Underhyped Sapphic Romance Books You NEED To Read

Hi everyone! Sapphic recommendation posts are something that we post quite often, so today, I’m bringing you some sapphic romance books that you may not have heard about and that have less than 1000 ratings on goodreads (at least they do at the time I’m writing this lol)! – Amber ❤

*almost all of these books are either indie published or self-published and therefore not usually available in physical copies, but you can find them on kindle!*

Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron

Marriage of Unconvenience

Childhood best friends Lo and Cara cook up a crazy plan to get married in order to claim Lo’s inheritance money and avoid debt. But everyone around them thinks their ‘fake’ marriage is real, and Lo has to convince herself that she can’t be falling for her straight best friend, can she?

Meet You at the End of the World by Natasha West

Meet You at the End of the World

In a ruthless world ravaged by a pandemic, an accident of fate draws loner Rachel and idealist Alice into a mission to find Alice’s lost brother. On a journey that will take them through a land full of dangerous people and hard choices, it will take everything they have to just to stay alive.

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Drum Roll, PleaseThis summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly’s not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock ‘n’ roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

Love Like This by Melissa Brayden

Love Like This (Seven Shores, #4)

Hadley Cooper believes in happily-ever-afters with her whole heart. Spencer Adair has a passion for fashion, but hates the fact that it rhymes. What she didn’t plan on, was the unsolicited opinions of that overlyfriendly blond boutique manager. Or the way her heart beats faster every time she’s around.

Something Tragic by Jessica Yeh

Something Tragic

Follow Addison Warren as she begins to unravel different layers of Crisa Grayson. Something Tragic is a coming of age, LGBT novel about self-discovery and finding love.

Back to the Start by Monica McCallan

Back to the Start

When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she’d never revisit. She’s already dreading it, and she definitely didn’t expect her first love to still be there…

The Road Home by Erin Zak

The Road HomeGwen discovers her mom is sick and might not have much time left. She stays home to help and repair the emotional rift that has kept them apart for so long. That’s easier said than done, though, because Lila Machowicz has all but replaced her as Carol’s surrogate daughter. Gwen and Lila are forced to work together, and the last thing either expects is an attraction as undeniable as it is inconvenient.

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

South of Sunshine For Kaycee Jean McCoy, life in Sunshine means dating guys she has no interest in and avoiding certain girls at all costs. Girls like Bren Dawson. Unlike Kaycee, Bren doesn’t really conceal who she is. Kaycee knows Sunshine has a darker side for people like her, and she’s risking everything for the chance to truly be herself.

Back to September by Melissa Brayden

Back to September Hannah’s bookstore is struggling, but when world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget.

We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul

We Were Promised Spotlights

Taylor Garland’s good looks have earned her the admiration of everyone in her small town. But Taylor is actually desperate to leave home, and also? She’s completely in love with her best friend, Susan.

Bring Her On by Chelsea M. Cameron

Bring Her On

Ten years after a random cheer-camp hookup, rival cheer team leaders Kiri and Echo are thrown back into eachothers lives. As the pressure builds toward Nationals, they can’t get each other out of their minds and, after a huge argument, they end up right back where they started: in bed.

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron

The Girl Next Door

A no-strings summer fling seems like the perfect distraction for both Iris and Jude. Jude rides a motorcycle, kisses hard and gives Iris the perfect distraction from her tangled mess of a life. But come September, Iris is still determined to get out of this zero-stoplight town. That is, unless Jude can give her a reason to stay…

200 Hours by Natasha West

200 Hours

What could poor troublemaker Lola Morgan and clueless rich kid Abby Granger have in common? Not a lot. Beside both having the misfortune to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. But it’s only 200 hours of community service, right? What could possibly happen between two girls from such different worlds? Accidentally falling for each other, that’s what.

By Any Other Name by Natasha West

By Any Other Name

The Whittakers and the Goodwins have been at each throats forever, tearing the small town of Bishop’s Crook right down the centre with their endless fights. But when Lane Whittaker and Casey Goodwin, the eldest daughters of the feuding families, meet for the first time, hate is the last thing on either of their minds.

Of All the Girls by Michele L. Rivera

Of All the Girls

The last thing Ashton Daniels wants after graduating high school is to spend the summer in Boston with her estranged father and his other family, but once she arrives in Massachusetts and meets Chloe, her intriguing step-sister, what Ashton wants suddenly becomes unclear.

Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicholas

Keeping Her Secret

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.

Just Married? by Natasha West

Just Married?

When uptight British bookshop owner Emily Bartlett goes to Las Vegas to get over a humiliating breakup, she’s expecting to make a few mistakes. But when she meets Ruby Knight, a pessimistic American C-list TV actress with designs on a movie career, she makes a whopper. The pair get so incredibly drunk together that they end up getting accidentally married.

