Sixteen-year-old Nix has grown up on her father’s time traveling ship. So she truly is from everywhere and everywhen. Nix’s father Slate has never really gotten over the death of Nix’s mother. He needs a hand drawn map to travel back to the time before she died to save her. He doesn’t realize that doing so would imperil Nix’s very existence. Nix is torn between helping her father and self-preservation.
The map brings them to the right place, wrong year. They are approached by a group of men who want to trade the right map for a task. Nix must help her father with planning how to succeed at the task so he can get the map. She does so with the crew and the help of her best friend and possible love interest, Kashmir.
As the book progresses, another possible love interest is introduced. Seemingly Nix must decide between staying land bound with one or continuing her travels with the other.
I’m not crazy about love triangles. I would have preferred she only had Kashmir, but I can see where it makes for an interesting sub-plot. I enjoyed the time traveling and the possibility of traveling to places both real and mythological. There was good diversity in the makeup of the crew, and Slate makes for a good tortured captain. Kashmir gets some good lines. The action is slow in parts but really picks up towards the end. I liked the afterward that explains what is real about the history of Hawaii that Heilig used. Overall, this is a good book. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
This book has already been released in the US. It’s due out March 3, 2016 from Hot Key Books in the UK.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.