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)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
GenreHorror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Mythology, Mermaids, Adult

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

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "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
    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...
  • 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 lifeInto the Drowning Deep is all the best of the horror genre - tense atmosphere, creative horror, interesting characters, fantastic writing, and something going on beneath the surface. I had this book marketed to...
  • Melanie
    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.
    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*
    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...
  • Philip
    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
    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...
  • Debra
    "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
    "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 ...
  • Trish
    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...
  • Gary
    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 ...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    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 @
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum’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...
  • Justine
    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.
  • 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...PlotI found the overall plot unique in that the mermaids are monsters (I don't think I...
  • Steven
    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
    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
    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...
  • Cia Black
    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...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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 ...
  • Sheila
    4 stars--I really liked it.This is the book equivalent of the movie Pacific Rim. It's not high cinema, but sometimes you just really want to watch giant robots kicking the snot out of interdimensional aliens. Or, in this book's case, want to read about deep-sea monsters eating a boatload of scientists. It was a lot of fun.It's possibly a bit long, and takes a bit to get going (there's a lot of character introduction and plot setup first), but onc...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    “The trouble with discovery is that it goes two ways. For you to find something, that thing must also find you.” I read the prequel to this book, Rolling in the Deep, earlier this month and I'm so glad that I did. What a perfect set up to this book. Now, you don't need to read it to enjoy this one, but it does help to put some things into perspective as they do reference it quite a bit. This also works perfectly as a stand alone and I highly,...
  • Veronique
    “It was beautiful, in its own terrible way.So many monsters are.”Having read the novella that introduced these murdering mermaids, I had rather high expectations for this thriller/horror. Grant I’m happy to say didn’t disappoint. Seven years have passed since the events surrounding the mysterious disappearance of all aboard the Atargatis, but many cannot let it lie, least of all the media company that had commissioned the original trip. A...
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    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...
  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    I like the main characters, it involves the ocean, I was sold pretty much from the first page. Very entertaining popcorn horror story."Do I think they found mermaids? Yes. Of course I do. And I think the mermaids ate them all."The first Ewww!-moment early on. I like to jump right in. I had a great mental image of the you-know-what in my head right away. Creepy!Oh, and there is humour. Very important ingredient for me. Lots of angst, obviously.Lot...
  • Amanda
    All the stars! Mira Grant is a brilliant storyteller and she is in top form with this book. I really hope this is the beginning of a series but it can definitely be read on it's own (no dreaded cliffhanger ending).
  • ☕ Kimberly
    First, I must tell you there is a prequel novella to this story. Rolling in the Deep, and while it is not necessary to read before beginning, it does set the account up nicely. Now as for me, anything Grant writes I am going to read. Her ability to combine sci-fi geekiness and horror creates page-turning reads that have found a place on my favorites bookshelf.Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "moc...
  • Allison
    Didn't love the writing in this (reminded me of Benchley's novels and let's be real, not the strong point there), but loved the mythology and I do go wild over deep sea terror. A big book, but easy to zip through.Thanks to Orbit for the galley!
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .Well ye landlubbers, this is how the mermaids of the deep truly be. Not some beautiful singing maiden longing to be on land but menacing fierce fighting and killin' machines that will rip yer face off and guzzle yer flesh. Arrrrr! Nasty creatures they be. Much thanks to Mira Grant fer giving up a better understandin...