Far Cry by Kate Canterbary  

Far Cry by Kate Canterbary

Brooke Markham needs a man. A real good man. But she’s not looking for a keeper. She’s too busy kicking ass, running an empire, and caring for her ailing father to spend time with men who want annoying things like relationships and commitment and… conversation.

Brooke knows what she wants and it’s not a future with the growly barkeep. JJ Harniczek needs money. A whole lot of money. He’s determined to launch his… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parent with dementia
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a father from a heart attack recounted
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • Death of an uncle from liver disease mentioned
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The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary  

The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary

Jasper-Anne Cleary’s guide to salvaging your life when you find yourself publicly humiliated, out of work, and unemployable at 35—not to mention newly single:

1. Run away. Seriously, there’s no shame in disappearing. Go to that rustic old cottage your aunt left you. Look out for the colony of bats and the leaky roof. Oh, and the barrel-chested neighbour with shoulders like the broad side of a barn. Definitely look out for him… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Slut-shaming recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug use mentioned
  • Pregnancy & childbirth mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of aunt recounted
  • Death of a father from suicide recounted
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The Crooked Mask by Rachel Burge

The Crooked Mask by Rachel Burge

Deep in a forest in Northern Norway lies the Circus of Myth & Mayhem. Martha is certain that unsolved mysteries are hidden there – and talks her way into getting a job as a psychic.

She soon learns there’s something very strange about the circus. Costumed performers re-enact stories of the Norse gods wearing masks, which move and change expression, yet no one notices but her. And then there’s the creepy jester who invites her to ‘play’… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Disfigurmisia and internalised disfigurmisia
  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Parent with alcoholism mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Eyeball trauma & loss of vision (theme)
  • Scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandmother recounted
  • Death of a father in a car accident recounted
  • Murder
  • Death from a fall
  • Hanging mentioned
  • Teen homelessness
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Ink by Alice Broadway

Ink by Alice Broadway

There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you’re born, every achievement, every failing, and every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honourable marks that let people know you’re trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor.

After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck, the symbol… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a father
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Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden 

Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

Margaret Beringer didn’t have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school and was always cast aside as a “farm kid.” However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret’s youth sparked into colour. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together—everything Margaret wasn’t. Who would have imagined that they’d fit together so perfectly?

But first loves can scar… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Emotional parental abuse
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a brother in a tractor accident
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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help? … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cancer
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of mother & father
  • Death of sibling
  • Death of a friend
  • Bullying
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Queen Takes Knights by Joely Sue Burkhart

Queen Takes Knights by Joely Sue Burkhart

Ever since her mother was murdered by monsters five years ago, Shara Isador has been on the run. Alone, scared, and exhausted, she’s finally cornered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Out of hope with nowhere else to turn, she’s ready to end it all when two men come to her rescue.

They say she’s a lost queen descended from Isis, and they’re her Blood, vampire knights sworn to protect her. It all seems like a crazy nightmare until the alpha offers his blood. Then she realizes she’s never… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood depiction
  • Murder of a mother & father
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Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran 

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

When teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle’s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold … Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father. Faced with dangerous plots and hidden enemies, can Lia and Xania learn to rely on each another, as they discover that all is not fair in love and treason?

In a world where the throne means both power and duty, they must decide what to sacrifice for their country and for each other … 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Dead body
  • Emesis
  • Death of a father mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Poisoning
  • Near-drowning incident mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Solitary confinement & sensory deprivation, off-page
  • Animal death
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The Family Plot by Megan Collins 

The Family Plot by Megan Collins

At twenty-six, Dahlia Lighthouse has a lot to learn when it comes to the real world. Raised in a secluded island mansion deep in the woods and kept isolated by her true crime-obsessed parents, she has spent the last several years living on her own, but unable to move beyond her past—especially the disappearance of her twin brother Andy when they were sixteen.

With her father’s death, Dahlia returns to the house she has avoided for years. But as the rest of the Lighthouse family arrives for the memorial… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cancer mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a father
  • Disappearance of a sibling recounted
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When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill 

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours. But this version of 1950’s America is characterized by a significant event: The Mass Dragoning of 1955, when hundreds of thousands of ordinary wives and mothers sprouted wings, scales and talons, left a trail of fiery destruction in their path, and took to the skies. Seemingly for good. Was it their choice? What will become of those left behind? Why did Alex’s beloved Aunt Marla transform but her mother did not? Alex doesn’t know. It’s taboo to speak of, even more so than her crush on Sonja, her schoolmate… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny (theme)
  • Parental abandonment
  • Emotional & physical child abuse
  • ALcoholism
  • Panic attack
  • Death of a father, off-page
  • Death of a mother from cancer, on-page
  • Fire mentioned
  • Animal cruelty & death
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