Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand

Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand

When the young members of a British acid-folk band are compelled by their manager to record their unique music, they hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient country house with dark secrets. There they create the album that will make their reputation, but at a terrifying cost: Julian Blake, the group’s lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen or heard from again. Now, years later, the surviving musicians, along with their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’s manager—meet with a young documentary filmmaker to tell the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Cheating
  • Suicide
  • Drug use
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Cancer
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a parent
  • Car accident
  • Animal death & cruelty
  • Bullying
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The Last Time I Saw Her by Amber Garza

The Last Time I Saw Her by Amber Garza

Two weeks ago, Dylan DiMarco and his sister Claire discovered Lauren Pascal’s body lying in a creek near his home. Murdered. Dead. Lifeless. Today she is standing in the middle of the store where he works. Alive. Breathing. It’s not the first time he’s seen her lurking around. Following him. In life, Lauren had wanted nothing to do with him. In death, she won’t leave him alone. He knows what she wants. What he has to do so he can finally be free. With the help of the school’s bad girl loner Harley, Dylan sets out to solve Lauren’s murder. But when the lines begin to blur… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Hallucinations
  • Nightmares
  • Blood depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a mother
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The Devourers by Indra Das

The Devourers by Indra Das

On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man’s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger’s behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins. From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blo… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Rape
  • Body horror
  • Death of a child
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The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson

The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson

The Sacrifice picks up after Small Sam and The Kid arrive at the Tower of London at the end of The Dead. Though Sam finds safety and friendship at the Tower with Jordan Hordern’s crew, he can’t settle down. The only thing he wants is to be reunited with his sister, Ella. Despite Ed’s protests, Sam and the Kid strike out westward, through the no-go zone. Meanwhile, Shadowman is tracking Saint George across north London, watching him build up his army. Shadowman knows that Saint George is an extremely dangerous threat, but no one will take his warnings… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including eye trauma and body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
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The Dead by Charlie Higson

The Dead by Charlie Higson

The child in the video was terrified. Within days it had gone viral. The Internet stopped working – and they realised something was seriously wrong. The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First, it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – crazed and hungry. Jack and Ed are survivors, determined to return home to London. Clinging to memories, they join misfits and fighters they meet on the road. And one adult, a butcher called Greg. But, when a devastating new threat arises, they know that for some there will only be one escape….

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Animal death
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The Fear by Charlie Higson

The Fear by Charlie Higson

They all had nightmares. They all had lost someone. Some of them had lost everyone. The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds.
Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets,
crazed and hungry. The uninfected hide across London. Landmarks have become camps and gangs roam the streets, fighting the Enemy – and each other. The uninfected hide across London. Landmarks have become camps and gangs roam the streets, fighting the Enemy – and each other.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
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The Fallen by Charlie Higson

The Fallen by Charlie Higson

First the sickness rotted the adults’ minds. Then their bodies. Now they stalk the streets, hunting human flesh. The Holloway crew are survivors. They’ve fought their way across London and made it to the Natural History Museum alive – just. But the fight will never end while the Enemy lives, unless there’s another way…The kids at the museum are looking for a cure. All they need are medical supplies. To get them means a journey down unknown roads. Roads where not only crazed, hungry sickos hide in the shadows. Suddenly it’s not so clear who – or what – they’re fighting. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Animal death
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The Hunted by Charlie Higson

The Hunted by Charlie Higson

The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – Crazed and hungry The others had promised that the countryside would be safer than the city. They were wrong. Now Ella’s all-alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface – and she’s not even sure if he’s a kid or a grown-up. Back in London, Ed’s determined to find her. But getting out of town’s never been more dangerous- because coming in the other direction is every SICKO in the country. It’s like they’re being called towards the capital and nothing is going to stop them…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
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The End by Charlie Higson

The End by Charlie Higson

It all comes to an end in the final book in The Enemy series The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – Crazed and hungry. Sickos swarm the streets of London. Gathered in the centre of the city, they lie in wait. The survivors have one final epic battle to overcome. Together they must work out a plan of attack and end the grown-ups reign of terror before it’s too late. The end is coming.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
  • Fire
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A Treacherous Trade by Kerrigan Byrne

A Treacherous Trade by Kerrigan Byrne

Fiona Mahoney stands in the ashes of her hopes facing her tempting adversary, Inspector Grayson Croft. Her sins are about to spill from her lips, when he says the one thing that could dispel all thoughts of revelation or redemption. Someone is leaving the corpses of sex workers in the streets, and a name is being whispered in the fearful shadows. The name against which Fiona would sell her very soul for vengeance. Jack the Ripper.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Sexual assault
  • Necrophilia mentioned
  • Violence against and death of sex workers
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Death of a child recounted
  • Death of a friend recounted
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping & captivity
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