“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Girl From Everywhere

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Girl from Everywhere - Heidi HeiligThe Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publication date: February 16th 2016
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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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 through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, 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. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.

I’m lovin’ the setting; nineteenth-century Hawaii sounds very cool! Definitely an interesting take on mythology and so much going on. I for one am totally up for  a blend of “fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.” Hopefully this guy lives up to the hype!

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Author: Cyn

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12 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Girl From Everywhere”

  1. CYNNNNNNNNNN. WANT MY COPY?

    (And good pick. :P)

  2. Time travel, historic Hawaii, mythology—-this one has so many things to look forward to!

  3. I’ve been eying this one, too, Cyn! Time travel is something I love reading about, I wish it was possible for real 😀 And who doesn’t want to read more about Hawaii?
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading.

  4. Another time sweep novel! I think since I loved Passenger, that this would be a great read for me. Great pick! My WoW

  5. Loving the early reviews for this book. I got an e-arc from Harper and hopefully, I get around to reading it soon. Great choice!

    Here’s my WoW

  6. I haven’t read enough time travelling books, and 2016 seems to be the year for them! I’m really looking forward to this one, even more so that it actually has a UK publisher too 🙂

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

  7. Absurd Book Nerd says: Reply

    I love this pick!!!! YES!!!! A huge yes! Visit my WW Post.

  8. Time travel can be fun…especially with gorgeous settings. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “SHE’S NOT THERE”

  9. I’m looking forward to this one so much, the time travelling, adventure and Hawaii setting all sound awesome!

  10. Just saw this on the blog I went to right before here! It is one that I’m excited for as well. Great pick!
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  11. I love how this book crosses so many genres! It’s 1 of 3 books on my TBR that are coming out in Feb with a ship on the cover. It’s definitely a trend for 2016. Here’s my WOW! 🙂

  12. Oh now this sounds good..and like you I like the blending of myths, history and fantasy!

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