Thursday, April 7, 2016
Book Review: The Girl From Everywhere
Book 1 in a new series
AUTHOR: Heidi Heilig
PUBLISHED: February 16th, 2016
GENRE: Historical Fantasy/Sci-Fi (time travel)
PREMISE: A girl and her father time travel on a ship in an effort to save her mother's life...
MY REVIEW: If you read the summary from this book and looked at Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and went "hey wait a minute...aren't those the same ideas?" you're...kind of right. This book does also feature time traveling via ships. But that is where the similarities between the two new series end. This book takes the similar idea into a whole different, and honestly...kind of better direction. Sorry, Bracken, but it's how I feel. I still like Passenger though.
This was a pretty great debut all around. The writing is strong, the characters are well developed. You can tell the author did her research. The settings leap off of the pages. It's very fast-paced and it keeps you guessing. There's...not much of a cliffhanger at the end, but there are enough unanswered questions that I will definitely be picking up the second book.
So...yes, it's a little like Passenger. But it's different enough that you don't feel like you're just reading the same book over again. Some parts of this were a bit rough (and I could have done without the love triangle nonsense), but overall this was a pretty decent debut.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Passenger, Inkheart Trilogy fans, time travel fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five magic ships