Monday, February 29, 2016

State of the Stack (Feb. 29, 2016)

This is my monthly State of the Stack post. It is my way to keep track of my review books and to hopefully reduce the stack that I have waiting for me. I take a look at my review commitments on the last Monday of each month. Please feel free to join in and let me know the state of your stack.

Here is my Review Books Spreadsheet I list them in publication order and sort them by month. I can quickly see how many books I have for each date. Ideally, this keeps me from over-committing to review books. Check my spreadsheet to find out where I got each book.

I also do this post because sometimes (frequently) review books sit on my stack for a while before I read and review them. I try to read and review books within two weeks of publication date. Sometimes I can't, though, if too many books are releasing on the same date or if the book arrives too near its publication date and my calendar is already full.

I am very grateful to the authors and publishers who support my reading habit.

My Review Pile
 
Post Release
Tommy McKnight and the Great Election by Danny Kravitz (January 1)
The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard (February 9)

March
The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder (March 29)
Stone Field by Christy Lenzi (March 29)
A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden (March 29)

April
Flamecaster by Cinda William Chima (April 5)
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (April 5)
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle (April 5)
 I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase (April 5)
Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas (April 5)
Silence by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin (April 5)
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (April 5)
Nightstruck by Jenna Black (April 5)
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (April 5)
 Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst (April 12)
Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin (April 19)
Cold Girl by R. M. Greenaway (April 19)
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey (April 19)
'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick (April 19)
Ferals: The Swarm Descends by Jacob Grey (April 26)

May
 The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (May 3)
Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman (May 3)
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (May 3)
 The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry (May 3)
Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia (May 10)
The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen (May 10)
 Spark by Holly Schindler (May 17)
The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (May 17)
The Giant Smugglers by Matt Solomon (May 17)
The Hunt by Megan Shepherd (May 24)
The Underdogs by Sara Hammel (May 31)

June
 With Malice by Eileen Cook (June 7)
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (June 7)
Julie Vanishes by Catherine Egan (June 7)
 Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle (June 7)
Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi (June 14)
The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin (June 14)
The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele (June 21)
The Secret Fire by Whitaker Ringwald (June 21)

July and August 
 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (July 5)
What the Dead Want by Norah Olson (July 12)
The Ministry of SUITS by Paul Gamble (July 26)
Trapped by S. A. Bodeen (July 26)
The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray (August 2)
The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga (August 23)

I Read This Month

These are listed in the order I read them. Links go to my reviews for all that have been posted already. Otherwise, the date the review is scheduled for is listed.
  1. Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend (March 3)
  2. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (March 5)
  3. Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella (Feb. 24)
  4. A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann (March 10)
  5. The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate (March 12)
  6. Tumbled Graves by Brenda Chapman (March 17)
  7. The Inn Between by Marina Cohen (March 17) 
  8. The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (March 23)
Reviews Posted This Month
  1. Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison
  2. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
  3. The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes
  4. Jockey Girl by Shelley Peterson
  5. Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams
  6. Benefit of the Doubt by Neal Griffin
  7. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
  8. A Voice from the Field by Neal Griffin
  9. The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh O'Brien
  10. Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance
  11. The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
  12. Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster
  13. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  14. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie 
  15. Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella
  16. The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels
  17. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  18. Just This Night by Mari Madison
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date published is listed in parentheses.
  1. Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella (Kindle First - March 1)
  2. The Secret Fire by Whitaker Ringwald (Edelweiss - June 21)
  3. What the Dead Want by Norah Olson (Edelweiss - July 12)
  4. The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard (Author - Feb. 9)
  5. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (NetGalley - April 5)
  6. Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (NetGalley - June 7)
  7. Keep Calm by Mike Binder (Publisher - Feb. 2)
  8. A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden (NetGalley - March 29)
  9. Nightstruck by Jenna Black (NetGalley - April 5)
  10. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (First to Read - March 8)
  11. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (First to Read - April 5)
  12. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Publisher - March 22)
  13. Dying for a Taste: A Sally Solari Mystery by Leslie Karst (Publisher - April 12)
  14. Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle (NetGalley - June 7)
Next Month's Plan

I don't know what I was thinking when I chose books to review. I have 9 that are being released on April 5. That is too many but they all sounded so good. 

I need to finish up my March releases and get to work on all those April 5 books soon.  

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 29, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Other Than Reading...

This was midquarter's week. I spent the week hounding kids to turn things in, assessing and grading. Now I have to wait to see how many parents I hear from. Otherwise, the week was quiet with seasonable weather. Our snow is quickly melting away though we are expecting a bit more this coming week. I know that I am eager for spring and longer days. 

Read Last Week
I finally read The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. I had both an ARC and a finished copy for review. I enjoyed this graphic novel very much. I thought the art was excellent and the story had more meat than most graphic novels I've read. My review will be posted on March 23.

I got an excerpt from Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton this week from Penguin's First to Read program. It contained the first three chapters of this fantasy and was enough that I went to Amazon to buy the book. I should be getting it on release day - March 8. My thoughts on the excerpt will be posted on March 2.

