#Review ~ The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

Posted August 5, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#Review ~ The Map to Everywhere by Carrie RyanThe Map to Everywhere by Carrie RyanJohn Parke Davis
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on November 4th 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Pirates, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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three-half-stars

Wherever you need to go--the Map to Everywhere can take you there.

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it's her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway that connects every world in creation. With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must scour the many worlds of the Pirate Stream to gather the pieces of the Map to Everywhere--but they aren't the only ones looking. A sinister figure is hot on their tail, and if they can't beat his ghostly ship to find the Map, it could mean the destruction of everything they hold dear!

In New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis's first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.

My Review:

It really was the cover that caught my attention with this book. I loved the look of the characters and the title really made me think this would be a really fun adventure to go on. I wasn’t disappointed but I did have a few issues with the overall book.

I loved reading about Fin and Marrill plus the adventure they were about to go on was one that appeared to be fast and exciting. As much as it was exciting it was not fast. The story was very interesting but along the way you hit a few slow spots and the idea that Fin was someone with the ability to have people forget him was over done. I did however find it funny at few times especially when they were sailing on the boat in the pirate stream. One of the characters, Ardent the wizard, was by far my favorite and just so funny, I enjoyed all the characters in this book however the names and places of some things were long and hard to pronounce it got a little overwhelming especially for a kids book that some kids might not be able to follow along. The world build was interesting but it was a lot of stuff to remember and like I said about the names it could get a bit confusing.

As much as I loved the characters it was the story that really just got me all kinds of confused. I think this is a great book for upper Middle Grade and even Adults will enjoy. The characters really make this book a good read. I would recommend if you are looking for something with lovable characters and can get past the confusing plot.

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6 responses to “#Review ~ The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

  1. The cover is so pretty! I can definitely understand why it caught your attention. I love how a whole world seems to come out of that map. I am sorry to hear about the slow parts and the confusing plot at times, but overall it stil sounds like a fun book. The characters sound quirky and well done. Great review!

  2. I’m in love with that cover. I’m glad this was a fun read despite some real issues. I’m not sure this is at the top of my TBR but I’ll definitely be looking for this at the library.

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    • It was just so slow but I am looking forward to the next one since I did like the characters. The cover is what really go me 🙂