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First Impression Friday: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

It’s time for another First Impression Friday post! For those who are unfamiliar, FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading. Share you impressions, predict what you think will happen, say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc.


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 crew mates 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.

This book was part of my BookCon haul. I hadn’t heard too much about this book prior to getting it, but it advertises sea adventures and time travel, so obviously I was sold.

The premise is interesting so far, as is the main character. I don’t feel I’ve gotten enough info about any of the side characters yet to say whether I like or dislike them. Hopefully that will not be the case throughout the entire story. There’s a little bit of flirtation between Nix and her crew mate, Kashmir, which I suspect is going to lead to some romance. (I’m kind of hoping there isn’t too much romance, because I have mixed feelings about romance in adventure stories.) There some few things I’m still hoping get explained more thoroughly because right now there are some major plot holes. There’s definitely some potential there though, so we’ll see what happens further along.

A few predictions:

  • Nix and Kashmir are going to team up and go off in search of their own adventure
  • Nix’s father is going to try hunting them down
  • Someone else is going to be hunting them also
  • They’re going to get stuck in a particular place/time for an extended period
  • Romancey stuff


Have any of you read this book? Did you you enjoy it?

4 thoughts on “First Impression Friday: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

  1. I haven’t read this but kind of strange you got it from Book Con…? Since it’s a few years old. But then again I’ve never been to Book Con so what do I know? Lol. Hope you enjoy it😊

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    1. Even though they had a lot of new stuff at BookCon they had vendors selling older stuff as well. Mostly popular stuff from the last 5ish years. It’s funny, even though this book has been out for a little while I had never heard of it until recently.


  2. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Doctor Who was a pirate? READ THIS BOOK! Lol. It does sound interesting, though. And that cover graphic is pretty cool. Wish that had done a little more with all that black space, though.

    Thanks for taking part in another First Impression Friday!

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    1. Why weren’t they’re more pirates on Doctor Who?! Every show could use more pirates! The correct design is cool. To be honest, that was the main reason I picked it up and checked it out. Good covers will always draw you in like that.

      Happy Friday to you!

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