Into the Downing Deep by Mira Grant
While Sci-Fi Horror is not a genre I usually gravitate to, the idea of a ship hovering over the Mariana Trench searching for sea creatures suspected of killing the entire crew of another vessel piqued my interest.
The Premise: Seven years ago a mega-entertainment corporation sent a crew to the Mariana Trench to create a mockumentary about Mermaids. The crew went missing and the ship was found abandoned; but not before some crew members were able to send home some very questionable videos. Hoax or horror…that is the question that will be answered.
Now 7 years later, the same corporation has gathered a bunch of scientists interested in finding out what is living in those waters. They head out again to the Mariana Trench and their findings are horrifying.
There is so much about this book to love:
- The setting – being out at sea, essentially trapped over the deepest part of the ocean.
- The science – Grant does a great job making everything sound logical and realistic.
- The characters – such a wide range of personalities on this ship.
- The ethics – where do you draw the line between marine preservation, revenge and survival?
If you read this book, I would love to know your thoughts!