Life Begins With You by Erica Lee

Life Begins With You

Rebecca and Cassie were childhood best friends until their lives took different directions. By the time they reached high school, Rebecca became interested in soccer and running with the preppy crowd, while Cassie was more interested in skipping class and shoplifting. Their lives cross paths again when Rebecca ends up teaching Cassie’s little sister.

How Sweet the Sound by Evelyn Dar

How Sweet the Sound

From the moment five-year-old Kat met seven-year-old Sienna, she knew they were destined to be best friends forever. After a summer spent connected at the hip, a trauma in Sienna’s home life separates the two. Twelve years later, their lives cross paths again, but the memory of their childhood friendship has long since faded.

The Princess and the Prix by Nell Stark

The Princess and the Prix

This book is part of a series, but each can be read as a standalone. Her Serene Highness Pommelina Alix Louise Canella of Monaco has lived her life as the “ugly duckling” of her glamorous family. Prima donna Formula One racer Thalia d’Angelis knows she’s been hired as a publicity stunt, but that only fuels her desire to be the first woman on an F1 podium.


Kiss Me Every Day by Dena Blake

Kiss Me Every Day

A freak thunderstorm rages during the night, and Wynn finds herself catapulted back in time to the day she made the worst decision of her life―stepping aside to let her sister romance and marry Carly. Reliving the day over and over again, Wynn must decide what is most important: success, loyalty, or love. Given a second chance at happiness, will she take the opportunity and change her destiny?

Captive Hearts by Natasha West

Captive Hearts

TV news reporter Ashley Quick has an eye for a story. So when she hears about a hostage situation, she runs right towards it. Because when Ashley sinks her teeth into a story, nothing can stop her. Not good sense, not the threat of danger, and certainly not her incredibly laid-back, yet annoyingly sexy camerawoman, Gina Tucker.


The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman

The Space Between

Everything’s great for Harper Isabelle, the most popular girl in grade nine. That is, until she meets Sarah Jamieson. Sarah is a reclusive artist, a loner who wears black makeup and doesn’t have any friends, but for some reason, Harper can’t stop thinking about her.


Queerleaders by M.B. Guel


Mackenzie is used to being different from other kids―and to being bullied for not fitting into the rigid social expectations of her Catholic High School. Until something very mysterious happens―Mack becomes a cheerleader magnet. Even she has a hard time believing it. Is Mack being set up for an epic fail? Or is she finally headed for acceptance–and maybe even romance…


Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters

Hairpin Curves

Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at twenty-five she’s never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec…in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life.


Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride by SJ Whitby

Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride

CUTE MUTANTS by SJ Whitby is a hilarious and adorable novel about a group of teens who all mysteriously develop mutant powers after a party one night. I adore this series so much and the author is so incredibly kind. This book is all about a misfit group of teens who get thrown together when they all discover they’ve got crazy unique powers, it’s full of so much humour and love ❤

Sapphic Books Releasing in 2021

Hello again fellow sapphics xD Today’s post is compiling a long list of every sapphic book (so far) that we’ve found that is releasing in 2021!! 2021 is truly going to be the year of the sapphics and we’re SO excited for every single one of these books. *coughs* authors we want to review your books pls send us a copy *coughs* This post will be updated with new titles, book covers, dates and everything as they’re released. Enjoyyyy! – Sasha and Amber ❤




Persephone Station

Persephone Station by Stina Leicht 5th January 2021

(Adult Sci-Fi) Standalone (?)

Hugo award–nominated author Stina Leicht has created a take on space opera for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Bebop in this high-stakes adventure. Persephone Station, a seemingly backwater planet that has largely been ignored by the United Republic of Worlds becomes the focus for the Serrao-Orlov Corporation as the planet has a few secrets the corporation tenaciously wants to exploit. Rosie–owner of Monk’s Bar, in the corporate town of West Brynner, caters to wannabe criminals and rich Earther tourists, of a sort, at the front bar. However, exactly two types of people drank at Monk’s back bar: members of a rather exclusive criminal class and those who sought to employ them.


Goldie Vance: The Hocus-Pocus Hoax

Goldie Vance: The Hocus-Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera 5th January 2021

(Young Adult Graphic Novel)

Move over, Nancy Drew–there’s a new detective in town! Inspired by the beloved comic series, Goldie Vance is ready to sleuth her way through never-before-seen mysteries in this second original novel by Lilliam Rivera featuring 16 full-color comic pages!


Detransition, Baby

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters 7th January 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone debut

A whipsmart debut about three women–transgender and cisgender–whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.


The Fallen

The Fallen by Ada Hoffmann 12th January 2021

(Young Adult Sci-Fi) Book 2 in a duology

The laws of physics acting on the planet of Jai have been forever upended; its surface completed altered, and its inhabitants permanently changed. The artificially intelligent Gods that ruled the galaxy, fearing heresy and chaos, have become the planet’s jailers. Tiv Hunt once trusted these Gods absolutely, but now her world has changed and her allegiance has shifted. Now Tiv spends her days helping the last remaining survivors of Jai. Everyone is fighting for their freedom against unthinkable odds, and they call out for drastic action from their saviour, Yasira. 


