Why You Should Pre-order- The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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.

The Setting

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.

 Hawaii1 Hawaii2



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.


Heidi Heilig created this graphic and tweeted it the other day so I’ve borrowed it.

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…


I want to hear from you- have you ever pre-ordered a book and forgotten only to have it magically arrive on release day?

Didn’t you want to high five your past self for thinking of you?


  1. says

    Kristen this is great! If I hadn’t already preordered TGFE, this would have made me do it.

    I too use Amazon for my preorders specifically because of the pre order price guarantee. I’ve saved some money that way so it’s worth it I guess…

    Great post!

  2. says

    I don’t usually forget about books I have preordered and be surprised on release day but I have gone to Amazon (yeah, not ideal, but I really it’s just Amazon and TBD for me as far as options go) to preorder a Kindle book only to realize I already had preordered it!

    I love preordering, be it physical or Kindle, but for Kindle is even more awesome because when midnight hits I’m there waiting for the book to appear like magic in the screen!

  3. says

    Aw, YAY 😀 Stunning post Kristen. <3 You are awesome. Yay for loving this book so much 🙂 I do think it looks GORGEOUS. But.. I read about love triangle. So not for me. Ugh. But curious about it, even so 🙂 I do pre-order books. But it costs SO MUCH. And when I pre-order via TheBookDepository, I have to pay right away, so I cannot pre-order all the books all that early, sadly 🙁 I wish I could order from Amazon, but too high shipping to Norway. Ugh. Bookdepo ends up being cheaper 😉 I never forget about which books I order. I have files on my laptop where I add links to everything I buy, lol 🙂 Aaanyway. You are amazing. <3 So glad you loved this book.

  4. says

    I am definitely preordering this book, I love time and dimension travel and books that simply defies genre boxing! Glad to hear you approve of the accurate description of Hawaii as well. It also helps that Heidi is such a gorgeous human being, I wish her all of the successes next year. I just know this one will be a bestseller haha.

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