Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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I can’t remember the last time I did this meme; I think it was a year ago that I last did a post for Waiting on Wednesday. I’ve lost touch with doing this weekly meme for a long time, but now I’ve returned with my very first post of the year! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every week bloggers share new books that we are eagerly anticipating.

If there was a way to get notifications from Goodreads about upcoming books that will be published, I won’t have to worry about losing track of release dates. I already lost track of new titles that came out last month, which is really irritating because it’s almost like missing out on the excitement of release day! But this spring season will be very promising when a bunch of new books come out.

the girl from everywhereFormat: hardcover

Published: February 16 2016

Publisher: Greenwillow Press

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One of them is The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. You’ve probably seen the title and cover travelling around the blogosphere and conquering over your Twitter and Instagram feed. Bloggers who were lucky enough to receive the ARC have been giving nothing but glowing and positive reviews about how they were swept away by this story about a girl who is a time traveller and travels the world on a pirate ship to distant worlds and distant times…

Sixteen year old Nix Song, travels the world abroad The Temptation, a pirate ship that she and her father share with old maps that allow them to travel to distant lands and in different times. But her father is only interested in one time and place, before Nix was born and her mother was still alive: Honolulu 1868.

Nix is used to her father’s obsession and knows that it would never work, until her father discovers a new map that changes things. Nix refuses to help him before her father threatens her by marooning her only friend, Kashmir to a place and time where she can’t save him.

There are three reasons why I want to read this story besides that everyone has been recommending it already:

  • It has a time traveller and a pirate ship that’s like a time machine but takes them to different worlds
  • On top of that, I really love reading stories about travelling, whether it’s leaping through different dimensions, travelling to the past or future, or taking a trip to another country! I find travelling an exciting adventure because you’ll never know what to expect
  • This sounds like a magical realism story with myths and legends and possibly a hint of historical elements

I’m really looking forward to this book and it’s the first in a series, which makes me weary because I’ve read new series before and they don’t always turn out well. But we’ll see as the first book is already getting good reviews so perhaps this might turn to an exciting series with potential of expanding the storyline and characters. What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

  1. I’m really looking forward to this one too! I agree…I like the time traveling aspect, the setting, and magical realism!

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