The Ship Beyond Time
After what seems like a lifetime of following her father across the globe and through the centuries, Nix has finally taken the helm of their time-traveling ship. Her future—and the horizon—is bright.
Until she learns she is destined to lose the one she loves. To end up like her father: alone, heartbroken.
Unable to face losing Kashmir—best fr ...more
Crowhurst did 100% die, he was shot and then fell into the sea.
Nix kept the forgetting water on accident, she just didn't think of getting rid of it. She's certainly not thinking about using it on Blake, judging from everything we know about her, and all the answers I've already written, Nix will agonize about what decision to make, but then ultimately will let Blake go get killed in the rebellion, because she will be too afraid to change written history.</spoiler>(less) (hide spoiler)]
Joss couldn't actually tell the future, the only things she predicted are things she already knew happened in her own past. Nix told her herself that the one she loved was lost at sea. That's all Joss knew. Nix could have been more specific and told her it was her father, and not her lover, but she didn't, again being scared of changing anything. Joss herself says "Who can know what the future holds?", with her eyes twinkling.
Don't forget, Joss was a Navigator too. We don't know much about what time she might have traveled to and what she might have learned.
It's hard to know if Joss drank the Mnemosyne or why even Nix gave it to her. Nix knew there was a sacrifice involved and she didn't want to give up anything, she actually didn't want to know her future anyway. She contemplated pouring the water out but she couldn't bring herself to do it, presumably because of how valuable the water is. Why did she give it to Joss? I'm not sure. Interesting to note, when she gave the flask to Joss she said it was "knowledge". She didn't mention anything about a sacrifice or how to get the knowledge out of the flask. The water might have been required for a magic spell or something, why would you assume you had to drink it? Also Nix said to Joss she "can't keep it, but I think you might be able too". This implies to me that Nix is admitting that if she had the flask she wouldn't be able to resist drinking from it, but she knows that Joss will be able to resit and "keep it" safe for some future use. Based on this I believe Joss did not actually drink the Mnemosyne.</spoiler>(less)
“I think there’s none better.”
“It doesn’t last.”
“It doesn’t have to."
This book was so much better than the previous one. I must say when I finished the first book I was a bit disappointed that such an amazing concept hadn’t lived up to its potential but after reading this book I just consider the first book and introduction to the characters and the concept. Both books are built around the ability to travel to any place, at any time given the right m ...more
Man looking back i feel like such a jerk, like what author talks such smack about their own book?
Me, obviously. Me, the jerk.
Currently in first round edits and irrationally angry at this book, good thing i'm not gonna pick a star rating because OH BOY. ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
“Our lives are before us, not behind.”
“That depends on where you’re standing on the timeline.”
A couple of months ago when I first held The Girl from Everywhere in my hands, I was expecting a really fun read with adventures, time-travel, hot Persian thieves and an unforgettable image of the 19th century Hawaii. In the end I definitely got my adventures with the charming thief and authentic image of Hawaii, the time-travel part though, wasn't fully explained, and some seri
I loved the set up for this book. I really enjoyed the first book, but I was eager to see how the relationship between Nix and Kashmir progressed. And for the most part, it didn't disappoint. There are definitely some things that transpired between them that made me angry, but I was mostly happy.
Plot wise, I was captivated. I loved the story and how things happened. This time around, I didn't let myself get bogged down with the mythology a ...more
This was a satisfying conclusion but I was a bit bored in the middle if I am being honest. The beginning and end were really interesting but the middle I just honestly found a bit boring. The conclusion was very satisfying though and was not wrapped pretty like a lot of book series, which I appreciate. They characters are still fun and have amusing dialogue. My only complaint about the characters is that Nix could be annoyingly stubborn, but aren’t we all.
My quick and simple overall: good, ...more
Not sure if I loved this /quite/ as much as the first one, but I can't put my finger on why.....so maybe I did? Idk. This book DOES focus on one of my favorite mythical cities, Ys. I'm a huge Breton history and folklore nerd so this was a personal bonus. THERE IS MORE KASH. Lots more. Way more. It's great. And there's lots of canoodling. *eyebrow waggle*
Waiting on the maps in the finished copy....... ...more
I didn't find myself as invested in this one as with the first book. However, the time-travel aspect is something I always find fascinating and Heidi Heilig does a wonderful job with it. ...more
I only wish the we got a bit more character development with some of the secondary characters (and a smidge disappointed by the ending but probably because I wanted more).
