In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

June is a brilliant but difficult girl with a gift for mechanical invention who leaves home to begin gruelling astronaut training at the National Space Program. Younger by two years than her classmates at Peter Reed, the school on campus named for her uncle, she flourishes in her classes but struggles to make friends and find true intellectual peers. Six years later, she has gained a coveted post as an engineer on a space station—and a hard-won sense of belonging—but is haunted by the mystery of Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft powered by her beloved late… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Amputation
  • Death of a parent, off-page
  • Arson
  • Near-drowning incident

The Sand Warrior by Mark and Alexis Siegel

The Sand Warrior by Mark and Alexis Siegel, and illustrated by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine. An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations. Jax Amboy is the star athlete who is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends? When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amputation & loss of limb
  • Building collapse
  • Plane crash (spaceship)

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. The highly-evolved AI of the universe have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humans from ever controlling the universe again. This band of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine, must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Eye trauma
  • Surgical procedures
  • Amputation
  • Torture
  • Blackmail

The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist? Now Safire and Eris-sworn… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Loss of limb & maiming
  • Murder

The Traitor Prince by CJ Redwine

The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince. Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince. After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Amputation (finger)
  • Poisoning
  • False imprisonment (theme)
  • Loss of autonomy (mind manipulation)

Charon Docks at Daylight by Zoe Reed

Charon Docks at Daylight by Zoe Reed

It’s six years after an infection turned a majority of the population into ferocious, zombie-like creatures that hunt during the day, forcing the living into a nocturnal state of existence. Survival is a continuous struggle when it’s hide or fight, and the creatures aren’t the only threat in a wasted America. Sometimes fighting is the only answer.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Lesbomisia & lesbomisic slurs
  • Attempted rape
  • Drugging
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Cannibalism
  • Loss of limb
  • Death of children
  • Death of a parent
  • Gun violence
  • Arson
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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined. When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Emotional child abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Amputation mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a boyfriend
  • Terminal illness
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The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine’s disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape recounted
  • Sexual assault
  • Workplace sexual harassment of a minor
  • Parental abandonment mentioned
  • Physical child abuse recounted
  • Postpartum depression mention
  • Involuntary amputation of a finger
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father, son, & husband in a car accident recounted
  • Threats of gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a child (theme)
  • Wrongful imprisonment mentioned
  • Military service recounted
  • Bullying
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The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

All they have in common is that they’re less than perfect. And all they’re looking for is the perfect distraction. Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Loss of limb (arm) from an explosion during military service

Bright World by Stan Stanley

Bright World by Stan Stanley

Amparo’s deal with the talking cat was simple: a drop of blood and Amparo’s name to become a better person. Their mother and abuela would never worry about them again, and they’d finally be worthy of dating straight-A student Iolanthe. But when the cat steals their body, becoming the better person they were promised, Amparo’s spirit is imprisoned in a land of terrifying, flesh-hungry creatures known as Bright… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Misgendering
  • Nonconsensual surgery
  • Amputation (hands)
  • Murder