Urgh! Getting fed up of generic YA plot now.
Not sure I can count this as a review if all I’m doing is moaning about YA tropes.
‘Nix Song is a time-traveller. She and her father use maps to navigate not just the globe but time itself. Their glorious old pirate ship, manned by a rag-tag crew of time-refugees, is stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical and takes them wherever their hearts desire. But for all he adventure such a life holds, there is danger too. A danger that threatens Nix’s very existence. And when fate and a very particular map take Nix back to her origins, everything she knows is thrown into jeopardy. Including, perhaps, the path to the love of her life…’
Having just written that blurb out, why did I think this book would be any different?
This book started out so promisingly. Pirates! Time-travel! Hawaii! What’s not to like? So much potential, sadly wasted when you realise 80 pages in that there is only a very vague plot line, nothing of note happens and a triangle is rearing it’s ugly head, because plot.
I don’t really want to sit here and trash this novel, the characters are well rounded and interesting, there is tension between the father and Nix, which is quite realistic, one fight between them in particular, reminded me of teenage screaming matches with my own parents. The basic premise is very interesting, the captain of the ship is able to navigate to different periods in time as well as across the sea, and the adventures to be had there would have made a much more interesting plot than this one. To be honest, I did not finish this book, more from personal preference to not want to read another teenage love triangle where the second romantic interest is shoe horned into the plot to give the protagonist some angst, although the book did not seem to be progressing at a particularly fast pace, it may have turned out to be interesting, sadly sudden-romantic-interest-with-no-background-or-reason put me off.
DNF. (Did Not Finish)