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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  114 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
In the far reaches of space, a group of tourists board a small vessel for what will be the trip of a lifetime - in more ways than one...

They are embarking on a tour around Sigma Station - a remote mining facility and luxury hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula.

During the course of the trip, a mysterious ship with devastating advanced technology attacks the St
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Orbit
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Kate
I absolutely loved this! Hugely exciting adventure in space which fully delivers on a great premise. I can imagine people of all ages enjoying this. I didn't want to put it down at all. This is the kind of book that makes you miss bus stops! Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: http://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...

I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The war between the Colonies and the Frontier has been over for ten years. During the war, Sigma Station or as it was known then Sigma XV was a mining outpost located in the Horsehead Nebula that both sides fought over.

Now, in the present, mining still takes place there but what was origin
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
4.5 stars...

Loved it! The suspense was great and there was non-stop action the entire ride! I literally held my breath through quite a bit of the book.

The boys, Corey and Malik, were my favorite characters out of all of them, besides the pilot, Captain Jana Volkova, I liked her a lot too, but the kids were seriously the stars of the show.

I only had an issue with one small part-(view spoiler)
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The Nerd Daily
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith

When a group of intergalactic tourists decide to take a scenic tour around the luxurious Sigma XV Station, a remote mining facility and hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula, none of the passengers on board Sigma Destination Tours ever imagined that they’d be embarking on an epic fight for survival and ultimately their lives in deep space.

Adrift Rob BoffardThe expansive vacuum of space gives Rob Boffard scope and ability to f
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Nadine
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hop in as Boffard takes his readers on a thrilling adventure in space filled with action, betrayals, and secrets.

Adrift follows a few characters as they’re trapped in a tour ship as a mysterious technologically advanced space ship attacks a luxury hotel. Those trapped on the ship are regular civilians who have to work together in order to survive the unforgiving confines of space.

Adrift is told through multiple perspectives: Corey, a preteen, Hannah, the tour guide, and Jack, a hotel reviewer. E
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Liz Barnsley
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved LOVED the Outer Earth trilogy from Rob Boffard – I was utterly bereft after reading the last one, so when Adrift landed (or floated by or something) I was all YAY.

Rightly so it seems because this, too was so so so so good. It was just exciting and clever and emotional, pacy and incredibly compelling.

We have ten tourists stuck on a ship that is, well, not that brilliant. Everyone else is dead and gone having been attacked by a mysterious force. Only the fact that their pilot has some savv
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Jess Crafts
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The concept of this sounded similiar to one of my favourite doctor who episodes (midnight) so as soon as I saw it I had to give it a try. It's about a group of tourists who get stranded on a small tour ship after the space station they were visiting gets attacked. Its set almost completely within the small ship and has multiple point of view characters that are refreshingly different from each other. Including a ten year old boy, sixty five year old woman, a young tour guide and jaded alcoholic ...more
Jeremy Szal
The publisher provided me with a proof copy in exchange for a blurb. Here's what I gave them:

A claustrophobic and fiercely written adventure, Adrift is a crackling read full of intrigue, isolation and smart world-building. The story moves at a breakneck pace, every page dripping with tension. This is Boffard’s best book yet.

And I meant every word. This as about as tight-knit and close-quarters as outer space stories come, balanced on a knife-edge until the very end.
Martin Belcher
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Rob Boffard does it again with an amazingly tense, and at times claustrophobic sci-fi thriller that keeps you glued until the last page.
Sigma Station is in the middle of knowhere, connected by a portal, a way of travelling vast distances across the galaxy, it has become a by word for luxury, as a hotel to unwind and view the horsehead nebula.
Hannah is a rookie, she takes on an assignment as a tour guide on one of the stations tourist ships, which although small, take bands of tourists on excursi
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Heather Eames
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Many thanks to NetGalley and Little Brown Book Group for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review

Wonderfully crafted characters and a captivating story make for a great read. The story was well thought out and gave an interesting take on what would happen in this scenario. I loved how claustrophobic the whole story was, making it more intense and a real page turner. The ending is also spot on and I couldn't have asked for a better resolution .

I was in love w
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Maddalena
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
I received this novel from Orbit Books through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review: my thanks to both of them for this opportunity.

When a book manages to surprise me by offering much more than I expected from it, it’s always a wonderful discovery: this was indeed the case with Adrift, a story that ended up being more than the sum of its parts, and a compelling read. The Red Panda is a dilapidated tour ship taking groups of tourists around Sigma Station to admire the Horseshoe Nebula, and
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Sid Ray
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant book with wonderful characters. The story line and the plot was really well crafted and was a wonderful read. I enjoyed it from the very first page to the very last page.
Dave
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Hot on the heels of his epic Outer Earth trilogy, Rob Boffard has delivered his new book, Adrift. A standalone this time, Adrift follows the (mis)fortunes of a group of tourists aboard the Red Panda, a small tour ship from Sigma Station, out by the Horsehead Nebula. Things, as you might expect, go awry fairly quickly as a mysterious ship appears and attacks the station, leaving the Red Panda adrift and alone in outer space.

