Review: Ophelia Adrift by Helen Goltz

Author: Helen Goltz
Publisher: Atlas Productions
Publication Date: July 1st 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


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—Ophelia, too.

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Ophelia Montague has lost her parents and, because of that, she has to leave her school and her friends and move in with her uncle to his house in a seaside village.
Suddenly she finds herself living next to the sea with her uncle Sebastian, a boy who lives with them Adam Ferrier and two Great Dane dogs named after shipwrecks. She ends up meeting Jack Denham who seems to have powers over the sea and the moon and, if he has his way, Ophelia will too.
I found this book to be quite surprisingly good, I was expecting a good story but it was better than I was expecting. It's very "plot twist" in an unusual way that will leave your mouth ajar but will at the same time make you feel stupid for not seeing it sooner, since the overall story tips to it.
Ophelia is one of those characters that you just want to grab and hug really tight, not letting anything hurt her, but we cannot always have our way even more so if it's a book, the author's will commands not ours. I feel that the fact that I was able to feel empathy for almost all the characters adds many positive points to the book.
I loved how the setting was described and the fact that you can really see the amount of research that is behind this book, it's not something invented out of thin air.
This is a perfect book if you like to have your heart broken (in a bookish kind of way) but even if you don't you should always give it a try, it's worth it! Happy reads!

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