The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry

The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner 12th Janurary 2021

(Historical Fantasy) Standalone (?)

Hard-drinking petty thief Dellaria Wells is down on her luck in the city of Leiscourt—again. Then she sees a want ad for a female bodyguard, and she fast-talks her way into the high-paying job. Along with a team of other women, she’s meant to protect a rich young lady from mysterious assassins. At first Delly thinks the danger is exaggerated, but a series of attacks shows there’s much to fear. Then she begins to fall for Winn, one of the other bodyguards, and the women team up against a mysterious, magical foe who seems to have allies everywhere.


Nighttide by Anna Burke 18th January 2021

(Adult Romance) Book 2 in a series


Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo 19th January 2021

(Young Adult Historical Fiction) Standalone

America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.



Wench by Maxine Kaplan 19th January 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone

Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at 11. By the time she was a teenager she knew everything about the place, and she could run it with her eyes closed. She’d never let anyone—whether it be a drunkard or a captain of the queen’s guard—take advantage of her. But when her guardian dies, she might lose it all: the bar, her home, her purpose in life. So she heads out on a quest to petition the queen to keep the tavern in her name—dodging unscrupulous guards, a band of thieves, and a powerful, enchanted feather that seems drawn to her.


Wider Than the Sky

Wider Than the Sky by Katherine Field Rothschild 19th January 2021

(Young Adult Contmporary) Standalone debut

In the wake of sudden tragedy, a pair of twin sisters uncovers a secret that rips open their world. Katherine Rothchild explores the pain and power of forgiveness in a stunning debut novel that will shatter your heart and piece it back together, one truth at a time.


Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday

Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday by Frank Wynne 21st January 2021

(Adult Non-Fiction) Standalone

Drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Rimbaud to Anaïs Nin, and from Armistead Maupin to Alison Bechdel, translator Frank Wynne has collected a hundred of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.


When Tara Met Farah (Bollywood Drama & Dance Society, #1)

When Tara Met Farah by Tara Pammi 26th January 2021

(New Adult Contemporary) Book 1 in a series

Sunshine Girl needs math lessons… Nineteen-year-old Tara Muvvala didn’t mean to lead a double life. But her bone-deep aversion to math + a soul-deep desire to please her mother = her failing math grade + exploding food vlog ‘this masala life’. Enter her mother’s research intern and resident math genius Farah Ahmed. Tara makes a deal with Farah – help her pass the math course and she’ll welcome Farah into the local Bollywood Drama & Dance Society. Grumpy girl gets life lessons…


The Girls I've Been

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe 26th January 2021

(Young Adult Thriller) Standalone

Nora O’Malley is a lot of things. A sister. An ex. A secret girlfriend. Kind of crooked, but reformed… somewhat. Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up her mother’s protege. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.



Outlawed by Anna North 26th January 2021

(Adult Historical Fiction) Standalone

The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.


The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose, #1)

The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick ?? January 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Book 1 of a trilogy

Darkly magical and intricately imagined, The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a rich and dazzling fantasy adventure in which a con artist, a vigilante, and a crime lord must unite to save their city.




Fireheart Tiger

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard 9th February 2021

(Adult Fantasy Novella) Standalone

‘A post-colonial Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle, where a young woman discovers her power lies not in her inheritance or her allies, but in her own sense of self-worth and the unexpected love of a powerful fire elemental.’


The Gilded Ones (Deathless, #1)

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna 9th February 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 1 in a trilogy

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.


Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas by Sam Maggs 9th February 2021

(Young Adult Graphic Novel) Standalone (?)

Anne Bonny had it all—her own ship, a pirate crew, and a fearsome reputation—but a new enemy has her on the run and it’ll take all of Anne’s courage to stay afloat. The night before a major heist, Anne has an unsettling dream, and come morning, the robbery is thwarted by Woodes Roger, a zealot who has sworn to eliminate piracy. With no plan to escape, Anne must persuade her crew to seek the meaning of her dream—or perish


Of Silver and Shadow

Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke 16th February 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?) debut

Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.


Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle, #3)

Soulstar by C.L. Polk 16th February 2021

(Sci-Fi Fantasy) Book 3 in a trilogy

With Soulstar, C. L. Polk concludes her riveting Kingston Cycle, a whirlwind of magic, politics, romance, and intrigue that began with the World Fantasy Award-winning Witchmark. Assassinations, deadly storms, and long-lost love haunt the pages of this thrilling final volume.



Madam by Phoebe Wynne 18th February 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone debut

For 150 years, above the Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat as a beacon of excellence in the ancestral castle of Lord William Hope. A boarding school for girls, it promises a future where its pupils will emerge ‘resilient and ready to serve society’. Rose Christie, a 26-year-old Classics teacher, is the first new hire for the school in over a decade. At first, Rose feels overwhelmed in the face of this elite establishment, but soon after her arrival she begins to understand that she may have more to fear than her own ineptitude.


