City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.

As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Homomisia & queermisia
  • Slut shaming
  • Hate crimes
  • Attempted rape & sexual assault
  • Incest
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Intimate partner violence recounted
  • Disownment
  • Hallucinations
  • Nightmares
  • Self-inflicted injuries
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Blood & gore depiction, including blood-drinking
  • Physical injuries
  • Dead bodies
  • Medical experimentation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a brother & sister
  • Death of a mother & father
  • Death of a boyfriend
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Poisoning
  • Fire
  • Whipping
  • Disappearance of a loved one
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City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Hate crimes
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Intimate partner violence recounted
  • Disownment
  • Substance addiction mentioned
  • Nightmares
  • Nonconsensual drugging
  • Infertility themes
  • Blood & gore depiction, including blood-drinking
  • Physical injuries
  • Dead bodies
  • Medical experimentation
  • Comas
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • War themes & battle scenes
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Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

It’s been three years since the devastating accident… three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use (smoking)
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child recounted
  • Death of a brother recounted
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Car accident recounted
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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

On a day that started like any other…

Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the one decision she has left—the most important decision she’ll ever make.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Dissociation
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Hospital (setting)
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a mother & father
  • Car accident
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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Homomisia
  • Hate crimes
  • Incest
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Intimate partner violence recounted
  • Hallucinations
  • Graphic suicide & self-inflicted injuries recounted
  • Pregnancy & childbirth mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction, including blood-drinking
  • Physical injuries
  • Dead bodies
  • Medical experimentation
  • Needles & syringes
  • Forced starvation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a brother
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Torture
  • Explosion
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Imprisonment
  • Fire
  • Drowning
  • War themes & battle scenes
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Racism
  • Classism
  • Slavery
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Trauma & nightmares
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Death of a sibling recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Kidnapping recounted
  • Torture
  • Bullying

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The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

Luke has been away for two endless years, but he’s finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. She can’t wait to see how Luke will react when he sees the new her. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops.

Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? But then, when they’re alone, he kisses her. Then he kisses her again. Lily’s friends think anyone his age who wants to be with a fourteen-year-old must be really messed up. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her…would he?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Victim blaming
  • Paedophilia, grooming & child sexual abuse
  • Graphic rape by coercion (on-page)
  • Child abuse
  • Abusive relationship
  • Dissociation
  • Alcohol consumption, including forced alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Death of a brother recounted
  • Stalking
  • Car accident recounted
  • Animal attack & death mentioned
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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Maia, the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.

Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.

Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favour with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the spectre of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Homomisia
  • Racism
  • Physical & verbal abuse mentioned
  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Arranged marriage
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a brother
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Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

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:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Death of a father, uncle & brother recounted
  • Car accident
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The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.

Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.

Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Human trafficking
  • Physical parental abuse
  • Child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Amnesia (memory loss)
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Body horror
  • Medical experimentation
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a mother & father
  • Death of a wife
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Drowning
  • Earthquakes
  • Disappearance of a loved one
  • Child homelessness & poverty recounted
  • Rebellion themes & regicide
  • Animal attack
  • Animal injury & illness
  • Animal abuse
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