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Bloomsbury has bought Tiffany Rosenhan's Hummingbird, a YA novel pitched as Red Sparrow meets One of Us Is Lying. The story follows 15-year-old Sophia, who after years cultivating combat and language skills abroad with her diplomat parents relocates to Montana for a "normal" high school life. But her past is not as far behind her as she thinks. Publication is planned for s ...more
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Published July 21st 2020
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Jen Ryland
I struggled with Girl From Nowhere. The first and second half felt like two completely different books. The first half was early 2000s-style angsty/instalove YA romance (think girl at a new school falls for mysterious boy with mesmerizing green eyes) and the second half felt like one long and confusing action scene. Neither half really worked for me, and I didn't think they worked together.

Sophia's in hiding in Montana due to some trouble involved with her parents' dangerous jobs. Just your ave
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LadyTechie
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am totally enamored of Girl from Nowhere. I received a copy via the publisher, Bloomsbury YA and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I work a lot of hours each week. It used to take me a few hours or at most a day or two to read a book. Sometimes it takes me 2 weeks, if I am lucky and have not forgotten some of what I have read. Part of this occurred when I was working on my dissertation and I thought I will get to read more leisure reads now that this is done. But, no, work just repla ...more
Amber Reifsneider
Thank you to @tiffany_Rosenhan and @netgalley for this digital e-arc. I received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

Plot:
Sophia has lived quite an exciting life. Since her mother and father are US Diplomats, she has moved around to countless countries and speaks multiple languages fluently. When her family moves to Waterford, Montana, she thinks everything is “over”. Her mother and father tell her there is nothing to worry about and that they have “retired”. However, her past continues t
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Christina McGarvey
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️You know when you read a good book and you can’t stop thinking about the adventures and the characters? In the best way you are haunted by a world that doesn’t really exist? Well that’s the sign of a good book to me. And this is it! The perfect summer escape, with characters that explode to life! I want to go back to Waterford - please get the sequel ready quickly! I could not put this book down, read it all in one long day and night. I can’t say it enough: IT WAS SO GOOD. THIS AUT ...more
Sarah Yung
Jul 09, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was terrible—a book in the vein of Alex Rider or similar, an all-white cast (except for Charlotte Cartwright, a new friend who mentions her Korean-Dominican ancestry then drops off the face of the planet after Aksel professes his interest), mixed with a bunch of brand-name drops, a convoluted plot, and a Twilight-era romance. Might’ve done decently a decade ago, but I can’t imagining recommending this to anyone now.

Examples of the prose:
Pg. 33:
His muscles spread out across his shoulders an
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Amy (novelteahappyme)
A truly cinematic read, “The Girl From Nowhere” hooks readers from the very first page and doesn’t let go as it’s quick-packed narrative offers plenty of twists and turns.

Described as “Red Sparrow” meets “One of Us Is Lying”, this action-packed YA debut is a thrilling and engaging read not to be missed. Much like an adrenaline filled summer blockbuster, “The Girl From Nowhere” never lets up. The story isn’t perfect, the plot has some definition holes, some characters are swiftly introduced then
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Nursebookie
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
GIRL FROM NOWHERE is an unputdownable YA thriller with twists and turns along the way with over the top suspense and scenarios that made this fun to read. Rosenhan’s writing kept me on the edge of my seat and the adventure, intrigue and great story plot was pretty amazing to read. I really enjoyed this one! Don’t miss this one.
Thindbooks
*This book was sent to me by the publisher to give an honest review in return*

I was hooked with this book from page one! This was such an amazing read that had fluffy romance and a mystery to it. This book is about Sophia who's parents are diplomat who moves to Montana to start a normal life after running so many years abroad. Sophia meets a cute boy named, Aksel, but the past starts catching up with her and she doesn't know if she will have to leave her normal life behind again. You're probably
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Amy
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.

