[Review] Captivate by Vanessa Garden ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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...


Everything about this book is unique. The world building, characters, and the overall plot. This book is definitely out of the box. Though I wish there was more about the underwater world, I really enjoyed Captivate. Honestly, I picked up this book because of the cover. There is a love triangle. It did bug me at some points but I looked past it. I felt so many emotions while reading this book. I was sad for Miranda, her kidnapping, and her confusing relationship with Robbie and Marko. The premise of this book is emotional. Miranda's haunted past and Marko's underwater world in the brink of extinction. The ending really broke my heart. I can't wait for book 2.

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  1. OMG this sounds like a really good read! It makes me think about Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, and I loved that book! I'll definitely have to check out this book - great review!
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

    1. I haven't heard of that one, Of Poseidon. I'll check it out now!