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, blends fantasy, history, and a modern
sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure,
multicultural cast, and enchanting romance 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.