasn’t really been done before in a Young Adult novel. There is still no set series title yet, but we do know there will be at least two books. Bracken has stated that the 2nd book is going to be called Wayfarer.
But that’s not all. Bracken also gifted her fans with the first chapter of the hotly anticipated book. You can read it by going here.
This is the first book that Bracken has written since the final book in The Darkest Minds trilogy, In the Afterlight, came out in 2014.
Passenger is set to come out January 5th, 2016 and is not yet available for preorder.
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What do you think of the cover and first chapter?