Honey Girl

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers 23rd February 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone debut

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.


Love Is for Losers

Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann 23rd February 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Fifteen-year-old Phoebe thinks falling in love is vile and degrading, and vows never to do it. Then, due to circumstances not entirely in her control, she finds herself volunteering at a local thrift shop. There she meets Emma . . . who might unwittingly upend her whole theory on life.


Out Past The Stars (The Farian War, #3)

Out Past the Stars by K.B. Wagers 23rd February 2021

(Sci-Fi) Book 3 in a trilogy

An epic space opera trilogy featuring the gunrunner empress Hail Bristol, who must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war.


It's Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake

It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian 23rd February 2021

(Adult Romance) Standalone

Of all the women and men Noni Blake has pleased in her life, there’s one she’s often overlooked—herself. After the end of a decade-long relationship, Noni decides it’s time for that to change. She’s finally going to prioritize her wants and desires and only do things (and people) that feel good in the moment. As she embarks on a pleasure-seeking quest that takes her halfway around the world, she discovers that maybe she can have everything, and everyone, she’s ever wanted.



Mazie by Melanie Crowder 23rd February 2021

(Young Adult Historical Fiction) Standalone

An eighteen-year-old aspiring actress trades in starry Nebraska skies for the bright lights of 1950s Broadway in this show-stopping new novel from award-winning author Melanie Crowder. Mazie is the story of a girl caught between two lives–and two loves–as she navigates who she is, what matters most, and the cost of following her dream. 


A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star, #1)

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth 23rd February 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Debut book 1 in a duology

The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family. A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge. A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne. The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret. Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike.


Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn ?? February 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?) debut

M. J. Kuhn’s Among Thieves, in which a team of criminals who are the best at what they do come together to pull off an impossible job and against all odds start to care about each other, all while scheming to betray each other.


Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride

Cute Mutants: The Sisterhood of Evil Mutants (Cute Mutants Vol 4) by SJ Whitby ?? February 2021

(Young Adult Novel) Vol 4 in a series

I always wanted to be an X-Man. Except people and me never got along, and apparently you need social skills to run a successful team. Cue Emma Hall’s party. One hot make out session with the host herself, and I can talk to objects like my pillow (who’s far too invested in my love life) and my baseball bat (who was a pacifist before I got hold of him). Now there’s a whole group of us with strange abilities, including super hot ice queen Dani Kim who doesn’t approve of how reckless I can be. The bigger problem is a mysterious mutant causing unnatural disasters, and we’re the ones who have to stop him.


Sing for my Baby by Jenn Matthews, February 2021, Romance (Ylva)

Me, You and the Sunken Treasure by Georgette Kaplan, February 2021, Romance/Adventure (Ylva)


MARCH 2021


I Think I Love You

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre 2nd March 2021

(Young Adult Rom-Com) Standalone Debut

Arch-nemeses Emma, a die-hard romantic, and more-practical minded Sophia find themselves competing against one another for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles . . . what happens if their rivalry turns into a romance?


Down Comes the Night

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft 2nd March 2021

(Young Adult Gothic Fantasy) Standalone debut

Wren Southerland is the most talented healer in the Queen’s Guard, but her reckless actions have repeatedly put her on thin ice with her superiors. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate to cure his servant from a mysterious disease, she seizes the chance to prove herself. When she arrives at Colwick Hall, Wren realizes that nothing is what it seems. Particularly when she discovers her patient is actually Hal Cavendish, the sworn enemy of her kingdom.


Follow Your Arrow

Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi 2nd March 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with zillions of fans and followers, known for their cute outfits and being #relationshipgoals. So when Silvie breaks up with her, CeCe is devastated. She’s lost her first love, and now she can’t help but wonder if she’ll lose her followers as well.


A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan, #2)

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 2nd March 2021

(Adult Sci-Fi) Book 2 in a duology

An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options. In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass—still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire—face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity. Whether they succeed or fail could change the fate of Teixcalaan forever.


In The Quick

In The Quick by Kate Hope Day 2nd March 2021

(Adult Sci-Fi) Standalone

A young, ambitious female astronaut’s life is upended by a fiery love affair that threatens the rescue of a lost crew in this brilliantly imagined novel in the tradition of Station Eleven and The Martian.


Sweet & Bitter Magic

A Sweet and Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley 9th March 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone debut

Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret. When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father.


City of Spells (Into the Crooked Place, #2)

City of Spells by Alexandra Christo 9th March 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 2 in a duology

City of Spells, the follow-up to Alexandra Christo’s gritty YA fantasy, Into the Crooked Place, finds the world on the brink of war and four unlikely allies facing sacrifices they had never imagined.


