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(Submerged Sun #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  505 ratings  ·  70 reviews
When Miranda Sun returns to Marin on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, this time of her own free will, she quickly learns that her worst fears have been realised. The glittering underwater city is not as she had left it, nor too is Marko, the young king who has dominated her thoughts and heart for the last twelve months since leaving Marin.

Miranda, however, has not made
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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Vanessa Garden
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hi all! Summer is coming and so is IMPULSE, book 2 in the Submerged Sun Series!
So get ready to dive in deep and lose your heart at the bottom of the ocean, lol.
A big thanks to those who wrote to me after reading CAPTIVATE. I cherish every word :)
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And have a great Christmas and New Year!!!
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

A well developed, intrigue, plot thickened novel about an underwater kingdom unlike anything I’ve ever known. – Abooktopia

It’s been a year since Robbie returned Miranda to the surface, back to her previous life. Not a single day has passed by where her thoughts are not filled with her promise to the handsome underwater king, Marko. Her promise to return to Marin on her eighteenth birthday. The time has finally come for Miranda to give the king a second chance, an
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library

Miranda Sun has returned to the underwater city of Marin where her dream boy, the young king Marko, awaits, but somehow her sister Lauren has managed to tag along! With her own agenda, Lauren manages to ruin everything – but the biggest question is why is Marko being so cold towards Miranda? Doesn’t he love her anymore? What happened in the year she was away? And can Marko’s sister Sylvia be trusted, or will she betray him and pl
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A copy was provided by HarlequinTEEN Australia in exchange for an honest review.

In case you haven't noticed, I heavily panned Captivate, book 1 of the Submerged Sun series. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't go near its sequel, Impulse, for obvious reasons. However, I received Impulse together with Captivate and it has such a glorious cover (I mean, come on, look at that cover!), so I thought, why not?

Wow, I mean, wow! A sequel that is thousands times better than its immediate predecessor? D
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loveozya, harlequin
3.5 Stars.
Impulse begins almost twelve months after Miranda has returned to the surface, and her thoughts soon return to her promise to Marko, to return to Marin on her eighteenth birthday. Torn between not wanting to leave her grandparents, now the only parents she knows and living with Marko, calling the underwater kingdom home. But with sister Lauren ensuring their safety, it's time for Miranda to take a chance on the king that was once her reluctant c
Aug 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
Just won an advance copy of Impulse by HarlequinTEEN Australia, and I couldn't be happier right now. I'm on cloud nine people! ^.^ ...more
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was ok

There were aspects of this book that were interesting, mainly the first half of the book, but somewhere along the way I felt like the story sort of crashed and burned.

Firstly, the concept of Marin. Marin is an underworld city that is actually an old spaceship. This idea could have had merit if it was established, but instead the characters just think that it's very convenient that everything, and I mean absolutely EVERYTHING, has been provided for them. Nobody questions this. Nobody wonders
Hannah L (Reviewer)
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Impulse is the second novel in the Submerged Sun series. Continuing the story Miranda Sun, as she turns eighteen years old she returns to the underwater city of Marin and her true love; King Marko. In this dramatic romance story, Miranda is confronted with new mysteries and challenges that are cropping up in Marin. Impulse is a riveting story that transitions very well from Submerged Sun. In the Atlantis-like city, danger and suspense is rising.
The story is very creative and passionate. It has
Angelique The Gilded Pages
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. I literally squealed when this arrived in my mail yesterday. I had ordered it on December 16th, 2014 and was really worried something had happened along the way. It was coming from Australia but most international purchases I have made made it in 2-3 weeks. Anyway, the point is, it finally showed up and I could get my Marko/Robbie fix! Plus, look at that gorgeous cover!

Vanessa Garden did it again with Impulse. Not only that, but she managed to exceed my expectations for this boo
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Actual rating 2.5.

Impulse was definitely engaging. I so didn't empathise with the characters this time round, and the plot felt confusing and unnecessary at many points, however it kept me wanting more and I finished it pretty quickly. I will probably read the next one just to find out what happens, tthough I am not craving it like I did this one at the end of Captivate.
Renee Booth (Sassy Book Lovers)

My favourite characters return for an action packed, addictive, awesome sequel to Captivate! So many twists and turns and craziness!

Seriously amazing!!!

Now the wait for the next one...... It's going to kill me!
Emily Greenaway
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one day even better that I've read it before its released in Australia!!! omg can I have the third book now? vanessa? ...more
Melanie Taylor
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Why do people have to be so stupid? Answer me that. Why do people think that just because they are family that they are not evil and don't deserve the same punishment as anyone else would if the did the same thing. I don't understand. Characters like this make me so mad, but yet I keep reading these types of books. Maybe it's because this is really how people would react in real life.

IDK!!! But I must say I have really enjoyed these first two books.

