The Girl from Everywhere
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, ...more
There is little sexual innuendo: there are vague wink/nod refere…moreAllow me to be specific so you can make your most informed choice!
There is little sexual innuendo: there are vague wink/nod references to a man's wife cheating on him, but nothing explicit.
There are no four letter swears. ("My god" is used.)
There is reference to the captain's opium addiction, but it is not "glorified."
I hope this helps! If you have further questions, please feel free to ask. Best to you, and the teens in your life :)(less)
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
Overall this book is truly something special and should definitely be a book you check out.
Let me start by saying what a brilliant author He ...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
THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE starts with 16 year old Nix aboard the ship, The Temptation. Nix has spent her entire life aboard the ship traveling through time, using maps to navigate through history and mythological places. Her father, the captain, is really only interested in one ti ...more
"Sometimes a person has to let go of something to take hold of something else. You always have to choose what's more important."
Sooo.....this book was different. Not bad necessarily, just different. I actually had pretty high expectations for this one, based on the premise and the amount of raving I was seeing from those who had read it already. This also happens to be the 3rd book I've read so far this year about time travel (not sure if maybe that's why it didn't quite hit my expecta ...more
Kash is a charming Persian thief whose mouth is nearly as sharp as his brain. And literally the first thing i thought of when thinking of Kash was Prince of Persia where Dastan was a thief as well. He is such a nice guy and the sweetest part i ...more
The adventure was as absent as my excitement with the plot boring me to tears. The magic system of time travelling was barely explained, which is a technique I used in math tests, too: To avoid making mistakes, I didn't solve the equation at all, see?
Thank God there was Kashmir to "save the day" (if 2 stars ...more
The Girl from Everywhere is brilliantly executed from character dynamics to all the freaking heartbreaking plot twists. Fucking loved it! ...more
“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 ...more
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 don't want to bit around the bush, so I'll start from the exciting part at once.
KASHMIR. A thief. A tutor. A dancing instructor. The guy has many talents.
And Mister . . . ?”
“Firas,” Kashmir said, folding his handkerchief neatly and making a crisp bow.
Blake’s brow furrowed as he took in the fine clothes. “A sailor?”
“Her tutor,” Kashmir said smoothly.
Blake cocked his head. “You’re much younger than any of my tutors.”
“Baleh, I am wise beyond my years,” Kashmir said. “And of course I have a natur
Great world building and some unique characters and locations. I was pulled right into this modern (kinda, sorta) pirate tale complete with an interesting father-daughter dynamic.
As a YA entry, I was pretty impressed. However, a little too much moping around from our motherless young heroine. And her explorer Dad? There were times I would have given him the proverbial heave ho myself!!
Despite some flaws, this magical tale pulled me in. I am certainly reading the next installment… But, man, I ...more
(Torn about that extra half star, though, but I'm leaving it for now.)
Everything must come to an end. In every myth, paradise is meant to be lost.
I always love a good time travel story. But add in myths, legends, ships and pirating, and it becomes even more irresistible to me. I held off reading this book last year because the mixed responses got to me (I know, I should see for myself but reviews can be helpful when you're unsure). But this month - right afte ...more
Looking for a different take on the time travel theme? The Girl From Everywhere is not your typical time travel book. This novel incorporates maps into the time travel theme and is set in the lush, historical Hawaii. Despite the fact that I loved most of the elements in this book, the pacing was too slow for me to fully enjoy the novel.
The Girl From Everywhere is a time travel book that is unlike the others in its genre. In this book, the characters travel through ...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
This is perfect example of „it’s me not you“ kind of book. I tried. I started this novel three times but I always ended up putting it away until I faced the reality and moved it to my DNF shelf. It just simply wasn’t holding my attention and I wasn’t feeling it. There was zero connection between me and narrator during those 22% I forced myself to read. (I wasn’t big fan of writing either.)
I’m not sure whether call this combination weird or fantastic but I had very hard time connecting ...more
Also, you should know that Kashmir is my new book crush. Maybe more. I don't know. ...more
Oh, where to begin? This book was everything I loved all mushed into one glorious debut. Time travel is usually fun for me, because I like the idea, as a rule. But sometimes it can confuse me. And then I don't like it. But in this case? It was perfect! It was explained well, without being info-dumpy (totally a word, yes?) and worked quite well- save for one tiny instance toward the end that I was a bit lost on, but that's okay. One thing ...more
Okay, so let me start this by saying, I've weirdly been in a fantasy slump so while this book sounded amazing from the get-go, I was worried now would not be the time to fall in love with it. My slump kept trying to pull me away, but in the end, this book conquered it. YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHERE THIS ENDS UP.
I won't give any spoilers but I'll say this: the back third of the book, for me, pulled everything from the front 2/3s in and then made it explo ...more
This was really excellent. One of the things that stood out to me as far as characterizations was how Nix switched between ca ...more
There were moments where I was starting to connect and waiting for it to all snap together for me...but it never happened. I kept with it for the entire book, almost DNFing so many times. There were parts of the story that held so much promise, but I never connected. The author has talent, but the big picture was a little too all over the place.
1. I think the story had too many elements for it's own good. A lot of t ...more
You guys this book. I loved loved it.
If you’re looking for a new fantasy series to fall in love with you definitely are going to want to give this one a read.
Nix is sixteen and was born in Honolulu in 1868… But when her father brings her aboard his ship The Temptation her entire life changed. She’s been to places we can only imagine… both the past and the future, real and imaginary. As long as they have a map, her father can sail them where they need to go. He’s been o ...more
- time traveling pirates who use maps to travel to real and mythological places.
- diversity (Nix is half chinese, Kashmir is Persian, lots of reference and description to Hawaiian myths and folklore)
Here are things I didn't like:
- characters are really bland...personally i just didn't connect emotionally to any of them. most of them were really one dimensional. the only one i really thought was interesting was kashmir
- so the characters can travel anywhere o ...more
She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theat ...more