Review- The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig


A REALLY INVENTIVE BOOK, HOLY COW. Time travel but with MAPS, and everyone knows how much I love maps (if you don’t know…I love them a lot). Real-world maps, maps of mythological places, modern maps, ancient maps, maps, maps, maps. Can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy of this so I can see all the maps shown within the book. I also really loved the attention to the value of trade goods in different places and inflation over time, etc, when the Nix and the rest of the crew are trying to put together certain amounts of money. (Example: taking regular white salt from modern-era New York and selling it in ancient Carthage, where it’s worth a fortune. SWEET!) Nix was great, her dad/captain was a tragic mess, and Kash and the rest of the ship’s crew were amazing as well. Loved the author’s notes in the back and all the little nods to mythology and history throughout. *Also, not counting a Royal Diaries book, I think this is the first YA book I’ve seen honestly address the U.S. involvement in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. 

~Allison Senecal

Time travel, romance, pirates, mythical creatures and places; that is just the tip of the iceberg with this amazing novel by Heidi Heilig!!! Nix has always called her father’s ship, the Temptation, her home. They sail all around the world, and through different centuries as well, thanks to her skills with a map and her father’s skills at being a Navigator. But when her father’s obsession with reuniting with her mother becomes a threat to Nix’s very existence she will have to decide what she wants and who she loves. Wonderful book, read in one sitting, couldn’t put it down. Will highly recommend!!~Teresa Steele

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