Neon Gods by Katee Robert 

Neon Gods by Katee Robert

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade. With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth… a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
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Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers

Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers

Magic always leaves its mark. All her life, Matilda has been told one thing about her magic: You use only when necessary. But Matilda isn’t interested in being a good witch. She wants revenge and popularity, and to live her life free of consequences, free of the scars that dark magic leaves on her face as a reminder of her misdeeds.

When a spell goes awry and the new boy at school catches her in the act, Matilda thinks her secret might be out… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Scars
  • Murder
  • Animal death, including death of a pet
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King’s Man by Sally Malcolm

King’s Man by Sally Malcolm

Had there been no war, Sam Hutchinson and Nate Tanner would have lived their lives together as intimate friends, and secret lovers. But when the revolution convulsed America, it threw them down on opposite sides of history.

Five years later, Sam is a Loyalist refugee in London, penniless, bitter, and scrambling to survive amid the city’s shadowy underworld. It’s a far cry from his respectable life as a Rhode Island lawyer, and the last person he wants to witness his ruin is Nate Tanner— the man he… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Scars
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Police violence & brutality
  • Imprisonment
  • Flogging recounted
  • Colonialism
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The Island by CL Taylor 

The Island by C.L. Taylor

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island. But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare. Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re coming true.

Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret. Who will make it off the island alive?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias discussed
  • Burn scars
  • Death of a brother in a fire
  • Death of a mother in a car accident
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November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben’s… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating
  • Burn scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother from suicide recounted
  • Death of a brother from a car accident
  • Housefire recounted
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The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare 

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Slut-shaming
  • Disfigurmisia
  • Emotional abuse
  • Scars
  • Explosion recounted
  • War themes recounted
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Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake 

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake

Hazel Bly used to live in the perfect house with the perfect family in sunny California. But when a kayaking trip goes horribly wrong, Mum is suddenly gone forever and Hazel is left with crippling anxiety and a jagged scar on her face. After Mum’s death, Hazel, her other mother, Mama, and her little sister, Peach, needed a fresh start. So for the last two years, the Bly girls have lived all over the country, never settling anywhere for more than a few months… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attempted suicide. on-page
  • Facial scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a spouse
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a sibling
  • Bullying
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Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan 

Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy’s secrets are revealed, leaving Winston’s trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Racism
  • Antiziganism
  • Sexism
  • Rape, off-page
  • Physical child abuse recounted
  • Infertility mentioned
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Drugging
  • Scars
  • Decapitation
  • Death of a mother by murder recounted
  • Police brutality
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind.

Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Abandonment
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Suicide
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injury
  • Beheading
  • Forced blinding
  • Scarring
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a child
  • Mass murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Cult
  • Animal death
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Burn Down, Rise Up by Tirado Vincent

Burn Down, Rise Up by Tirado Vincent

Burn Down, Rise Up by Tirado Vincent

For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old Raquel does her best to ignore it. After all, the police only look for the white kids. But when her crush Charlize’s cousin goes missing, Raquel starts to pay attention—especially when her own mom comes down with a mysterious illness that seems linked to the disappearances.

Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate, but they soon discover that everything…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Hospitalisation
  • Burns & scarring
  • Gun violence
  • Police brutality
  • Fire
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