Friday, November 25, 2016

Captivate by Vanessa Garden

Captivate (Submerged Sun #1)
Vanessa Garden
Published January 1, 2014
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Mermaids


In a glittering underwater world, where danger lurks behind beauty and power...

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets...

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My Thoughts

Miranda was swimming in the ocean with her sister one night, where she was taken underwater by something.  When she woke up she was in a strange room and she did not know where she was.  Come to find out she was being help captive by a king in a underwater world called Marin.  Miranda was thoroughly confused.  The king was holding her captive, because he wanted to marry her and have children with her.  The women in Marin could not have children, so he needed a fertile women to help expand the population of Marin.  

The king, Marko was trying to keep his throne as king from his brother Damir.  Damir was evil and wanted to take over and rule the underwater world.  Robbie, Miranda's guard had to keep Miranda safe so Damir would not take her.  

Miranda began to fall for both Marko and Robbie.  I really enjoyed this book, it was so captivating throughout the whole book and there was never a dull moment.  There was lots of action and a little romance.  I love Miranda and how she started falling for both men and I'm really curious who she will pick.  I love the world building and the whole aspect of a underwater world, it was soo intriguing.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  I definitely recommend this book.

I received a copy from  YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. 


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