So if you don’t already know, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken has been released into the world. As soon as mine arrived, I immediately started reading it. Which also explains why I haven’t read another page of Throne of Glass.
Anyway, there is a challenge that has been floating around booktube for the past few weeks that seemed fun. So, if you don’t already know, Passenger is a ‘treasure hunt through time’ sort of book. It follows our main character Etta who is kidnapped by Time Travelers and blackmailed into finding this object that is hidden somewhere in time as well as somewhen in time (does that make sense?). So she travels through time looking for this mysterious object and she ends up meeting another Traveler named Nicholas who decides to help her find it. And there are other people looking for that object as well and other people who are trying to kill them, so its quite an epic adventure.
Now the challenge is to find books that are similar to Passenger. So if you end up liking Passenger, you should read these books and if you loved these books, you should definitely consider picking up Passenger.
So the first recommendation is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
This is prequel to The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. This is set in the Victorian Era, the 1800s. It follows the story of this woman named Tessa Gray who travels to London to see her brother and is kidnapped upon arriving. She is going to become the Magister’s wife, I believe, and she ends up getting rescued by none other than Will Herondale and the rest of the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. She tries to figure out everything on who she is and what she is. This is a great series and I highly recommend it.
The next book that reminds me of Passenger is Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
This book takes place mostly in the 1940’s, but it does start out in Modern Day. It follows the story of Jacob Portman who travels to this island where his late grandfather used to live to get some answers. He ends up traveling through a time loop to the 1940’s and getting the answers he sought after. This really reminds of Passenger so much not only because of the time travel, but the method of time travel. It is very unique and unlike anything I have ever read. I highly recommend this whole series. If you like a mixture of horror, suspense, and fantasy, you should definitely consider picking this series up.
The next book that has a Passenger-esque feel to it is The Diviners by Libba Bray.
This book is set in New York City in the 1920’s. We follow the story of Evie who has been shipped off to live with her Uncle in NYC because she got drunk and really embarassed her parents. She actually has powers and can see things about people when she touches them. There is this brutal killer that is loose in the city and she uses that gift with the help of others to catch the killer. This is really hard to get into, but once you’re immersed into the story, you fly through it. I definitely recommend it.
The final book that is similar to Passenger is Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.
This is a book about time travel as well. This story centers around Gwyn who has grown up thinking that she would never be able to time travel. Until she is thrust back in time. She ends up traveling back to London in the 1800s and is having to navigate through her confusion and work with a boy named Gideon to help her understand her ability. This is really a different take on time travel. While Passenger was definitely more serious in tone, this takes a more humorous approach. I definitely recommend this series.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this challenge. You all should do this as well and read Passenger. I did a full book review on it, if you want to know more about it, so I’ll link that here.
Love You All to Luna and Back,