Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: Tessa Gray. So when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Forced marriage
  • Drug dependency
  • Suicide & attempted suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injuries
  • Emesis
  • Terminal illness
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a father
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping & captivity
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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism & racial slur
  • Slut shaming
  • Misogyny
  • Blood & physical injury depiction
  • Drug dependency
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Death of an aunt recounted
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Fire
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The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses—until things become much more serious. Most of the island’s inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten.

When a young woman who is struggling to maintain her career as a novelist discovers that her editor is in danger from the Memory Police, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her floorboards. As fear and loss close in around them, they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Abusive relationship
  • Cheating
  • Police brutality
  • Kidnapping & captivity
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him – and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord’s forces of evil.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Racism
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injuries
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a friend
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Torture
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Near-drowning incident
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Fire
  • Battle scenes
  • Animal death & death of a pet
  • Animal attack

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Boy X by Dan Smith

Boy X by Dan Smith

Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum – a genetic scientist – has been imprisoned and infected with a deadly virus. Where is he, and what’s he doing there? He sets out to cross the jungle to find out and rescue his mother. Soon he realises he’s quicker and sharper than before. But there’s something else …why are the animals watching him, and how can he use the jungle to his advantage?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Nonconsensual drugging
  • Kidnapping & captivity
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Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Yelena is a survivor. Kidnapped as a child, held prisoner as a teen, then released to act as a poison taster, she is now a student of magic. But these magic skills place her in imminent danger, and with an execution order on her head, she has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth.

But nothing in Sitia is familiar. As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her powers, a rogue magician emerges – and Yelena catches his eye. Suddenly she is embroiled in a situation not of her making. And once again her magical abilities will either save her life… or be her downfall.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Rape recounted
  • Sexual assault
  • Attempted suicide mentioned
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Torture
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Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misgendering
  • Rape & attempted rape recounted
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Torture
  • Poisoning (theme)
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An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn, Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She’s used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, as they accuse, she’d be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remained of her world, save for stories told around the cookfire.

Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, the Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship’s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, who they consider to be less than human… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia & misgendering
  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Slavery
  • Graphic rape
  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Child sexual abuse implied
  • Suicide & attempted suicide
  • Self harm
  • Abortion
  • Forced sterilization
  • Medical procedures, including graphic surgery & amputation
  • Needles
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a parent
  • Police brutality
  • Torture
  • Lynching
  • Fire
  • Captivity
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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Despite her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Physical injury & illness, including hypothermia
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Murder
  • Near-drowning
  • Animal death & hunting
  • Animal injury
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Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner book cover

Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she’s around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash–and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

Despite what her therapist tells her, Maguire thinks it’s best to hide out in her room, far away from anyone she might accidentally hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away might be harder than she thought.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism and ableist language
  • Cheating recounted, secondary character
  • Panic attack/s
  • Attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosions
  • Kidnapping
  • Captivity
  • Hostage situation
  • Incarceration
  • Fire
  • War themes
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