Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha

Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha

She’s the heart of O’Kane liquor. He’s the brains of the revolution. They’re facing a war that could end their world. Again. On December 13th, the Beyond series comes to its climactic conclusion with Nessa and Ryder’s story–and the final battle between the sectors and Eden. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Bombing
  • War themes
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The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson

The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson

Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn’t afraid to share. In this dazzling collection of essays, skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and vagaries of modern-day womanhood and motherhood, introduces the not-quite-typical family that made her who she is, and persuasively argues that lowbrow pop culture is the perfect lens through which to understand human nature. Whether she’s extolling the virtues of eating in bed, processing the humiliation over her father’s late in life perm, or exploring her pathological need to be liked, Casey is witty, candid, and full of poignant… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression & postpartum depression
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Febrile seizure, on-page
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Death of a mother from a heart attack
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These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall

These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall

Helen Vaughan doesn’t know why she and her mother left their ancestral home at Harrowstone Hall, called Harrow, or why they haven’t spoken to their extended family since. So when her grandfather dies, she’s shocked to learn that he has left everything—the house, the grounds, and the money—to her. The inheritance comes with one condition: she must stay on the grounds of Harrow for one full year, or she’ll be left with nothing. There is more at stake than money. For as long as she can remember, Harrow has haunted Helen’s dreams—and now those dreams have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Eye trauma mentioned
  • Body horror
  • Death of a child
  • Deth of a grandfather
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Poisoning
  • Animal attack

Prince of Killers by Layla Reyne

Prince of Killers by Layla Reyne

No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets. These are the rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins— and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life. Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too, all loose-limbed and casually confident. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince. Someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Human trafficking mentioned
  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Overdose mentioned
  • Grandparent in hospice care for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Death of a parent recounted*
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Explosion

*Context : The protagonist made the decision to take his parents off of life support.

Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams

Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams

After her grampa dies, the last place Libby expects to see him is sitting on the edge of her bed. But that’s what happens the night after the funeral. Even more surprising is that Grampa has three important things to tell her: first, that she isn’t alone or forgotten—“The dead ain’t never that far from the liv­ing,” he says; second, that she has “the Sight”—the ability to see family mem­bers who have died; and third, that there is something special just for her in the lake. Something that could help her and her father—if she can find it.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Grief & loss depiction (theme)
  • Death of a grandfather
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The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

Whoever wrote the uniform policy decided (whyyy?) that girls had to wear skirts, while boys were allowed to wear pants. Sexist. Unfair. “Girls must wear a black, pleated, knee-length skirt.” I bet I read those words a hundred times during summer vacation. The problem wasn’t the last word in that sentence. Skirt wasn’t really the issue, not for me. The issue was the first word. Girls. Here’s the thing: I may seem like a girl, but on the inside, I’m a boy.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Misgendering
  • Coming out themes
  • Sexism
  • Internalised ableism
  • Attempted sexual assault recounted
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Physical assault discussed
  • Bullying (theme)
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Almost Home by Joan Bauer 

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

When twelve-year-old Sugar’s grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren’t so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar’s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can’t control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Hospitalisation
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Animal abuse mentioned
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What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.

The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandfather
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Fire
  • War themes
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Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumoured to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he’s certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one’s on the level…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Self-injury
  • Murder-suicide by car accident
  • Murder by poisoning
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a father & grandfather
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Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

It’s just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves and learn the dark secrets of her past.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Suicide
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Amputation
  • Death of a grandfather from cancer
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosions
  • Comas
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Animal death
  • Animal injury
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