The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo.As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her fathers ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legendNix has been to them all. But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. Rae Carson meetsOutlanderin this epic debut fantasy.If there is a map, Nixs father can sail his ship,The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that hes uncovered the one map hes always sought1868 Honolulu, the year before Nixs mother died in childbirthNixs life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nixs future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, whos been part of their crew for two years....
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The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) Reviews
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“No matter how detailed a map, once we’d visited, we couldn’t go back.”
This book wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t for me.
The characters in this were okay, but I didn’t really feel anything for any of them. I did understand Nix’s worries over what would happen to her if her father went back to the time where she was born, but that was it really.
The storyline in this just didn’t ...more
OHHH. YOU GUYS. This book. My review cannot express how magical it is. The words are beautiful, the settings so lush and real, I felt deeply rooted no matter their time and place. And as someone who loves myths and legends, I am so thrilled by how they're weaved into this story. The Girl from Everywhere is unlike any book I've read, and I'm very ready to spend more time with these characters! GET EXCITED ABOUT IT.
Also, you should know that Kashmir is my new book crush. Maybe more. I don't know. ...more
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The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Book One of The Girl From Everywhere series
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and ...more
I went into this with low expectations because everyone I knew had the shouty caps sort of love for it.
I loved Nix. She's smart and strong and wants to learn everything she can. However, when it comes to her dad, she's like a little girl, trying to figure things out. Her vulnerability makes her real and extremely relatable. There are some excellent secondary characters. I loved the crew and the little glimpses we got of their personalities. Of course I adored Kashmir and the quiet way h ...more
I really, really wanted to love this book for its interesting and unique premise. First of all, time travel books- I'm a sucker for them! And aside from that, there's pirate ships, maps, adventurous journeys, mythology... I think this book had soooo much potential, but it ended up being a disappointing. This book is just an odd mix of good things and some not so good things.
This story is about Nix and her father, Captain Slate, and their crew as they hunt for a map that will bring them to Honolu ...more
I thought this was a very unique book. It has great foundations and I definitely want to know more what happens to the characters. I give it a strong 3.5 stars!
So I'm reading it again, for one last look, in the purported final form, and i have the maps now and omg.
LESS THAN THREE MONTHS TILL LAUNCH OMGGGGGGGGGG
If you enjoyed Bracken's Passenger and would like to read that book again, then I recommend The Girl from Everywhere. Otherwise, it's best to just add this to the ever-growing mental pile of "boring time travel books w/ romance". And also pirates (strange trending niche?)
The best thing about this book is Kashmir, and that is probably why I tagged on an extra star. He's a funny, charming, intelligent character that brings a much-needed bright spark to this otherwise slow, plodding, overlong story ...more