On the Horizon – into the drowning deep (Mira Grant)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

into the drowning deep (Mira Grant)

Title: into the drowning deep

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit Books

Publication Date: Available Now!! (hardback/ebook)

ISBN: 978-0316379403

Source: NetGalley


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 understanding of the denizens of the deep sea.

Mehaps it just be me but this took awhile to be engaging.  Now don’t get me wrong, I liked the science of it right fine.  I enjoyed the characters in it.  It just took too much time to get into the nitty-gritty of the beasts and action.  I didn’t get hooked onto the story until 63% and it only really gripped me until 85%.  Plus I did not really enjoy the ending.  But me mateys were chatterin’ in excitement about this one and plus I adore the author’s other work so I was determined to finish this.

I am glad I did.  I loved the reality behind the mermaid myths.  I loved the biology of the mermaids.  I thought the killin’ be awesome though I don’t fancy fighting one of these beasties meself anytime soon.  Many of the ideas in this novel float me boat.  Sadly the execution just didn’t thrill me.

But I wouldn’t hesitate to give this one a go if ye be interested.  As says some of me crew:

Lashaan @ bookidote – “this story does wonders in torturing my soul and scarring me from ever trying out deep sea exploration”

Kate @ forwinternights – “There are lots of surprises and shocks. And so much blood. I spent a fair amount of time while reading this novel shuddering. I love that!”

Chelsea @ thesuspenseisthrillingme – “her fiction has so many scientific “facts” to enhance the credibility of the story I almost forget this is fiction and not a documentary on the Discovery Channel.”

So lastly . . .

Thank you Orbit Books!

Side note: And with that I be finished with the last of the 2017 Netgalley eArcs!  Arrrr!  Onto the 2018 bunch!

Netgalley’s website has this to say about the novel:

To visit the author’s website go to:

Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) – Author

To buy the novel go to:

into the drowning deep – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

every heart a doorway – book 1 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)

down among the sticks and bones – book 2 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)

19 thoughts on “On the Horizon – into the drowning deep (Mira Grant)

  1. Ah! Okay, so I’m wondering if you had read the prequel novella that you would have liked this one more earlier. I knew what the mermaids were like and what they could do, so I was just waiting like someone in a haunted house trying to spot a ghost. Lots of fun!


  2. I am still waiting for the sequel… Weren‘t they planning to build an aquarium at the coast and put one of those mermaids in there? Or am I mixing that up?


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