The Sand Warrior by Mark and Alexis Siegel

The Sand Warrior by Mark and Alexis Siegel, and illustrated by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine. An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations. Jax Amboy is the star athlete who is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends? When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amputation & loss of limb
  • Building collapse
  • Plane crash (spaceship)

Love Is the Higher Law by David Levithan

Love Is the Higher Law by David Levithan

The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him. Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • 9/11 (theme)

Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry

Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry

It’s been a tough year for Tycho Hashoone and his family. Hostilities between the Jovian Union and Earth have reached a boiling point. The privateering business hasn’t exactly been booming. And the ongoing contest for the captain’s seat of the Shadow Comet has the three Hashoone siblings perpetually on edge. Then the Hashoones intercept a ship–one with a long-dead crew, its final mission a warning to all who seek their fortunes in space. The Hashoones don’t have time for ill omens; they need a payday. Following clues from the mysterious ship, they embark on a hunt… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcoholism, including death from alcohol poisoning
  • Gun violence
  • Near-drowning
  • Imprisonment mentioned
  • Spaceship accidents

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke

You wake on a beautiful, remote island. Sparkling blue seas, golden sunsets, barely a footprint in the sand. Yet this is no ordinary escape. Next to the wreck of a plane, a stranger paces. Another sharpens a knife, scoring a list of the dead onto a palm tree. Others watch from the shadows of a campfire – all with untold stories, and closely-guarded secrets. This is no ordinary holiday. This is no ordinary island. This is no ordinary beach read….

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Dead bodies
  • Disappearance of a sibling
  • Plane crash
  • Animal death
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The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband, but a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong. Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, where she helps ease… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia
  • Infidelity
  • Plane crash

Top Priority by Cara Dee

Top Priority by Cara Dee

In a perfect world, Lucas West would meet someone in one of the BDSM communities he was active in, someone who ached for a Daddy Dom as much as Lucas longed for a Little to care for. They would date, play, build something that was just for them, and share a future together. In a perfect world, Colt Carter would get through his next deployment and then move closer to DC where he could create at least a semblance of a personal life. He wanted something outside of the Air Force, something kinky, something worth leaving everything behind for eventually. For… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Car accident
  • Plane crash
  • Military deployment
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The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost. With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O’Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life…and start a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dubious consent scenario*
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Pregnancy & childbirth
  • Hospitalisation
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a boyfriend
  • Plane crash, off-page

*Context : The two main characters, who are in a sexual relationship, are lying about their identities and manipulating each other.

Match-Made Christmas by Daria White

Match-Made Christmas by Daria White

From the outside, Adrienne has everything any woman could want. However, she knows what real happiness is, and it isn’t having a good job and a condominium. Traveling home to her small Texas town for a friend’s wedding, Adrienne is hit from all sides with the happiness she hasn’t found for herself—her long-married parents, her joyful sister and brother-in-law and their two children, and her childhood friends. They all think she has it all, all except one. Trace has been a nemesis since grade school. Always ready with a quip and happy to squabble over even the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Disordered eating
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent in a plane crash
  • Death of an uncle from cancer
  • Blizzard

Kríe Captivity by Kora Knight

Kríe Captivity by Kora Knight

Nira. Astrum Industries’ newest charted planet. Freshly discovered. Wholly unexplored. But that won’t be the case for long. Led by Captain Alec Hamlin, a team of explorers make an emergency landing and are soon confronted by their first Niran native. A huge male Kríe packed with muscle, baring small, black horns and fangs. Fortunately, he’s friendly. Or so he lets them believe. With the help of his pack, the Kríe takes Alec’s team captive, intending to sell them for profit. But these Nirans aren’t just shrewd, they’re arrogant and domineering. And most of all, extremely sexual. Which explains why, on their journey to peddle… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Plane crash
  • Animal death
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The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

From internationally bestselling astronaut Chris Hadfield comes an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race. As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the Moon’s surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras ‘Kaz’ Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be. Full of the fascinating… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Graphic eye trauma
  • Murder
  • Stabbing
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Plane & helicopter crash
  • Drowning
  • Cold War