Perfect on Paper

Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales 9th March 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Darcy Phillips: Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes―for a fee. Uses her power for good. Most of the time. Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham. Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else. Does not appreciate being blackmailed. However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89―out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service―that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach―at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.


We Play Ourselves

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman 9th March 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone

After a humiliating scandal, a young writer flees to the West Coast to start over, where she is drawn into the morally-ambiguous orbit of a charismatic filmmaker and the teenage girls who are her next subjects.


The Mirror Season

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore 16th March 2021

(Young Adult Magic Realism)

When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s possibly-magical pastelería, his secret forest of otherworldly trees, and the swallows returning to their hometown, in Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Mirror Season



Bruised by Tanya Boteju 23rd March 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her parents died in an accident she survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn’t need to deal with the ache deep in her heart. So when chance and circumstances bring her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids. But the opportunities to bruise are countless, and Daya realizes that if she’s going to keep her emotional pain at bay, she’ll need all the opportunities she can get.


The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost, #1)

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark 23rd March 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Debut Book 1 of ?

Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.


She's Too Pretty to Burn

She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard 30th March 2021

(Young Adult Thriller) Standalone

The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They’re artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica’s dream girl. The days are long and hot―full of adventure―and soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next. One fire. Two murders. Three drowning bodies. One suspect . . . one stalker. This is a summer they won’t survive.


The Split by Laura Kay ?? March 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone debut

Wounded and betrayed, after being dumped by her girlfriend, Ally makes off to her dad’s in Sheffield with the one thing that might soothe the pain and force her ex to speak to her again: Emily’s cat, Malcolm. Back home and forced into a ‘date’ by their parents, Ally and her first ever beard, Jeremy, come up with a ridiculous plan to win their exes back… to revenge-run a half marathon. Given neither of them can run, they enlist the support of athletic, not to mention beautiful, Jo. But will she have them running for the hills… or will their ridiculous plan pay off…? 


Never Say Never by Rachael Sommers, March 2021, Romance (Ylva)

Shimmer (Working Title) by C. Fonseca, March 2021, Romantic Suspense (Ylva)


APRIL 2021


Zara Hossain Is Here

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan 6th April 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Zara’s family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.



Malice by Heather Walter 13th April 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Book 1 in a duology

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either. Until I met her.


The Light of the Midnight Stars

The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner 13th April 2021

(Fantasy) Standalone (?)

An evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore, The Light of the Midnight Stars is fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.


The Secret Poet

The Secret Poet by Georgia Beers 13th April 2021

(Adult Romance) Standalone



She Drives Me Crazy

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen 20th April 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean Irene Abraham. Things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.


These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy 20th April 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 1 in a duology

When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm. But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.


The Key to You and Me

The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown 20th April 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

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 forcing her to take lesson with a girl in town. Kat Pearson has always suspected that she likes girls but fears her North Carolina town is too small to color outside the lines. But when Piper’s grandmother hires Kat to give Piper driving lessons, everything changes.


Hot Stew

Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley 20th April 2021

(Adult Contemporary?) Standalone

Hot Stew is an insightful and ambitious novel about property, ownership, wealth and inheritance. It is about the place we occupy in society, especially women, and the importance placed on class and money. It doesn’t shy away from asking difficult questions but does so with humour and intelligence.


Counting the Stars by Cheyenne Blue, April 2021, Romance (Ylva)

Death’s Champion by Karen Frost, April 2021, YA Fantasy (Ylva)

Worthy of Love (Working Title) by Quinn Iyins, April 2021, Romance (Ylva)


MAY 2021


When You Get the Chance

When You Get The Chance by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson 4th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Follow cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships in this contemporary YA novel — perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli.


Off the Record by Camryn Garrett 10th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

From Camryn Garrett, whose debut Full Disclosure was called “honest, eye-opening and heartful” by Angie Thomas, comes a ripped-from-the-headlines story of a teen journalist who stumbles across the #metoo story of the decade and has to weigh the risks against the need to fight for justice. A bi teen reporter?? yes pls


Cool for the Summer

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler 11th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He’s tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he’s talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe…flirting, even? Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.


Before. After. Always.

Before. After. Always. by Morgan Lee Miller 11th May 2021

(Adult Romance) Standalone

For Eliza Walsh, life is full of risk. She knows a thing or two about pain, and not just from her job as chief resident at the hospital. She’s reeling from a car accident that took the life of the only woman she’s ever loved, and her parents’ betrayal has strained their relationship to the point of nonexistence. But Blake Navarro enters the picture and challenges Eliza’s cautious way of living. Blake’s everything she isn’t: open, carefree, and a little reckless. When Eliza discovers that Blake, too, is healing from a huge loss, she feels seen, understood, and less alone.


The Hellion’s Waltz by Olivia Waite 11th May 2021

(Adult Historical Romance) Book 3 in a trilogy


A Master of Djinn

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark 11th May 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie. After preventing the destruction of the universe last summer, Agent Fatma’s one of the Ministry’s top agents. So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, Al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case.


