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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.