REVIEW: The River Has Teeth

What an unusual dark fantasy Erica Waters has created with The River Has Teeth! The Lloyd family has been one with the magic of The Bend for generations. They are that unusual family who lives outside of town that no one wants to associate until they need something. Potions, that is. Potions for their cheating husbands, to reveal the truths behind the lies or for revenge. But the magic seems to have a price, it turned Della’s mother into a fierce river siren.

She does everything she can to care for her mother despite her monstrous state, providing food and care and keeping her hidden away from the world. When a girl goes missing in their woods, Della is worried that her mother might be responsible. She wants nothing more than to protect her mother but she is torn about also protecting young girls like her. She is inevitably drawn into the search for the missing girl by Natasha who wants a potion to reveal her sister’s kidnapper.

Natasha appears to be everything Della is not, beautiful, privileged and accepted. Or is she? In the search for Natasha’s missing sister these two confront monsters, dabble in magic and find the source of their own power as well as fall madly in love with one another.

The magic was fun and different in this one. The girls were genuine and principled and a joy to watch protect those who they loved. Lots of bada** feminist sapphic witch magic in this one!

Thanks to Harper Teen for a copy of this novel. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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