Hi all!! As requested by @oceansofnovels, today’s post is some sapphic enemies-to-lovers recommendations!! Enjoy all the angst and yearning xD – Amber ❤
(please feel free to let me know if any of these aren’t enemies-to-lovers!! I’ve read most of them but for those that I haven’t, it’s pretty difficult to tell whether they’re enemies-to-lovers or hate-to-love purely based off of the goodreads descriptions xD)
The Fate of Stars by S.D. Simper
A devout mermaid. A disgraced princess. A feud as ancient as the gods themselves. Worlds collide when Tallora is kidnapped from her ocean home and forced to be a pet to a tyrannical foreign empire. Her only hope for rescue lies with a sworn enemy—Princess Dauriel, infamous for her stone heart and conflicted past.
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
An absolutely gorgeous novel of rebellion and politics that discusses immigration, class and feminism in a powerful way with a stunning, sapphic, enemies-to-lovers romance at its centre. Exciting, important and loveable. On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio.
The Road Home by Erin Zak
Home to celebrate her dad’s birthday, Gwen discovers her mom is sick and might not have much time left. She stays to help and to repair the emotional rift that has kept them apart for so long. That’s easier said than done, though, because oh-so-perfect Lila Machowicz has all but replaced Gwen as Carol Carter’s surrogate daughter. Gwen and Lila are forced to work together to support the woman they both care about, even though they’re rivals for a place in Carol’s life.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
Every year on St. Walpurga’s Eve, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking. Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. Queen Eva is willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her city. When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas’s freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other.
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who’s obsessed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she’s casting her senior film project, she knows she’s found the perfect lead – Sana. There’s only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute. The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess. At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend.
Bring Her On by Chelsea M. Cameron
A random cheer-camp hookup from 10 years ago is not someone you’d expect to ever see again, right? Wrong. Rival cheer team leaders, Echo and Kiri, are thrown back together and forced to work together when Echo’s school gym burns down. They’re now sharing a practice AND trying to hide the fact that they can’t stand being around each other.
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer
Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology in an epic clash of witches and gods. All that really matters to Dayna is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. She immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader.
Tapping Into Love by Monica McCallan
Lucy Parsons wants absolutely nothing to do with the Westmoore family or the maple syrup they produce. When Sierra Westmoore blows back into town after her father’s death and tries to rent a room at Lucy’s family’s bed-and-breakfast, The Maple Inn, Lucy kicks her out on the spot. Lucy doesn’t believe any Westmoore could have good intentions, and although she may have to play nice with Sierra, it doesn’t mean she’s going to like it.
The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli
Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. Now Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara.
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch
I Kissed Alice is a romantic comedy about enemies, lovers, and everything in between. Rhodes and Iliana couldn’t be more different, but that’s not why they hate each other. Only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, and the competition between them is fierce.
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of her family… by killing the Sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. Crier, who was Made to be beautiful, to be flawless. And to take over the work of her father. Set in a richly-imagined fantasy world, Nina Varela’s debut novel is a sweepingly romantic tale of love, loss and revenge, that challenges what it really means to be human.
Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood best friend and the girl who broke her heart after a secret, mind-blowing, life-altering kiss. She definitely didn’t expect to be sharing a bunk bed with her for four long weeks. But Courtney needs to uphold appearances at all costs—even if it means instigating an all-out prank war with Riya as her main target
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more.
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
Cas has fought pirates her entire life. But can she survive living among them? For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.
The Red Files by Lee Winter
Ambitious journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA’s vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival—the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets.
2 thoughts on “The Best of Sapphic Enemies-to-Lovers”
I need to check some of these out asap they sound great
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I feel like this post was made for me I’m so excited to check all these books out!
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