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Elle (ellexamines) (ellexamines) | 70 comments Mod
HI HELLO this is the discussion thread for one of my favorite underrated sapphic reads!!

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant follows a group of people attempting to figure out whether a ship tragedy from three years ago was actually the fault of a cluster of murderous mermaids. It is creepy! There is eye horror at one point! It is super interesting. It is ridiculously addicting. The romance is between a bi scientist and an autistic lesbian camera operator and it killed me and also my ghost. Oh, and also, if any of you know Seanan McGuire and her Every Heart A Doorway series, this is actually her under a different name.

This is one I adore that went super under the radar. This has been conveniently placed during this month, as it qualifies for the ever-popular Tome Topple readathon! We'll be reading it mostly from July 2nd to July 16th, but the discussion will hopefully go on throughout the month.

I'll be beginning my reread of this today and I hope you'll join me!


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Sabrina (thebooklovingpanda) | 2 comments Elise wrote: "HI HELLO this is the discussion thread for one of my favorite underrated sapphic reads!!


Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant follows a group of people attempting to figure out whether a ship tra..."


omg I have heard amazing things about Every Heart a Doorway ok v hyped


Elle (ellexamines) (ellexamines) | 70 comments Mod
Sabrina wrote: "Elise wrote: "HI HELLO this is the discussion thread for one of my favorite underrated sapphic reads!!


Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant follows a group of people attempting to figure out whet..."


Every Heart A Doorway is great but honestly I loved this one even more!! it's such a Deeply My Vibe book and I love it


Elle (ellexamines) (ellexamines) | 70 comments Mod
So guys, I'm almost done and I wrote some things about this book!!

➳So maybe the biggest strength of this book is how tense it is. I’ve seen one or two reviewers complain about the slow pace or about nothing happening until the end, but to be honest, I found this book the opposite of slow. Between flashbacks and ominous quotes and the tone, there's sense of terror pervading Into the Drowning Deep from page one. You know something is going to happen. You just don’t know exactly what.
➳I love all the characters so much! Tory Stewart is an icon for bi scientists everywhere. Olivia, who is an autistic lesbian camera operator, is maybe my favorite character. Jillian Toth,our resident badass half-Hawaiian scientist and post production problem child, is one of the coolest characters of this whole damn book. HALLIE. HEATHER. HOLLY. and overall icon ICONS.
➳that meet cute where Olivia is like "hi can i interview you for a-" and Tory cuts in and is like "no"
➳i LOVE how respectful of each other's boundaries Olivia and Tory are, it's really beautiful
➳Olivia being autistic and how the narrative treats that actually means so much to me?

Here's my full review.


Drakeryn | 3 comments Jillian Toth was amazing. Cynical, keenly intelligent, incisive and absolutely savage when she wants - she is all of the best things. Also all her beginning-of-chapter quotes were great.

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Jamie Zaccaria Hello everyone! I'm new here and I LOVE THIS BOOK! My spoiler-free review here:

I LOVED this book! It's the type of story Michael Crichton would tell but with an obvious female voice. The diversity in character was amazing and the specifics behind the science/technology the perfect balance of enough and not too much. This is how you write about killer mermaids! My only pet peeves would be that I felt there was too much explaining in some of the writing (have some confidence in your audience's intelligence) and the ending lacked enough of a bang. That being said, it was a long book and I was sad when it was over. This will definitely be one of my favorite I've read this year.


Elle (ellexamines) (ellexamines) | 70 comments Mod
Jamie wrote: "Hello everyone! I'm new here and I LOVE THIS BOOK! My spoiler-free review here:

I LOVED this book! It's the type of story Michael Crichton would tell but with an obvious female voice. The diversit..."


I'm so glad you loved it, Jamie! I agree - I think the ending was a little less dramatic. my guess is she held off to build up for a series!


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