The Ship Beyond Time (Girl from Everywhere Series #1)

The Ship Beyond Time (Girl from Everywhere Series #1)

by Heidi Heilig


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The breathtaking sequel to the acclaimed The Girl from Everywhere.

“Fresh and exciting . . . truly the perfect playground for adventure.”—

“Thrilling.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

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 future lies bright before her—until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves.

Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails 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: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire.

Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. At the center of this adventure are extraordinary, complicated, and multicultural characters who leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds.

This sequel—and conclusion—to The Girl from Everywhere includes five black-and-white maps of historical and mythical locations. Fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sabaa Tahir, and Outlander will be swept away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062380784
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Girl from Everywhere Series , #2
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 712,668
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.41(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Heidi Heilig is the author of the acclaimed For a Muse of Fire. Her debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, was an Indie Next Pick and was also named a Best Book of the Year by NPR. Heidi Heilig holds an MFA from New York University in musical theatre writing, and she’s written the book and lyrics for several shows. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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The Ship Beyond Time 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
KathyMacMillan More than 1 year ago
I loved THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE and I found myself utterly swept away by THE SHIP BEYOND TIME. It actually took me a couple of weeks to read it, not because it was hard to get through, but because this is the kind of book I wanted to just lose myself in, so I refused to even pick it up unless I had time to do so. This is a book to savor, from the lush, intricate worldbuilding, to the complex characters and their shifting relationships, to the rich premise that Heilig constantly takes in bold, unexpected directions. Heilig writes my very favorite kind of fantasy: the kind that engages both your brain and your heart. Nix is one of my favorite YA heroines; she’s smart and studious and full of agency, and strong without ever falling into Girl Warrior tropes. Her conflicted relationship with her father is one of the highlights of the books, and is heartbreakingly resolved in this book. And the swoon level in this book is high; let’s just say that getting several chapters from Kashmir’s point of view felt like a gift. If you’ve been looking for a wonderful fantasy novel to lose yourself in, dive deep into THE SHIP BEYOND TIME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conclusion of this series did not disappoint. I just wish this series was a trilogy!
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
At the end of The Girl from Everywhere, Nyx's father Slate had given up his quest to rescue her mother, and chooses his daughter's continued existence instead. The world of this series is dependent on time travel paradoxes, with changes in future reflecting changes in past and vice versa. If an event has occurred, it was destined to occur and somehow events fold themselves to happen. So, there are some things that are rigid and some that are not - which is why, when Nyx learns of a prophecy that could mean she will lose Kashmir, she looks for a way to escape that fate. This desire brings her into the orbit of another time traveler like her and her dad, through whom she learns new secrets about this power that they hold over time and reality. A major concept of The Girl from Everywhere was about the Navigator (the time traveler) and the cartographer's intention and belief shaping the way the dimension or time they enter while traveling to, adheres to the recorded history or not. Heilig builds on that concept in this novel, with a myth about a lost city that was sunken (no, it is not Atlantis), while also bringing back Hawaii's theft into the story back again, with the dynamic between seafaring and colonization. There are events in the book at which Nyx finds herself at a crossroads, finding a way to answering the eternal ethical question - 'If you could change history, would you do?'