Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

November 1st, 2017 Kimberly Review 26 Comments

1st Nov
Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant
Rolling in the Deep
by Mira Grant
Series: Rolling in the Deep #0.5
Genres: Horror
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon
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When the Imagine Network commissioned a documentary on mermaids, to be filmed from the cruise ship Atargatis, they expected what they had always received before: an assortment of eyewitness reports that proved nothing, some footage that proved even less, and the kind of ratings that only came from peddling imaginary creatures to the masses.

They didn't expect actual mermaids. They certainly didn't expect those mermaids to have teeth.

This is the story of the Atargatis, lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the bathypelagic zone in the Mariana Trench…and the depths are very good at keeping secrets.

fantasy HORRIFIC Mythology Novella

When I received Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant for review, I knew it was time to grab my Kindle and read the prequel Rolling in the Deep.

I absolutely love Grant’s blend of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Rolling in the Deep was a dark, freaky, twisted tale on mermaids that sets up the first full-length book perfectly.

The tale is set up with documentary tidbits on the Atargatis, a ship commissioned by Imagine Network to film a documentary about mermaids. From the beginning, we know the Arargatis was found floating and empty with evidence of a horrific tragedy. Some believe it was a clever hoax and remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries.

Mira Grant, takes us on board the Atargatis, allowing us to meet her crew, scientist, film crew, host, and entertainers. The story that unfolds was creepy, suspenseful and unlike any mermaid story, I have ever read.

Grant has a way of pulling readers in, and she certainly hooked me with her vivid details. I even found myself fascinated by the entertainment. The horror aspect was creeptastic as Grant perfectly described the action, creatures, and bloodshed. She weaved in some scientific jargon and nautical talk that fed my inner nerd and made everything seem possible. She perfectly sets up the story for Into the Drowning Deep.  Peter Benchley and Jaws have nothing on Grant’s  mermaids and twisted imagination.

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About Mira Grant

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 Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged. Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same. Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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26 Responses to “Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant”

  1. verushka

    This is such an original premise — killer memaids no less! Mira Grant’s imagination really never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Nadene

    I was not expecting this to be a horror story. I was thinking it was more of a suspense or thriller. Love the concept, quite unique.

  3. Melliane

    I love her books as Seanan McGuire but I still haven’t tried themas Mira Grant but I’m quite curious!

  4. Ailyn

    ohh rolling into the deep end eh? Love the cover, and the hint that mermaids are not always like Ariel XD

  5. RO

    I like stories about mermaids, but without the horror piece. Even the cover is a little scary. (lol) Hugs…RO

  6. Vanessa

    Oh my! This sounds so good. I haven’t read books with mermaids before (or anything related in the ocean/water) so this is really good. I’m glad you enjoyed it Kim. I’ll definitely add this to my pile 🙂

  7. Melanie Simmons

    I love Mira Grant. I love Newflesh and Parasitology. I can’t wait to try this series. I’ll have to keep any eye out for audiobooks. I haven’t seen them yet, but I could’ve missed them..

  8. Sophia Rose

    This gives me the chills just from the blurb and your review alone. I think it’s too much for me, but still there is this huge curiosity to know what is going to happen. 🙂

  9. Jenea's Book Obsession

    I finished Into the Drowning Deep, only to realize that their was a a novella before it. Ugh… This sounds like a great set up for the series though and I do love the creepiness of it. :).

  10. Lily

    this looks super creepy, I love the sounds of this series, will have to pick this novella yup

  11. Anna

    I wanted to read this as soon as I took a good look at the cover. Blurb and your recommendation is just a bonus. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  12. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I always find myself wishing Mira Grant didn’t write horror. I know; as Seanan McGuire, she doesn’t. But her Mira Grant books always sound so interesting and imaginative… it’s just an imagination that is too creepy and scary for me. But darn it all…. mermaids!

  13. Laura Thomas

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this. I recent;y bought it as I received an ARC for Into The Drowning Depp. Likw you, I wanted to get to this first. Starting it tonight!

  14. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    I do want to read more from this author since I have enjoyed the couple of Seanan McGuire books that I have read. I thought about grabbing this one but I think I will wait to see if it goes on sale. $4.99 is a bit steep for a novella.

  15. Cee Arr

    I’m not really into mermaids, but this sounds really unique – I like the whole documentary-aspect! 🙂