Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligTitle: The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere #1)
Author: Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 16, 2016

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question...Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

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The Girl From Everywhere is not your typical time travel book. This novel incorporates maps into the time travel theme and is set in the lush, historical Hawaii. Despite the fact that I loved most of the elements in this book, the pacing was too slow for me to fully enjoy the novel. Continue reading

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Review: One by Sarah CrossanTitle: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: September 15, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. The two sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.But the girls’ body is beginning to fight against them. And soon they will have to face the impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives. 

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Prepare to be heartbroken. Sarah Crossan has created a book that is going to take its readers on a journey that will tug at your heart strings. One is a well-written and lyrical novel about conjoined twins that is sure to bring tears to readers’ eyes through its shocking plot. Continue reading