Currently
I am currently reading Winter by Marissa Meyer. I am savoring this chunkster as I get to reconnect with the characters from the earlier books. As I write this, I'm on page 370. I'm reading a couple hundred pages and then reading something else so that I can draw out the experience of finishing this story.

Next Week
Next on the pile are these review books:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I got The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead from Penguin's First to Read program along with an excerpt from Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop




Join me for the Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by BookHounds. You can win a $15 Amazon Gift Card at this stop. This hop is open to old and new followers of my blog.


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ARC Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes Novel (Book 1)
Publication: Katherine Tegen Books (March 1, 2016)

Description: The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

My Thoughts: A teenage James Watson tells this story about his meeting with Charlotte Holmes at a Connecticut boarding school. He has always been fascinated by the idea of her and made up adventures that the two of them had together. After all, they are both the many times great grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

James doesn't want to be at that school. He was happy living with his mother and younger sister in London but the scholarship opportunity was too good to miss despite the fact that he will be living close to the father he has seen for a number of years. His father divorced his mother, remarried and now has two toddler sons. James hasn't forgiven his father for any of that.

Charlotte has been more or less exiled to the school to get her out of Great Britain. Her parents have distanced themselves from her because they are disappointed in her. She has been to rehab many times for using cocaine, heroine, and oxy. However, she is also brilliant and regularly consults with Scotland Yard to solve crimes.

When a student that both Charlotte and Jamie had run-ins with is murdered and it looks like they are being framed for the death, Charlotte and Jamie have to team up to find out the real killer.

This was a great mystery but an even better story about friendship. Jamie is determined to make Charlotte his friend no matter how much she tries to discourage him because he sees how badly she needs a friend. He has a very stubborn loyalty which is often tested through the events of this story.

Fans of mysteries and especially old or new fans of Sherlock Holmes will enjoy this beginning to a new trilogy.

Favorite Quote:
But I had never wanted to be her boyfriend. I wanted something smaller than that, and far, far bigger, something I couldn't yet put into words. 
I got this ARC from Edelweiss. You can buy your copy here.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Memes: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
The first time I met her was at the tail end of one of those endless weekday nights you caoul only have at a school like Sherringford.
Friday 56:
Her hand tightened on my arm—in horror, I assumed. I didn't dare look over at her.

"This is Charlotte Holmes," I said quietly. "She's not my girlfriend."
This week I am spotlighting A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. I am a sucker for anything Sherlock Holmes so I had to download this eARC from Edelweiss. Here is the description from Amazon:
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

ARC Review: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Burning Glass
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Series: Burning Glass (Book 1)
Publication: Katherine Tegen Books (March 1, 2016)

Description: Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in a debut fantasy about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins. Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption.

In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.

After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.

And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.

My Thoughts: Sonya is a young woman with a rare talent. She is an empath called an auraseer. All auraseers are property of the emperor and are trained to protect the emperor from threats. Sonya, however, wasn't found and brought for training when her empathy first manifested. Her parents gave her to gypsies to raise and hide from the emperor. She was found at seventeen and sent for training at a pretty crucial time for the empire.

The old emperor has died and the son everyone thought dead has taken the throne. Also, the new emperor's mother was recently poisoned to death and and the auraseer who should have spotted the threat was killed. Through a variety of circumstances, a barely trained Sonya now has the job of protecting the new emperor from threats.

She finds herself owned by a tyrannical young man who is also strongly charismatic. She has a very hard time not being swept up in his emotions. Luckily, the emperor has a brother who helps her cope. Of course, the brother is also trying to lead a secret revolution to overthrow the emperor and create a democratic government

The story was filled with tension and very graphically portrayed the situation of a young woman who feels everyone's emotions and is struggling not to be overwhelmed by all of them. She can even feel the emotions of animals killed for meat and clothing. She also finds herself torn between her duty to serve the emperor and her desire for her own freedom and freedom for all the oppressed people. Then there is the potential love triangle that is set up between Sonya and the two Imperial brothers.

Fans of epic fantasy with enjoy this first book in a new trilogy.

Favorite Quote:
He exhaled and pulled me closer. His hands traveled up the sides of my bodice and back around to weave through my hair. My heart opened. The stitches that bound my grief tore free. I'd wanted this for so long. Withing him, I felt the same sweet sense of release. Our auras entwined in a beautiful dance and affirmed the rightness of our union. I parted my lips and tasted him deeper. He was the mist in an evergreen forest, the reeds sighing into a river. My fingers curled around the nape of his neck. His warmth radiated sunlight through my body.
I got this ARC from Edelweiss. You can buy your copy here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WoW: The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. She has a linky widget at her site each week for your post and to make it easy to find posts by other people.

