March 24, 2017

Review: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Title: The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) 
Author: Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: February 28th 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4.25/5

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You can read my review of  The Girl from Everywhere - here
The breathtaking sequel to the acclaimed The Girl from Everywhere. Nix has escaped her past, but when the person she loves most is at risk, even the daughter of a time traveler may not be able to outrun her fate—no matter where she goes. Fans of Rae Carson, Alexandra Bracken, and Outlander will fall hard for Heidi Heilig’s sweeping fantasy.

Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her father has given up his obsession to save her mother—and possibly erase Nix’s existence—and Nix’s future lies bright before her. Until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. But her relationship with Kash—best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire—is only just beginning. How can she bear to lose him? How can she bear to become as adrift and alone as her father?

Desperate to change her fate, Nix takes her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems—not even her relationship with Kash. Nix must grapple with whether anyone can escape her destiny, her history, her choices. Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. But at the center of this adventure are the extraordinary, multifaceted, and multicultural characters that leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds. The sequel—and conclusion—to the indie darling The Girl from Everywhere will be devoured by fans of Rachel Hartman and Maggie Stiefvater. Includes black-and-white maps. 

The Ship Beyond Time is the second book and conclusion of The Girl from Everywhere duology. Nix a young woman that had spent all her life aboard a ship, which her father the Captain can navigate through time and can visit both real and mythological places, as long as there is a map of the place they want to go, her father can travel through time to it.

In this book Nix discovers that she´s destined to lose the person she loves, but due that she had lived all her life watching her father suffer the loss of her mother, which he could not overcome after sixteen years and what losing her had done for him(he has an opium addiction), that´s why she had protected her heart all her life because she doesn´t want to repeat the same mistakes as her father, but when she receives a letter from another Navigator who tells her that there is a possibility of changing history and invites her to meet him in a mythological place to trade information, she immediately accepts his invitation because she´s determined to change her destiny and that of the person she loves.

I liked this book more than its predecessor, this second installment was riveting right from the start, perhaps because there is more romance, perhaps because they visit mythological places, perhaps because I was intrigued all the time to know what was going to happen with her loved one, perhaps because there are some chapters from Kashimir's point of view (I love reading his chapters, because we get to see what's behind his smile and jokes), maybe because there is no love triangle and maybe because it has adventure .. ..and all together make a great story.

Overall, The Ship Beyond Time is an engaging read about time travel, with diversity in the characters, is full of adventure, romance and with a bittersweet but satisfying conclusion.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the first book but it's not really my cup of tea, yanno? Glad you loved it!