Author: Heidi Heilig
Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/Romance/Adventure/Young Adult
Series: The Girl From Everywhere
Blog is By: Paige Newberry
Nix has spent her entire life sailing through maps and trying to get her father to teach her how to navigate. Which means sailing into maps, as long as it’s the original copy and has a date on it her father can sail to it. Caveman times. Neverland. A alternate Arabia. But, they can only travel there once. Through there adventures they’ve found a good crew and a sly theif, who means a lot to Nix, maybe more. But, he father is obsessed with gaining a map of 1868 Honolulu that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though doing it might erase Nix forever. She could find it all, true love, adventure, her own ability. Or she could disappear.
- Plot: This book had a lot of promise, especially with the plot. Adventures, time travel, dysfunctional families, love and plenty of action. I mean, who doesn’t want to read about a girl who can go anywhere, literally. Back in time, to your favorite books setting or an alternate reality.
- Characters: I liked how they included a gay women, a lot actually. I feel books need to include more ethnicities, less stereotypes and more sexualities. I also like Kashmir, he’s funny and I like his free spirit. The crew was nice too, their contrasting personalities escpecially.
- Most of The Book: Basically the entire middle of the book is Nix thinking, plotting, planning and Kashmir, Nix’s father and her going to dinner parties and flirting. And so much talking, I mean, yeah, you want the map that’s heavily guarded. But seriously, it became so boring in spots. Just Nix’s father and Nix arguing, Nix flirting with a boy despite her feelings for Kashmir and then getting mad at him for flirting.
- The Love Triangle: I am so sick of these. It’s a cliche that’s getting way to old. It’s in every YA (Young Adult) novel ever, and it’s so annoying! Especially because the main character always picks the other person instead of the one I’m rooting for. Except here. I’m glad that Kashmir finally kissed Nix.
- Nix: She irritates me to no end. Here’s a list of everything I don’t like about her: She’s stupid, flirts too much, gets mad at Kashmir because he flirted even though she just flirted with someone else two minutes ago, leads both boys on a leash, can’t make up her stupid mind and won’t even tell her father what’s bothering her.
I think I disliked this book so much because the middle was so boring, dinner parties, negotiations and lots of flirting. And this book is like, 450 pages. Which isn’t a lot, but it is if it’s just dancing and talking. So this book gets two stars out of six: ⭐️⭐️