. Even on a theoretical level, this question is difficult to answer simply - there are parts of history that were ugly, but if you had a stake in the matter, would you let it happen? That is the crux of Nyx's emotional arc during this book - accepting what can and cannot, or should not, be changed. Along with Nyx, there is another POV in this book - Kashmir, whose role gets more prominent as Nyx's love interest. Granted he is more than that, but his arc in the first book was mostly about it, so let's start with that. His part in this book is to be the grounding counterpoint to the Navigators and their godlike powers - he is part-myth, part-reality, and he is insecure about his place in life if he is more of the former than the latter. BUT, he does not let his insecurity come between his relationship to Nyx; instead, he tries to reason with her, how chasing the probably impossible might be too much for a person to bear. Even his friendship with Blake - he is quite kind to someone who would be considered a romantic rival in other novels. Of course, Blake and Nyx don't have a thing going - they both are still wary from how their budding relationship imploded at the end of the last book, but a slow friendship starts to form again, with them being on opposite sides of history. Overall, this book was a breathtakingly fast-paced second journey into the world Heilig has created. I kid you not, this book is difficult to put down, as there are developments upon developments. It delivered on its promise of being a sequel to The Girl from Everywhere, and more. The characters, fleshed out so well, their internal conflicts, their motives, their desires - it all makes for such rich story-telling on the part of the author, even during a fast-paced adventure novel like this. Amazing book and a sequel you should definitely have in your hands right away!
ahyperboliclife More than 1 year ago
I LOVED The Girl from Everywhere, so I was really excited to read The Ship Beyond Time. I wanted more of the characters I fell in love with and their time-traveling, map-jumping world. I’m happy to say we get even more action and suspense in this follow up with a lot of surprising depth too - that really had my emotions going up and down like crazy. Things I Liked : Like in the first book, The Ship Beyond Time has a TON of action sequences. The story opens with a bang and we move on full throttle. The actions scenes are incredible intricate and blend past, present, and future with fate, destiny, and free will. I really loved the parallel of Nix’s journey in this book, with Slate’s in the previous. Nix and her father finally seem to be a unified front, but now Nix must confront a future she dreads. Fated to lose the one she loves - much like her father in the previous book - Nix tries to do everything she can to keep Kashmir safe. It was really interesting to see Nix in this role. She and Slate butted heads so often in the last book because he was trying to save Lin, and dealing with the consequence, so it was nice to see Nix having to confront those difficult questions of fate, love, loss, and want you’re willing to sacrifice. I LOVED that Kashmir has his own POV chapters in this story, because he was dealing with some really heavy stuff. Kash is still the charming and cocky thief we love, but he really starts to question his existence: His home was a myth so who’s to say he’s not a myth as well, is he just a creation of the cartographer or Navigator who found him? It’s some very heavy stuff that really packs an emotional punch, making the book have an overall more somber tone, but it really adds depth to Kashmir’s character. There were some really nice twists that I did not see coming. And some new Navigation mythology introduced that really changes the game. Like the previous book, The Ship Beyond Time has references to different cultures. I really loved all of the hints to Greek mythology, because I’m trash for all things Greek mythology related and I loved seeing how these different cultures changed what we knew about Navigation and our characters. Things I Didn’t Like : I didn’t think it was possible, but this was even more confusing that The Girl From Everywhere. There is so much back and forth time jumping, overlapped with memory loss and false memories/dream sequences that it can get pretty crazy. You HAVE to pay attention when you are reading this duology. By the end of the book everything becomes clear, but you need to focus to get there. Gwen is a new character introduction who I felt I never really got to know. I would have liked more of her backstory with the Temptation crew, and how she got roped into the schemes of the book. She showed up like 3 times, at some integral scenes, but I felt like she could have been more of a presence or at least I could have not been indifferent to her. I don’t even know how to talk about Blake. I felt like his actions were very much in character, but were also extremely selfish (not completely unlike Nix’s). Did he do what he did because he was fated to? Was this what was always supposed to happen? Can he be judged for it? Blake, like Kashmir, really brings some deep philosophical questions that don’t have a clear answer. All I know is that I would not have been as forgiving as Kashmir and Nix. This was not a happy ending, but a satisfying one to this duology, if for no other rea
Jill-Elizabeth_dot_com More than 1 year ago
“All myths have versions,” I said with a shrug…”That’s one of the things that makes it a myth. It’s only once everyone agrees on one version of the past that it becomes history.” *** Don’t you just love it when the sequel is as good as the original?? I applied to NetGalley for an ARC of this one – I LOVED the first in the series, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. Both because I was dying to see where Nix, Slate, Kash and the others wound up, but also because I didn’t want to lose the details of it before delving back into Heilig’s exceptional world(s), since it’s much easier for me to read one new book than to have to reread an old before turning to the new… I was denied – not sure why – and crushed because I’d have to wait. But merciful heavens, was it worth the wait! The journey once again takes us into a delicious blend of mythical and mundane waters – although, really, is