River Heights Book Review

The books you'll want to read.

Summertime, and the binge-reading is easy…

Summer is made for binge-reading, but if you burn through books as quickly as I do, it can make for an expensive habit. Fret not, though; the River Heights Book Review has your back.

July 22, 2015 · 3 Comments


Lynn Weingarten’s Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls is a dark, twisty crime novel set during an emotionally fraught, sexually charged time in its characters’ lives: the gap between adolescence and adulthood.

July 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper is more than just a wildly imaginative urban fantasy geared toward young adults – it’s also a story about being true to yourself and being proud of you who are and where you came from.

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Okay, you got us – this isn’t a new release. But our mission here at the River Heights Book Review is to introduce you to books you’ll want to read, and sometimes that means covering older gems you may have missed. Heads You Lose is one such gem.

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

WYLDING HALL by Elizabeth Hand

The Haunting of Hill House meets House of Leaves by way of Behind the Music, Elizabeth Hand’s contemporary gothic novella, Wylding Hall, is pure magic—and I’m not 100% certain that’s metaphor.

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE UNDERWRITING by Michelle Miller

It’s essentially Game of Thrones meets Silicon Valley meets Gone Girl, with a touch of The Devil Wears Prada thrown in for good measure, and while I wouldn’t say I had fun reading it, I definitely couldn’t put it down.

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE AWESOME by Eva Darrows

Eva Darrows’ wickedly funny, wonderfully self-assured, and appropriately named The Awesome is without question one of the best books I’ve read this year.

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment