Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett 

Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett

Renegade mage and bartender Arcadia Bell has had a rough year, but now the door to her already unstable world is unhinging. When a citywide crime wave erupts, Cady’s demon-friendly tiki bar is robbed by Earthbounds wielding surreal demonic abilities that just flat-out shouldn’t exist. With the help of her devilishly delicious boyfriend, Lon Butler, Cady sets out to find the people who wronged her—but her targets aren’t the only ones experiencing unnatural metamorphoses. Can Cady track down the monsters responsible before the monster inside her destroys everything—and everyone—she loves? If she survives this adventure, one thing is certain: it’s last call for life as she knows it.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dubious consent scenario (magical coercion)
  • Suicide
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Alcohol abuse
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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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Bears Behaving Badly by MaryJanice Davidson

Bears Behaving Badly by MaryJanice Davidson

Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl’s secrets if she’s to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission

Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette’s work with at-risk teen shifters, but he’s not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a pre… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Amputation & loss of a finger
  • Drug use mentioned
  • Physical injury
  • Death of a mother mentioned
  • Death of a parent from cancer recounted
  • Death of a parent in a car accident
  • Fire mentioned
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My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows 

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton &  Jodi Meadows

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!) Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Murder
  • Fire
  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice’s pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities.

To do so she’ll have to travel into the myth … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Death from childbirth mentioned
  • Minor blood & gore depiction
  • Amputation
  • Cannibalism
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control & powers of manipulation)
  • Imprisonment
  • Disappearance of a parent
  • War themes mentioned
  • Bullying
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An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

In the southwestern country now known as Texoma, this is a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, gunslinger Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards.

She may be young, but Gunnie Rose has acquired a fearsome reputation and the wizards are at a desperate crossroads, even if they won’t admit it… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & attempted rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Gun violence
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control)
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The Empress of Xytae by Effie Calvin 

The Empress of Xytae by Effie Calvin

Crown Princess Ioanna of Xytae has kept her truthsayer blessing a secret for twenty years. In any other nation, her powerful magic would be cause for celebration. But Xytae’s patron is the war goddess Reygmadra, and the future empress is expected to be a brutal warrior.

Reserved and peaceful by nature, Ioanna knows the court sees her as a disappointment. She does her best to assuage their worries every day, working quietly beside her mother to keep the empire running while… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Drugging
  • Kidnapping
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control)
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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken 

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Gun violence
  • Imprisonment
  • Physical assault
  • Loss of autonomy (mind manipulation)
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The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman 

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced servitude
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Physical injuries
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Battle violence
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control & manipulation)
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Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer

Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer

For almost two years, Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the Duke of Scilly, has been plotting revenge against the Fowl Twins, who humiliated him in Book One. Teddy plans to give them exactly what they deserve: permanent death.

He threatens Myles with his weaponized jet and Beckett and Specialist Lazuli succeed in disarming the aircraft and causing an accident that kills the duke. But does it really?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
  • Bullying
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