Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)

Mira Grant

fiction Fantasy Horror Science Fiction
dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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.

What the community thinks

summary of 491 ratings (see reviews)


tense 93%
dark 80%
mysterious 73%
adventurous 60%
funny 20%
challenging 13%
informative 13%
emotional 6%
inspiring 6%
reflective 6%


medium 46%
slow 26%
fast 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 30% | N/A: 10%

Average rating