Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends may have saved Freestone from destruction, but the fight against the Dangers is far from over. No one knows what to expect next from the dark power that forced the elves to abandon their city. And the influx of elf refugees in Freestone strains resources and brews resentment among the townspeople. Things have shifted between best friends Zed and Brock, as well, with their friendship crumbling under the weight of the secrets they’re keeping from each other… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dead body
  • Sword violence
  • Refugee experiences discussed
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The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew is alarmed when Nathan Gombet threatens her father. Gombet sold a piece of land for a railroad bridge through Carson Drew and now believes that he was cheated. Meanwhile, valuable objects are disappearing from rooms in the Turnbull mansion even while the Turnbull sisters, Rosemary and Florette, are at home in their locked house. Having heard about her reputation for solving mysteries, the sisters invite Nancy Drew to stay in the mansion and discover the thief.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Drugging
  • Attempted murder by a truck accident
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Disappearance of a father
  • Home invasion
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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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This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

Like any other teenager, Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama … but drama seems to keep finding her. Between a new crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents cramping her social life, and her younger sister’s worsening health, the only constant is change–and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.

Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Animal death
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I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin 

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin

Each summer the girls of Deck Five come back to Marshall Naval School. They sail on jewel-blue waters; they march on green drill fields; they earn sunburns and honours. They push until they break apart and heal again, stronger.

Each summer Margaret and Rose and Flor and Nisreen come back to the place where they are girls, safe away from the world: sisters bound by something more than blood… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Slut shaming
  • Rape, on-page
  • Unplanned teen pregnancy
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder, on-page
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The Brilliant Death by AR Capetta

The Brilliant Death by A.R. Capetta

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Arranged marriage
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Organised crime (mafia)
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The Heartbreak Bakery by AR Capetta

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery and community space in Austin. And everyone who eats Syd’s breakup brownies . . . breaks up. Even Vin and Alec, who own the Proud Muffin. And their breakup might take the bakery down with it. Being dumped is one thing; causing ripples of queer heartbreak through the community is another. But the cute bike delivery person, Harley (he or they, check the pronoun pin, it’s probably on the messenger bag), believes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dysphoria
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The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta

The Storm of Life by A.R. Capetta

By turns thrilling, witty, and heartbreaking, this dramatic conclusion to the Brilliant Death duet transports us to a Vinalia on the verge of transformation and radiates with the electric power of love.

With her power over magic finally in hand, and her love for Cielo, at last, confessed, Teodora di Sangro should be on top of the world. But the country of Vinalia is in chaos as the dictator-like Capo threatens to plunge them all into war and capture every strega in the land… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infanticide
  • Attempted kidnapping
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