Empress of All Seasons by Holly Miller

Empress of All Seasons by Holly Miller

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Rape
  • Child abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Self-injury
  • Childbirth
  • Forced adoption
  • Exile
  • Death by starvation
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Explosions
  • Fire
  • Cyclones
  • Animal attack
  • Animal cruelty & death
  • Bullying

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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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… 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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Natural Disaster by Erin McLellan

Natural Disaster by Erin McLellan

Human-interest reporter—and son of a famous storm chaser—Guthrie Gale wants nothing to do with severe weather. But his station’s director insists he join the storm chasing team, or else, and worse yet, she pairs him with hotshot rookie chaser Luke Masters. All Luke wants is to be a part of the KTTY family, and he won’t let prickly Guthrie Gale spoil his chance. Little does he realize Guthrie’s anxiety around storms is more than justified. As Oklahoma’s unpredictable tornado season picks up, Guthrie and Luke strike up a turbulent working relationship that shifts between lust and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Car accident
  • Tornadoes (theme)

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road—but even that’s crumbling… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Medical experimentation
  • Knife violence
  • Physical assault
  • Tornado
  • Animal death
  • Poverty
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Full Mountie by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller 

Full Mountie by Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller

Lachlan: 365 days I’ve wanted Beth beneath me, begging for release. One long, angst-filled year we’ve circled each other, keeping things strictly professional. But I’ve also got shit in my past that complicates relationships. And I should know better than to hope secrets can stay buried.

Hugh: A year? Try ten. A decade ago, I let Lachlan walk away because deep down, I knew he needed something else. As soon as I laid eyes on her, I unde… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Pregnancy mentioned
  • Tornado mentioned
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The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighbourhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighbourhood was home to a major NASA plant–the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Antiziganism
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Floods
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The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden 

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne wants nothing more than her now silent city to return to normal. But with home resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.

As the city murder rate soars, Adele finds herself tangled in a web of magic that weaves back to her own ancestors. Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, who can she trust when everyone has a secret and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless… you’re immortal.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Hurricanes

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference by Rebecca Huntley

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference by Rebecca Huntley

Why is it so hard to talk about climate change? While scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still find ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours – or even to grapple with it ourselves.

The key to progress on climate change is in the psychology of human attitudes and our ability to change. Whether you’re already alarmed and engaged with the issue, concerned but disengaged, a passive skeptic or an active denier, understanding our emotional reactions to climate change – why it makes us anxious, fearful, angry or detached – is critical to coping on an individual level and convincing each other to act.

This book is about understanding why people… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Eco-anxiety & climate depression discussed
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Displacement and loss of property & land discussed
  • Food insecurity & water scarcity discussed
  • Poverty discussed
  • Natural disasters, including hurricanes, drought, bushfire, & floods, discussed at length
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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in sub-zero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to explore neighbouring exoplanets long suspected to harbour life.

Ariadne is one such explorer. On a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds fifteen light-years from Earth, she and her fellow crewmates… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depressive episode
  • Dissociation
  • Body dysphoria
  • Attempted suicide, on-page
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Medical procedures discussed
  • Needles
  • Hurricanes & storms
  • Animal death, on-page