Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Book Review: The Ship Beyond Time [The Girl from Everywhere #2] by Heidi Heilig
Its no secret that I struggled with the start of this series, but soon found myself hooked. Knowing that The Ship Beyond Time was being published did make me excited to see how this story for Nix ends. I wanted to read this one earlier than intended, but life got in the way and pushed back all of my books, including this one.
The Ship Beyond Time picks up with the crew escaping from Royal Hawaiian Guard, with Nix having to take them somewhere else fast. Their fast escape takes them to New York, where they meet a mysterious stranger who has a map and a letter for Nix, as well as how to retrieve thier stolen map.
The new map takes them to Ker-Ys, a mythical city that was eventually flooded by the sea when the walls meant to protect them we opened. The letter promises that by going to this mythical city, Nix will learn how she can change the past, and her future. The story Nix knows for this mythical city however, is not the story she is told when she gets the letter and map. But she sees this as proof of being able to change the past, or the future, and is determined to follow this lead to save her father, herself, and Kash.
The Ship Beyond Time takes us on an amazing adventure with Nix and the crew as she heads out to find the truth. But this journey also brings her someone who is dearly missed, and thier arrival certainly leaves a lot of questions for Nix to ask. Their trip to Ker-Ys however isn't as easy as they imagined, with changes to the story that only Nix can see, discoveries over past navigators, and the chance to see if the story is true or not comes with a lot of dangers.
I liked the addition of a new story and new people to this book. I've never heard of Ker-Ys before so I did have to have a quick look to find out more about this story. With a new island comes new people and ways of life, and I have to admire Nix for stubbornly refusing to follow like a sheep, and make her own judgements about the situation. The problem of losing one she loves certainly puts a damper on things as she is determined that no-one goes into a dangerous situation where she is likely to lose them. I enjoyed the mystery of the story itself, and the ever present doubt over whether it was possible for Nix to change the past or not. The addition of other possibilities was an interesting addition, and made you question what would happen between not so friendly crew members when they had to make tough choices.
The ending of The Ship Beyond Time wasn't one I expected, and I did shed quite a few tears over it all. I'm hoping that we get to see a possible future, a small book to show us how it all ends, I know for a fact I'd snap it up in seconds.