A review by breysreviews
Rain City Lights, by Marissa Harrison

5.0

Rain City Lights was a blast from the past, showing the hardships of everyday life as well as life with a serial killer on the loose.

4.5/5 stars

Monti and Sasha became friends at a very young age when both of their terrible circumstances brought them together. As they grow older, and begin growing apart, life continues to throw curve balls at them.

The characters in this book were flawed, they had extreme difficulties, they were stubborn and I absolutely loved them. Both Sasha and Monti were excellent main characters. Their stories were extremely different, but also similar. I really enjoyed them, and I enjoyed the diversity in this book.

The murders happening was such a subtle background plot that becomes important. It was fun to have something in the background to play detective with, while also enjoying the main plot, which was the lives of Monti and Sasha. I didn’t see it coming and it was impressive.

The setting is primarily in the 1970s-1980s. I really enjoyed learning about life back then. iPhones didn’t exist and racial tensions were extremely high.

This book does deal with a lot of possible triggers. These are spoilers, so if you don’t have triggers or don’t want it to be spoiled, stop here. This book deals with addiction, overdose, suicide, murder, and mental health.