Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Paedophilia & child sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Depressive episode
  • Dissociation
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Overdose
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Car accident
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Broken French by Natasha Boyd 

Broken French by Natasha Boyd

Josie thought she was getting a promotion at her architectural firm, but instead, her career implodes. She impulsively takes up her roommates’ offer to nanny for a little girl on a mega-yacht in the South of France. Even though she can’t stand boats, this seems like fate giving her an opportunity to lick her wounds in a bucket list paradise while she figures out how to get her life back.

But this little girl she’s arrived to look after has a daddy. A widowed, hot, young, billionaire of a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Suicide by overdose mentioned
  • Death of a wife recounted
  • Kidnapping
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Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death. Car headlights. The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars. But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?

This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide mentioned
  • Overdose mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
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Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Admission by Julie Buxbaum

It’s good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer. She’s headed off to the college of her dreams. She’s going to prom with the boy she’s had a crush on since middle school. Her best friend always has her back, and her mom, a B-list Hollywood celebrity, may finally be on her way to the B+ list. It’s good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer–at least, it was, until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal. Chloe, too, might be facing charges, and even time behind bars. The public is furious, the press is rabid, and the US attorney is out for blood… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Substance addiction mentioned
  • Overdose
  • Cancer mentioned
  • Cyberbullying
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Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June

Crest is not excited to be on their Journey: the monthlong sojourn on land all teen merfolk must undergo. The rules are simple: Help a human within one moon cycle and return to Pacifica to become an Elder–or fail and remain stuck on land forever. Crest is eager to get their Journey over and done with: after all, humans are disgusting. They’ve pollluted the planet so much that there’s a floating island of trash that’s literally the size of a country.

In Los Angeles with a human body and a new name… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating mentioned
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Yerba Beuna by Nina LaCour

Yerba Beuna by Nina LaCour

Yerba Beauna by Nina LaCour

When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern. In her seventh year and fifth major as an undergraduate, she yearns for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but is unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner.

When Sara catches sight of Emilie one… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault of a child
  • Sex work
  • Drug use
  • Overdose
  • Death of a parent
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Redirection by Gregory Ashe

Redirection by Gregory Ashe

The Borealis boys are settling into their new normal, or at least into their new digs. But when North’s soon-to-be (please-let-it-be-soon) ex-husband, Tucker, is arrested and charged with murder, everything goes sideways.

Hired by Tucker’s parents, North and Shaw begin looking for proof that Tucker is innocent, in spite of the evidence against him. When they find seemingly incriminating photos hidden in Tucker’s BMW, North is convinced that someone is trying to frame Tucker—and might get away with it… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Ableism
  • Rape mentioned
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse & overdose
  • Parent with cancer mentioned
  • Stroke mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Blackmail
  • Death of a pet recounted
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Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer Armentrout 

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Drug use
  • Overdose
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Hanging
  • Physical assault
  • Animal death
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The World on Either Side by Diane Terrana 

The World on Either Side by Diane Terrana

After the death of her boyfriend, sixteen-year old Valentine stops going to school, quits seeing her friends, and, finally, won’t leave her bed. Desperate for her daughter to recover, Valentine’s mother takes her on a trek in Thailand. In the mountains north of Chiang Mai, Valentine finds a world she didn’t know existed, where houses are on stilts and elephants still roam wild. She learns about the Burmese civil war and the relentless violence against the Karen and Rohingya peoplest… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Rape
  • Depression
  • Attempted suicide by overdose
  • Self-harm (cutting)
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a boyfriend recounted
  • Murder
  • Graphic animal cruelty & abuse
  • Poaching
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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighbourhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where.… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Overdose mentioned
  • Pregnancy
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