Darling by K. Ancrum

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Cover of Darling by K. Ancrum
Author(s) K. Ancrum
Published June 22, 2021
Publisher Imprint
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Young Adult

Darling by K. Ancrum is a young adult fantasy novel, originally published on June 22, 2021.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following content warnings are listed on the author's website:

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.

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Blood
  • Food insecurity
  • Generational trauma
  • Grooming
  • Guns


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Secondary F/F relationship
  • Black main character
  • Russian biromantic ace love interest
  • Black side characters
  • Lesbian side character
  • Bisexual* side character
  • Mixed race (Irish and Ojibwe) bisexual* side character
  • Hard of hearing side character
  • Ojibwe bisexual* side character
  • Ojibwe side character
  • Korean-American side character