Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1) by Mira Grant

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)

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 hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ...


Details Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)

TitleInto the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)
ISBN9780316379403
Author
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherOrbit
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Mythology, Mermaids, Thriller
Rating

Reviews Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-11-29
    “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 itInto the Drowning Deep is all the best of the horror genre - tense atmosphere, creative horror, interesting ch...
  • Em
    2018-07-17
    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). 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 dea...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2017-10-11
    "Did you really think we were the apex predators of the world?"-Dr. Jillian TothAAHHH! 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 underra...
  • karen
    2017-03-18
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!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...
  • Melanie
    2017-11-06
    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 ...
  • Carol.
    2017-12-29
    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 ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2017-12-03
    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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2018-07-02
    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
    2018-05-31
    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...
  • Philip
    2018-03-14
    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 explanation...
  • Bradley
    2017-10-20
    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 brin...
  • Riley
    2018-07-02
    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
  • Debra
    2017-11-30
    "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....
  • Laura
    2017-11-13
    "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 ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2017-11-19
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/07/...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...
  • Trish
    2018-02-21
    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...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2018-04-14
    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #25: A Book Set at SeaThis book was so crazy and freaky and GREAT. Killer mermaids = good entertainment
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    2017-12-22
    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 @ http://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/20...
  • Gary
    2018-02-15
    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 ...
  • Justine
    2017-03-29
    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.
  • Gabrielle
    2018-05-25
    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 muc...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    2017-11-11
    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 Ent...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    2018-02-21
    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...PlotI found the overall plot unique in that the mermaids are monsters (I don't think I...
  • Steven
    2017-10-31
    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 ...
  • Fiona
    2017-11-19
    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. Th...
  • Jenbebookish
    2018-01-14
    okay let me just be clear on this one. I am rating this 5 stars because I absolutely LOVED this and had the best time reading it, but take that with a grain of salt. I'm not saying that this was a modern day Dune, or East of Eden, or whatever other book I've rated 5 stars, because I am very stingy with my 5 star ratings and bestow them only upon the best of the best, but I had to give this 5 stars. I freaking loved it!Ok, so there's a prequel. It...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-11-01
    You know a book has gotten to you when you want to sleep with the lights on even though you are miles away from the setting of said book (in this case the ocean) and couldn’t POSSIBLY be in any kind of danger from the events that you’ve just read about. I mean they are fictional anyway. Right?I’m going to sleep with the lights on.ANYWAY I loved this as I loved Mira Grant’s “Feed” series – with the passion of a true believer I lived ...
  • She Always Reads (Cia Black)
    2017-11-25
    If you love your little mermaid and wish for her to remain untainted, turn back now….I repeat turn back now. I am a huge mermaid fan, a Disney mermaid fan.This book had it’s high point when I was left speechless at what I read and kept reading until it hit a wall of the bottomless pit. You see while this book is fascinating, it revolves around a lot of scientific equipment and it seemed each piece was broken down into detail. While I apprecia...
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    2017-11-27
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Reminiscent of Alien and Jurassic Park, Into the Drowning Deep is Mira Grant’s exploration of mermaids in their most natural and wicked form. Author of Feed and Parasite, she is also known for Rosemary and Rue and Every Heart a Doorway, under the name of Seanan McGuire. While I haven’t yet had the pleasure to read all her well-praised series, this new book part of the Rolling in the Deep seri...