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If this was a hoax, it was one of the largest in living memoryI know multiple reviews have started off with this quote, but it s only because it is simply the perfect segue into what might be my favorite novella of 2017 That said, can we just fangirl over every aspect of this book real quick The cover AHHHH Mermaids that aren t overtly sexualized or used as a plot device solely for male pleasure YES PLEASE Mermaids used in a horror storyline where they are the predators and no one isIf this was a hoax, it was one of the largest in living memoryI know multiple reviews have started off with this quote, but it s only because it is simply the perfect segue into what might be my favorite novella of 2017 That said, can we just fangirl over every aspect of this book real quick The cover AHHHH Mermaids that aren t overtly sexualized or used as a plot device solely for male pleasure YES PLEASE Mermaids used in a horror storyline where they are the predators and no one is left alive by the final page Ok, I think I have your attention by now if you re the type who would be interested in this read Also, that s not a spoiler as you know in the prologue that everyone is eviscerated in the short time span at sea, but it does set the scene for a severely unnerving and disturbing take on what is a childhood fantasy for most folksSix weeks was a long time to spend with a bunch of coddled Hollywood types and absent minded professors That s right this obviously isn t meant to be a fact finding mission, but one in a controlled, highly scripted manner however, the nature of the story begins to turn from the moment the crew reaches the Mariana Trench One of my favorite reasons for reading books by Mira Grant is that she creates such rich, vibrant characters that you don t even have to like to be able to connect with Her novellas havedevelopment in them than most authors do in their best, fleshy novels, as her stories are built up with purpose rather than useless fluff intended to further the page count and nothingThere s actually a rather diverse cast featured in Rolling in the Deep, something I wasn t expecting, as I initially picked this up to gain atmosphere and setting into this world before beginning Into the Drowning DeepInside of a day, the Atargatis disrupted the local ecosystem with vibrations, minor but unavoidable pollutants, scientific testing and sampling, and human bodies, bringing with them the chemical taint of modern life If there was anything at all in those waters, it was inevitable that it would be found If you ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing a book by Grant, you ll know that she throws in so much science, factual and fictional, that it brings the story to another level Obviously, some things she s taken liberties with because these are fictional stories with mythical creatures, but that really doesn t matter because she makes you FEEL that it s all real It s really hard to ruin the reading experience for you spoiler wise because you already know at the beginning what will happen, but I think this actually enhances the journey rather than taking away from the experience We aren t distracted by trying to solve a mystery instead, we are able to fully immerse ourselves in this alternate reality and let the building suspense and dread overwhelm us If you re wondering whether or not this 128 page novella is worth the at the time of this writing price of 4.99, I can honestly say that it was in my case I m relieved that I decided to begin here, as I feel it gives me greater depth for the full size follow up Into the Drowning Deep The ending here was perfect, and the reading experience felt almost similar to Night Film in the sense that you have a slight mixed media approach and time jumps and such I ll be reading ITDD next and look forward to letting you know if it s as excellent as Rolling in the Deep was This Better Be as Deliciously Horrific as it Sounds MacHaloistic Buddy Read TBBaDHaiSMBD With the MacHalos Duh This novella in a nutshell No suspense No horror PG 13 gore Total boredomWhat joy.Nothing as in absolutely NOTHING happens before the 50% mark 70% of this story revolves around the many as in too bloody MANY uninteresting characters and their job descriptions but hey, at least now I know what a phycologist is 5% of this story is about the mermaids that don t horri This Better Be as Deliciously Horrific as it Sounds MacHaloistic Buddy Read TBBaDHaiSMBD With the MacHalos Duh This novella in a nutshell No suspense No horror PG 13 gore Total boredomWhat joy.Nothing as in absolutely NOTHING happens before the 50% mark 70% of this story revolves around the many as in too bloody MANY uninteresting characters and their job descriptions but hey, at least now I know what a phycologist is 5% of this story is about the mermaids that don t horrify they might have, had they gottenpage time, but they didn t, so they didn t The rest of the story Uneventful, unemotional, soporific stuff So instead of this You get this Such a painful loss for the fishy community Can t say I m surprised, though Being boring to death tends to have the deathliest, deadliest consequences Let me tell you, as nefarious breeder of murderous crustaceans and ruthless