Inner Cover Book Summary: “After what seems like a lifetime of following her father across the globe and through the centuries, Nix has finally taken the helm of their time-traveling ship. Her future – and the horizon – is bright. Until she learns she is destined to lose the one she loves. To end up like her father: alone, heartbroken. Unable to to face losing Kashmir – best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire – Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet a man who promises he can teach her how to manipulate time, to change history. But no place is perfect, not even paradise. And everything is constantly changing on this utopian island, including reality itself. If Nix can read the ever-shifting tides, perhaps she will finally harness her abilities. Perhaps she can control her destiny, too. Or perhaps her time will finally run out.”
RATING *4/5 STARS*
VERY MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig was a great sequel. I blew through the last half of this book yesterday afternoon, because let me tell you, the last half is where the action is!
I came to love the characters in The Girl from Everywhere only to fall further for them in The Ship Beyond Time. Bee will be one of my faves forever! Blake, however, remains at dead last; if you read this book, you will find out why. As always, Kashmir had my heart flip-flopping right along with Nix’s. He is charming, to say the least.
Nix herself underwent some major character development. I found myself worried at times that she would follow in her father’s footsteps of obsession. I was relieved when she realized control of what is to come is out of her control, and she should just live every day as if it were her last.
In terms of plot, The Ship Beyond Time didn’t fail. Although, the story was slow until about half-way through. In addition, I was able to predict one element of the storyline. The rest of the story, however, was surprising. There were surprises thrown in that I should have seen coming but failed to see. I love it when that happens! It makes the plot more exciting for me. Once the surprises in this book start, they don’t stop until the very last page.
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig is a must read if you loved The Girl from Everywhere. You will not regret it!