Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fantastic Debut Novel ~ The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig!

  • ISBN-10: 0062380753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062380753
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (February 16, 2016)
  •  Book 1 of a 2 book series


Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. 
Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. 

As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life—her entire existence—is at stake. 

No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. 

If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

The Girl From Everywhere  is a unique and wonderful debut novel by author Heidi Heilig! It's full of fantasy, history, family and a truly unique  and fresh twist on time travel.  

The plot is fast paced and full of action and adventure. There are a lot of sub-plots running through this story and they all come together in the end to make one really good story! 

My favorite character is the heroine from this story, Nix. She is full of pluck, strong-willed yet vulnerable; deeply devoted to her family (her father and her shipmates), scared of an unknown future and longing to find her place in the world.  I also liked all of Nix's shipmates; each one had their own unique quirks and charms. I wasn't overly fond of her father for reasons that you'll find out when you read the story.
The suspense of the story really had me reading page to page, sitting on the edge of my seat and enjoying every minute of it. The story flowed really well and while there were many sub-plots throughout this book, they all came together at the end.  

While The Girl From Everywhere read as if it was a stand alone novel, I was excited to hear that this is a two book series. I can't wait to read more of Nix and her time traveling family and friends! 

4.5 Stars

Thank you to Bonnier Publishing, Edelweiss and Netgalley for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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