The Curse of Broken Shadows by Laura Winter

The Curse of Broken Shadows by Laura Winter

Shadow magic is extinct. The Veil Worshippers who honour the shadow god’s wall are hunted for their artifacts, including the Veil shards that break off the wall in Valisea. Brela vows to steal it all back. With the dagger of her people and a Veil shard embedded in her collarbone that has infected her with shadow-cursed magic, she is determined to keep her secrets or suffer a fate worse than death. That was a lot easier when the uptight and infuriatingly handsome Captain Cason Valkip wasn’t hunting her. Cason has spent his entire life hiding from the raids on Valisea, from,… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Abandonment
  • Rape mentioned
  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Physical & emotional child abuse mentioned
  • PTSD & trauma
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Genocide
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Fire

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Sometimes there’s a town called Indianola. And sometimes there isn’t. Summer, 1993. Claire has been dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. There’s nothing too remarkable about Indianola: it’s run-down, shabby, and stifling hot, a pin-dot on the Gulf Coast. Well, there is one remarkable thing, she discovers. Something otherworldly. Well, there is one remarkable thing, she discovers. Something otherworldly. Because there’s a confluence of energies at Indianola, a fissure in time and space, a gap in reality… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & internalised homomisia
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Gun violence

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

Katrell can talk to the dead. And she wishes it made more money. She’s been able to support her unemployed mother–and Mom’s deadbeat-boyfriend-of-the-week–so far, but it isn’t enough. Money’s still tight, and to complicate things, Katrell has started to draw attention. Not from this world–from beyond. And it comes with a warning: STOP or there will be consequences. Katrell is willing to call the ghosts on their bluff; she has no choice. What do ghosts know of having sleep for dinner? But when her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Domestic abuse
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Suicidal ideation (passive)
  • Cancer mentioned
  • Gun violence
  • Fire
  • Graphic animal cruelty
  • Animal death (dog)
  • Poverty

Wretched by Emily McIntire

Wretched by Emily McIntire

Evelina Westerly has always been the bad guy. As the brains, brawn, and botanist behind her family’s drug empire, she’s her father’s ruthless secret weapon. With her days divided between perfecting her greenhouse, seeking revenge for her sister’s murder, and putting a gun to the head of anyone in her way, Evelina doesn’t have time for anything else. Especially not for love. After a one-night stand with a gorgeous man at a nightclub, she’s sated her urges and is back to her criminal ways. That is, until that same man shows up as the new Westerly lackey under a totally… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Emotional child & sibling abuse recounted
  • Panic attack recounted
  • Drug use
  • Overdose mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a sibling recounted
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Gun violence
  • Physical assault

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Physical, verbal & emotional child abuse recounted
  • Parental abandonment
  • Panic attack
  • Suicide recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging mentioned
  • Stillbirth recounted
  • Blood & physical injuries depiction
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father in a fire recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Physical assault
  • Explosion
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping & hostage situation
  • Blackmail
  • Colonialism & slavery discussed
  • Animal death mentioned

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods. Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again. But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental emotional abuse & neglect
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Audio & visual hallucinations
  • Self-harm for magic (cutting)
  • Blood depiction
  • Emesis
  • Death of a parent

Desolation Road by Christine Feehan

Desolation Road by Christine Feehan

Torpedo Ink is Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov’s whole life. They’re his brothers, his family—his everything. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting something that only belongs to him. That’s why the tough biker has spent the last six weeks at the library, reading every book he can get his hands on and watching the prim and proper librarian who makes his blood rush.  For the past six weeks, Scarlet Foley has been fantasizing about the handsome, tattooed man whose eyes follow her every move. She senses he’s dangerous. She wants him to get close enough to touch. She wishes she… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse
  • Emotional & physical child abuse
  • PTSD & trauma
  • Suicide
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Physical assault
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The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

Jake Livingston is one of the only Black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It’s hard enough fitting in but to make matters worse and definitely more complicated, Jake can see the dead. In fact he sees the dead around him all the time. Most are harmless. Stuck in their death loops as they relive their deaths over and over again, they don’t interact often with people. But then Jake meets Sawyer. A troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school last year before taking his own life. Now a powerful, vengeful ghost, he has plans for his afterlife–plans that include Jake… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Coming out themes
  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Racism
  • Attempted sexual assault of a child by an uncle, on-page
  • Parental abandonment & neglect
  • Physical, verbal & emotional child abuse
  • Domestic violence recounted, off-page
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Nightmares
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Hospitalisation for attempted suicide recounted
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic body horror
  • Emesis
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • School shooting
  • Gun & knife violence
  • Car accident
  • Loss of autonomy (ghost possession)
  • Animal death (insects)
  • Animal abuse & torture (insects)
  • Bullying
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My Viral Valentine by Melanie Ting

My Viral Valentine by Melanie Ting

Abby’s big break-up just went viral. When Abby Boyko agrees to go on a morning TV show as part of a Valentine’s Day special, she’s in for a big surprise. Instead of promoting their new phone app, her business partner—and boyfriend—breaks up with her on live TV. Then the video goes viral. Now Abby’s lost her relationship, her fledgling business, and her self-esteem. Still reeling from the humiliation, Abby would prefer to stay swaddled in her cozy, colourful apartment with her rescue cat Oscar but determined… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Parental abandonment recounted
  • Emotional parental abuse
  • Alcoholism
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Empty Net by Avon Gale

Empty Net by Avon Gale

Spartanburg Spitfires’ goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs. He’s found a home and family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he’s looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup. But things take an interesting turn when Isaac’s archnemesis, Laurent St. Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires. After Laurent’s despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him – no matter how gorgeous he is. But that changes when Isaac discovers the reason for Laurent’s attitude. Laurent St. Savoy… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Homomisia
  • Threatened outing
  • Conversion therapy mentioned
  • Sex work mentioned
  • Nonconsensual filming of sex mentioned
  • Physical, verbal & emotional parental abuse recounted
  • Eating disorder*
  • Panic attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blackmail mentioned
  • Bullying

*Context : This includes disordered eating and food thoughts, food restriction, purging, therapy & recovery, and mentions of relapses.

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