Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz

Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz

Wil is desperate for his older brother to come back from the dead. But the thing about zombies is . . they don’t exactly make the best siblings. Thirteen-year-old Wil Lowenstein copes with his brother’s death by focusing on Zombie Tag, a mafia/capture-the-flag hybrid game where he and his friends fight off brain-eating zombies with their mothers’ spatulas. What Wil doesn’t tell anybody is that if he could bring his dead brother back as a zombie, he would in a heartbeat. But when Wil finds a way to summon all the dead within five miles, he’s surprised to discover that his back-from-the-dead brother is emotionless and distant… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Claustrophobia
  • Death from an asthma attack
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Body horror
  • Dismemberment
  • Death of a mother
  • Death of a brother
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Animal death & dead bodies
  • Animal hunting

Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette

Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette

When Koby Hill and Keaton Rutledge were orphaned at age two, they were separated, but their unbreakable connection lingered. Years later, they reunite and decide to make up for lost time and capitalize on their shared interests by opening up a well-stocked bookstore and cozy soul-food café in the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. But this new chapter of their lives could end on a cliffhanger after Koby’s foster brother is found murdered. The murder, which occurred in public between light-rail stops, seems impossible for the police to solve. But as Keaton & Koby… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Adoption & foster care experiences recounted
  • Murder of a foster brother by poisoning

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a brother in a presumed double-suicide with his girlfriend recounted
  • Police brutality & violence
  • Physical assault
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Private Property by Skye Warren

Private Property by Skye Warren

When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn’t expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother’s death means he’s now in charge of a moody seven-year-old girl. She’s lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a brother

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom. When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a father
  • Death by car accident

West of Want by Laura Kaye

West of Want by Laura Kaye

When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she’s gravely injured–and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce–Ella fights to survive. Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her. Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Infertility (theme)
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother recounted

Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

When accountant Makenna James finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator, she can’t help but wonder about the stranger stuck with her. All she noticed about him before the lights went out was a dragon tattoo; all she knows now is his sexy, gruff voice in the darkness.  Caden Grayson is inked, pierced, scarred on the inside and out—and terrified of the dark for reasons he’d rather not remember. Trapped in his worst nightmare, only the sweet voice of the red-headed beauty distracts him from his fear. And, oh, man, as the hours pass and the darkness heats up, that’s nothing compared to her touch… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Claustrophobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Death of a mother & brother in a car accident

Love in the Light by Laura Kaye

Love in the Light by Laura Kaye

Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the scorching night they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator. But they’re not strangers anymore, and Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever. All that stands in the way is introducing her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and over-protective brothers. Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the kind of red-hot love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come when he loses her, too. When secrets are… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Claustrophobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Death of a mother & brother in a car accident

Way Down Deep by Charlotte Stein and Cara McKenna

Way Down Deep by Charlotte Stein & Cara McKenna

The words he typed were never meant to be read, yet they found their way to her. Two wounded strangers, prisoners of their own lives, brought together by a wayward text. Without ever hearing each other’s voices, a friendship blooms between them. Without ever seeing each other’s faces, an attraction grows. Without ever touching, the two become lovers. Without ever hearing each other’s voices, a friendship blooms between them. Without ever seeing each other’s faces, an attraction grows. Without ever touching, the two become lovers.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Agoraphobia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Physical injury
  • Death of a partner by suicide
  • Death of a mother from cancer recounted
  • Deth of a brother recounted
  • Attempted infanticide by drowning recounted
  • Car accident
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