Monday, February 15, 2016

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: The Girl From Everywhere (Heidi Heilig)

Author: Heidi Heilig
Pub. Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

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.

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Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko’olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.
She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theatre Writing, of all things, and she’s written books and lyrics for shows including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their pet snake. They do not own a cat.

Where you can find Heidi:
Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |Goodreads

"She is myth. 
She is history. 
She is gone..."

The Girl From Everywhere is a young adult book filled with fascinating historical aspects, magic, and romance. It is filled with beautiful world-building and history that makes this book interesting and intriguing to anyone who enjoys fantasy or historical YA's. There is pirate ships, adventure, and unimaginable destinations. 

The Girl From Everywhere is about a young girl named Nix and her adventures on a time-traveling ship named The Temptation. Nix and her father have magical maps that can take them to any place or time that they desire. 

Nix and her father have so many adventures and travel to unimaginable places that some people only dream about because their "magical" map allows them to go anywhere their hearts desire as long as they have the correct map. There is a different map for each time and place and Nix father wants to obtain the map that will take them back to 1868 in Honolulu to the time when Nix was born and her mother died. Nix wonders why her father wants to visit this specific time and if it is possible for them to change the past and this is why her father is so obsessed with this event and time.

I loved Nix's character and how strong and passionate she is. Nix is the perfect female heroine to take on this adventure. Nix deals with so many issues as this story progresses...She has a very emotional and volatile relationship with her father yet she is still eager for his attention and love. 

The romance in this story was "ok"...I wasn't extremely crazy about Kashmir and Nix relationship and only because I actually wanted them to take it further and finally accept that they loved each other and belonged together. I am not a huge fan of love triangles so this was the only aspect of the book that I didn't really jump for joy about...but the entire rest of the book was AMAZING! 

So if you are a fan of historical fiction, adventure and romance then this is definitely the book for you! I haven't read anything like this in a long time and really enjoyed the whole time travel aspect...It was very refreshing and different!! I highly recommend!!!

2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE. US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

2/8/2016- Brittany's Book Rambles- Interview

2/9/2016- Beauty and the Bookshelf- Review

2/10/2016- Fangirlish- Guest Post

2/11/2016- The Forest of Words and Pages- Review

2/12/2016- Nerdophiles- Guest Post

Week 2:

2/15/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review

2/16/2016- Reading Lark- Interview

2/17/2016- Reading with ABC- Review

2/18/2016- Once Upon a Twilight- Interview

2/19/2016- Mundie Moms- Review


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