The ocean is probably one of the scariest things on our planet. I have a fear of it, of the unknown of it all. We know a lot about the ocean, but when we actually think about it, we have only explored and charted a measly 5 percent! That being said, I’ve been reading a lot of books that are sent on the ocean, so I’ve decided to make a blog post about it! Some of these I’ve read, and some of them are on my TBR. Without further ado, here are five books set on the ocean!
Into the drowning Deep- Mira Grant
This is probably one of the most terrifying books I have ever read. It’s about a voyage to the Mariana Trench by a research vessel that is going to the Mariana Trench to find out if the mermaids that allegedly killed the entire crew of a ship sent 7 years earlier. They find them, and they are not your Little Mermaid-esque mermaids. This book is vicious and kept me up at night. To this day I still think about it, and highly recommend checking it out! I have my review listed here if you want more of my thoughts!
The Deep- Alma Katsu
At the time of my writing this (May 2020) I am currently reading this. It is a historical fiction novel set on the Titanic on it’s maiden voyage and the hospital ship the Britannic four years later, but it has a paranormal twist. There is talk of spirits and a haunting on the Titanic. Our main character, Annie, tries to find out what exactly is amiss, but before she can, tragedy strikes. Then we see her four years later, aboard the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic which serves as a hospital ship. Here, she starts to see ghosts of her past. I’ll be reviewing this soon, I like it so far, but I’ll go more into my thoughts later this week!
The Deep- Rivers Solomon
This is a book that I have not read yet, but it tells the story of the water breathing descendants of pregnant African slave women tossed overboard. They have built an idyllic society in the deep. Yetu, our main character, holds the memories of her people, far too traumatic to remember regularly. Everyone else has forgotten, save one, the historian. Yetu is our historian. The memories haunt her, so she escapes to the surface and learns more about her own past and the future of her people. From there, she learns that her people must reclaim their memories and identity. This is a novella, so it’s rather short. I’ll be reading this soon!
House of Salt and Sorrows- Erin A. Craig
This is a young adult retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses. Annaleigh lives in Highmoor, a manor by the sea with her sisters, father and her stepmother. Four of her twelve sisters have died tragically. There are whispers that the family is cursed. Annaleigh begins to suspect that the deaths were not accidents. This is supposedly a very creepy, haunting book, which I’m really excited for. It’s been on my list for a while, but I’ve been putting it off for some reason. I love a good mystery
Ice Massacre- Tiana Warner
This is another mermaid book, set on the island of Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends warriors to battle the hostile mermaids who are supernaturally beautiful, with one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.
Every year, these sailors fail to return. Desperate the island decides to send a group of twenty battle-trained girls, who have resistance to the mermaid’s allure.
Our main characer, Meela has lost her brother to the Massacre, and she lives with secrets that have haunted her since childhood.
I’m really intrigued with this one. I have been trying to find a mermaid book that matches Into the Drowning Deep, we’ll see if this one does it for me!
Okay! That’s it for me! It seems that most of the ocean books I have here are about monsters or ghosts on the ocean. I’m certainly down for the creepy, haunting books. Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some of the most terrifying ocean related books that you have read? Let me know in the comments below