I have to start this post off by saying I’m a huge fan of pre-ordering books. When you pre-order you don’t have to worry about going out in public…it magically shows up (hopefully) on release day. I tend to pre-order from Amazon (grrr I can’t quit them) and since I have Prime I tend to get it on the release date and they honor the lowest price the book hits.
For this particular book it’s far too early to review (releases February 16th 2016) but I do want to draw your attention to it (if you’ve some how avoided hearing of it yet).
The Girl From Everywhere Melds Genres
This book doesn’t fit neatly into any genre box–Heilig pulls from history, mythology and adds in her own fantastical elements.
The Characters Travel Through Time and can Visit Mythic Lands
I don’t even need to go further into that because ISN’T THAT THE BEST IDEA? A ship that travels through time? I love it.
Since there’s the traveling through time bit there are a few places visited but the majority of the book happens on Hawaii. How many books have you read that are set in Hawaii?
Heilig grew up in Hawaii so her descriptions are incredibly vivid and beautifully descriptive. I’ve been to Maui and Oahu years ago for a week and it was such a wonderful vacation. Reading TGFE transported me back there and took me off the beaten, touristy track. I was even inspired to dig out my old pictures. Yes…I’ll share a couple with you.
I adore maps…so aesthetically pleasing to the eye and useful too. Well, I read the arc so the maps weren’t included yet but the little pages with the ‘map to come’ were there. And there were a lot. So… you can expect many maps.
Treat the Future You
Really isn’t pre-ordering like time travel in essence? Past You is treating Future You to a book
Damn Good Book
Really it boils down to this…it was a mighty fine good read.
So there you go…some of the reasons I have pre-ordered my own copy. Look for my review closer to release date though you can see my initial thoughts over on Goodreads here (and add TGFE to your TBR).
Are you convinced? If so…