Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

Posted May 27, 2016 by Zeee in Reviews | 6 Comments

Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review
Title: The Girl from Everywhere
Written by Heidi Heilig
Read by Kim Mai Guest
Series: The Girl from Everywhere #1
Published by Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 16th 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Time Travel, Young Adult
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible, Purchased
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Flame Rating: zero-flames


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.


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Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review.

I didn’t really hear a lot of buzz about The Girl from Everywhere.  This book is a prime example of cover love since that was the reason why I actually picked this book up!  I mean, LOOK AT THE COVER?!

I was delightfully surprised by this book, though.  This book has a unique plot, at least something that I haven’t read about before!

Oh, tell me more!

The Girl from Everywhere is mostly set in Hawaii in 1884!  Honolulu, to be exact and I absolutely loved the unusual setting!  I mean, it is Honolulu during the 18oos!  Talk about exotic!

Woah!  Why was it set in 1884?

Oh, did I forget to tell you?  The Girl from Everywhere is a time travel novel, sort of!  Our heroine Nix has been living on her father’s ship for as long as she can remember.  Her father the Captain, CAN travel through time via a map made in that time!  I thought that was unique!  But it doesn’t stop there!  He can actually travel through fictional maps and as a result, fictional places.  Hmm makes me want to take a look at the bookish maps and wish I could travel there!

Well, but WHY does he want to travel to the past?

It’s a sad story, really.  Nix’s mom died in 1868 Honolulu in childbirth, HER birth, actually and her father hadn’t been the same since.  He has been on a quest to save his wife since Nix was born so the book is mostly about that quest.  As Nix grows up, it is fairly obvious that her father has retreated into himself and has been obsessed with going back to 1868.  Again, I am absolutely liking the father-daughter relationship here.

Hmm, tell me more!

Feeling unloved, Nix just wants to fit in.  Along with the crew who has been her family, they try to fulfill the Captain’s obsession.

Nix’s father is also addicted to opium.  That coupled with his obsession has made him unable to travel through time without Nix’s help.  Nix is also in an interesting position: she can’t travel through time, but she is the navigator.  In fact, it is through Nix’s research and vivid descriptions that make it possible for them to travel to fictional or alternate worlds.

Very interesting!

It IS interesting!  I was blown away by the whole thing!  The Girl from Everywhere was a book that I did not expect to love as much as I did.  Although the world building wasn’t as great as I wanted it to be, the descriptions and the overall feel of the book was on point.

Plus, the romance!

There was a subtle romance, though and I am obviously shipping the WRONG guy.  AGAIN!  So!  THERE!  I am not revealing anything at this point because spoilers, but the FEELS!  I can’t even!

A road to self-discovery.

Well, the romance isn’t really the main plot of this book, which was a definite plus for me.  This book is really about Nix and her road to self-discovery.

Recommendations

If you are in want of an awesome time travel read, pick up The Girl from Everywhere.  This is a gripping, page-turner, full of adventure, action, and love.

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Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 4.5

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What do you think about time travel books?  Any good time travel recs?


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6 responses to “Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

  1. YASS I AGREE! I used to see this book around everywhere too! But you know what?? I never, ever had the desire to read it! I love that cover though and the amazing fact that the setting takes place in Hawaii??? That was enough to make me read it but still I was stubborn and didn’t read it! <3 But the fact that you are totally shipping the wring guy is DEF not a good thing! Which is the main reason that I don't like love triangles, because I always have to choose and then I ALMOST ALWAYS CHOOSE WRONG…
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    • Yes please do! I like it because it is really unique! Also, the flame rating is 0… LOL 😀 There’s no sexytimes in this book at all…but let me know when you read it s we can discuss!

  2. This is a fantastic review! Sadly I absolutely hated this book and had basically the opposite reaction. 😀 Pretty much nothing worked for me, except the primary love interest (not Blake, but the other one whose name I can’t remember). I may read the sequel, I may not… not sure yet. If YOU read it, I hope you love it, Zee! =)

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