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)
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:
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.
The ocean is home to many myths,
But some are deadly…
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 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.
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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)