Review to come on Happy Indulgence ...more
This series has absolutely swept me away, and I'm so in love with the magical time travel and characters. Extremely bummed that this is the end. Would highly, highly recommend. ...more
Last year I read The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig's debut SFF time-travelling novel, and I LOVED it. You can read my review here, but I basically praised the characters, the character dynamics and interactions, the setting, and the SFF elements. I loved EVERYTHING. I especially loved Kash. So I was fairly sure that I was going to love this one too, and no surprise, I did. I loved it even more than The Girl From Everywhere ...more
Nix is on the way to NY, her Dad is coming down from a drug addiction and not in the best shape, and she's received a prediction that her Love: Kash is going to die at sea.
While going out on shore leave in NY Nix and Kash are stopped by a girl who can't remember much but knows she had a letter and a map to deliver to Nix.
Inside Nix finds a map to a Utopia, a mythical island, and also a promise of help. Can Nix change the future? Defeat fate? ...more
"It's never up to you what happens. Your only choice is what to do when it does. What kind of person will you decide to be?”
Sequels are always best when they take what worked in the first book and expand on it - add depth to it. This book accomplished that in some ways, and in other ways it fell a bit short.
I'll start with what I liked:
--In the The Girl from Everywhere, we know the characters can travel through history and more interestin ...more
I'm not sure I can really recap the story without getting into the weeds, and I really don't want to give away anything crucial. Our heroine, Nix, and her father, Slate, have the ability to travel through time ...more
Just like The Girl from Everywhere I received a signed copy of this book (the ARC) from the kind and lovely Heidi Helig herself. Thank you so much Heidi! <3
I had a high expectation for The Girl from Everywhere and was disappointed because the actual book didn't live up to it. That's why I lowered my expectation going into this book and it was a good thing that I ended up enjoying it more. Dare I say, The Ship Beyond Time was a lot better than its prequel but still not as good as I'd lov ...more
The main plot for Nix is Kashmir’s fate. Nix is trying to save Kashmir from drowning by going to a mythical city that is said to have been flooded. That really made no sense, but Nix is desperate to not loose Kash. At the end of the first book it seemed like Nix was caught in a love triangle, but in this story Blake is cast aside for Kash.
Kash is also from a mythical city so saving Dahut becomes even more important for Nix as she tries to change her future. These time-travelers do change the fut ...more
Yet Kash continues to be his charming, poem-loving, thieving self—and Heilig's diverse character cast is on point: Persian, Chinese, Indian, gay and straight. An exquisite time travel fantasy on the notions of fate and free will. ...more
"Regnabo, regno, regnavi, sum sin regno.
I shall reign, I reign, I have reigned, I have no kingdom."
I LOVED The Girl from Everywhere, so I was really excited to read The Ship Beyond Time. I wanted more of the characters I fell in love with and their time-traveling, map-jumping world. I’m happy to say we get even more action and suspense in this follow up with a lot of surprising depth too - that really had my emotions going up and down like crazy.
Things I Liked :
Like in the first book, Th ...more
The Ship Beyond Time was not a strong conclusion. I nearly DNFed this book multiple times. In fact, it took a steadfast focus to stop myself from skimming through to the end. I was not engaged in the story in the slightest. The plot was messy. It felt completely rushed and disjointed. Maybe I am just not intelligent enough to puzzle it together from the half-strung theories Nix seemed to understand in an instant? Whatever my excuse may be, I still found it incredibly difficult to wrap m ...more
I honestly have to unfortunately give this a one star rating because I was confused with some things and why this was written in my brutal honest opinion. I was seriously bored with this one and was so close to DNF'ing this one so many times but then I'd talk myself into keep going hoping it would get better and for me it just didn't cut it. I don't know why.
So to sum up both books for me.....
I was bored in other words mainly with this second book. I don't know why I couldn't get into these and ...more
She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theat ...more