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Into the Drowning Deep

(Rolling in the Deep #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  6,162 ratings  ·  1,511 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "mockumentary" bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all ha
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Orbit
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
It was beautiful, in its own terrible way. So many monsters are.
It has been FIVE MONTHS and I still have not stopped thinking about how great this book was and how much I love it and how much I want to reread it every day of my life, and someday soon I'm going to make all of you read it with me and then we'll REALLY be nailing it

Into the Drowning Deep is all the best of the horror genre - tense atmosphere, creative horror, interesting characters, fantastic writing, and something going on be
شيماء ✨
I would like to preface my review by stating outright: I fucking loved this book.

My feelings for this book are still very much on that point on the spectrum of awe where wonder becomes dread, or dread turns into wonder. I read this at night because as it turns out, I like suffering (but with a nice soundtrack). I’m just saying...there are too many stories of mermaids sitting on rocks in sexy poses braiding their hair and not enough of them luring men to their deaths and I’m glad this book is pro
Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: karen
"Did you really think we were the apex predators of the world?"
-Dr. Jillian Toth

AAHHH! How can I write a review to do this book justice? I don't think I can convey just how glorious of a storyteller Mira Grant (AKA Seanan McGuire) is. The way I feel about her writing is similar to how diehard Stephen King fans feel about his work; she could publish her grocery list and I would pay top dollar for it. Grant/McGuire is by far one of the most underrated authors of our time and I want to shout from t

There were appetites to be sated, no matter how cold the water became, no matter how strange the sea turned. As long as there were bellies, they would need to be fed. As long as there was life in the sea, there would be teeth.

i read Rolling in the Deep a couple of years back, when it was presented as a one-off novella, and it blew my mind. it was all the things i loved about mira grant's writing from her newsflesh and parasitology series in style and atmosphere, but it also featu

ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review.

“Ships kept on disappearing. Since the start of man’s relationship with the sea, ships kept on disappearing. So assume the mermaids have never forgotten about us. We wrote them off as legends as soon as they were no longer knocking on our front door.”

This is such a hard review to write, but I suppose three star reviews usually are. I just feel really torn on this one! I loved so many aspects of this, but ultimately I feel like this ju
I knew Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant had it in her, somewhere. She takes the promise she had shown in Feed, her creature inventiveness from Discount Armageddon and weaves them together with the horror atmosphere from Every Heart a Doorway to create a terrifically scary tale.

"News flash, Victoria: we know you’re looking for the little mermaid who can give you back your sister’s voice. You’re not going to find her."

Victoria, or Tory, is a marine biologist, working summers for the tourist cruises throu
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Tory Stewart's sister was lost when she was aboard the ship Atargatis. The whole ship was lost and there were video clips of what looked like Mermaids destroying them. But they were always discredited as being an hoax.

Now the film company that sent Tory's sister out on the quest to find mermaids is sending another crew out. This time they are collecting all the super smart scientists and have built a disaster proof ship. (That always turns out so well)
Tory agrees to be on the ship and maybe have
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jesus Christ. I’ve never been so on edge reading a book ever in my life. Oh my god. I’m gonna have nightmares for DAYS.
Joe Valdez
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My introduction to the fiction of Seanan McGuire--who publishes science fiction thrillers as "Mira Grant"--is Into the Drowning Deep and this is a relentlessly exciting nautical ride that learns from the best and worst the genre has to offer, as if McGuire flipped between TNT, Discovery Channel and SyFy Network and taking notes for a month, designed the best mermaid attack novel of all time. Her take is an R-rated one with credible science, gutsy female characters, gore, sharp dialogue and some ...more
4ish stars.

This is my first Mira Grant book, although I've really enjoyed everything written by her as Seanan McGuire. It has her signature writing style, but instead of the fantastical inventiveness used in her McGuire books, Grant is decidedly more science fictional. And bloody.

She begins with a cool premise - killer mermaids eating faces - and tries to make it as legitimate as possible by including an array of science-y people and explanations. Works for me, I'm now more or less convinced th
Julie Zantopoulos
"The trouble with discovery is that it goes two ways. For you to find something, that thing must also find you."

Into the Drowning Deep was a buddy read inspired by Amber from Amber's Books and More and brought to Twitter so everyone could join in with us. It was such a fun reading experience to share with everyone, even if I did read ahead a whole bunch. This story was too compelling to put down, too anxiety-inducing to slow because I wanted the tension over with-I HAD to know what happened. Mir
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-shelf, horror, sci-fi
Seven years after the fateful voyage of a doomed mockumentary hunting for signs of life in the deep, the fateful Mermaids, a truly scientific voyage is finally put together. The quest? To put the horrible rumors and/or the innuendo to rest. Or, as a few would prefer, to come back with proof positive that:

Mermaids are REAL.

Mira Grant, aka Seanan McGuire, has done it again. She's got this great talent at weaving horror into science fiction and bringing it right back into the horror foreground, and
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
“The trouble with discovery is that is goes two ways. For you to find something, that thing must also find you.”

This is horror that takes itself seriously and isn’t cheesy considering it’s about killer mermaid creatures out on the great white blue, but like a cheesy horror book or movie with throw-away red shirt characters and people who have no common sense, this book had to throw in a few for good measure too.

It may not even be what the author intended originally, but with these two brilliant
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book promised killer "mermaids" and boy did it deliver
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time
I don't easily scare but there were parts of this book that terrified me so much
catch me never going in the ocean again

Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
"Mankind has a responsibility to the Sea."

