Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win. Eighteen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this–the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she is to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Cassie is ready … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amisia
  • Bimisia
  • Racism
  • Claustrophobia
  • Dubious consent (kiss)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Medical procedures
  • Physical injuries
  • Hospitalisation (infirmary)
  • Attempted murder

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal; her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else–her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja–they went left. Zofia’s last… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • PTSD & flashbacks
  • Human medical experimentation mentioned
  • Chemical gassing mentioned
  • Mass murder
  • Concentration camp
  • The Holocaust & World War Two

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. The highly-evolved AI of the universe have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humans from ever controlling the universe again. This band of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine, must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Eye trauma
  • Surgical procedures
  • Amputation
  • Torture
  • Blackmail

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating
  • Divorce
  • Miscarriage
  • Cancer, including medical treatment, on-page
  • Arson

Off Planet by Aileen Erin

Off Planet by Aileen Erin

In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech owned colony among the stars. Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion. When tensions turn violent, Maité finds herself trapped on Earth and forced into hiding. For over ten years, Maité has stayed hidden, but every minute Maité stays on Earth is one closer… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amisia
  • Sexual assault
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Medical procedures
  • Burns
  • Emesis
  • Genocide
  • Imprisonment

Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work. Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts. Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Amisia
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic physical injuries
  • Body horror
  • Medical procedures & treatment
  • Beheading
  • Starvation & food insecurity mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a sibling, on- & off-page
  • Execution
  • Drowning mentioned
  • War & military themes
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With You Forever by Chloe Liese

With You Forever by Chloe Liese

Rooney Sullivan is sunshine incarnate. Warm, bright, always smiling, she’s everything I’m not and the last person I have any business desiring. Desperate to hide a hopeless attraction, I’ve done everything possible to keep my distance until a charades game gone wrong brought that to a grinding halt. Since then, steering clear of Rooney has been impossible. In a matter of months, she’s kissed me speechless, commandeered my art career, and infiltrated not only my dreams but my home. The woman who was once avoidable has become the last thing I needed: temptingly within reach. Axel Bergman is a gorgeous… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Parental divorce recounted
  • Anxiety
  • Medical procedures & needles
  • Unplanned pregnancy recounted
  • Chronic illness (ulcerative colitis)
  • Death of a parent from cancer recounted
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The Break by Phillip Gwynne

The Break by Phillip Gwynne

Growing up with the famous Bali surf at his backdoor, Taj had a perfect childhood – until 10 years ago when three robed judges sentenced his father to death. But Kimbo didn’t die – he’s been on death row ever since, leaving Taj in a weird limbo, unable to look to his own future. When the election of a new President leads to a date being set for Kimbo’s execution, Taj realises there is only one course of action left to him- bust his dad out of jail. What follows is the whirlwind ride of father and son on the run through Indonesia, authorities hot on their tail. As events unravel, Taj uncovers … Read more,

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Blood depiction
  • Medical procedures
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Police corruption
  • Kidnapping
  • Car accident recounted
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A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the centre of a cross-dimensional feud since she first travelled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation. Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Suicide & attempted suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drugging
  • Substance addiction
  • Teen pregnancy from rape by coercion mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injuries
  • Hospitalisation
  • Medical treatment & procedures
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a daughter
  • Death of a sister
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Physical assault
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Strangulation
  • Car accident
  • Hostage situation
  • Loss of autonomy*
  • Blackmail
  • War & rebellion themes

* Context : The use of futuristic technology to ‘take over’ people’s bodies without consent. Sexual conduct in this situation is not consented to by the host.

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Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways-farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic violence
  • Body horror
  • Medical procedures
  • Animal death
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