House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats. Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault & attempted rape recounted, on-page
  • Familial estrangement
  • Hallucinations & delusions
  • Self-injury mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Recreational drug use
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Psychiatric hospitalisation of a parent mentioned
  • Graphic body horror
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injuries, including gunshot wounds
  • Graphic dead bodies
  • Emesis
  • Skinning mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a sister by drowning recounted
  • Death of a father from suicide mentioned
  • Death of a child, off-page
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Strangulation
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping & attempted kidnapping recounted
  • Disappearance of a sister
  • Fire
  • Bullying
  • Animal dead bodies mentioned
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Broken by Jex Lane

Broken by Jex Lane

Vampire. Incubus. Demigod. Weapon. Matthew has many names, but none as distressing as pet. A slave to incubus High King Malarath, Matthew is tired. Tired of fighting. Tired of losing those he loves. Tired of the torture. And, in his despair, his body begins to decay around him. The High King, angered that his pet is dying, brings in the one person who might be able to fix Matthew: High Lord General Tarrick. While all trust Matthew had in the general is gone, maybe there is hope in the situation. All Matthew needs to do is start acting like an incubus and put on a show.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape, on-page
  • Sexual assault
  • Incest
  • Involuntary body modification (genital piercing)
  • Torture

City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove she’s more than her manipulative father’s shadow. But when he uploads her rebellious sister’s mind to an experimental brain, Asa will do anything to save her sister from reprogramming—including fleeing her predetermined future with her sister’s digitized mind in tow. With a bounty on her head and a rogue A.I. hunting her, Asa’s getaway ship crash-lands in the worst possible place: the neon-drenched outlaw paradise, Requiem. Gun-slinging… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Dismemberment
  • Involuntary body modifications
  • Human medical experimentation
  • Gun violence
  • Torture
  • Organised crime
  • Kidnapping
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

When his master’s eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or “Titch,” is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Titch abandons everything to save him… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Body mutilation & disfigurement
  • Torture mentioned
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The Company of Fiends by Kathryn Moon

The Company of Fiends by Kathryn Moon

After eight years on the stage with The Company of Fiends, the glow of the spotlight is starting to wear thin for Hazel Nix. The theatre is perfect for a girl like her—one with a secret she keeps even from her more monstrous peers—but playing pretend is only exciting for so long. After so many lovers, on stage and otherwise, Hazel has yet to make a lasting connection with anyone and considers taking her last bow at the company. Just as Hazel encounters a new and intriguing patron, disaster strikes the theatre. Girls are going missing… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Human trafficking mentioned
  • Parental abandonment recounted
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Involuntary body modifications recounted
  • Cannibalism mentioned
  • Death of a father recounted
  • Murder
  • Torture, off-page
  • Strangulation
  • Home invasion
  • Physical assault (mugging)
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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Queermisia
  • Transmisia
  • Outing
  • Slut shaming
  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Statutory rape mentioned
  • Sexual assault, on-page
  • Sexual harassment
  • Forced sex work mentioned
  • Forced adult-minor marriage
  • Hallucinations & delusions
  • Suicide by drowning, on-page
  • Childbirth & death from childbirth
  • Pregnancy & teenage pregnancy
  • Infertility mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Scalping & skinning, off-page
  • Mutilation & dismemberment mentioned
  • Cannibalism mentioned
  • Starvation
  • Nonconsensual branding
  • Scars
  • Death of a wife
  • Knife & axe violence
  • Whipping recounted
  • Lynching, on-page
  • Animal attack
  • Animal death, on-page
  • Animal cruelty mentioned
  • Bullying
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Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell – the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What’s more, she travelled light-years from home as a spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home. Now, the Superiority – the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life – has started a galaxy-wide war. And Spensa has seen the weapons they plan to use to end it: the Delvers. Ancient, mysterious alien forces… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Scalping mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • War themes
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This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

Hannah Walsh just wants a normal life. It’s her senior year, so she should be focusing on classes, hanging out with her best friend, and flirting with her new girlfriend, Morgan. But it turns out surviving a murderous Witch Hunter doesn’t exactly qualify as a summer vacation, and now the rest of the Hunters seem more intent on destroying her magic than ever. When Hannah learns the Hunters have gone nationwide, armed with a serum capable of taking out entire covens at once, she’s desperate to help. Now, with witches across the country losing the most important thing they have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Abusive relationship recounted
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic leg injury
  • Scars mentioned
  • Self-injury for blood magic
  • Needles
  • Top surgery discussed
  • Nonconsensual body modifications*
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Attempted immolation recounted
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Car accident recounted
  • Near drowning recounted
  • Loss of property due to fire discussed

* Note : A major element of the plot involves witch hunters taking away witches’ ability to wield magic.

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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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Half Bad by Sally Green 

Half Bad by Sally Green

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Self-harm
  • Coerced suicide of a mother recounted
  • Smoking, on-page
  • Cannibalism mentioned
  • Involuntary body modifications including branding and tattoos
  • Mass murder & genocide discussed
  • Torture
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping & captivity
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