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In her wildest dreams, Ophelia Montague never imagined she would leave the city, her friends, her school and move to a seaside village. But when her parents die in an accident, that’s just where she finds herself – ensconced in a rambling house on the beach, with her uncle Sebastian, his boarder – nineteen-year-old Adam Ferrier, and two Great Dane dogs named after shipwrec ...more
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Published July 1st 2016 by Atlas Productions
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Phrynne
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 4000-books
She is 16 years old, pale and thin. She has recently been obliged to move in with a single male relative in a strange town. She has to start attending a new high school and make new friends.

He died at 17 but is still around as a corporeal being decades later. He feels cold to the touch. He doesn't sleep and appears in her bedroom whenever he likes.

They fall in love and even though she knows what he is she has to be with him.

Does this sound familiar? Well if you ever read Twilight it should. The
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Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


I enjoyed this book a lot! , I especially want to emphasize the peculiar way in which the book is written with their different POVs , they managed to catch even more

My only complaint is perhaps the fact the effect insta-love which is impossible to pass unnoticed, really, has left me a bit lost because I haven't found it a sense of what was happening. But beyond this is a book with a huge potential, a unique history and mystery, mys
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Brenda
Sixteen year old Ophelia Montague was travelling from Brisbane; the only home she remembered – to Warrnambool in Victoria to live with her Uncle Sebastian. Orphaned when Ophelia’s parents were killed in a terrible accident Sebastian was her mother’s brother and welcomed Ophelia with open arms. The beautiful old home overlooking the ocean captivated Ophelia – her own rooms were on the second level with sweeping views of the vast seas, and the sound of crashing waves to lull her to sleep at night. ...more
Sarah Louise
May 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book contained the most unbelievable, outlandish romance I have ever read.

After the death of her parents, Ophelia Montague is forced to abandon her previous life and move to a small town along the sea with her uncle, Sebastian. Here she becomes acquainted with a new school, new friends, and a mysterious history of shipwrecks.

Unfortunately, that is where the mystery ends.

The house shared by Ophelia, Sebastian, and his tenant, Adam, reminded me of a cross between The Amityville Horror and t
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Amara ⚔
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars




In her wildest dreams, Ophelia Montague never imagined she would leave the city, her friends, her school and move to a seaside village. But when her parents die in an accident, that’s just where she finds herself – ensconced in a rambling house on the beach, with her uncle Sebastian, his boarder – nineteen-year-old Adam Ferrier, and two Great Dane dogs named after shipwrecks. By the ocean's edge she meets Jack Denham who seems to command the sea and the moon—and if he has his way—Ophe
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Sthita
SPOILERS AHEAD

The cover was what had caught my eye, and the plot intrigued me a lot, which is why I took the opportunity to read the book via Netgalley. Despite the promising blurb, I was quite disappointed with the story - the plot seemed repetitive - Ophelia went to school, came home and hung out with Adam, met Chayse, and then yearned to see Jack. And the fact that Jack was a ghost seemed quite obvious to me, early on, so that killed the suspense. And insta-love, is not my kind of thing, exce
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Samantha
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, fantasy, supernatural, ya
This book probably contained the number one worst insta-love romance, I have ever read in a YA book. Not only does Ophelia fall instantly in love with Jack, without even knowing him, she is "consumed" by him and gets depressed if she thinks he is with another girl. And then there's Jack. Who knew who she was before she even set a foot in town, and he was already claiming her as his soulmate. Crazy.

The plot itself was pretty slow, and basically nonexistent. We start off with Ophelia moving to a n
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KittyKat
*This book was provided to me via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

*Actual rating 4.5/5 stars*

This book was amazing. I devoured it up in two sittings although it would have been one if my eye hadn't been an angry red from staring at a screen for so long and my head hadn't been hurting from tiredness. As soon as I woke up I continued reading. I loved Ophelia although numerous time throughout the book I was screaming at her not to trust the mysterious Jack as he was a bit suspicious and
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roxi Net
May 16, 2016 rated it liked it
First, I think the cover of this book is beautifully designed!

Second, it was a fun and quick read and I really liked Ophelia's character.

Despite the loss of both parents at the same time, Ophelia is a resilient young woman who comes to live with her slightly eccentric uncle (Seb) and his boarder (Adam). She makes friends quickly in school and pieces her life back together until she comes across a mysterious boy named Jack.

Immediately they fall in love and Ophelia is once again reminded of how p
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Riddhi
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book with the help of NetGalley.This is an amazing story.I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Jennifer Clausen-greene
Ophelia Adrfit revolves around a 16 year old girl, Ophelia Montague, who loses both her parents and is taken in by her maternal uncle, Sebastian who she has not seen since she was 8 years old. Uncle Seb, is a bit of a eccentric character.He has lost his wife under mysterious circumstances, he lives in an old house that moans as if speaking to you and has 2 Great Danes that he refers to as his children. He is obsessed with ships and their history and his house is designed to see the oceans from a ...more
Victoria Roberts
Ophelia Adrift is a beautifully written piece of fiction that has a mystery, history, a ship wreck, a mysterious guy, and a sympathetic heroine. The plot of this novel moved well, there were enough details to be relevant without them becoming tedious and overwhelming. Ophelia has suffered a tragedy and has had to move in with her uncle whom she doesn’t really know. Along with her uncle Sebastian we have Adam a young man that is staying with Sebastian during an apprenticeship, and Argo and Agnes ...more
Christina Oswald
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ophelia just lost both her parents and has to move in with her Uncle, his roommate Adam, and 2 great danes. She's starting over and is worried about making friends.
She keeps seeing a mysterious guy on the rocks by her house.
Jack feels Ophelia is his soul mate. It's his job to protect her and get her into his world.
The mystery surrounding Ophelia and Jack has her friends worrying about her and her safety.
The writing was good and the story flowed well. It's told in multiple POVs, but clearly defin
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Isabella O'Sullivan
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the eerie feeling of this book, the friendships and the brooding relationships. I loved Harry and Holly, they were fun characters.

