The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson 

Every winter, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. The boys who haunt her are judges, powerful and frightening pursuers, who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur, their sworn enemy, the game would turn deadly.

But Wren is on the hunt, too. Sent undercover as an intern to the Harkness Foundation – enemy headquarters – her family’s survival rests on finding a secret me… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Murder
  • Knife violence
  • Cults
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The Trials of Koli by MR Carey

The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

Beyond the walls of Koli’s small village lies a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and shunned men. As an exile, Koli’s been forced to journey out into this mysterious, hostile world. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If Koli can find it, there may still be a way for him to redeem himself – by saving what’s left of humankind.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Torture
  • Cults
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Heartland by Sarina Bowen

Heartland by Sarina Bowen

Dylan is my best friend and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.

But I know better than to confess… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cults
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Keepsake by Sarina Bowen

Keepsake by Sarina Bowen

Lark Wainwright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Kidnapping
  • Graphic murder
  • Cults
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Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez

Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez

Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez

Eighteen-year-old Zarela Zalvidar is a talented flamenco dancer and daughter of the most famous Dragonador in Hispalia. People come for miles to see her father fight in their arena, which will one day be hers.
But disaster strikes during their five hundredth anniversary show, and in the carnage, Zarela’s father is horribly injured.

Facing punishment from the Dragon Guild, Zarela must keep the arena—her ancestral home and inheritance —safe… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Blood depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Fire
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
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Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.

But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Deadnaming, on-page
  • Misgendering
  • Dysphoria
  • Parental abuse
  • Abusive relationship
  • Attempted suicide
  • Self-injury
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Body horror
  • Graphic emesis
  • Forced detransition
  • Death of a parent recounted, off-page
  • Death of a friend, on-page
  • Murder & mass murder
  • Gun & knife violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Arson & building fire
  • Cults
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind.

Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Abandonment
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Suicide
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injury
  • Beheading
  • Forced blinding
  • Scarring
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a child
  • Mass murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Cult
  • Animal death
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Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon 

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honour. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an infant
  • Death of a mother during childbirth
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Cults
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It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole 

It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever. Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Cult
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The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates

The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates

Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. More than an hour’s drive from the nearest town and surrounded by forests, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude. But things start to go very wrong, very quickly.

Elle discovers a crumbling graveyard nestled in the woods. It contains a generation of the house’s residents, all with an identical year of death. Scratching in the walls. Slamming doors. Whispers in the night. A locked room… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Body horror
  • Physical injuries
  • Dead body
  • Death of a child, off-page
  • Disappearance of a child mentioned
  • Cults
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