Hunting Adeline by HD Carlton 

Hunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton

The Diamond: Death walks alongside me, But the reaper is no match for me. I’m trapped in a world full of monsters dressed as men, and those who aren’t as they seem. They won’t keep me forever. I no longer recognize the person I’ve become, And I’m fighting to find my way back to the beast who hunts me in the night. They call me a diamond,
But they’ve only created an angel of death… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human & sex trafficking
  • Rape
  • Blood & knife play
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Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

The Manipulator: I can manipulate the emotions of anyone who lets me. I will make you hurt, make you cry, make you laugh and sigh. But my words don’t affect him. Especially not when I plead for him to leave. He’s always there, watching and waiting. And I can never look away. Not when I want him to come closer.

The Shadow: I didn’t mean to fall in love. But now that I have, I can’t stay away. I didn’t mean to fall…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sex trafficking
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Dubious consent scenarios
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
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Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Parental abandonment
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Substance addiction
  • Drug abuse
  • Death of a sibling
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We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

To the Green-eyed Lovebird: We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House. You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Death of a spouse
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Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the sake of a greater… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Genocide
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The Trials of Koli by MR Carey

The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

Beyond the walls of Koli’s small village lies a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and shunned men. As an exile, Koli’s been forced to journey out into this mysterious, hostile world. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If Koli can find it, there may still be a way for him to redeem himself – by saving what’s left of humankind.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Torture
  • Cults
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She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a mother
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Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia” that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.

Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Eating disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicide discussed
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The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

It is 1943, and for four years, sIn Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Self-harm
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Flogging mentioned
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The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make…

It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemsyl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio — a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Death of a child
  • Gun violence
  • Labour camps mentioned
  • World War Two & the Holocaust
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