Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay

Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay

The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste–who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami. After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard–and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dismemberment
  • Murder
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The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly

The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly

I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately. While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect. My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s starting to come in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Panic attacks
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Decapitation
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Lynching
  • Whipping
  • Home invasion
  • Captivity & confinement
  • Hostage situation
  • Blackmail
  • Loss of autonomy
  • Grave desecration
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Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

The fate of an empire lies in the hands of one untested princess. Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she were a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. Everything changes when an unknown would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire — but who? Was the assassin aligned with the power-hungry Western lords, who have always rebelled against the Emperor? Was he hired by the barbar… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Decapitation
  • Physical assault
  • Fire
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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible. Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intri… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infidelity
  • Blood & injury depiction including dead bodies
  • Decapitations
  • Murder
  • Gun & sword violence
  • Sandstorms
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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets. The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Nightmares
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction including dead bodies
  • Graphic physical injuries & illness
  • Emesis
  • Death of a baby, on-page
  • Death of a wife & daughter mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Mass murder & massacres, on-page
  • Torture mentioned
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Fire
  • Explosions, on-page
  • Decapitation
  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a friend
  • Imprisonment mentioned
  • War & military violence (theme)

War by Laura Thalassa

War by Laura Thalassa

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp. Now Miriam faces a terrifying future, one where she watches her world burn town by town, and the one man responsible for it all is her seemingly indestructible “husband”. But there’s another side to him, one that’s gentle and loving and dead… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted rape, on-page
  • Pregnancy
  • Decapitation
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • War themes
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Islamomisia
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Death of a sibling
  • Suicide bombing
  • Beheading
  • Drive-by shooting
  • Terrorism
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Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escape… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Beheading
  • Murder
  • Sword violence
  • Death from exposure to the cold mentioned
  • Animal death
  • War themes
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Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher

Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher

He’s a paladin of a dead god, tracking a supernatural killer across a continent. She’s a nun from a secretive order, on the trail of the raiders who burned her convent and kidnapped her sisters. When their paths cross at the point of a sword, Istvhan and Clara will be pitched headlong into each other’s quests, facing off against enemies both living and dead. But Clara has a secret that could jeopardize the growing trust between them, a secret that will lead them to the gladiatorial pits of a corrupt city, and beyond…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Nightmare
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Decapitation
  • Murder
  • Arson, off-page
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Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher

Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher

Stephen’s god died on the longest day of the year… Three years later, Stephen is a broken paladin, living only for the chance to be useful before he dies. But all that changes when he encounters a fugitive named Grace in an alley and witnesses an assassination attempt gone wrong. Now the pair must navigate a web of treachery, beset on all sides by spies and poisoners, while a cryptic killer stalks one step behind

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infidelity recounted
  • Depression
  • Panic attack, on-page
  • Suicide by poison
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Decapitation
  • Autopsy scene
  • Death of a mother from consumption mentioned
  • Murder
  • Home invasion
  • False imprisonment
  • Military service recounted
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