Captivate by Vanessa Garden



In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems…

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


Miranda Sun had been taken against her will to the underwater city of Marin where she is expected to marry the king and bear his child.  All Miranda wants is to go home to her grandparents and sister.

As a a character Miranda has moments of complete strength, and compassion that you can forget that she is only 17. Yet at the times were her youth and vulnerability are openly exposed. Then you have Marko and Robbie so alike and yet at times so different. Both incredible loyal and protective.

The plot dove right in and within the first chapter we were in Marin with Miranda, trying to figure out how she could possibly escape an escapeless fortress. I felt so sorry for her as the entire population thought she was there willingly to save them and all placed their hopes in her. There was so much pressure on her to do her part to help a kingdom she did know or even understand. To top everything off you add a overbearing and controling sister, and family issues you have the makings of a fantastic series.

Whether your relaxing by the beach  or the pool this is the perfect summer novel. I can not wait to see what will happen next