The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor 

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia
  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Antiziganism
  • Homomisia
  • Graphic rape & statutory rape
  • Graphic sexual assault of a child
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Trauma
  • Nightmares & night terrors
  • Graphic suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy from rape
  • Abortion (theme)
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injuries, including mutilation and eye trauma
  • Cancer
  • Emesis
  • Hospital
  • Dismemberment
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a fiancé
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Drowning
  • Rollercoaster accident
  • Car accident recounted
  • Graphic death of a pet dog
  • Bullying
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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please. At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Animal death recounted
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The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has to go to his Uncle’s house in lock-down Lagos. He arrives during a blackout and is surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi sitting in a candlelit room with another woman. They both claim to be the mother of the baby boy, fast asleep in his crib. At night Bambi is kept awake by the baby’s cries, and during the days he is disturbed by a cockerel that stalks the garden. There is sand in the rice. A blood stain appears on the wall. Someone scores tribal markings into the baby’s cheeks. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Child neglect
  • Cheating
  • Alcohol consumption, on-page
  • Recreational drug use, on-page
  • COVID-19 (theme)
  • Emesis
  • Physical illness & tribal marking disfigurement of a baby
  • Blood depiction
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an uncle & husband recounted
  • Animal slaughter, on-page
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We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

Uniquely told through letters from death row and third-person narrative, Bryan Bliss’s hard-hitting third novel expertly unravels the string of events that landed a teenager in jail. Luke feels like he’s been looking after Toby his entire life. He patches Toby up when Toby’s father, a drunk and a petty criminal, beats on him, he gives him a place to stay, and he diffuses the situation at school when wise-cracking Toby inevitably gets into fights. Someday, Luke and Toby will leave this small town, riding the tails of Luke’s wrestling scholarship, and never look back… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Physical child abuse
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Smoking
  • Emesis
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
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Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett 

Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett

Renegade mage and bartender Arcadia Bell has had a rough year, but now the door to her already unstable world is unhinging. When a citywide crime wave erupts, Cady’s demon-friendly tiki bar is robbed by Earthbounds wielding surreal demonic abilities that just flat-out shouldn’t exist. With the help of her devilishly delicious boyfriend, Lon Butler, Cady sets out to find the people who wronged her—but her targets aren’t the only ones experiencing unnatural metamorphoses. Can Cady track down the monsters responsible before the monster inside her destroys everything—and everyone—she loves? If she survives this adventure, one thing is certain: it’s last call for life as she knows it.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dubious consent scenario (magical coercion)
  • Suicide
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Alcohol abuse
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Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone

Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone

Serafine St. Romain doesn’t need her psychic powers to know she’s no longer in Tyler Leshuski’s good graces. True, she did tear him to pieces when he asked her out, accusing him of being shallow and selfish. Despite the energy crackling between them, the gorgeous sports writer is a no-strings, no-kids kind of guy. And Serafine, raised in the foster system, intends to be a foster parent herself. She won’t compromise that dream, even for a man as annoyingly appealing as Tyler… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment recounted
  • Sexual harassment
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a father recounted
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Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess

Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess

For Ri Fernández’s entire life, she’s been told, “We live in America and we speak English.” Raised by her strict Mexican grandma, Ri has never been allowed to learn Spanish. What’s more, her grandma has always pushed Ri away from the neighbourhood they call home and toward her best friend’s world of mansions and country clubs in the hopes that it’ll bring Ri closer to achieving the “American Dream.” In her most private thoughts, Ri has always believed that her mother, who disappeared… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Slut shaming
  • Child abandonment
  • Recreational drug use
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Teen pregnancy mentioned
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The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett

The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett

Amy will do anything to revive her ailing restaurant, including hiring a former reality-show finalist with good connections and a lot to prove. But her hopes that Sophie’s skills and celebrity status would bring her restaurant back from the brink of failure are beginning to wane.

Sophie just wants to cook. She doesn’t want to constantly post on social media for her dead-in-the-water reality TV career, she doesn’t want… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Coming out
  • Parental abandonment
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother from cancer, off-page
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Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

The First Foundation survived two centuries of barbarism as the once-mighty Galactic Empire descended into chaos. Now it mist prepare for war against the remnants of the Empire as the Imperial fleet advances on their planet, Terminus.

Hari Seldon predicted this war; he even prepared his Foundation for it. But he couldn’t foresee the birth of the mutant Mule. In possession of a power… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
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Chef’s Kiss by TJ Alexander

Chef’s Kiss by T.J. Alexander

Simone Larkspur is a perfectionist pastry expert with a dream job at The Discerning Chef, a venerable cookbook publisher in New York City. All she wants to do is create the perfect loaf of sourdough and develop recipes, but when The Discerning Chef decides to bring their brand into the 21st century by pivoting to video, Simone is thrust into the spotlight and finds herself failing at something for the first time in her life. To make matters worse, Simone has to de… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Misgendering
  • Deadnaming
  • Workplace harassment
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood depiction
  • Top surgery
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