I could understand Ophelia falling in love with Jack quickly .... she lost everyone close to her and in a way I'm guessing she was looking for something secure, for some kind of affection.

But right from the start I wanted her to fall for Adam. I hope they get together in the next book. I would love to find Jack's real grave now.
Adrianne
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Netgalley.

The book description made it sound interesting, however, the actual story fell short. Ophelia recently lost her parents and is sent to live with her Uncle Sebastian and his tenant Adam. Shortly after moving there she meets Jack and falls in insta-love.

First, I am not sure how I like the story being told from different perspectives. It seemed a bit........much? Perhaps that's how I felt about it. I think more effort should h
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Joyce (The Book Harpy)
That was quite a long, grueling read.
1.5 Star | I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
Oh god. The headaches I suffered from reading this! *Sobs*
This book is about Ophelia, who lost her parents just recently (it wasn't told how) and moved into a new town altogether with her Uncle Sebastian and his tenant, Adam. There, she met new friends, went into a new school, and of course,a new guy. And here comes Jack. She falls in love and begins to realize that things may not b
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Lovey Dovey Books
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, ya-fantasy
Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books

The cover of Ophelia Adrift caught my eye and I was dying to see what it was about. The blurb left much to the imagination, and the story much disappointment.

I almost didn't continue reading the story because it's underdeveloped. Helen Goltz had all the right ideas, but the execution does not make for an enticing read. The biggest setbacks to any story are underdeveloped characters and unrealistic dialogue. When the dialogue doesn't reflect individual person
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Cherie
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
*Generously received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

(Disclaimer: I, as a reader, have to remind myself that Ophelia is about 16/17 in this work, so thoughts in terms of formations of friendships and relationships are different then that of an adult. I will try my best to keep her age in mind during my review.)

This book contained many things that were a turn off for me, but it still held enough qualities that I liked for me to not completely hate it and finish the book.

O
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Dawn
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Ophelia just lost her parents and her Uncle Seb has agreed to be her guardian. He has a beautiful house right by the ocean. Ophelia does an amazing job of settling in to her new home and her new school. I forgot several times that her parents had just died. There was very little mourning for a girl who had just lost both parents.

The insta-romance between Ophelia and Jack was not believable. The way the book was written, with different POV
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Angelspearl
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
So I didn’t love this book, but also, I didn’t really hate it. I just needed it to be over so Ophelia’s stupidity would stop. I know she liked Jack but when she found out some more information common sense should have kicked in.
The book was a bit too slow paced for me, it just didn’t fit in with the normal reaction to situations. Like Jack wanting to show her where he lived… where exactly did she think it was going to be huh? that was my million dollar question. I liked Adam but I felt he was a
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Linda
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked the book. It had a good story and used some real history. And I like it when even though it is fiction it uses real history. I’m always hesitant when it comes to multiple POVs, but it suited this story.

I liked Ophelia and Holly and I think I liked most characters except for one: Jack. It’s not even dislike. I really hate the character, but I feel like you’re supposed to. It’s possible it has to do with the insta-love. But seriously this whole ‘romance’ is insane. I know it's a vocal poin
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Jennifer
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from Netgalley to provide an honest review of this book. I enjoyed most aspects of this book with the exception of the almost instant speedy romance( it seemed a bit far fetched. I do not want to spoil the main twist of the book but I will say that it was not that surprising to me ( I figured it out within a few minutes of meeting the character involved). Ophelia and Jack are interesting characters and they did share a connection that was evident. I wish there was a bit more de ...more
April
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
What a fun read! After a summer of heavy mysteries, this was a fun, lightly romantic read that still had a mysterious element to pull me in. Writing from each major character's point of view was intriguing and enabled the reader to see the same event from different angles, learning more about the character in the process. Even the dialogue between the characters communicated much about their individual personalities, and I felt like I could hear their distinct voices in my head as I read. I didn ...more
Betsy
May 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I had to give myself some time before reviewing this book. A part of me really really liked it but the bigger part was a little disappointed. When the girl falls in love with a boy she doesn't even know, I just don't like that clique. It did go a bit deeper when you find out more details. I enjoyed the last third of this book the most. That is what redeemed the book in my eyes. Glad I read it, probably wo
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Stephanie
May 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
I would like to thank Netgalley and Patchwork Press - Cooperative for this book in exchange for an honest review. This book, I spent the majority of the book skimming and was able to keep up with the story. It was weird, and not quite in the good way. The premise was alright, nothing too crazy or exciting. Although it was pretty predictable. I am not sure I would recommend this to a friend unless they wanted to read a quick and kind of quirky "ghost" story.
Zita K.
I like the main plot and backstory of the town history, but there is less complexity to characters and I certainly dislike a romantic storyline. So not great, but not so bad – Ophelia Adrift is a good average for me.

---I recieved my copy via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.---
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With a background in journalism and marketing, Helen Goltz has pushed around film directors, worked for a footy team, produced children’s TV for Channel 7 and an Afternoon radio program for Macquarie Media, and edited community newspapers.

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