The Girl from Everywhere (2016)
Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy travels from modern-day New York City to 19th-century Hawaii to mythical and legendary locations.
Nix, sixteen, has gone around the globe and through eras aboard her father’s time-traveling ship. But when he gambles with her life, it all could come to an end.
The first of two books, The Girl from Everywhere, combines imagination, history, and a contemporary sensibility. Its clever, fast-paced banter, exhilarating adventure, multicultural cast, and enthralling romance will fascinate fans of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.
In 1868, Nix’s life began in Honolulu. She has since been to mythic Scandinavia, a region from the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many other actual and imagined locations. Nix’s father can sail his ship, the Temptation, to any location and at any time as long as he has a map. But now he’s found the one map he’s been looking for: 1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in delivery.
Nix’s life, her whole existence, is on the line. Nobody knows what will happen if her father alters history. It has the potential to obliterate Nix’s future, her goals, her adventures…her connection with Kash, the charming Persian thief who has been a member of their crew for two years. Nix’s life will be forfeited if she assists her father in reuniting with the love of his life.