OK-I'll admit it. I loved this book. For me, it was the perfect blend of a somewhat fluffy romance (of course she would be able to attract the attention of the boy who is mysterious and aloof with all of the local townies) with the adventure and drama of a good thriller. This is something that I think multiple types of readers will enjoy and I can't wait to hand it off to my s
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Kate
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a temporary digital advanced copy of Girl from Nowhere by Tiffany Rosenhan from NetGalley, Bloomsbury YA, and the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Hepworth's are no normal family. While traveling the world with her parents--US diplomats--Sophia Hepworth learns fourteen languages, attends thirty-one schools, and visits ninety-four countries in her mere sixteen years. After a life-changing experience, the Hepworth's give up their uncommon whirlwind travels for retirement, or
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BookwormishMe
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ng-reviews, reviewed
5 stars / This review will be posted at BookwormishMe.com on 7 July 2020.


Holy moly, this is an epic YA novel.

Sophia and her parents have just settled in the mountain town of Waterford, Montana. After years of moving from one place to another across the world, her parents have decided it’s time for Sophia to be a normal teenager. Or as close to one as she can be with retired diplomats for parents.

Sophia speaks multiple languages and is a sharpshooter. She has been trained to survive whatever com
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danielle
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read an ARC and I could not put it down!! Rarely do I read a book that immediately pulls me in and transports me to a setting that I don’t want to leave.

The intriguing writing kept up the “spy thriller” pace while simultaneously blending in Sophia’s relationships with parents, friends, potential love interest, etc...

In the best of ways, I felt like I was reading a story as if Jason Bourne was a teenage girl. The author showed the beauty and complexities of the world through a teenager’s eyes
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Alma
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Girl from nowhere” is filled with action, love, and adventure. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the cover. With a storyline of a type of female 007 mixed up with a very handsome James Bond type, having a book cover showing a girl with tape over her eyes DOESN’T CUT IT! Come on Bloomsbury! There’s still a month left before publication, so PLEASE come out with a more riveting cover to draw readers in – otherwise they’ll pass up a very good book! Read the rest of the review on my blog.: h ...more
Natasha | readalongwithnat
I received an advance copy from Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

CW: PTSD, gun violence, terrorists, death of a parent

READ. THIS. BOOK. I seriously read 93% of it in one day and the only reason I didn't finish the last 7% is because it was past my (very early) bedtime. The whole story was super engaging and I could hardly put it down. I honestly can't believe this is a debut novel because it is so well done. I loved the characters, the storyline was WILD, and
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McElle Zuro
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I seriously couldn't put this book down! Every detail is so thoughtful and comes together so brilliantly in the end. It captured my attention from the very beginning and was full of excitement, romance, and mystery. Highly recommend. ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arcs, ya
Sophia had spent time in a myriad of countries all over the world, but now, with her parents' retirement, she would finally have a place to call home. Just as she was settling into her new life in Montana, danger came calling again, but she wasn't ready to give up being a "regular" teen just yet.

This was a perfect escape for me! It was the break from reality I needed, and I found myself totally absorbed in Sophia's life or death trials. More often than not, I can be found reading a contemporary
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Zoe
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fierce, thrilling, and action-packed!

Girl From Nowhere is a gripping, suspenseful tale that takes us into the life of Sophia Hepworth, a sixteen-year-old girl who after suffering a distressing event in an overseas safe house eighteen hours previously, arrives with her diplomat parents in Waterford, Montana to finally settle down. But running from the past is never that easy and even though she’s making new friends, enjoying high school, and experiencing an unexplainable attraction with the green
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Allie
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Girl From Nowhere is marketed as a story of a girl "running from her past." The initial pages of the novel take place in the Suburban United States, and much of the conflict in the first third comes from interpersonal drama - friendships, romances, Calculus class, and so on. I was settling in to read a quiet contemporary novel about trauma, when all of a sudden, roughly halfway through the book, things changed - and fast.
All of a sudden, what had been a middling read picked up in speed and beca
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Lindsey Collins
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Girl from Nowhere is a novel about a reluctant teenage spy. She's spent her life with her 'diplomat' parents learning languages, martial art moves, piano, and to hold her breath for four minutes.
Unlike most teenage spy novels I found Sophia a lot more relatable. She's never had a normal life. She doesn't understand cultural references, how to talk to people, or how to deal with the trauma of being kidnapped and chased by terrorists for 18 months.