Black Water Sister by Zen Cho 11th May 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Standalone

A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy. Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there’s only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. 


It Goes Like This

It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland 18th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

OwnVoices novel It Goes Like This, about a former queer pop band, the fallout of their globally mourned breakup, and the hometown storm that brings the teens back together, leaving them to wonder if they can rebuild more than just the town.


In the Ravenous Dark

In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland 19th May 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

In the Ravenous Dark is a dark fantasy with LGBTQIA+ relationships, featuring a teen girl whose blood magic abilities put her at the center of a kingdom in turmoil — and bound to an undead guardian meant to control her power. ‘A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead’


Not My Problem

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth 25th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Aideen has plenty of problems she can’t fix. Her best (and only) friend is pulling away. Her mother’s drinking problem is a constant concern. She’s even running out of outlandish diseases to fake so she can skip PE. But when Aideen stumbles on her nemesis, overachiever Meabh Kowalski, in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, she sees a problem that—unlike her own disaster of a life—seems refreshingly easy to solve. Meabh is desperate to escape her crushing pile of extracurriculars. Aideen volunteers to help. By pushing Meabh down the stairs.


Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar 25th May 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

2 queer POC teens start fake dating and they end up falling in love???? AND it’s slow-burn with mutual pining?? GIMMEEEEE


Untitled by Meryl Wilsner 25th May 2021

(Adult Romance) Standalone

A woman who doesn’t believe in love and a hopeless romantic start a dating podcast only to discover nothing tops the charts like the real deal. When I tell you I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS!!!!!


Cute Mutants: Galaxy Brain (Cute Mutants Vol 5) by SJ Whitby ?? May 2021

(Young Adult Novel) Vol 5 in a series


JUNE 2021


One Last Stop

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 1st June 2021

(New Adult Contemporary Romance) Standalone

From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that puts a queer spin on Kate & Leopold


The Girl from the Sea

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag 1st June 2021

(Young Adult Graphic Novel) Standalone (?)

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.


To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames 1st June 2021

(Young Adult Horror/Thriller) Standalone debut

A queer horror pitched with shades of SAWKILL GIRLS, in which the people of an old mining town begin experiencing strange phenomena—sleepwalking, night terrors, voices only they can hear—prompting four teen girls to investigate.


Never Kiss Your Roommate by Philline Harms 1st June 2021

(Young Adult Romance) Standalone


The Chosen and the Beautiful

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo 1st June 2021

(Historical Fantasy) Standalone

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.


Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia 1st June 2021

(Historical Mystery) Standalone (?)

Nekesa Afia’s DEAD DEAD GIRLS, in which a black girl in 1920s Harlem must push herself past the limits of her fears, her past, and the prejudices of New York City society to catch a killer, to Michelle Vega at Berkley in a nice two-book deal, by Travis Pennington


The Very Nice Box by Eve Gleichman 8th June 2021

(New Adult Contemporary) Standalone debut

A hardworking, heartbroken product engineer who works for a fashionable furniture company where corporate change lands her under the purview of a young, charismatic boss who seems determined to get close to her at all costs.


Fire with Fire

Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria 8th June 2021

(Young Adult High Fantasy) Standalone (?)

Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned… Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. 


The Sea Is Salt and So Am I

The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt 8th June 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone (?)

Exquisitely honest and shimmering with emotion, The Sea is Salt and So Am I is a captivating multi-POV story that probes the depths of what it means to love and trust―both ourselves and others.


Love and Other Natural Disasters

Love and Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura 8th June 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

The queer YA rom-com follows Nozomi Takashi as she enacts her plan for a summer of reinvention, starting a fake-dating relationship with her new coworker Willow and embarking on shenanigans around San Francisco with her best friend Ruby. But no fauxmance survives the intrusion of real life—and real feelings—for long.


The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri 8th June 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Book 1 in a trilogy

Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters — but is now little more than a decaying ruin. Priya is a maidservant, one among several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, so long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides. But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne. The other is a priestess seeking to find her family. Together, they will change the fate of an empire.



Afterlove by Tanya Byrne 10th June 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death. This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await their fate. But Ash can’t forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again … even if it means they only get a few more days together. Dead or alive …


Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé 10th June 2021

(Young Adult Thriller) Debut

An incendiary and utterly compelling thriller with a shocking twist that delves deep into the heart of institutionalized racism, from an exceptional new YA voice. Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students’ dark secrets to light. Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can’t escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn’t afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power. Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they’re planning much more than a high-school game…


The Papercutter by Cindy Rizzo 21st June 2021

(Young Adult Speculative Fiction) Standalone

Three Jewish teens come of age in a split USA. Jeffrey longs to escape the USF and joing Dani, a queer girl in the USD. Judith can’t understand why she is able to see into people’s souls. All three are unprepared for what they might confront as increased violent anti-Semitism threatens Jews in the USF.



