Equilibrium by Joel Abernathy

Equilibrium by Joel Abernathy

Transforming before the harvest moon was once my biggest concern, but if the Family has their way, none of us will survive that long. Fighting back means resolving the war within, but with my memories intact, I’m no closer to choosing between the twins than I was.

Domination… Deceit… Decadence. They’re all just part of life at the Lodge. Life as the hybrid Prince.

Time is running out, and my divided soul is the only thing standing between the pack I love and the cosmic battle that’s coming to an end, once and for all.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Incest
  • Claustrophobia
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Medical treatment
  • Torture
  • Knifeplay
  • Car accident

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies—the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Adultery
  • Depersonalisation & derealisation
  • Alcoholism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Claustrophobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Hallucinations & delusions
  • Suicide
  • Drug use
  • Hospitalisation
  • Hypothermia
  • Loss of limb
  • Death of a sibling
  • Death of an uncle
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Grief depiction
  • Gun violence
  • Stalking
  • Graphic death of a dog

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power.

Then Ziva receives a commission from a powerful warlord, and the result is a sword capable of stealing its victims’ secrets. A sword that can cut far deeper than the length of its blade. A sword with the strength to topple kingdoms. When Ziva learns of the warlord’s intentions to use the weapon to enslave all… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Dubious consent scenario
  • Child abandonment
  • Anxiety & anxiety attacks, on-page
  • Agoraphobia
  • Claustrophobia
  • Self-harm for magic
  • Blood depiction
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of parents mentioned
  • Murder

An Oath of Dogs by Wendy Wagner

An Oath of Dogs by Wendy N. Wagner

Kate Standish has been on Huginn less than a week and she s already pretty sure her new company murdered her boss. But extractions corporations dominate the communities of the forest world, and few are willing to threaten their meal tickets to look too closely at corporate misbehaviour. The little town of mill workers and farmers is more worried about the threat of eco-terrorism and a series of attacks by the bizarre, sentient dogs of this planet, than a death most people would like to believe is an accident. When Standish connects a secret chemical test site to a nearly forgotten disaster in Huginn’s history, she reveals a conspiracy that threatens Standish and everyone she s come to care about.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Agoraphobia

Playing Doctor by Cathy Yardley

Playing Doctor by Cathy Yardley

Cressida Frost is in a bind. The home and business she shares with her sisters are in jeopardy as the landlord threatens to sell the property out from under them. Her only hope is to win a four million dollar treasure hunt prize, buy the house, and save Frost Fandoms Bookstore and Collectible Shop. The only hitch in her plan: as an agoraphobic, the thought of traveling across multiple states to find the prize is more than daunting.

Noah Sukarno is in over his head. When trouble arrives on his doorstep and threatens his family, he knows he has to win the treasure hunt prize. He and Cressida have known each other for years through the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic attacks
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The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith

The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Claustrophobia
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The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant she’d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane.

Instead, she got Em.

Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Child neglect & abandonment
  • Claustrophobia
  • Hallucinations & delusions
  • Nonconsensual administrations of drugs & medical treatment
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injury & illness
  • Dead bodies
  • Emesis
  • Needles
  • Surgery
  • Hospital mentioned
  • Death from starvation
  • Amputation & loss of limb
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Death from a fall
  • Drowning
  • Cave disasters
  • Loss of bodily autonomy
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson book cover

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise, I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Agoraphobia
  • Poisoning
  • Fire
  • Death of a parent
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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.

Assume nothing.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Martial rape
  • Domestic abuse (on-page)
  • Cheating
  • Panic attack
  • Nightmares
  • Claustrophobia
  • Attempted suicide (on-page)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Abortion recounted
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Infertility & pregnancy discussed
  • Physical injuries, including vision loss
  • Emesis
  • Cancer recounted
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Strangulation
  • Drowning recounted
  • Stalking
  • Car accident mentioned
  • Death of a pet mentioned
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The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

Also known as The Last Girl.

New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends.

To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.

When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Coulrophobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares
  • Suicide discussed
  • Nonconsensual drugging
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Physical injury, including scarring
  • Hospitalisation
  • Death of a friend
  • Death from a fall
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence
  • Home invasion
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Bullying
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