I can't remember the last time I read a book that takes places under the sea / in the ocean. As a short book, The Deep does a good job of giving you the back story you need to help you care about what's going on and the people involved. I did like how the end brings everything around full circle, and the character growth Yetu undergoes after she breaks from the rest of her people was fascinating. It was also interesting to see an underwater clan that is not ruled by a king or queen, but by a historian who is in charge of holding onto memories and events from the past. Overall the premise was just super intriguing. It's definitely not something I would have picked up on my own, and I'm glad I was able to access it through my library because i didn't love it and it isn't perfect by any means (in my opinion). But the prose is poetic and if it intrigues you, I'd recommend you pick it up.