Friday, August 5, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig.  I've just started into it, but I'm already enjoying it quite a bit.  From what I can see it's quite unique - what with sailing ships, maps, and time travel!  This is one of my most anticipated debuts of 2016, so here's to hoping it keeps it up.


Beginning: 

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.  I was in the crowded bazaar of a nearly historical version of Calcutta, where my father had abandoned me.

He hadn't abandoned me for good - not yet.  He'd only gone back to the ship to make ready for the next leg of the journey: twentieth-century New York City.  It was at our final destination, however, where he hoped to unmake the mistakes of his past.

56:

Bee recommended hard work as a cure for any emotional turmoil.  I followed her down into the hold, which still smelled of tigers, although the cages had been replaced by a handful of boxes scattered haphazardly.  Instant coffee; my father lived on the stuff.  A crate of toilet paper.  Aspirin and iodine and antibiotics.  Bleach and bamboo toothbrushes and toothpaste with fluoride.

38 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about The Girl from Everywhere. It sounds like my kind of book. Great beginning and 56, thanks for sharing. :-)

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  2. I love the tagline - she is myth. She is history. She is gone. Beautiful. Enjoy.

    Here's my Friday read - The Girls by Emma Cline.

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  3. This is one on my reading list. I too loved that tagline!

    MY Friday 56 from Save The Last Dance

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  4. I don't usually care for time travel books but I really enjoyed this one when I read an ARC. This week my book is The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - a historical fantasy. Happy reading!

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    1. Good to know!

      I have that one on my tbr! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. I like a good time travel novel and anything to do with water. Hope it meets the hype.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  6. Oh I'm intrigued! I love that beginning and the 56 is interesting too. I haven't read many time travel books but this one sounds great!

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  7. Oh whoa! That cover and taglines! Need to be TBR'd right now. Love love love your Captain Jack gif! Makes me want to read it even more. Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/friday-meets-05-august-2016.html

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    1. I know, right! This caught my eye right away!

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  8. I love how the book starts out in August and it's also what month we are in... Sounds like a great read though! Happy weekend!

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    1. Didn't even notice that! :) Have a great one, Freda!

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  9. I have seen this one around a lot and hope to get to it in September since I already have too many books on my pile for the rest of the summer to add it, too.

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  10. I haven't read many time-travel books and now I'm wondering why. This sounds like a great story.
    My Friday post features STEALING JASON WILDE.

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  11. Not heard of this one but glad you are enjoying it. :)

    Stormi
    Friday memes

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  12. This is new to me but I am intrigued. Happy Reading!

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  13. Yay, you're reading this one! I really liked The Girl from Everywhere, it's one of my favorite debuts this year. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  14. I really like this book. I like both the Friday 56 and the Book Beginnings. I'm going to write the title down.

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    1. I hope you get the chance to try it, Tea!

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  15. This sounds really interesting though undoing the "mistakes" of one's past can be interesting - here's my Friday meme

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    1. It can always lead to interesting results. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Another great sounding book I have somehow missed hearing about sooner. I will watch the library for this one!

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  17. You had me with the clip of Jack Sparrow before I even bothered reading the post. Can't imagine ... me? Love anything piratey? Even if there isn't anything piratey actually IN the book, the cover and the fact that you used that gif sold me on it :)

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    1. There is a a pirate-y aspect! :) I love anything pirate related. I'm glad I piqued your interest!

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  18. This sounds wonderful! Just added it to my TBR :)

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