Book Review: Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep
By Mira Grant

My Edition:
Hardcover, 440 pages
2017, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316379403

Imagine Entertainment set out to “find” mermaids and film a documentary about it. But after the group of scientists, reporters, actors and film crew set sail on the Atargatis and fail to return, it’s clear they found something. Raw footage surfaces, revealing snatches of what appear to be mermaids murdering and devouring the crew. Imagine does their best to dodge the blame and frame the footage as a hoax, while prepping for another mission. Tory Stewart, whose sister has been missing since the first voyage, signs up to find out what really happened to her sister and get closure, and revenge, if she can. But the crew of the Melusine soon find themselves in more troubled waters than they ever imagined.

If I trust anyone to write a story about bloodthirsty mermaids it’s Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) and she didn’t disappoint.

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Book Review: Parasite

Parasite
By Mira Grant

My Edition:
Paperback, 502 pages
2013, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316218924

It’s 2027 and the Intestinal Bodyguard™ has become a common household name. It’s a helpful parasite administered by SymboGen, tailored to its individual host to administer medications and generally keep the body healthy. Sally  Mitchell suffered from a nearly fatal accident six years prior, yet was brought out of her coma thanks to her own Intestinal Bodyguard™. However, she’s suffered memory loss, and with no knowledge of her prior life, has slowly been building a new one under the watchful eye of SymboGen. Now when people suddenly start becoming “sleepwalkers” and attacking those around them, Sally wonders if there’s something about these parasites the public isn’t being told. 

To put it simply, I loved this book.

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