Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unravelling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Paedophilia*
  • Blood depiction
  • Burns
  • Death of a mother
  • Death of a friend in a fire
  • Murder, on-page
  • Regicide
  • Torture
  • Physical assault
  • Poisoning
  • Bullying

*Context : The villain is an adult man with a fetish for young girls; the only on-page sexual assault is unwanted touching.

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Broderick by Katee Robert

Broderick by Katee Robert

I never wanted any part of my family’s revenge, but no one asked my opinion when my oldest brother handed out the Brides during Lammas. Now I’m saddled with Monroe, heir to the Amazon clan. She’s as deadly as she is sarcastic, and nothing like the woman I really want. Shiloh. My best friend. The night Monroe and I consummate our handfasting is like nothing I’ve experienced before. It’s dark and brutal and intoxicating in a way I’m not prepared for. Which means it can never happen again… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Victim blaming
  • Emotional & physical child abuse recounted
  • Workplace sexual harassment recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Burn scars
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Poisoning
  • Fire recounted
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The Vine Witch by Luanne Smith

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Animal death (ritualistic)
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Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Graphic physical injury
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
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Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen

Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen

The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he’ll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they’ve ever faced.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Surgery
  • Emesis
  • Poisoning
  • Gun violence
  • Animal abuse
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Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners, and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrols Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realises the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Gera… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Racism
  • Classism
  • Attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Gun violence
  • Explosions
  • Poisoning mentioned
  • Fire
  • Carriage jacking
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The Toll by Neal Shusterman

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder & mass murder
  • Gun violence
  • Stabbing
  • Poisoning
  • Fire
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Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur T. Bradley and illustrated by Xavier Bonet

When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner’s death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a child
  • Death of a parent
  • Poisoning
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Half Lost by Sally Green 

Half Lost by Sally Green

The Alliance is losing the war, and their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Byrn, is losing his mind. Nathan’s tally of kills is rising, and yet he’s no closer to ending the tyrannical rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved before she committed an unthinkable crime. An amulet protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance, but this amulet is not so easily acq… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bury Your Gays trope
  • Smoking, on-page
  • Medical experimentation
  • Blood & injury depiction, including amputation of a thumb and loss of an ear
  • Cannibalism recounted
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Poisoning
  • Explosion & bombing
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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a sister from pneumonia
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Home invasion
  • Poisoning
  • Strangulation
  • Near-drowning
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