{Review} The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

{Review} The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligThe Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Series: The Girl From Everywhere
Published by Greenwillow Books on February 16, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Sci-Fi
Pages: 464
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5 Stars

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 through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

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.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.

The 411:

When we heard the blurb that goes with the book- She is Myth. She is History. She is Gone. – We knew we had to find out what this book was all about.

Nix is sixteen years old and has lived her whole life on Temptation, her father’s boat. Her father can Navigate to any time, any place, so long as he has valid map. Ever since Nix’s mother died in childbirth, Slate, Nix’s father, has been on the hunt for a map that will bring him back to his lost love.

Nix seems to be the only one afraid that going back to that time may not be the best thing to do. She fears her very life may be taken from her if they succeed in going back.

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What We Loved:

When we got to the 70% mark of this book, we started freaking out because we were unaware that there would be a sequel. We loved this epic journey and we definitely did not want it to end. We really liked all of the myths and mythical items that were in the story, one of our favorites being Swag. Every myth fit perfectly into the story line and that was another thing we adored; it just flowed seemingly effortlessly.

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Um...Not So Much:

There really wasn’t anything that we disliked about this book. We just wanted more; we weren’t ready for it to end!

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The Boys:

Kashmir, aka Kash: Nix’s best friend; charming Persian thief; he has the sweetest nick name for Nix~Amira which means princess in Arabic… swoon.

Swoon Factor 10 on the Swoonometer™ at Swoony Boys Podcast

Blake Hart: A fresh faced gentleman with his sights set on Nix. Pure hearted and loyal.

Swoon Factor 9 on the Swoonometer™ at Swoony Boys Podcast

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Bottom Line:

If you want an epic adventure full of colorful characters, this is the book for you.

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