The Tell Tale by Clare Ashton 

The Tell Tale by Clare Ashton

The Tell Tale has been watching and waiting because there’s something queer about the village of Foel. Beth Griffiths has returned home to raise her daughter in the Welsh hills. They arrive to the open arms of the community, but not all is what it seems and Beth isn’t home for the reason she pretends either.

Vicious notes start appearing that reveal harsh truths about the village inhabitants, stirring up ancient past and old loves. Not even local dignitary, the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Hate crime
  • Outing
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Blood depiction
  • Gun violence
  • Homelessness
  • Hunting
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Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Ben has spent his first year of college working on his fantasy manuscript with his writing partner Mario, who is a great Spanish tutor, and an even better kisser. So why can’t he stop thinking about the fact that Arthur’s back in town two years after they called it quits?

Arthur is in New York for a dream internship on Broadway, with a boyfriend back at home that he couldn’t be happier with. But when he comes upon Ben cuddled… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Outing
  • Sexual harassment
  • Cheating recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
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Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He’s living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves—Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There’s just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.

Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It’s not the life Jamie envisioned for himself… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Outing
  • Racism
  • Parental abandonment mentioned
  • Hospitalisation
  • Medical crisis
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Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe 

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the magic on the island and the spirits who inhabit it. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, will see her as an equal, and her crush, Miles, will finally see her. Now that she’s eighteen, Mae knows her time with the Prospers may soon come to an end.

But tonight is First Night, when the Prospers and their high-society friends return to… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Outing
  • Parental abandonment
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse mentioned
  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
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Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs. As Obie dives into a new team, though, things are strange. Obie always felt at home in the water, but now he can’t get his old coach out of his head. Even worse are the bullies that wait in the locker room and on the pool deck. Luckily, Obie has family behind him. And maybe some new friends too, including Charlie, his first crush. Obie is ready to prove he can be one of the fastest boys in the water–to his coach, his critics, and his biggest competition: himself.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia & transmisic slurs
  • Deadnaming
  • Misgendering
  • Outing
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandparent
  • Physical assault
  • Bullying
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Ship It by Britta Lundin

Ship It by Britta Lundin

CLAIRE is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. FOREST is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay.

Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Queermisia
  • Homomisia
  • Outing
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I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman 

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

For Angel, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy owes everything to The Ark. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing. But dreams don’t always turn out the way you think, and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together they find out just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Outing recounted
  • Parental abandonment
  • Disownment
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Blood & injury depiction (broken leg)
  • Hospitalisation
  • Knife violence & stabbing
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Wake by Lisa McMann 

Wake by Lisa McMann

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can’t tell anybody about what she does they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Outing
  • Bullying

American Love Story by Adriana Herrera

American Love Story by Adriana Herrera 

Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path he’s worked so hard for. One particularly dangerous distraction: Easton Archer. The Assistant District Attorney who last summer gave Patrice some of the most intense nights of his life, and still makes him all but forget they’re from two completely different worlds.

All-around golden boy Easton forged his own path to success, choosing public service over the comforts of his family’s wealth. With local law enforcement unfairly targeting young men of colour, and his career—and conscience—on the line… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial profiling
  • Homomisia
  • Forced outing recounted
  • Parental abandonment
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Heart surgery mentioned
  • Police brutality
  • Immigration & political asylum

Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology edited by Azzurra Nox

Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology edited by Azzurra Nox

Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology by Azzurra Nox

You know them. Those girls that aren’t quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.

In Strange Girls, twenty-one authors dare to tackle what makes the girls in this collection different. Vampires, selkies, murderous mermaids, succubus, and possessed dolls take center stage in these short stories that are sure to invoke feelings of quiet terror and uneasiness in the reader. Following the successful debut of Women in Horror anthology with My American Nightmare, Strange Girls is the sophomore effort to showcase these talented women in a genre that is often dominated by the male gaze.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Toxic relationship
  • Rape
  • Death
  • Murder
  • Stalking
  • Forced outing
  • Bullying
  • Necrophilia