Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

November 13th, 2017 Kimberly Review 25 Comments

13th Nov
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Into the Drowning Deep
by Mira Grant
Series: Rolling in the Deep #1
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy
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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 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 ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

2017 fave HORRIFIC thriller Mythology fantasy

*Shivers* Thank you, Mira Grant, for the nightmares. May I have another? Into the Drowning Deep is the first novel in the Rolling in the Deep series touching on mythology as it spins science fiction, and fantasy into a brilliant, terrifying oceanic horror story.

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 “mockumentary” about ancient sea creatures of legend. Onboard were the crew, scientists, artists and employees of Imagine Network; the sponsors of the film. None returned, raw footage found aboard the ship were released. It is believed to be a hoax. No survivors were ever found.

Grant through interviews, newspaper articles, scientific papers and virtual blogs shared events from the Atargatis, how it was perceived by the media and the fallout. Scientists dispute whether such a creature could exist.  Most refer to them as pure myth and those that believe lose credibility. I love all of the details that set up the story as Grant introduced us to the principal characters in Into the Drowning Deep. She makes events, characters, and these creatures come to life with her vivid details and creative writing style.

Imagine Network has quietly been putting together plans to send a second ship to the Marina Trench and prove once and for all whether these creatures exist. They’ve amassed all kinds of scientific equipment and invited experts in every field. Victoria “Tory” a scientist and the sister of an Imagine reporter aboard the Atargatis. is one of the first to accept. The story that unfolds felt eerily realistic and delivered all the suspense, thrills and chills one could expect.

From Tory to Dr. Jillian who has stood by her beliefs the tale Grant delivered was seriously addictive. It started off a little slow as we met characters, learned details and boarded the ship, but all of those details connected me with the story.  The build-up and reader only knowledge created suspense and lent authenticity to events. We get some side threads, including an LGBT romance, scientists struggling to make a name for themselves, nerdy deets and underwater exploring.

Grant has left me yearning for the next novel. We get closure here, but enough threads and questions are left open that I will have a glorious time contemplating what Grant has in store for us.

If you love mythological creatures, suspense and horror served with a Petri dish of scientific gobblygook; you’ll want to grab Into the Drowning Deep.

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25 Responses to “Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant”

  1. sjhigbee

    I did NOT know that Mira Grant is also Seanan McGuire! Thank you for a cracking review – I MUST get hold of this one…

  2. Lorna

    Sounds very chilling! Glad you enjoyed the read. I have heard of the author but don’t think I have read her yet. Great review!

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    This kind of feels like a book within a book. I’m very interested and love the inclusion of mythology.

  4. Sophia Rose

    It hooks me in with the storyline, but yikes, I don’t think I could handle it. Glad it gave you a great scare and has you wanting more. 🙂

  5. Nadene

    You ad me at shivers. 🙂 I have not read a good horror story in the longest while. I love the sound of this series.

  6. Lily

    I love the premise for this it sounds so good, I am hoping to read the novella. I heard her writing is great, I wish to read her other books as well

  7. Kristin @ Addicted to HEA

    Bravo!! Bravo!! I can’t decide if I want to continue or not… I thought I did until the ending. Ms. Grant closed this one up SOOO perfectly but then.. curiosity might win out for me. It is Mira Grant. 🙂 My review is going up this week (??)..

  8. Greg

    I cannot WAIT to read this as I loved the prequel novella and have been anxiously awaiting this ever since. Glad to hear it’s good, and I’m expecting it to be a little scary as well. 🙂

  9. Nick

    Oceanic horror story is a term I have never heard, but I can already imagine how terrifying that is, Kim. It sounds amazing, but can wuss-me, handle it??? I’d have to read it in broad daylight for sure!

  10. kindlemom1

    Even though I don’t always get a long with this genre, I’m loving all the science fiction blended with other genres I’ve been seeing lately. SO much fun.

  11. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh that sounds intriguing! You kind of had me hooked with the notion of mythology and maybe sea monsters! (lol, that’s where my brain went anyway!) I will have to keep an eye on this one! Nice review!

  12. Silvia

    Mythology / Science Fiction / Fantasy / terrifying oceanic Horror story? Sign me up!!!! Seriously, this sounds like a terrific book, I’ll have to try it for sure! Thanks a lot, Kimberly 😀