Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.
As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix.
But the end to it all looms closer every day.
Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence.
For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters.
This book was fantastic, a story of Nix a girl who has been sailing with her Father and their crew all her life, going to far away places, finding maps to different times and navigating to them, even going to mythical versions of islands and seeing the myths come to life, all in search for a map back to her birth year. Nix’s Dad lost his love, her mum when Nix was born, killed by an infection that he could have cured he will always regret not being there to help and dedicates his life to finding a way back to his love.
I went in with very small expectations because, well it’s so under hyped and I got so much out of it! I mean is just so much to love, let’s make a list shall we:
- Time Travel (done in a real cool way that didn’t make my mind break trying to understand it)
- Mythology SO MANY MYTHS I have never even heard about and I loved them all
- A smartass love interest that reminded me of Alucard from AGOS but also was so unique too
- Family! Such a close-knit family
- Hawaii and Hawaiian based mythology
- General thieving and pick pocketing
- A TINY NECK DRAGON
- More mythical creatures
- Diverse cast
Nix alone as a main character didn’t amaze me but I definitely liked her, she was just missing a certain spark and that stopped me from loving her. Kash made up for my thoughts of Nix in tenfold though! A smartass, a flirt, a damn good thief he reminded me of a mix between Captain Sparrow and Alucard but with his distinct flair mixed in to make him such unique and interesting character.
This really could stand alone but I’m so interested to see what will happen in the next book!
Recommend for anyone that loves well done time travel, SHIPS OF THE PIRATE KIND, Smart ass love interests, thieves, and mythical creatures.
Have you read this yet? What did you think? What other Time travel books have you read and enjoyed? Or even read and wished you could travel back in time and never pick it up?
Thank you so so so much to Allen and Unwin for allowing me a free copy in exchange for an honest review!