Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Monday, November 6, 2017


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.


  • Nix is biracial. That's always going to be a positive on this blog!
  • This was an interesting take on a pirate story (although they don't call themselves pirates that's basically what they are).
  • Not only can this ship travel through time, it can also travel to places that don't technically exist outside of the mind of the person who dreamed it up and put it in map form. 
  • I did the audio book for this one and the voices and accents were on point.
  • I like that this book was a mix of fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction with a little bit of physics thrown in for good measure. 
  • I like how this book ended. I half wish there wasn't a sequel (and there is) but now that I know it exists, I'm read/ listen to it. 


  • I will always be annoyed when two friends are in love and fight it for no good reason. That's the type of relationship that most of us would die for. STOP IT. IT'S DUMB AND UNNECESSARY. 
  • While I don't hate all love triangles, this one seems... also unnecessary. 

Read this book. It's good, it's different, there are pirates, and a dash of LGBTQ. Give it some of your time, and I don't think you'll regret it. 



  1. Ohhh, I haven't read this book yet but the cover is gorgeous and it sounds like you really enjoyed it! Despite the frustrating friends-in-love-but-fighting-it trope, I can't see anything that I wouldn't like about it! Thanks for the honest review!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

    1. Sorry this reply is so late but I hate not responding. The book was awesome. Apparently there's a sequel, it's on the list! Happy reading!

  2. I was really pleased with this debut. Also loved the wonderful blend of genres and think it appeals to wide audience because of this. I also that the love triangle was unnecessary (as I do most). Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    1. I'm glad to come across someone else who's read it. Most people I talk to haven't even heard of the book. Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year.


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