MY RATING 4 Stars
Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…
Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.
I was absolutely ecstatic when I saw that The Girl From Everywhere was a READ NOW on Netgalley. I figured it was a sampler or something. It wasn’t. It was the WHOLE book and damn, The Girl From Everywhere was amazing and breathtaking.
The characters of The Girl From Everywhere were amazing. Nix is such a well written character. I absolutely loved her. Nix was such a well written rounded character. I loved her and she is probably one of my favorite main characters in such a long time. Heidi did a really good job writing Nix. Kashmir was also a favorite of mine. One, he wasn’t white, and he was definitely one of those savage yet caring best friend character. On to Blake, Blake was eh – okay. I honestly didn’t like Blake as much, he was definitely well written but I simply didn’t like his character.
OKAY – onto the world building! EEEK the world building was AMAZING. Heidi wrote it so beautiful, I felt like I was standing in Honolulu. The description was absolutely breathtaking. I personally, love a good world to live in, to read about, to imagine and The Girl From Everywhere blew me away.
As for the plot, the plot was decent. It wasn’t too fast paced, it was a little slow paced, but overall it kept my attention grabbed. I do admit that the plot was a little confusing, time travel and everything alone confuses me. I also do admit that because of school, I couldn’t ever sit down and process the book, I read in chunks and that really affected how much I understood the book and its plot. I really want to reread the whole book once it comes out.
The Girl From Everywhere has a love triangle. And personally, I didn’t see it much. In fact, I didn’t see much romance at all, I mean for sure it was there. But it wasn’t nearly as prominent as the plot/conflict of the book. Even though I love romance, it was still really pleasing to see the romance there and well written, but not solely about the romance and which dude she was going to pick.
I’m sorry for this LONG LONG review! Overall, The Girl From Everywhere stunned me and I loved every aspect of it. 🙂