ruler of the deep, I feel slightly insulted right now And my shrimpy homicidal maniac troops are really, really pissed off Fleet Admiral DaShrimp is rounding them up as we speak, and retaliation is near You can t depict life above and under the thrilling, ferocious, lethal seas as the most unexciting, tedious, unremarkable experience ever, and expect to get away with it You want horror We ll give you horror Fleet Admiral, unleash the Ruthlessly Savage Subaquatic Army RSSA now My bloodthirsty babies So cute And the moral of this Mira Grant Had I Known you were Really Seanan McGuire I wouldn t Have Bothered Because Toby Daye Snore Snore Snore Crappy Non Review MGHIKywRSMIwHBBTDSSSCNR is want to roll in the deep Read Julio s masterpiece, not this PoC My success with Into the Drowning Deep led me to this novella and nominal prequel Sadly, this feelslike the Seanan McGuire I am familiar with the one with the uneven tone, nominal characterization and tendency towards over telling With the Incryptid series, Grant did a number of related short stories and novellas that ranged both in time and in tone from the relative frivolity of the full length books, and I can see the similarities here This was most likely created before Into the Dro My success with Into the Drowning Deep led me to this novella and nominal prequel Sadly, this feelslike the Seanan McGuire I am familiar with the one with the uneven tone, nominal characterization and tendency towards over telling With the Incryptid series, Grant did a number of related short stories and novellas that ranged both in time and in tone from the relative frivolity of the full length books, and I can see the similarities here This was most likely created before Into the Drowning Deep was a glimmer in someone s eye, so the good news it that this would be an easy one to miss.In this novella, photojournalist Anne is a willing participant on Imagine Entertainment Network mockumentary expedition to discover mermaids Styled along the lines of the finding Bigfoot reality tv shows, Imagine has a host of non scientific people aboard ready for filming, as well as a handful of scientists to make it look legitimate They also aren t above stocking the boat haha with a troupe of eleven professional mermaids, aka ladies with a fondness for neoprene tails and synchronized swimming You ll have everyone believing in mermaids in no time That s the idea, said Anne That was the idea that would secure her a new contract with the network and keep her on the air for another year The first section has Anne and her cameraman, Kevin, interviewing people, lurking around the boat, etc., and trying to get to know Team Mermaid without compromising everyone s non disclosure clause, as apparently they weren t allowed to film the group until part way through the trip The captain of the ship is a woman and her first mate a deaf man, so the sign language element is present A heavy handed Imagine representative is on hand, once again providing the role of Character We Would Love to See Eaten.The tone feelsurban fantasy than horror, with the ship s occupants treating it as easy money, and generally squabbling when not doing research There are only six scientists along and thirty grad students so the reader is treated to a couple paragraph sketch on each as well as their specialties It isn t done particularly organically, such in context of an interview or in meeting another scientist, so its easy to see why some readers would find it hard to connect with the characters.The plot is glacial for a horror story It isn t until the 50% mark that there is tentative confirmation that samples from a deep sea probe contain blood that comes from a creature unknown to science Until that point, the crew has no idea that anything might be out of the ordinary That is very unusual pacing for horror, and while The Blair Witch project might have made it work, Into the Rolling Deep doesn t General spoiler it is literally 54% view spoiler before someone disappears hide spoiler Additionally, my chief complaint from the last Incryptid book is here in force Grant tells us All sorts of things In the most boring way possible Obedience was drilled into them as part of their training a mermaid who couldn t listen to instructions was a mermaid who was putting everyone around her in danger Honestly, I m not even sure why Grant is telling us about the mermaid troupe because we barely get to know the members as individuals But if sharing with the reader is important, why not mention an incident in relation to their shows Ever since the near drowning at Disneyworld, the crew was rigidly adherent to safety Anyway, they aren t, so what s the point For those who are wondering it is worth paying for No, not if you are looking for the same experience of Into The Drowning Deep This is quick, uneven, and lacks the tension of the full length novel In regards to relationship to the novel, Victoria and Jillian, main book characters, aren t mentioned at all, so you won t even be missing anything in character arcs While the crew disappears, none are mentioned as Victoria s sister, and Jillian s research isn t addressed While I don t regret paying for it, as I ve read an awful lot of free Incryptid short stories, I d definitely preferred to have