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Into the Drowning Deep: Mira Grant

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It's revealed that the "mermaid" that is being necropsied is male, which foreshadows all the sirens encountered so far have been male. I don't need to read a dozen times that a character's "flesh" "tightened" around "their eyes." What does that even mean, and why use it so many times? "The flesh tightened around her eyes." "The flesh around his eyes was tight." Who edited this and why didn't they ask the author to come up with something else? AAHHH! How can I write a review to do this book justice? I don't think I can convey just how glorious of a storyteller Mira Grant (AKA Seanan McGuire) is. The way I feel about her writing is similar to how diehard Stephen King fans feel about his work; she could publish her grocery list and I would pay top dollar for it. Grant/McGuire is by far one of the most underrated authors of our time and I want to shout from the rooftops just how amazing she is.

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I admit, I’m always confused as to why there isn’t more “adult” books concerning mermaids. From the eerie sirens who sing sailors to death, to horrific beasts lurking beneath the ocean, the potential for scares and horror is limitless. I was interested in Grant’s book, which went more of the latter route, creating mermaids with grotesque bodies who will gladly eat humans, and was pleasantly rooted in science. I did not expect, however, uninteresting characters to take up the bulk of this novel and for the mermaids to be, well…not very scary? If one of the mermaids had taken him – one of those deep horrors, with teeth like daggers and the hands designed to catch and keep – then he hadn’t drowned, because he wouldn’t have had time. He would have died before his body hit the water.” This book was something else and I have no idea how I survived reading this! XD I’m really such a scaredy fox and all I knew about “Into the Drowning Deep” was that it’s about killer mermaids and an expedition to the Mariana Trench. Well, and that there is an f/f relationship in this book because otherwise it wouldn’t have landed on my #Rainboween list. ;-) So far so good, right? Well, yes, I suppose?! Nothing of those aforementioned things prepared me for the creepy story I was going to read, though. And boy, let me tell you this was quite something!My one possible quibble would be the ending. While Grant offers a conclusion for our characters, and even a few reveals as to what exactly is going on, not everything is so tight - a lot of loose ends as to the science are left behind, and the ending to all the action is a bit... abrupt, and all of this means I’m guessing there’s going to be a sequel. Which is the littlest bit terrifying. Not that I don't worship Mira Grant's writing but she, as a person, scares me. Which leads me, not incidentally, to one of the things that Grant/McGuire is finally getting right for such a prolific author who likes to see the unseen and counter expectations: we finally have a female cast that feels developed and well-rounded. And while a romance is brought into it, it's a queer one, quite possibly the first in all her thirty-five-ish books. He turned his head and found himself looking into Michi's eyes. They were brown, cold and surrounded by impeccably applied winged eyeliner. He had time to wonder who took the time to do their makeup before coming out to hunt mermaids before she was shoving him away, a disgusted expression on her face. Ocean Awe: What the Imagine Network cameramen accompanying both expeditions trying to capture while filming for both documentaries.

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Tory agrees to be on the ship and maybe have answers to what exactly happened to her sister and as an extra bonus she will get to find out if mermaids really do exist. Further emphasized in the prequel Rolling in the Deep when David attempts to communicate with the sirens via sign language. Unfortunately, the signs he use tell them he wants to be eaten. The mermaids are understandably puzzled by this but decide since these 'strange things' are delicious, who are they to question their good fortune?A pet peeve of mine is when an author starts multiple names with the same letter. Did we really need a Holly, Hallie and Heather? Come on. It was hard for me to remember who was who, but at a certain point I honestly just stopped caring. Evil Cripple: While Theo isn’t necessarily evil, but he is still seen as a corporate crony. He even straight-up admits the first night to everyone that he is a spy for the Imagine Network. Hold on a second," said Luis, scowling. "I didn't take any unnecessary chances. I knew the mermaid was coming, I went to have a look at it."

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