Darling by K. Ancrum 22nd June 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone

A retelling of Peter Pan in modern day Chicago, in which Wendy Darling follows Peter and his Lost Boys through the city’s nightlife and underbelly, only to discover that Peter isn’t what he seems…and the Lost Boys are in more trouble than they realize.


The All-Consuming World

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw 22nd June 2021

(Adult Sci-Fi) Standalone (?)

A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. The highly-evolved AI of the universe have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humans from ever controlling the universe again.



Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta 29th June 2021

(Young Adult Sci-Fi) Book 1 of ?

Mechas and mecha swordfights and wlw-pining disaster girls who like tattooing each other as a form of affection™. I AM LOOKING,,,, In an age of mechanical deities puppeteered by a power-hungry nation, the sole defense against the onslaught of false Gods is a ragtag group of renegades known as the Gearbreakers, and seventeen-year-old Eris “The Frostbringer” Shindanai takes pride in being one of the most infamous of the lot. Her mission is simple: infiltrate any Windups—a charming nickname for these hundred-foot-tall bionic nightmares—that dare to cross her path, and take the atrocities apart from the inside.


JULY 2021


She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 29th July 2021

(Adult Historical Fantasy) Standalone debut

China, 1345. After her family’s death, an iron-willed peasant girl steals her brother’s identity and fate of greatness in order to survive. Defying the bounds of gender with cunning and ingenuity, her ambition takes her from monk to leader of the rebellion against China’s Mongol rulers. But her rise brings her face to face with the empire’s most feared general: a eunuch as trapped by his gender as she is free of hers.


A Beautiful Doom by Laura Pohl ?? July 2021

(Young Adult Mystery/Thriller) Book 1 of ??

The story of four troubled friends, one murdered girl, and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed. While investigating the murder of their best friend, four reimagined fairytale heroines must uncover connections to their ancient curses and attempt to forge their own paths before it’s too late.


The World Ends Here by Rory Power ?? July 2021

(Young Adult Mystery/Thriller) Standalone (?)


The Sea Wolf (Compass Rose, #2)

The Sea Wolf by Anna Burke ?? July 2021

(Sci-Fi Fantasy) Book 2 in a series

Life aboard the mercenary ship Man o’ War is rarely dull as hurricanes, swarms of jellyfish, and man-eating squid pose daily doses of danger. As intrigue and subterfuge from enemies old and new begin to surround its captain, the infamous Miranda Stillwater, even an uncanny sense of direction won’t be enough to help Compass Rose navigate these dangerous straits. As dark secrets bubble to the surface and everything she’s fought so hard for begins to crumble, Rose learns the hard way that she’ll have to rely on the only person who can save her from certain disaster. Unfortunately, that person is Compass Rose herself.


House of Agnes by Fiona Zedde, July 2021, Romance (Ylva)

The Fifth Surgeon by Faith Prize, July 2021, Medical Romance (Ylva)




The Dead and the Dark

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould 3rd August 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy/Thriller) Standalone Debut

A debut supernatural thriller about two girls who fall in love when they team up to stop an evil demonic presence from terrorizing their small town. Enemies-to-lovers!!!!!!


The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls, #2)

The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis 10th August 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 2 in a duology

The Sisters of Reckoning is the blockbuster sequel to Charlotte Nicole Davis’s alternate Old West-set commercial fantasy adventure.


Windfall by Shawna Barnett 12th August 2021

(?) Book 1 in a series

Princess Ilyana Romenel was a child lost on the night of a violent coupe. Captain Liana Foley is a pirate who gives her spoils back to the people. No one is supposed to know that they are the same woman. But then, a mysterious letter interrupts Liana’s extraordinary life on the high seas. In order to keep her identity a secret, she must attend a ball at the royal palace where she was born. After she accidentally kidnaps Princess Rhian Vitalis, these polar opposites form a reluctant friendship.


Not Your Hero by C.B. Lee 31st August 2021

(Young Adult Sci-Fi) Book 4 in a series

In the much-anticipated conclusion to the four-part Sidekick Squad series, Abby Jones has a lot on her plate: She must regain her superpowers, mend her relationships with her girlfriend, Jess, and, along with their friends Bells and Emma, save the Collective from the evil Hero’s League.


A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee 3rd August 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary Mystery/Thriller) Standalone

Pitched as The Secret History meets Genuine Fraud and The Craft, it’s the story of Felicity Morrow, a senior returning to school after her girlfriend’s tragic death, only to meet a new student and teenage literary prodigy who transferred to research the school’s bloody history, and recruits Felicity into a murderous experiment of their own.