somethinglike Drowning But that, oddly enough, reaffirmed my shaken faith that it s smart to leave Grant on the Read With Low Expectations list.Two and a half start, rounding down in order to temper your expectations appropriately Okay, let s just go ahead and get it over with You know, that thing that popped into your head as soon as you saw this title That thing that won t get out of your head until you give in to it Don t play coy with me You know exactly what I m talking about And you know what you have to do belts Got that out of your system Good, me too Now, onto the reviewWe may never know how much of the footage from the SS Atargatis was faked, or how much of it was real What we do know is that non Okay, let s just go ahead and get it over with You know, that thing that popped into your head as soon as you saw this title That thing that won t get out of your head until you give in to it Don t play coy with me You know exactly what I m talking about And you know what you have to do belts Got that out of your system Good, me too Now, onto the reviewWe may never know how much of the footage from the SS Atargatis was faked, or how much of it was real What we do know is that none of the scientists, crewmen, or actors who set sail with the Atargatis were aboard when the ship was found, adrift, some six weeks later, and none of them have resurfaced sinceWelcome to the tale of the SS Atargatis and her doomed crew This novella chronicles their voyage to the Marianna Trench, where you guessed it they re searching for the source of the mermaid myth Their journey is part sensationalized documentary in the making, and part research expedition, so there s quite a cast of characters on board You have scientists, interns, TV personalities, crew members, and professional performers all rubbing elbows The tale is told in an interleaving fashion, weaving the perspectives of those who perished with a TV special that aired after it was clear that something very bad happened to themThe official record says that all hands were lost at sea We believe that something far worse occurred We believe that they were foundMe, from that point on OOFor a novella, Grant did a wonderful job adding tension She also has a way of making you care about these characters in a short amount of time, which is damn inconvenient since you know up front that they re all going to die I don t want to give too much else away, so I ll just say that this little horror story is spooky, riveting, well written, well researched, and unputdownable I devoured it in one sitting Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Inside of a day, the Atargatis disrupted the local ecosystem with vibrations, minor but unavoidable pollutants, scientific testing and sampling, and human bodies, bringing with them the chemical taint of modern life.If there was anything at all in those waters, it was inevitable that it would be found Rolling in the Deep was like seeing Mermaids The Body Found The story begins with an excerpt from a documentary made by the TV channel Imagine Network about the mysterious Inside of a day, the Atargatis disrupted the local ecosystem with vibrations, minor but unavoidable pollutants, scientific testing and sampling, and human bodies, bringing with them the chemical taint of modern life.If there was anything at all in those waters, it was inevitable that it would be found Rolling in the Deep was like seeing Mermaids The Body Found The story begins with an excerpt from a documentary made by the TV channel Imagine Network about the mysterious disappearance of all those aboard the cruise ship Atargatis The TV channel that specialized in B horror movies had previously employed all those on the ship for a documentary regarding mermaids What they didn t expect was a ghost ship and footage of a carnage The book alternates between excerpts and what actually happened Alien eyes watched the strange metal object as it floated upward There was blood in the water Their home had been invaded They would respond This states exactly what I feel about the book The mermaids felt threatened and acted accordingly They are described as intelligent bythan one of the scientists aboard the Atargatis, and are explained as predators and highly developed cases of Emsleyan Mertensian mimicry I must say I think they were justified in their actions Humans would not have discovered them and left them be As one character in the book says something that best describes all menI don t want to adjust to our environment I want the environment to adjust to me As for their physical appearance they are not like this.They arelike this.I felt actual horror at the very end of the book I had to re read the last part to be sure I understood correctly view spoiler The female anglerfish is several hundred times the size of the male hide spoiler Rolling in the Deep is amazing Its only minus would be that it s too short I m definitely going to check Mira Grant s other writings A lot of people are talking about the live action version of The Little Mermaid, but I think we should all get behind this version instead freaky killer mermaids While not particularly gruesome by Karin Slaughter standards anyways , this little novella seriously gave me nightmares primarily because I listened to the