The Trials of Koli by MR Carey

The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

Beyond the walls of Koli’s small village lies a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and shunned men. As an exile, Koli’s been forced to journey out into this mysterious, hostile world. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If Koli can find it, there may still be a way for him to redeem himself – by saving what’s left of humankind.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Torture
  • Cults
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Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia” that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.

Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Eating disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicide discussed
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The Brilliant Death by AR Capetta

The Brilliant Death by A.R. Capetta

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Arranged marriage
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Organised crime (mafia)
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Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary  

Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever. Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman. There’s one small issue: Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.

I don’t like people. I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises. No strings, no promises, no problems… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Homomisia recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Death of a pet dog mentioned
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The Girl Next Door by Chelsea Cameron 

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron

Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door.

No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Cheating recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use mentioned
  • Workplace injury
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a partner in a car accident
  • Bullying mentioned
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The Tradition by Jaye Robin Brown 

The Tradition by Jaye Robin Brown

Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed and celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Rape
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The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown 

The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown

Piper Kitts is spending the summer living with her grandmother, training at the barn of a former Olympic horseback rider, and trying to get over her ex-girlfriend. Much to Piper’s dismay, her grandmother is making her face her fear of driving head-on by taking lessons from a girl in town.

Kat Pearson has always suspected that she likes girls but fears her North Carolina town is too small… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Abandonment
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Car accident
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The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown 

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

Before, Jessica has always struggled with anger issues, but come sophomore year that all changed when Vivi crashes into her life. As their relationship blossoms, Vivi not only helps Jess deal with her pain, she also encourages her to embrace her talent as an artist. And for the first time, it feels like the future is filled with possibilities. After In the midst of senior year, Jess’s perfect world is erased when Vivi suddenly passes away. Reeling from the devastating loss, Jess pushes everyone away and throws out her plans to go to art school. Because art is Vivi and Vivi is gone forever… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Suicidal ideation
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Bullying
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All That’s Left in the World by Erik Brown 

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

When Andrew stumbles upon Jamie’s house, he’s injured, starved, and has nothing left to lose. A deadly pathogen has killed off most of the world’s population, including everyone both boys have ever loved. And if this new world has taught them anything, it’s to be scared of what other desperate people will do . . . so why does it seem so easy for them to trust each other?

After danger breaches their shelter, they flee south in search of civilization. But something isn’t… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Pandemic
  • COVID-19 mentioned
  • Dead bodies
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
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