By: Mira Grant
Length: 448 pages
Published: November 14, 2017
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.
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 appreciated it, it drugged the story out and I found myself skimming past a lot of it. I mean I can see why it would beneficial to the story, to know how the equipment worked but there was a lot of equipment and I’de say more than half the book is explanations on how this or that worked. It was just overkill. What made it worse was that you sometimes got repeat lessons. So for those that enjoy in-depth description, this would be the book for you.
After reading Into the Drowning Deep, I went on to Goodreads ( add me if you’d like) to put in my rating and I found out this is a spin-off novel of Rolling in the Deep also by Mira Grant. I wish I had known that prior, I would have loved to have the backstory. But since Into the Drowning Deep is being marketed Into the Drown Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) I would have never thought to look for a prequel.
On a more positive note, This book does offer a lot, You’ll learn about a ton of scientific gear used to explore our oceans. It’s filled with action-packed scenes that will leave desperately wanting more of these killer mermaids. You’ll see romance being explored but none will outdo the Oliva and Tory, you’re with them every step of the way. The main topic other than the mermaids is how we, us humans don’t take care of what we have, the ocean being the big one.
So with that being said, I’ll warn you again you’ll never look at Ariel the same way after reading this. Happy Readings.