I do love the characters e
Crystal Collier
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Almost as good as the first one, but not quite.

I read reviews on this one before grabbing it, and I have to say that I disagree with much of what I read--by way of people's complaints. Maybe they didn't understand the characters? Maybe they were imposing their own perspective over top of the actual players?

There was a little whiplash in the political spectrum of things that I found slightly unbelievable, but otherwise, there was great tension and build. I look forward to the next installation.
Hayley Middleton
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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4 out of 5

Some of you may have read my review on the first book of this series 'Captivate'. This book follows on exactly a year after Marko promises to wait for her on Bob's Bay beach if she wishes to return to Marin.

Of course she does and everything goes super chaotic - Damir's capture is questioned, Lauren is there, Sylvia is two-timing, Robbie's been hurt. SO much going on.

Infertility of Marin is a big focus in this book and the difficulties the entir
Miranda Sun has a big decision to make. It has been a year since Robbie returned her to the surface and to her life with her grandparents and older sister, Lauren. Not a day has passed since leaving Marin that she hasn't thought about the underwater city - and their handsome king, Marko. Making the decision to return to Marin isn't an easy one but at least this time Miranda will be there on her own terms - as a guest of the king and not as his captive. In the year since Miranda left many things ...more
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Full Review @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

After reading Captivate last year, I have been eager to read the sequel to see what Miranda would do once she returned to Marin. Impulse continues a year after the conclusion of the first book, and it was still as action packed and surprising as the first book.

I liked how Miranda was willing to stand up for herself in the most part of this book. She is determined to save Marin and will do anything she can to see that Marin’s fertility returns. When it comes
You know that feeling when you see the sequel of a book you’ve read being published? Yes, almost always an excitement and then you’d automatically purchase (in this case, a request on NetGalley) the book before you realised that you really weren’t that keen on book 1. Oops! It was unfortunate that I wasn’t quite that keen on Captivate but I didn’t hate it plus I was somewhat curious about Miranda’s return to Marin so I gave Impulse a go.

There’s definitely no denying it now, Miranda is really rea
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kristin and Digby
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This book did not disappoint, Vanessa Garden is a great stand out author and I can't wait to read her future books. Impulse carries on the story of Miranda 12 months after Captivate it is now her 18th birthday and she has to decide weather she will return to Marko.

Impulse is still full of action that has you clinging to your seat and not wanting to put the book down. I love the characters and the direction they head, Miranda is my favourite as she is so intent of saving Marin and the people she
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
-> Received a free copy to review
Such a gorgeous cover that I could not help but be intrigued by the story. To be honest I didnt read the first book and have jumped straight into the second and still felt that it was a pretty good read at first. At times it can feel a bit childish but I can see how it would have an appeal to some young teens but if you're looking for an actual plot this is not the book for you. Although you breeze through this book you realise that not much actually happens at a
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Why is it over??
The relationship development between Miranda and Marko is beautiful and the increased characterization and involvement of Lauren was great.. initially. I found her a bit annoying in some places but I think that added the development and interesting-ness of the characters. The way that this book followed I thought was great. I really can't wait for the next installment !!
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh it was good to get back to Marin and everyone involved with it. Marin just keeps revealing more of its mysteries, and it all makes it even more intriguing. Now I regret reading it so fast because now I have to wait even longer for the next book! I'm sure the wait will be worth it, though- the wait between the first book and this one certainly was. ...more
Nov 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
This novel is just like any other Harlequin book. Such a beautiful cover though. Miranda and Lauren both appear shallow, naïve and utterly obsessed over each one of the Marin brothers. I wonder why there is only a few YA heroine's like Katniss Everdeen or Tris Prior. Even Elena Gilbert has more bite. ...more
L.L. Hunter
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Captivate, and was waiting patiently for the next one. Impulse doesn't disappoint. Wow the events in Impulse move along quite fast. There are so many twists and turns. I love Robbie, Marko and Miranda. I never really liked Lauren and by the end I really hated her. Btw that ending! Gasp! I need to know what happens next! ...more
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
love love loving the submerged sun series ... expecially love how in impulse the polt seems that it's resolving and the book ending near and then boom straight back in there again one of those books you wish you could forget and read again and again ... but when is the third coming out I'm very impatient ...more
Amanda Woolley
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Again this book was brilliant. Just as rivetting as Captivate I couldn't put it down and wait to see what happened next. Well written will definitely be looking for more Vanessa Garden books in the future :) ...more
Jessie Elizabeth
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
An amazing sequel, cannot wait until the next book.
Anatea Oroz
Aug 08, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: can-t-wait
OMG! Impulse has a cover and a blurb now! I'm sooo excited to read it! ...more
Elise Oliver
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
there aren't even words to describe my love of this book and this series. I'm sure I've said it before but if i could be even half as good at writing as Vanessa is I'd be stoked!! love it! ...more
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