The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she treated in secret called her Auntie Love. She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon’s daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But now the battlefield is just a blood-soaked memory, and Hen dreams of peace, a home, and a society that allows women to practise medicine. On the other side of the world, the newly founded colony of New South Wales seems like a paradise. But Europe’s wars cast long shadows …

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted murder
  • Medical treatment & procedures
  • Amputation mentioned
  • Death of a husband in an explosion
  • Napoleonic War
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Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley

The Major’s Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley

When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he’s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he’ll ensure she gets one. Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool’s chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amputation recounted
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Death of a sibling recounted
  • War recounted
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Consumed by JR Ward

Consumed by J.R. Ward

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed. By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amputation (arm)
  • Fire
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The Hanged Man by KD Edwards

The Hanged Man by KD Edwards

The last member of a murdered House tries to protect his ward from forced marriage to a monster while uncovering clues to his own tortured past. The Tarot Sequence imagines a modern-day Atlantis off the coast of Massachusetts, governed by powerful Courts based on the traditional Tarot deck. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Throne, is backed into a fight of high court magic and political appetites in a desperate bid to protect his ward, Max, from a forced marital alliance with the Hanged Man. Rune’s resistance will take him to the island’s dankest corners, including… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Rape of a child mentioned
  • Drug use
  • Amputation
  • Cannibalism mentioned
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping & attempted kidnapping
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control)
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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more. She also has a secret. Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Slavery
  • Parental abuse mentioned
  • Death during childbirth
  • Amputation
  • Gun violence
  • Animal death
  • Biological warfare
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We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

It’s been a decade since Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving only a bloody handprint behind. Her pretty face still hangs like a watchful queen on the posters on the walls of the town’s Baptist church, the police station, and in the high school. They all promise the same thing: We will find you. Meanwhile, her brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah in the desolation of the old family house, cleared of wrongdoing by the police but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and in a new documentary about the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Loss of limb & vision
  • Murder
  • Car accident
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Among Thieves by MJ Kuhn 

Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn

In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name. For the past six years, a deadly secret has kept her in hiding, running from town to town, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster—the sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she travels, his servants never fail to track her…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Child abuse
  • Amputation of a finger
  • Branding
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One Piece, Volume 1 by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn by Eiichiro Oda

A new shonen sensation in Japan, this series features Monkey D. Luffy, whose main ambition is to become a pirate. Eating the Gum-Gum Fruit gives him strange powers but also invokes the fruit’s curse: anybody who consumes it can never learn to swim. Nevertheless, Monkey and his crewmate Roronoa Zoro, master of the three-sword fighting style, sail the Seven Seas of swashbuckling adventure in search of the elusive treasure “One Piece.”

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dead body
  • Amputation (loss of an arm)
  • Attempted murder by drowning
  • Physical assault
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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being…Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental divorce
  • Drug use & abuse
  • Colon cancer
  • Attempted armed robbery
  • Animal attack resulting in an amputated arm (shark)
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Half Lost by Sally Green 

Half Lost by Sally Green

The Alliance is losing the war, and their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Byrn, is losing his mind. Nathan’s tally of kills is rising, and yet he’s no closer to ending the tyrannical rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved before she committed an unthinkable crime. An amulet protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance, but this amulet is not so easily acq… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bury Your Gays trope
  • Smoking, on-page
  • Medical experimentation
  • Blood & injury depiction, including amputation of a thumb and loss of an ear
  • Cannibalism recounted
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Poisoning
  • Explosion & bombing
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