She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a mother
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The Brilliant Death by AR Capetta

The Brilliant Death by A.R. Capetta

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Arranged marriage
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Organised crime (mafia)
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The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor 

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Emma Woodhouse is a genius at math, but clueless about people. After all, people are unreliable. They let you down—just like Emma’s sister, Izzy, did this year, when she moved to California for college. But numbers…those you can count on. (No pun intended.).

Emma’s senior year is going to be all about numbers, and seeing how far they can take her. When she and George, her Coding Club co-president, are tasked with brainstorming a new project, The Code for… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Heart attack*
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • Car accident, off-page

* Note : The protagonist’s father has a heart attack but survives.

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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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Anyone but You by Chelsea Cameron 

Anyone but You by Chelsea M. Cameron

Things are going great for Sutton Kay, or at least they were. Her yoga studio is doing well, she’s living with her best friend, and she just got two kittens named Mocha and Cappuccino. Sure, she doesn’t have a girlfriend, but her life is full and busy.

Then her building is sold and the new landlord turns out to be the woman putting in a gym downstairs who doesn’t seem to understand the concepts “courtesy” … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a parent mentioned
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The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne 

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception—and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands…

But Farah is no one’s puppet. She possesses… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape recounted, off-page
  • Child abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
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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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The Paris Connection by Jaye Robin Brown 

The Paris Connection by Jaye Robin Brown

When Hannah and her boyfriend, Simon, board their train with only a few seconds to spare, they’re confident that they’ll make it to Amsterdam in time for his sister’s wedding. But unbeknownst to them, the train is scheduled to divide in the middle of the night. And when it does, half of it continues on the route to Amsterdam. And the other half–the one with Hannah in it–heads 300 miles away, to Paris.

Left without her luggage, ticket, cell phone… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a parent
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Bullying
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