06 May 2016

Friday #56, #13 The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Friday #56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's VoiceJoin in every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you've been reading. Here are the rules:
  • Grab a book 
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader
  • Find any sentence (or a few, don't spoil it) 

**Be sure to post the links to your Friday #56 below!

Happy Reading!

This week I decided to pull and excerpt from the book 
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. It's a time travel book with a bit of historical fiction mixed in. So far, I'm having a relatively hard time getting into it. It's moving pretty slow and I really do not like the relationship between the main character and her father. I'm hoping that it gets better as the book progresses. It has mixed reviews, but I really wanted to try out some 2016 debut authors before the year ended. 

"Be recommended hard work as a cure for any emotional turmoil. I followed her down into the hold, which still smelled of tigers, although the cages had been replaced by a handful of boxes scattered haphazardly. Instant coffee; my father lived on the stuff. A crate of toilet paper. Aspirin and iodine and antibiotics. Bleach and bamboo toothbrushes and toothpaste with fluoride." 

 I hope that this book picks up because I've heard some good things about it.

Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.

As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix.

But the end to it all looms closer every day.

Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence.

For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters.

She could find herself, find her family, find her own fantastical ability, her own epic love.

Or she could disappear.


  1. I'm not big on time travel books but that cover sure pulls me in!

    My Friday 56 from Assassin's Heart

  2. Quite a neat 56! Really puts you there in the moment. Love it! Happy weekend!

  3. I recently picked up a copy of the book and I'd like to start into it soon. I hope it gets better for you.

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).