audiobook late at night before going to bed Let s just say when the mermaids finally talk, it s not the same warm and fuzzy feeling as you get listening to the catchy tune of Un A lot of people are talking about the live action version of The Little Mermaid, but I think we should all get behind this version instead freaky killer mermaids While not particularly gruesome by Karin Slaughter standards anyways , this little novella seriously gave me nightmares primarily because I listened to the audiobook late at night before going to bed Let s just say when the mermaids finally talk, it s not the same warm and fuzzy feeling as you get listening to the catchy tune of Under the Sea 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 massesThey didn t expect actual mermaids They certainly didn t expect those mermaids to have teethThis 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 Good clean fun.It s horror in all the grand traditions Want B Movie sensibilities Check Want monstrous mermaids Check Want a Sy Fi film crew staging a mermaid expedition to get torn apart by the real thing Check.Did I say Sy Fi I mean Imagine Network Sorry I didn t mean to make any disparagements We re NOT trying to make a statement about anything Truly This is just a good clean horror, all fun, no message Really We certainly don t want to ruin our chances to get a made for tv movi Good clean fun.It s horror in all the grand traditions Want B Movie sensibilities Check Want monstrous mermaids Check Want a Sy Fi film crew staging a mermaid expedition to get torn apart by the real thing Check.Did I say Sy Fi I mean Imagine Network Sorry I didn t mean to make any disparagements We re NOT trying to make a statement about anything Truly This is just a good clean horror, all fun, no message Really We certainly don t want to ruin our chances to get a made for tv movie based on this novella by the Sy Fi network It s perfect for it.Who survives this tale The lawyers It s pretty classic Of COURSE the lawyers survive I mean, out of anyone to come out of the Mariana Trench, the greatest predators are NOT the mermaids or the sharks sigh If only there had been an appearance of Aquaman to save the day That would have been PERFECT OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO DAMN GOODWHY DID I WAIT THIS LONG TO READ THIS RTC when I can stop reeling from how obsessed I am with this novella now What a treat Rating, 4.5If there was anything at all in those waters, it was inevitable that it would be foundThe TV channel Imagine Network specialized in B horror movies, commissions for theirdocumentary blocka feature about mermaids No money is spared for this big project The goal of the expedition to find a definite proof are mermaids real or just a myth The preparations are hush hush, and in the end, it is arranged for the cruise ship Atargatis to transport to the MarianaWhat a treat Rating, 4.5If there was anything at all in those waters, it was inevitable that it would be foundThe TV channel Imagine Network specialized in B horror movies, commissions for theirdocumentary blocka feature about mermaids No money is spared for this big project The goal of the expedition to find a definite proof are mermaids real or just a myth The preparations are hush hush, and in the end, it is arranged for the cruise ship Atargatis to transport to the Mariana Trench, scientists from various fields, a large group of interns, the numerous crew of Imagine Network with their star reporter and a performing troupe of professional mermaids to appear in the documentary , should they not find the real thing which of course nobody on the ship expects Mermaids PhftAccording to the official manifest, the Atargatis sailed with over two hundred people on board The captain, Jovanie Seghers, and her first mate, David Mendoza, had been operating the liner for eight years with no recorded incidents The majority of their crewmen had likewise been with them in excess of five years Imagine personnel included six scientists, thirty graduate students employed as scientific interns, one television personality, thirty five camera operators and sound engineers, five personal assistants, three dive instructors, two safety monitors, and one producer Additional personnel included the eleven person Blue Seas mermaid troupeAll in all, the Atargatis has set off with over two hundred people on board, only to be found adrift with not a soul or corpse on boardnone of the scientists, crewmen, or actors who set sail with the Atargatis were aboard when the ship was found, adrift, some six weeks later, and none of them have resurfaced since If this was a hoax, it was one of the largest in living memoryFinally athan decent book with mermaids.If you are going into this story expecting this you have obviously lost your way The children section is over there Go Run away If you are expecting some of this Sorry the paranormal romance is that way Go Wake up this is sci fi horror what you ll find isalong the lines of or this with much sharper teeth, Medusa like hair and an intelligence that will make your blood freeze.So if you are up to it pick the book nowYou re a miracle, he breathed You re a miracle, the mermaid echoed, before it leaned up and carefully, almost delicately, ripped away his throat