Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from Everywhere

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I'd love to hear what you're waiting on, feel free to let me know in the comments!

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Release date: February 16, 2016

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.

I am so excited to read this debut. I talk to Heidi on twitter from time to time, and her bubbly personality certainly shines through into her work. Time travel is one of my favorite concepts to read, because I feel like you get a wide variety of perspectives within the story as it progresses. I'm eagerly anticipating this 2016 read because it seems like it will be a refreshing shift from the direction YA is going in, toward high fantasy (not that that's a bad thing, because personally I'm loving it). How much longer until February 16?

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  1. I'm so excited about this book too, but I'm a debut enthusiast anyway ;) I'll be doing one of my December WoW on this book, in fact. Time travel seems to be the new trend in YA (PASSENGER! Excuse me but I'm so excited and I did my WoW about it) and I'm so glad! :D

    My WoW : http://teabooksandfun.blogspot.fr/2015/11/passenger-waiting-on-wednesday.html

  2. I heard a lot of good things about this book. I also received an e-arc of it. I'm so excited to read it. :)

    Mariz @ Slice of Reads http://sliceofreads.blogspot.com/

    1. I'm excited too! I hope you enjoy! I have a friend who's going to let me borrow a copy soon (:


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