The purpose of the meme is to spotlight books that we are eagerly anticipating. It is fun to take a look at what others are waiting for.  I have noticed that it has expanded my wishlist though. Be warned!
The Last Time We Were Us
Leah Konen
May 10, 2016

It looks like May is going to be packed full of great sounding books. Here is the description of The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen:
A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend, and the small town lies that have kept them apart. Leah Konen’s The Last Time We Were Us is perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Sara Zarr, and Gayle Forman.

Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are finally getting invited to all the best parties, and, with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.

Then Jason Sullivan comes back to town. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd . . . and before he attacked Innis’s older brother and got sent away to juvie. All of Bonneville still thinks he’s dangerous, but Liz finds it hard to believe what people say about her childhood friend. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything.

But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out? Liz will have to decide if she can trust herself—and her heart—before it’s too late.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser:
"Forgive me," was all I could say against the sting of her dagger-sharp words. "Please forgive me."
This week my teaser comes from Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie. I got this fantasy from Edelweiss for review. Here is the description from Amazon:
Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in a debut fantasy about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins. Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption.

In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.

After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.

And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.

Monday, February 22, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 22, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Other Than Reading...

I don't know where this week went. Monday at the Elementary was crazy. To celebrate the completion of our new addition, the principal hired a couple of DJs and all of the kids went to a dance party during their "Specials" time. I spent the afternoon dancing with my students. On the positive side, this is the first time this year that my Fitbit registered over 10,000 steps. On the negative side, I didn't know it was going to happen and it messed up my week's lesson plans. 

I also had two meetings this week that took up Tuesday evening and Thursday late afternoon. I'm glad to have those meetings out of the way. As a holdover from the crud I've had for a couple of weeks, I found myself taking naps when I got home from school each day which really cut into my reading time. I am feeling much better now and think I might be able to stay awake all day today.

Next week is midquarters. My sixth graders grades are all caught up and we have moved on to a unit on Internet Safety. It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of our third quarter already.
Read Last Week
I read and loved Uprooted by Naomi Novik this week. I loved both the story and the language. My review will be posted on March 12.

The Inn Between by Marina Cohen was a very creepy middle grade book. While I figured out what was happening pretty early on, I still enjoyed the story and was eager to see the two best friends figure out what was happening. My review will be posted on March 17.

Currently
Despite the fact that I have a review stack I can't see over the top of, I am reading Winter by Marissa Meyer this week because I can't wait any longer to find out what happens in this conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles series.

Next Week
The next two on my review stack are:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I had an empty mailbox this week. Next week should see two new arrivals from Penguin's First to Read Program though.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

ARC Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere
Author: Heidi Heilig
Publication: Greenwillow Books (February 16, 2016)

Description: Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

My Thoughts: I'm not usually a big fan of time travel stories because I have difficulty accepting the paradoxes but this book is more believable than most. Nix has been traveling with her father and an eclectic crew on his sailing ship since he picked her up in Hawaii when she was an infant. He had left her mother, the love of his life, and sailed off to find fortune but, when he returned, he learned that she had died leaving an infant. Ever since, he has been trying to get back before she dies and save her.

The problem is that saving his wife could mean that Nix might never have been born. She is very worried about what would happen to her if her father's plans succeed. Luckily for Nix but not for Slate, they hadn't been able to find a map that will take them back to Hawaii in time to save his wife. Now, however, a new map has surfaced and her father is determined to own it and use it.

Most of this story takes place in Hawaii in 1884 which is where the map leads despite its 1868 date. The captain and crew find themselves mixed up in a plot to bring down the Kingdom of Hawaii. Nix also meets a woman who knew her mother and who seems to know quite a bit about the sort of time traveling that Nix and her father are capable of doing.

Nix also meets a boy. Blake Hart is the nephew of the mapmaker who created the 1868 map that Slate is determined to own no matter what the cost is to the Hawaii that currently exists. He is an artist and a strong supporter of the Kingdom of Hawaii. His father, however, is one of the key supporters of the plot to overthrow the current government. He and Nix have an 1880s sort of romance with him courting her. This causes a conflict for her because her deep friendship with a crewmate named Kashmir might also be turning into a romance. Kash is a fascinating character that the captain and crew picked up on one of their voyages to a legendary place. Kash is a thief and one of Nix's only agemates and friends on the crew.

I enjoyed this story. I liked the conflict that Nix has as she decides whether she can support her father's agenda or whether it is time to go off on her own adventures. Nix's fears about the captain's plans were realistically shown. Nix is at a turning point in her life and the tension shows in the story.

Fans of time travel and romance will enjoy this debut story.

Favorite Quote:
I met his eyes. "Hand drawn. Good detail. Dated. And new to us," I said, ticking off on my fingers. No matter how detailed a map, once we'd visited, we couldn't go back, and Slate didn't always remember where he'd been or what he'd done. Still, I'd only just bought the map, so I knew for certain he'd never used it.
I got this ARC from Edelweiss. You can buy your copy here.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Memes: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer. 
Friday 56:
I winced when the door slammed, but the silence of his absence seemed louder still.
This week I am spotlighting The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. I got this eARC from Edelweiss. Here is the description from Amazon:
Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.