there anything mundane about reality when it’s managed so deftly? Heilig does a fantastic job at making even the ordinary (New York City, current date) seem exceptional. She is a dab hand at world-building, painting descriptions that are detailed enough to bring you right into the locale of the moment (much like the Captain’s vaunted maps) without wasting a single paragraph with extraneous information. And if she’s that good at geography, imagine how good she is at drama… Nix is once again trapped between the possible and the necessary. She tap dances among land mines in this world and others, trying to find her way to a life well lived, and well deserved. Along the way she finds (and loses) love, finds (and loses) faith and friendship, finds (and loses) maps, and finds (and loses) her way. But somehow she always manages to find her way back – to love, geography, and her own place in the world(s). “Personal growth” sounds like such a cliche, but there really is a seismic shift in her perspective throughout the two books – a shift that ties together handily, if not altogether tidily, by the end of this book. The Ship Beyond Time is billed as a sequel, which you don’t usually see if a book is intended as the middle of a series. But there’s clearly an opening for more adventures. How could there not be – there will, after all, always be more maps… The story started in The Girl From Everywhere has come full circle in many ways, as has the character of Nix herself. If the series ended here, it would end satisfactorily. But I really hope it doesn’t!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books (GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE and THE SHIP BEYOND TIME) are incredible. If you don’t want to read this whole review stop here and just go buy the books. You will not be disappointed. I read each book in two days (and I’m insanely busy and have zero free time…yet somehow this was possible. I simply couldn’t stop reading). I’m not going to describe the plot here, the summary above does a great job of doing that. Instead I’ll talk about why I loved these books. I was hooked immediately by Nix’s voice. This voice grabs you from the first page. Voice is one of those things that’s hard to describe, but for me, this voice is like listening to an old friend. One you wish you got to hang out with more and you just want to spend time with. This is how I’ve felt about series like THE GRISHA TRILOGY, RED QUEEN, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES and THE LUANAR CHRONICLES. The world is completely immersive and you won’t want it to end. Nix is a great character. She’s smart, tough, vulnerable and kind all at once. You feel her plight and her longing. Her relationships with the other characters, especially with her father, is nuanced and complex. With her father, it’s not the stereotypical teenage angst we often see in young adult novels. It’s unique. Nix also has a relationship with a boy, Kashmir that grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let go. We slowly fall in love with Kashmir as the story unfolds, which makes it feel real and sticks with you after the last page. This is all fine and good, you might say, but what about the plot? Does the plot keep the story moving? The answer is a resounding yes. This story is brilliantly told (I won’t spoil the plot by describing it here though!). Time travel stories are so interesting to me because they are all different. They all have a different method of travel, a different set of rules and complications. The method Heidi devised for her novels is so unique yet so easy to get on board with. Maps that become reality based on the beliefs of the navigator and the mapmaker? I love it. The characters transport themselves to the most unusual places as well as the most common, and watching them fit in in either is so much fun. 2016 NY, ancient China, mythological and real places, they are all delivered with such (not boring) detail that you wonder if Heidi was actually in all of them—and more importantly you feel like you’ve gone there yourself. Also, she weaves in just the right amount of mind-bending time hopping, where characters meet each other in non-linear timelines so you have to stop and get your head around it. Still, she manages to describe it in such a way that it’s never confusing. Just complicated, which is the perfect balance. I’m going to post this review under both because it applies to both GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE and THE SHIP BEYOND TIME. I’d recommend reading them in order, though I suppose you could start with the second…but I can’t imagine why on earth you’d want to skip the first.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
Oh man. I don't even know where to start with this one. I loved the set up for this book. I really enjoyed the first book, but I was eager to see how the relationship between Nix and Kashmir progressed. And for the most part, it didn't disappoint. There are definitely some things that transpired between them that made me angry, but I was mostly happy. Plot wise, I was captivated. I loved the story and how things happened. This time around, I didn't let myself get bogged down with the mythology and it made all the difference. The ending is slightly bittersweet, but mostly satisfying. I'm curious to see if there will be another book. And if you're not reading this series, you need to change that asap. **Huge thanks to Greenwillow Books and Edelweiss for providing the arc free of charge**