The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligThe Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl From Everywhere

byHeidi Heilig

Hardcover | February 16, 2016

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The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo. 

As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father’s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend—Nix has been to them all.

But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. Rae Carson meets Outlander in this epic debut fantasy.

If there is a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix’s mother died in childbirth—Nix’s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years.

Title:The Girl From EverywhereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.41 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062380753

ISBN - 13:9780062380753


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good! In real life, I am terrified of the open ocean and would much prefer to sit cross-legged on a patch of grass somewhere. This book did, however, make me want to captain a ship and Navigate to and fro through history... at least a little bit. An unexpected, enjoyable read!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A unique blend of genres! Pardon my punctuation since my comma key does not work anymore! It took a longer time than usual for me to read this book due to getting ready for the holidays. I enjoyed it quite a bit but I think that I kept forgetting things that had been mentioned earlier on and that is what caused me to feel confused for a lot of the book. Looking back on it now that it is finished I find that I liked it quite a bit. I particularly enjoyed the character Kashmir. This book is such a strange blend of sci-fi magic and folklore that it is hard to explain but it works! The notes at the end of the book were really helpful in tying the whole story together and I particularly enjoyed how the story seemed to come full circle from beginning to end. I hope there is a sequel; I haven't heard yet.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! The Girl From Everywhere is one of the most stunning debuts I have ever read. WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (who cares about the love triangle? It works!), a heroine who is one of a kind, and a plot slash story that I cannot get out of my head. This book seems like a dream, I can't believe I was so fortunate to read it, because it's unlike anything that my brain would ever come up with in a million years. Who knows? Maybe I could Navigate into 2017 and grab a copy from the amazing Heidi herself. THAT WOULD BE THE BEST.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A fantastical, thoroughly researched time travelling tale. The characters are fantastic, all of them developed well and each of them play an important role in the story (and, I can tell, stories to come). Kashmir is book boyfriend material, honestly. Nix is wonderful, full of conflict and hope and her journey to overcome what she believes is her fate. One of my favourite parts of the book was the maps included in the pages each time the location changed, it really fit the story and I loved looking at them. The subplot of addiction was really well written. I had a fun time reading it as an adventure, while also enjoying the style of writing and the character developments.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Amazing Adventure Filled with Myths and Legends that Come Alive The Girl From Everywhere is an amazing adventure story that takes you to places. Places where myths and legends come alive. Well-written and rich in history and emotions, Heidi Heilig does a fabulous job of bringing out the story. The idea of seeing the world is one that would appeal to anybody. What if you got to see it repeatedly but in a different time period each time? That's exactly what Heidi gives us. I felt drawn into each period that was visited- they were easy to take in and breathless to be in. Some are fantastical while others are plain chill-in-your-bones creepy. I love the fact that each myth and legend introduced had basis. They have significant meaning to different cultures and were passed down in time. Heidi seamlessly mixes them into the story. For some reason though, it took me some time to read this book. The Girl From Everywhere was filled with dialogues- some humorous others more serious- that I felt carried the story well yet at the same time, the slower pacing made me feel like the plot wasn't going anywhere. I was curious having no idea where the story was headed but that unknown also lessened my desire to know more. Sorry if that doesn't make sense but just know that I did enjoy the book even if it took longer than usual for me to finish it. Nix, having grown up aboard a time-traveling ship, is knowledgeable beyond her years. She's sailed into time periods worlds apart and in just her sixteen years, experienced more events than one person could have in a lifetime. But she is after all, just a girl. She fears for what will become of her should Slate (aka her father, her Captain) finds her dead mother again. Despite her precarious unknown future, she fiercely and fearlessly aids her father in his relentless search. She even impresses upon him some cold hard truths. Nix is kind and courageous and Slate is lucky to have her. I'm pretty certain that for all who have read The Girl From Everywhere, Kash has stolen their hearts. I'm no different. How fitting since he is a thief~ He says things that just melts your heart and turns you into a messy gooey puddle XD Kash is so patient with Nix. He guides her and opens her eyes to things her overworked and hesitant mind misses. He is such a catch! That is, if you can catch him ;) The romantic aspect of the story was honestly very subtle. In truth, I expected a lot more. However I didn't so much mind the lack thereof as opposed to what formed. Yes, a dreadful love triangle. One boy was righteous and gentle, the other was rogue and charming. I'm sure you can guess which one's Kash. It was Nix's reluctance though, that had me most frustrated. I just wanted her to pick one and get on with it. This kind of proves to be impossible. *pulls hair out* While the romance aspect left some things to be desired, the story tied up neatly. It didn't leave me dying for the sequel but I am still certainly looking forward to board The Temptation again. At any time. To anywhere.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! I can’t resist books with ships or time-travel but in The Girl From Everywhere, the two elements are combined in an awesome way. I really enjoyed the novel and can’t wait to read the sequel. Nix’s father is a Navigator. Through the use of a map, Slate can travel to any place in time or space. Slate has been on a quest to find a map of Honolulu 1868, the year of Nix’s birth. Her mother died in childbirth, and Slate is determined to save the love of his life. But if he does so; what does it mean for Nix? Will she cease to exist and what will happen to her future? When Slate discovers a map that promises hope, Nix has to decide what she wants before time may run out for her. Nix was a wonderful character to read about. Her thoughts were relatable, despite being in a situation that is full of magic and time travel. At the heart of it, Nix was struggling to decide what’s at stake when it comes to her family. Was it worth helping her father at the cost of herself (maybe)? Does she want to meet her mother, is it worth it? I think readers will be able to relate to the thoughts about family that are present in the novel. I loved the setting and magic realism present in The Girl From Everywhere. The time travel/space travel is a bit confusing, but I see it more as a magic thing where the main characters can travel through any map- as opposed to just through time/space. I also loved the the side characters. Bee was just an amazing lady, haunted by the ghost of her dead wife. It was so interesting! And Kashmir, ahhh Kash. So swoony. I totally shipped him and Nix, they were just so cute. The ending was also incredibly satisfying, as it didn’t end in a huge cliffhanger that demands the second book but it makes you long for it anyway. Overall, The Girl From Everywhere is a wonderfully written and intriguing novel. I loved the magic realism, the diversity and the compelling swoony characters. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-02-24

Editorial Reviews

“A truly exciting book, brimming with adventure, history, and sinuous potential. … “The Girl from Everywhere” is a bewilderingly good book. …Heidi Heilig is one to watch.”