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I enjoyed this tale from start to finish and love that there is a follow up book to it. Friendship, time travel, romance, what more can I ask for.
A clean read. Time travel adventure with a little romance. It did a great job of showing the priceless value of friendships. It didn’t sweep me away but it provided a good storyline.
What a boring book. I feel like I slept through most of it. Ugh, jus disappointing all the way around. I was expecting something much more intriguing and adventurous but this was just dull. Nix was annoying and rather pathetic for my taste. The Love Triangle was awful and the characters weren't relatable or lovable. It was a weird book about addiction rather than time travel. There wasn't actually a lot of time traveling -- I mean there was some but not enough to keep me interested.
The motivations of the characters were weird. I found their plans and schemes unnecessarily complex. I know little to nothing about Hawaii in the 1800s so more explanation would have been nice. I got lost a lot trying to uncover this myth and that political history. They were bystanders to it all and it wasn't interesting or captivating.
Also, the time traveling system was confusing. I had NO idea how or why it worked. I wanted more of an origin to all of this. You can just travel to any authentic map based on belief?? I'm sorry but that's a lot of hogwash, mumbo jumbo and I couldn't get on board for it. They also went to fantasy places...and they seemed to be the only people that could do this...and yet they didn't really need a ship...and you could travel from anywhere simply based on belief...I just didn't understand a lick of it. I had too many questions and it was distracting from the lack of plot.
Don't waste your time. Seriously, it's not worth it. I won't be reading the rest of the series unless I have to for YA Booktube Awards but even then, you might have to pay me.
I was intrigued by the premise of a time-travelling ship and thought this story sounded like great fun. It was an enjoyable tale overall, but I found my self rereading parts of the story as I often felt I had missed something. Only to find later in the story that a tidbit was dropped to fill in that missing piece.
Perhaps it was just a problem of pacing and letting those story details out at the right times. There are many who loved this book and others who felt like I did. It might be that it just appeals more to certain personality types than others.
I did think it the plot for this first book was wrapped up in such a fashion that gave closure yet made you want to see what happens next. I'll give the next book a try -- perhaps I will find out more about his story as well.
I really liked the world-building, the idea of Navigation, and the characters in this one. I found it very, very slow going for some reason, which meant that I enjoyed it a lot more when I was finished than I did when I was reading it. But it was worth the time!
A diverse main character, an adventure with time-traveling pirates, a golem army, what more do you need in a book?! I loved it! And highly recommend the audio version fans of audiobooks!
I didn't really like it, I just couldn't get into it, I ended up skipping to the last page.
A time-travelling, swash-buckling, female driven narrative with multicultural non-cookie cutter characters. Hooray!
Finally, I have a read-alike to hand to readers of A. S. King's Dust of 100 Dogs! Both King's and Heilig's works are atypical pirate narratives with a strong female character and a supernatural element. In The Girl from Everywhere, fresh maps are needed in order to travel through time to real or imagined places. Expect a sequel.
Whew it's been a while since I read anything so it took me a while to finish this book (I really need to learn some self-control around netflix...). I really liked The Girl From Everywhere. The main character, Nix, is both strong and vulnerable. She's well-developed, and I could sympathize with her. I also really liked her relationship with Kashmir. It was realistic and sweet and based on a real friendship, unlike the silly romances in most YA novels where the hottest guy imaginable sweeps a girl off her feet.
It might have been because I took so long to read it (and maybe also because my concentration wasn't so good at the time) but towards the end all of the time-traveling and paradoxes got rather hard to follow. I just went with the flow and kept reading because trying to figure out the logistics was too difficult. I still really enjoyed the novel, and would recommend it those interested in topics such as time travel, the past/regrets, and family.
Have you ever spent time looking at maps? Not just google maps, but printed maps, old maps of America, your town, the plot of land where you live, or ones made by early explorers traveling to new and distant lands? This book will inspire you to give those maps another look. In this original story, a band of misfits travel not only all over the world but through time as well. And they do it all with just an everyday map. The trouble is that only Nix's father, who is obsessed with using the maps to change something in his own past, knows how it works and the rest of travelers are just along for the ride. His daughter, Nix, isn’t so sure her father's plan will work out well for her. An unusual fantasy about loss, family, a little romance, and finding your place in the world.
Great read - fun historical facts mixed with mythological encounters, action, adventure, love - couldn't read this fast enough!
I loved this. It incorporates a little time travel with a little romance. The settings were beautiful and it was just a magical read.