The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her–and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die… War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Sexism
  • Child abuse
  • Blood & gore depiction including dead bodies and body horror
  • Death of a brother discussed
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Imprisonment
  • Exile
  • War themes

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

Years ago, the Duke of Greyland gave his heart—and a princely sum of money—to a charming, destitute widow with unparalleled beauty. After one passionate night, she slipped from his bed and vanished without a trace. And just when he’s given up hope of ever seeing her again, Greyland finds her managing a gaming hell. He’s desperate to have her until he discovers everything about his long-lost lover was a lie. In truth, Cassandra Blake grew up on the streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a mark—to be fleeced and forgotten—but her feelings for the duke became all too real. Once he learns of her deception, however, the heat in his eyes turns to ice. When her business partner… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Kidnapping
  • Imprisonment of a parent recounted

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

The convent has returned Sybella to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will the daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse recounted
  • Sex work shaming
  • Incest (brother-sister & father-daughter)
  • Rape & attempted rape, on-page & recounted (multiple scenes)
  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse
  • Pregnancy from rape mentioned
  • Childbirth mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic physical injuries & illness,
  • Facial scars and disfigurement mentioned
  • Death of a sister, off-page
  • Death of a newborn daughter recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Attempted infanticide by drowning mentioned
  • Infanticide by snapping a newborn’s neck recounted, on-page
  • Knife, sword & arrow violence
  • Poisoning
  • Imprisonment
  • Animal death (dog) mentioned
  • Animal hunting
  • War themes & battle scenes including discussions of sieges

Severance by Ling Ma

Severance by Ling Ma

Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re travelling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Pregnancy
  • Plague
  • Death of parents
  • Imprisonment

Hate by KA Knight

Hate by K.A. Knight

I was abducted. They took me from my mates and threw me into a cell with a monster. But they should have known I’m the biggest monster of them all. With more and more females disappearing, I need to find out who is really behind all the kidnappings and experiments. But what I discover will test my mates and me and from the betrayal…hate will bloom. I have new allies, new enemies, and a whole lot of bodies piling up. Are you scared of me? You should be.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape recounted
  • Sexual assault, on-page
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping & imprisonment

Stepbrothers’ Darling by KA Knight

Stepbrothers’ Darling by K.A. Knight

Life is never what you expect it to be. I never thought I would end up here, moving halfway across the country on my mother’s whim, and then I meet them… My new stepbrothers. Cyrus, Bray, Asher. Sin incarnate, dangerous, dark and deadly. Everything I crave in a man, but they are off-limits and they make that perfectly clear. However, when my past comes back with a bang, the rules begin to mean nothing and lines start to blur. The only way we will survive this is together. They are my Crew and I’m about to be their Darling. I’m going to make them mine.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape mentioned
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Drug & alcohol abuse
  • Murder of a mother
  • Murder of a friend, on-page
  • Torture, on-page
  • Imprisonment mentioned
  • Stalking

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core. Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She’s travelling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive’s… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infidelity mentioned
  • Suicide recounted
  • Drug use
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • False imprisonment
  • Gun violence

Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry

Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry

It’s been a tough year for Tycho Hashoone and his family. Hostilities between the Jovian Union and Earth have reached a boiling point. The privateering business hasn’t exactly been booming. And the ongoing contest for the captain’s seat of the Shadow Comet has the three Hashoone siblings perpetually on edge. Then the Hashoones intercept a ship–one with a long-dead crew, its final mission a warning to all who seek their fortunes in space. The Hashoones don’t have time for ill omens; they need a payday. Following clues from the mysterious ship, they embark on a hunt… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcoholism, including death from alcohol poisoning
  • Gun violence
  • Near-drowning
  • Imprisonment mentioned
  • Spaceship accidents

The Traitor Prince by CJ Redwine

The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince. Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince. After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Amputation (finger)
  • Poisoning
  • False imprisonment (theme)
  • Loss of autonomy (mind manipulation)

No Place Like Here by Christina June

No Place Like Here by Christina June

Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down. The cherry on top? Ashlyn’s father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn’t even know at a rustic team-building retreat centre in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed “indoor girl,” not even Ash’s habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Incarcerated parent
  • Depression
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Near-drowning
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