Sixteen-year-old Nix has spent her entire life aboard the Temptation, the time-traveling ship captained by her father. It is all she has ever known. As long as her father has the original of any map, its destination real or imagined, the ship can travel back and forth, to any time and place. Her father has always aggressively sought after a map of 1868 Honolulu, the time just before he lost Nix’s mother in childbirth. He is desperate to go back in time and save her before it is too late – even if it means completely erasing Nix’s very own existence.
It is unclear what will happen to Nix if her father does in fact obtain the 1868 Honolulu map. There is a real chance that she will no longer exist if he succeeds in changing the past before she was born. Nix and her father both know the time-travel laws that must be followed, and what is at stake if things go even slightly off course. Because of this, Nix does not want her father to get hold of the map.While her relationship with her father remains rather strange, Nix’s friendship with Kash, her charming Persian crew mate, is turning into something more than what it has been for the past two years. They have always been close friends, but now they are beginning to cross into a new territory altogether, one that she is not sure either of them are ready for. Will Nix have enough time left to find out what might have been with Kash, or will she be pulled away from the world she knows because of her father’s rash actions?
In this, the first of a two-book series, Heilig spins a tale of adventure, travel, friendship, and love in a captivating way. I chose this book as my Spring Break read in 2016, and it did not disappoint. This is the perfect sort of book to take on any adventure of your own. When I discovered that there was a sequel, and conclusion, to The Girl From Everywhere, I instantly added it to my never-ending list of books to read. Look for The Ship Beyond Time, due to hit the shelves this week!
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