The Wicker King

Features: Swearing, Underage Drug and Alcohol Use (mild: cigarettes, one scene with drinking, no dependency or abuse showcased), Arson, Child Neglect, Mandated Reporter Neglect, Sexual Scenes (Moderate), Jail and Police , Sub-par time period accurate Mental Health Services, Anorexia, Hospital stay, Physical violence, Codependency, Severe Depression, High Stress reading experience, BDSM(non-graphic), Tattooing, Mental Illness escalation, LGBT Themes, Polyamory.

There is no Schizophrenia in this book, but some readers who have struggled with this or have a loved one with Schizophrenia have also mentioned finding this book to be triggering for them. 

 

Recommendations

This book is recommended for older teens. While this book has highly accessible language, the themes are very mature and I do not recommend readers under 16 years consume this product. The characters in this book all range from 17-19 years of age. 

This book has a MC who is an unreliable narrator who glorifies inappropriate behavior. All other characters reject this  and show concern for this clearly and on the page.

This book also has some accessibility issues with the color of the text/pages. If you have issues with low contrast, I recommend reading the eBook. My sincerest apologies for this, I’ll be more considerate about accessibility in the future. 

 

The Weight of the Stars

Features: Swearing, Underage Drug and Alcohol Use (mild: weed, cigarettes one scene with drinking, no dependency or abuse showcased), Absent Parents, Parent Death (off page), Child Abandonment, Mandated Reporter Neglect, Sexual Scenes (Moderate), Bullying, Hospital stay (Brief), Physical Violence,  Depression Mention (Brief), Poverty, Criminal Activity, LGBT Themes, Teen Parent,Mute character, Polyamory.

There is a line in this book that I have been informed is abelist where a mute character allows another character to think they’re deaf. I’m horrified about it and working on learning more about abelism and will do better in the future. 

 

Recommendations

This book is recommended for older teens. While this book has highly accessible language, the themes are very mature and I do not recommend readers under 16 years consume this product. The characters in this book all range from 17-19 years of age. 

This book would probably not be best for people who have difficult relationships with their mothers because it includes child abandonment and graphic discussions of regret. 

This is also an enemies to lovers book with considerable emphasis on them being enemies first.

 

Darling

Features: Swearing, Violence and Murder, Absent Parents, Foster Care Neglect , Child Neglect, Homeless Children Mention, Loss of Limb, Poverty, Criminal Activity, Police and Police themed violence, Kidnapping, Anorexia Mention, LGBT Themes.

This book includes allusion to age inappropriate relationships, off page. The perpetrator of this is apprehended by the authorities at the end of the book.

This book is also a high-stressor. While it is indeed being marketed as a thriller, readers have reported it as causing visceral anxiety.

 

Recommendations

This book is recommended for older teens. While this book has highly accessible language, the themes are very mature and I do not recommend readers under 16 years consume this product. The characters in this book all range from 17-19 years of age. 

This book would probably not be best for people who have sensitivity to grooming.

There is significant police activity in this book. 

 

 

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