Regular readers will be well aware by now that I rate Rob Boffard’s Outer
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Corvus
I won this as an ebook from goodreads giveaways. I'm picky about fiction so I tend not to enter many giveaways for it but this looked interesting and the horsehead nebula has personal meaning so I figured why not. I also have to say that I know we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I love the cover art. I would say this book gets 3 stars for writing and story, but I bumped it up to 4 for representation.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It held my interest well enough and there were el
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Jamie Brackell
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full Review appears at Pop Culture Bandit

I discovered Adrift whilst on one of my regular jaunts through Netgalley's Sci-Fi section, and was immediately struck by its beautiful cover artwork and compelling synopsis. I loved the idea of introducing a Science-Fiction twist into the familiar disaster movie trope, switching out the deep blue seas for deep dark space and rather than having great white sharks circling a life raft, we have deadly enemy spaceships hunting down an unarmed civilian tourist
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Jordan
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature!

I've been reading a lot of space-related science fiction lately, so I was excited to have an opportunity to read Adrift--and even more excited that it turned out be another great space book!

Adrift takes place in a futuristic world in which space travel is common and traveling through wormholes is also possible. The war between Frontier and the Colonies has been wrapped up for ten years and the two groups are working on settling a peace treaty betwee
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Chris
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
*copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*

Adrift is the latest sci-fi novel from Rob Boffard, also known for his rather good ‘Outer Earth’ series.

The premise is an intriguing on. Following an attack by an unknown force, a small personnel shuttle is cast loose with a group of passengers inside. Damaged and alone, the passengers have no obvious way home, no way to signal for help, and only each other to rely on. That tension, the sense of being in a fragile bubble when the environment is activ
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Liesl
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
You know a book's good when you're reluctant to put it down at the end of your commute and are desperate to steal any moment possible to read more of it. "Adrift" is fantastic: limited viewpoints, so we get heavily invested in a few key people, see the situation from multiple perspectives and also don't learn everything that's going on with certain characters until it's too late. The spaceship obsessed Corey might just have been my favourite, but I had a soft spot for the hard as nails pilot Vol ...more
Katie
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is more of a 3.5 but I will round it.
Adrift was a heavily character-based story. This was one of the aspects that I really enjoyed about the story because I haven't read a book similar to this in a while. However, it did fall flat on some notes. One being at times it felt like it was following too much in the direction of a Space Film. By that I mean the phrases and actions the characters did were very similar to that of a typical "we're lost and need to get home" movie. Another aspect whic
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Adam Shore
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a GoodReads giveaway book and a great win at that. I enjoyed this book as both a light read and for the twist on a theme i enjoy - mental distortion of people put in extreme circumstances and the mob mentality that can go along with it. This wasn't a book about space travel, although it was the catalyst for the the story.

I found myself looking forward to picking up the Kindle to read more and find out what happens next. As thriller's go, this was on the very light side of that genre bu
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KittyMeowMeow
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Thanks Goodreads giveaways for this free copy!

There was never a dull moment with this book! 4 stars
Told in a sort of survivor's account of an attack on their space station, the passengers and crew of a small tour ship become Adrift in space.

But, while it was all very exciting, I can only handle so much constant peril, and some of the characters didn't feel very well developed to me.


~~~KittyMeowMeow
USOM
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Rounding up from 3.5

Can I just say that I've been reading more and more thrillers recently and I love it? There's something gripping, obsessive, about reading a thriller. It normally pulls me right out of a slump. Adrift is no different. Each chapter has a different perspective and this allows you to really get in each character's head. We get to see their motivations, desires
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Sean Randall
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Alistair
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps a few too many coincidences?
Perhaps too many children? There were 2 which is too many!
Listened to the audible version but never really liked the narrator's voice,
not bad just didn't really jive with me.
Jayse Smith
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
this book was amazing and signals my return to reading sci-fi which I had given up on after previous books left. me disenchanted with the genre. You can find my full review for this book on the nerd daily www.thenerddaily.com

-Jayse
Fresno Bob
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
went in directions I was not expecting, worth reading
Rebecca
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a ride! A richly imaginative universe, realistic characters, and prose so tense I had to work at consciously relaxing my body after a chapter or two.
Gerd Hofstädter
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Weiß nicht was die anderen User hier so herum mosern. Im Gegensatz zu denen konnte ich mit dieser Geschichte was anfangen. Ich hoffe auf eine Fortsetzung von Herrn Boffard! Vielen Dank
Trent Mikesell
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Not sure what's with all the books that read like movie scripts. Are the authors hoping they'll get made into movies ( cant blame them), or have they just never read a good book?
Jemma
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read! Review to come soon!
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