Sophia's parents, like all spy parents made me m
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Barbara
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great debut novel!!! Tiffany Rosenhan has written a smart, exciting, romantic novel that teens and adults will love. The spy craft was thrilling and suspenseful, with enough creepy suspense and action packed fight scenes to keep the story moving. The love interest storyline gave me delightful new crush tingles. I’d recommend this book to both teen girls and boys alike, as well as adults. It’s also appropriate for older middle grade readers, I’d say 12 and up.
Chelsea Lorimer
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girl from Nowhere was such an enjoyable read! I was swept into a fun teenage romance and then empowered by a strong female lead. Tiffany Rosenhan has created a story that hasn't been told before in which a female can be just as strong and clever as any man. Take pleasure in being transported back to a time when feeling butterflies for a boy was the most exciting part of your day. AND then become engrossed in a story of adventure. Super fun read for all ages. ...more
Marianne
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it in two days - I couldn't put it down once I got to the third chapter. It's a fun read, great for teens especially, but as an adult I really liked it. It reads like a fast-paced movie and has a great love story that made me want to get to the end to see if they ended up together. A great escapist book that was a diversion from the heaviness of the world. Exactly what I needed right now. Highly recommend! ...more
Kat
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#GirlfromNowhere
#NetGalley
Thank you to Macmillan and NetGalley for the E-arc copy of a Girl from Nowhere by Tiffany Rosenhan. I found the action, mystery, and character development to be spot on for a young adult thriller. I would defiantly recommend to any of my teen readers.
Webster Stone
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is VERY different from other YA. Like a mash-up of romance and a cool thriller. The very first chapter drew me right in -- so intense. I just kept turning the pages. Plus, the author surprised me more than once -- I did not see it coming! That was nice.
Daniel Creer
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great summer read! It was an exciting story that moved quick, I read it in a couple of days. The characters are interesting, the romance sizzles, and the action is non-stop. I can’t wait for her next adventure!
Emma
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book ever!!! Tiffany does a good job! I would recommend to everyone I know. it has a good balance of adventure and romance. It’s a quick moving book.
Jypsy
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a gifted copy courtesy of Uplit Reads and the author. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Girl From Nowhere
By: Tiffany Rosenhan


REVIEW ☆☆☆☆
Tiffany Rosenhan offers a young adult story with a bit of a different twist in Girl From Nowhere. Sophia, the heroine, has, so far, led a most interesting life of international travel and intrigue. Why? Her diplomat parents are the reason, but the time has come to settle down and be a normal teenager for once. I pe
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Marlo
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
After watching an interview with the author, I was so excited to read this book about Sophia and her world traveling life. It started off okay, but fairly quickly it jumped into Sophia obsessing over the mysterious boy she meets. His green eyes and her being incapable of breathing properly in his presence or when he touched her wrist, cheek, small of her back, etc. This went on and on for about the first half of the book, when suddenly the action picked up. I loved the second half of th
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karen wescott
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: give-aways
Thank u for another Awesome Goodreads GiveAway! Unsuspecting the warp speed this book gears up to. Definitely Should be a movie or short series! Action, adventure, travel, crime busting and a bit of teenage drama. Loved it. I think the title and cover art do not equate to what is inside.
Aida Alberto
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this debut. This is one author that I look forward to reading more books from. She has a clear voice that draws you in and characters that stick with you. Engaging and entertaining this is one debut book you should definitely check out. Happy reading! #TheGirlfromNowhere #NetGalley
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TIFFANY ROSENHAN is the mother to four young daughters. She has a degree in political science and loves to travel the world with her family and husband, who is a critical care physician. She lives in Millcreek, Utah.

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