Butterface by Avery Flynn

Butterface by Avery Flynn

It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good. Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard. I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league. But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything. Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a grandparent
  • Bullying
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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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Better Than People by Roan Parrish

Better Than People by Roan Parrish

Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has coloured his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is just what Simon needs. Four dogs, three cats and counting. Jack’s pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Ableism & ableist slurs
  • Social anxiety & anxiety attack
  • Physical injury, including broken bones & concussion
  • Emesis
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Death of a grandparent, off-page
  • Animal abuse
  • Bullying mentioned
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The Amateurs by Sara Shepard

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard

When Aerin Kelly was eleven, she idolised her seventeen-year-old sister, Helena, and they did everything together. They made Claymation movies and posted them to YouTube. They made fun of Windmere-Carruthers, the private school they attended, they invented new flavours for their parents’ organic ice cream shop, and they dressed up their golden retriever, Buster. But when Helena went into senior year things started to change. Rather than being Aerin’s inseparable sister, she started to push her away. Then, on a snowy winter’s day, Helena vanished… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a grandparent
  • Death of a sibling
  • Murder
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Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed. He’s getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, his varsity soccer practices, and his internship at his favorite tea shop, Darius is feeling pretty okay. Like he finally knows what it means to be Darius Kellner. Then, of course, everything changes. Darius’s grandmothers are in town for a long visit while his dad is gone on business, and Darius isn’t sure whether they even like him. The internship isn’t what Darius thought it would be, and now he doesn’t know… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial slur
  • Homomisia
  • Misgendering
  • Depression
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandfather from a brain tumour
  • Bullying
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The Cake King by Rosie Chase

The Cake King by Rosie Chase

Sam Davis has been fan-girling over Michael “The Cake King” Godwin for years. So, when she receives a letter from Godwin asking her to compete in a private baking competition where the prize could pull her (and her adoptive family) out of poverty, how can she say no? There’s just one problem: Sam is an amateur baker from a no-name restaurant in a tiny town nobody’s ever heard of. How is she supposed to hold her own against some of the country’s best up-and-coming pastry chefs? She’ll have to dig deep and discover what she’s really made of if she wants to win because the prize here isn’t just first place. It’s The Cake King’s heart.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment
  • Death of a grandmother recounted
  • Car accident, off-page
  • Homelessness mentioned
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Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

In the town of Howler’s Hollow, conjuring magic is strictly off-limits. Only nothing makes Delpha McGill’s skin crawl more than rules. So when she finds her family’s secret book of hexes, she’s itching to use it to banish her mama’s money troubles. She just has to keep it quieter than a church mouse — not exactly Delpha’s specialty. Trouble is, Katybird Hearn is hankering to get her hands on the spell book, too. The daughter of a rival witching family, Katy has reasons of her own for wanting to learn forbidden magic, and she’s not going to let an age-old feud or Delpha’s contrary ways stop her. But their quarrel accident… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Persecution for witchcraft
  • Parental abandonment discussed
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a cousin recounted
  • Death of a grandmother from dementia recounted
  • Death of a brother & child by drowning mentioned
  • Car accident recounted
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Wicked by Sara Shepard

Wicked by Sara Shepard

In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can’t help but be bad. Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood’s queen bee. Spencer’s digging up her family’s secrets. Emily can’t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little too strongly of her mom’s taste in men. The girls think they’re in the clear now that Ali’s killer is finally behind bars. But someone new is mimicking “A’s” blackmailing ways with wicked and mysterious messages. And it’s only a matter of time before they let some secrets slip.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Slut shaming
  • Victim blaming
  • Classism
  • Misogyny
  • Queermisia
  • Adult-minor relationships
  • Eating disorder, including binging and purging and disordered weight/body thoughts
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Cancer mentioned
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandmother
  • Death of a friend recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Blackmail
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
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Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Her sister’s bachelorette party is the highlight of a miserable year for Alexis Chambers, but once her bridesmaid’s dress is packed away, she’s back to coping with her life as a once popular athlete and violinist turned loner and the focus of her parents’ disappointment. She isn’t expecting much from her freshman year of college until she finds herself sharing a class with Treasure, the gorgeous stripper from her sister’s party. Trisha Hamilton has finally gotten the credits and the money together to transfer to a four-year university. Between classes, studying… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Amisia
  • Coming out themes
  • Underage sex work
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attempted suicide recounted
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a grandmother
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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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