The Toll by Neal Shusterman

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder & mass murder
  • Gun violence
  • Stabbing
  • Poisoning
  • Fire
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Riggs by Sawyer Bennett

Riggs by Sawyer Bennett

As a professional hockey player, people think I live a charmed life. On the surface, I do. But they don’t know the horrors of my childhood or the real reason that I have custody of my seventeen-year-old sister, Janelle. And that’s exactly the way I like it. They may think I’m a prick because I don’t like to share, but that’s fine. They don’t know me, and they don’t need to. In an effort to help Janelle get settled in Phoenix and stay out of trouble at school, I set her up with a job at Clarke’s Corner, the local bookstore owned by the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted sexual assault of a minor recounted
  • Physical assault, on-page
  • Stabbing recounted
  • Attempted kidnapping
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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins 

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins 

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to prote… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a sister in a car accident
  • Murder by stabbing
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School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins 

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins 

Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
  • Attempted murder by stabbing
  • Explosion
  • Car accident
  • Immolation mentioned
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In the Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman

In the Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman

At the bottom of the world lies a Serpent, the last of its kind. Finding the Serpent will change lives.

Tess is a girl on a mission to save a friend.
Spira is a dragon seeking a new identity.
Marga is a woman staking her claim on a man’s world.
Jacomo is a priest searching for his soul… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Rape of a child recounted
  • Sword violence
  • Naval warfare
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Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins 

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins 

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world-the other being her father. What’s worse, she… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking mentioned
  • Knife violence & stabbing
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Half Wild by Sally Green 

Half Wild by Sally Green

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Coerced suicide of a mother recounted
  • Death of a mother from hanging mentioned
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence, including mentions of a knife being used to blind someone
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The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple’s house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes.

The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the deathbed of a poisoned man which read ‘heap of fish’; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that ‘Blue Geranium’ meant death… Now pit your wits against the powers of deduction of the ‘Tuesday Night Club’.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Sexism
  • Fatmisia
  • Infidelity
  • Domestic abuse, implied
  • Suicidal ideation mentioned
  • Suicide
  • Dieting mentioned
  • Death of a husband
  • Death of a granddaughter from pneumonia
  • Death of a son mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Drowning
  • Poisoning
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The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Wizard boy, Xar, should have come into his magic by now, but he hasn’t, so he wants to find a witch and steal its magic for himself. But if he’s got any chance of finding one, he will have to travel into the forbidden Badwoods. Xar doesn’t realise he is about to capture an entirely different kind of enemy. A Warrior girl called Wish. And inside this book, at this very moment, two worlds collide and the fate of the land is changed forever. Xar and Wish must visit the dungeons at Warrior fort, and face the evil Queen. But something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring …

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sword violence & stabbing
  • Dead bodies and severed heads
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The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson 

Every winter, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. The boys who haunt her are judges, powerful and frightening pursuers, who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur, their sworn enemy, the game would turn deadly.

But Wren is on the hunt, too. Sent undercover as an intern to the Harkness Foundation – enemy headquarters – her family’s survival rests on finding a secret me… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Murder
  • Knife violence
  • Cults
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