I loved this book! It is a little bit of everything. I loved that it was intelligent, well researched, fascinating, entertaining and had me at the edge of my seat. This was a real page turner for me combining horror and mystery with science. A book about Mermaids you say? I say it is a book about greed, the quest for knowledge, a quest for answers, sea life, scientific exploration and of course, mermaids. This book is also about what happens when what yo
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018, horror
"Did you really think we were the apex predators of the world?"
-Dr. Jillian Toth

I know others have used this quote, but it was the most stand-out of the book to give an inkling of what you're in for in this story. In fact, it is used as an epigraph within the novel. Anyway, so two words. Killer. Mermaids. That's what this story is about and it is fucking awesome.

Seven years ago, the Atargatis was sent on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary finding mermaids. You know those ver
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Here’s the thing: I like Seanan McGuire, but for some strange reason or another her books always seem to rub me the wrong way when she writes as Mira Grant. Because of this, I almost didn’t pick up Into the Drowning Deep, but in the end, I’m glad I did—the premise of a horror novel about mermaids was just too amazing for me to pass up, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have at least bit of fun with it. Still, I wish I’d
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Killer mermaids!

It's not a strict necessity to first read the short story, but I do recommend it as it explains in more detail what happened to the ship Atargatis and thus what drives certain people in this novel (not to mention that it's a glorious gore fest).
To keep the premise short: a television network had wanted to shoot a mockumentary about mermaids and therefore sent the Atargatis along with some scientists and other people to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Everyone died, the s
Raeleen Lemay
Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #25: A Book Set at Sea

This book was so crazy and freaky and GREAT. Killer mermaids = good entertainment
Merphy Napier
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book had a slow start but it was such a strong story! There were a lot of POVs but I thought it was done very well. We start out with one pov and then add another and another etc, rather than throwing a ton of characters at me at once, it was a slow build and I felt like I knew everyone well.

The suspense of this story was incredible. There were so many dark and terrifying scenes that had me on the edge of my seat and even the very slow scenes where the author really took her time in the
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Atargatis was carrying a film crew that set out to make a mockumentary about the “truth” behind the mermaid myth. But the ship was lost at sea, and the surviving footage went viral – footage that showed vicious man-eating mer-monsters devouring everyone on board. Seven years later, the television network responsible for that ill-fated voyage sends a new crew of sailors, scientists and hunters out to the middle of the ocean to prove the footage was not a hoax.
Into the Drowning Deep is exactly
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If you are a horror junkie, you should check out this awesome book! I mean come on, KILLER MERMAIDS! You can't get much better than that! The only reason I gave this 4 stars is because there was a bit of inconsistencies but it was an ARC so they may have changed that!😉 You can check out my review @
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
Basically this is like Jurassic Park at sea, with face eating mermaids instead of velociraptors. If that sounds appealing, you will probably enjoy it. I think this is my favourite Mira Grant novel since Feed.
I had heard a lot of buzz about Mira Grant, but since zombies aren’t really my cup of tea, I hadn’t felt very motivated to check out her work. Mermaids, however – especially human-eating, shark-shredding, terrifying mermaids of the mysterious deep – are definitely more interesting. I do love me some cryptozoology and some creature horror! But I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Grant’s admittedly schlocky premise is handled much more elegantly than the genre suggests.

The Atargatis was s
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Occasionally you read something so good, and slightly "alotly, dear lord, alotly!" terrifying that you have to berate yourself for all those 5 star review that you've been handing out, Willy nilly. I take them all back! This was, is and will still be the one book that scared the ever lovin' shit outta me in 2017. Mira Grant can "science." She can convince me that the moon is made of bleu cheese, and I need it for my salad. Twice I started to Bing mermaids/sirens, but I managed to stop myself. Ab ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

Seanan McGuire, you are a MASTER storyteller. Even when you're writing under your sci-fi/horror pseudonym, I love every single thing you write. I don't know how you do it, and so prolifically. Seriously, nonstop awesome, pouring out of you.

This book reminded me of some of my favorite authors/series, particularly the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. They're a mix of horror
Mel (Epic Reading)
You'd never know that Mira Grant is the psydonym for Seanan McGuire if you only went by writing samples. Grant's books are scientifically based, horrific thrillers that keep you on edge for most of the book. Into the Drowning Deep is no exception to the rule. Right from the very two things are very clear:
- Mermaids are real.
- They are not friendly like Ariel...

I found the overall plot unique in that the mermaids are monsters (I don't think I've ever encountered this idea before) and yet a b
aPriL does feral sometimes
A research ship, the Melusine with hundreds of scientists onboard focused on doing normal ocean science, and a contingent of E! Online-style ‘reality’ show employees focused primarily on keeping their jobs while looking good, have arrived at the Mariana Trench to find mermaids! Most people on board think the mermaid hunt is a joke. However, the ship has real laboratories and real scientists. The company who is sponsoring the ship, Imagine Entertainment (known for shows about hunting Nellie the L ...more
In expanding on the ideas originally introduced in Rolling in the Deep, Mira Grant has taken a good idea, and made it truly great.

I'm not a person who likes the sea, exactly - others may call it paranoia, but I prefer to term it a healthy respect for the home of prehistoric monsters who enjoy tasty, tasty people. When I read Rolling in the Deep, I was mildly uncomfortable at times, but the short format kept it from truly getting under my skin. This time though? Far from lessening the tension, th
5 stars for this unique killer mermaid horror story.

Mira Grant's take on mermaids is creepy as fuck!!

A group of scientists out to prove mermaids are real get more than they bargain for.
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Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp C
“Science is not a matter of belief. Science does not care whether you believe in it or not. Science will continue to do what science will do, free from morality, free from ethical concerns, and most of all, free from the petty worry that it will not be believed. Belief has shaped the history of human accomplishment—we believe we can, and so we do—but belief has never changed the natural world. The mountain does not vanish because we believe it should. The unicorn does not appear because we believe it will.” 12 likes
“The seas did not forgive, and they did not welcome their wayward children home.” 12 likes
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