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The River Has Teeth

Erica Waters, Katherine Littrell (Read by), Sura Siu (Read by)


List Price: 39.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/26/2021)
Paperback (9/13/2022)
Hardcover (7/27/2021)
Compact Disc (7/27/2021)

July/August 2021 Kids Indie Next List

“Eerie and chilling to the bone, The River Has Teeth holds back no punches. Unique magic and two girls set on their own quests for vengeance will keep readers turning these pages — and looking over their shoulder for any monsters in the night.”
— Brad Sells, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
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Lush and chilling, with razor-sharp edges and an iron core of hope, this bewitching, powerhouse novel of two girls fighting back against the violence the world visits on them will stun and enchant readers.

Girls have been going missing in the woods...

When Natasha's sister disappears, Natasha desperately turns to Della, a local girl rumored to be a witch, in the hopes that magic will bring her sister home.

But Della has her own secrets to hide. She thinks the beast who's responsible for the disappearances is her own mother--who was turned into a terrible monster by magic gone wrong.

Natasha is angry. Della has little to lose. Both are each other's only hope.

From the author of Ghost Wood Song, this eerie contemporary fantasy is perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and Bone Gap.

Praise for Ghost Wood Song:

A gorgeous, creepy gem of a book. --Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn and Sawkill Girls It will make your heart dance. --Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days

Strikes the perfect balance of atmospheric chills, dark familial secrets, and a yearning for the warm comforts of home. --Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

Waters' debut features a bisexual lead with both male and female love interests, an atmospheric southern gothic setting, and, for the musically inclined, lots of folk and bluegrass references. --Booklist

Haunting and alluring. --Kirkus

HarperCollins, 9781665100267

Publication Date: July 27, 2021