The Girl From Everywhere

December 20, 2016

Girl From Everywhere #1. Author: Heidi Heilig.

Summary:

Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination. As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix. But the end to it all looms closer every day. Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence. For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters. She could find herself, find her family, find her own fantastical ability, her own epic love. Or she could disappear. (Published summary.)

My Thoughts:

Eh. I really liked the time-travel ship idea, but they didn’t spend a whole lot of the book time-traveling, and the plot was kind of a let down. Instead of adventures on the high seas of timey-wimy wibbly-wobbly problems, we spend most of the book on a little island, trying to steal gold in order to rescue the girl’s mother. (Not that this wasn’t a noble effort… it was just a let down. Also, it was confusing.)

Content Review:

Sexual content: Character sees woman flirting/embracing with man who’s not her husband.

Language: 10 d***, 3 hell

Violence: Character sees dead bodies of men trapped in a tomb. Character is attacked by man, her dragon kills him. Gun battle.

Other issues: Adult opium use. Some thievery.

 

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