Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

21979832Title: The Girl From Everywhere

Author: Heidi Heilig

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.

As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix.

But the end to it all looms closer every day.

Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence.

For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters.

She could find herself, find her family, find her own fantastical ability, her own epic love.

Or she could disappear.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Nixie’s father, Slate, will stop at nothing to find Nix’s mother, the one woman he truly loves. Even if it means losing Nixie. So, Slate, Nix, and the rest of the crew Navigate through time and place to find Nix’s mother. In order for Slate to Navigate, AKA time travel, he must have an original map drawn from that particular time period. Whether the map is real or fictional, Slate can Navigate to the destination as long as the map is “original.” Because of this fact, the crew can actually travel to mythical places.

There are so many fantastic characters in this book! Nix is brave, smart, quick, and never takes no for an answer. Her best friend and partner in crime, Kashmir, is a wonderful secondary character. I loved how he teases her, yet cares for her in a sweet, quiet way. Also, let’s talk about some serious character development. I thoroughly appreciate when an author has characters that develop and change. Character development makes the characters and the stories so much more REAL.

If you have read other reviews, I am sure you have heard about the love triangle. Honestly, I wouldn’t classify it as a love triangle although it could possibly become one in the second installment. Let’s just hope that Nix will be the type of girl to make up her mind and not bounce back and forth. *fingers crossed*

This book is magical and fascinating. The world building is unlike any other book I have read and is so original. Each setting is describing so beautifully that it felt as if I was actually there. I actually plan on reading this book again before the second installment is released so I may enjoy it all over again.

Just read this book, it’s amazing.

5 out of 5 stars


Meet The Author


Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko’olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.

She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theatre Writing, of all things, and she’s written books and lyrics for shows including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their pet snake, whose wings will likely grow in any day now.

You can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her website.


2 thoughts on “Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

  1. Pingback: Waiting on Wednesday: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig | One Night Book Stand

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