Party Games by Jess Lea, August 2021, Romantic Suspense (Ylva)

The Loudest Silence by Olivia Janae, August 2021, Romance (Ylva)




The Final Child

The Final Child by Fran Dorricott 7th September 2021

(Adult Thriller) Standalone

Erin and her brother Alex were the last children abducted by ‘the Father’, a serial killer who only ever took pairs of siblings. She escaped, but her brother was never seen again. Traumatised, Erin couldn’t remember anything about her ordeal, and the Father was never caught. Eighteen years later, Erin has done her best to put the past behind her. But then she meets Harriet. Harriet’s young cousins were the Father’s first victims and, haunted by their deaths, she is writing a book about the disappearances and is desperate for an interview.


The Scratch Daughters by Hannah Abigail Clarke 14th September 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 2 in a trilogy

The second book in the Scapegracers trilogy, formerly outcast lesbian witch who struggles to keep her coven as the loss of her magical soul drives her to desperation.


All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman ?? September 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 1 of ?

After the publication of a salacious tell-all book, the remote city of Ilvernath is thrust into the spotlight. Tourists, protesters, and reporters alike flock to its spellshops and historic ruins to witness an ancient curse unfold: every generation, seven families name a champion among them to compete in a tournament to the death. The winner awards their family exclusive control over the city’s high magick supply, the most powerful resource in the world.


Fool For Love by Rachael Sommers, September 2021, Romance (Ylva)

An Island for Us by Wendy Hudson, August 2021, Adventure/Mystery (Ylva)

No title by Jae, August 2021, Romance (Ylva)





Two Witches (Working title) by Sanaa Marcosta, October 2021, Romantic Fantasy (Ylva)

Colstead & Andie by Olivia Janae,October 2021, Romance (Ylva)

Chasing Dreams by AL Brooks, October 2021, Romance (Ylva)





Best Kind of Trouble by Lola Keeley, November 2021, Romance (Ylva)

Vengeance Planning for Amateurs by Lee, November 2021, Romantic Comedy (Ylva)





Get It Right

Get It Right by Skye Kilaen 1st December 2021

(Adult Romance) Standalone

Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds without the public clinic. The last thing she ever expected was for the gal who stole her heart to come walking down that clinic’s hallway: Vivi, the manicure-loving nurse who spent two years fighting the prison system to get proper medical care for her patients, including Finn.


Fools in Love by Rebecca Podos & More ?? December 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary Romance Anthology) Standalone

Sasha and I are simple girls, we see Natasha Ngan writing something new, we immediately prepare to die for it. A romance anthology offering new takes on classic romance tropes in multiple genres





Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin Spring 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Book 1 in a duology

a queer, modern re-imagining of Thelma & Louise where after stabbing a would-be rapist to death, two best friends go on the run in a journey that grows darker and deadlier with each new disastrous decision they make.


The Ojja-Wojja: A Teen Horror Mystery or Whatever, You Know? by Magdalene Visaggio Spring 2021

(LGBT Graphic Novel) Standalone (?)

A queer-positive graphic novel by Magdalene Visaggio and Jenn St-Onge. Val Malloy is an autistic kid with two interests: the supernatural and her best friend, Lanie. When Val and Lanie accidentally unleash a mysterious entity known as the Ojja-Wojja, transforming their town into a mind-controlled cult, they must team up with other misfits to stop it.


The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz Spring 2021

(Middle Grade Graphic Novel) Standalone

Lady Camembert, a denizen of the Kingdom of Fromage, must disguise herself as a man in order to inherit her father’s estate, but her secret becomes difficult to keep once she falls in love with the royal Princess Brie.


Learn to Knit in Nine Months or Less by Hettie Bell Spring 2021

(New Adult Romance) Standalone

An unplanned pregnancy spurs a young woman to join a knitting group, where she finds an unexpected romance with the woman who runs it and an unexpected family in her fellow knitters.


How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby Spring 2021

(Middle Grade Contemporary) Standalone

in which 11-year-old Pluto struggles with her depression and anxiety diagnosis, which feels like a big black hole sitting on her chest making it too hard to do anything. She makes efforts to find balance with an assist from the friendly voice on the Hayden Planetarium’s Astronomy Question and Answer Hotline.


Sings Like a Bird by Nawaaz Ahmed Spring 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary??) Standalone

SINGS LIKE A BIRD, is about exploring the refractive nature of family and belief, through the complicated relationship of two Muslim Indian sisters—one lesbian, the other religiously devout—over the course of one week in San Francisco after the 2008 elections, capturing an America simultaneously electrified by the ascendance of its first African American president and fracturing under ideological stresses.


The Paper Garden by Caitlin Vance Spring 2021

(Contemporary Retelling Collection) Standalone

A darkly humorous, gothic and speculative story collection that explores contemporary queer romances, mother-daughter relationships and mental illness by reimagining fairy tales or myths.





The Mythic Koda Rose by Jennifer Nissley Summer 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone debut

THE MYTHIC KODA ROSE, pitched for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson, features a queer teen exploring the enigmatic legacy left behind by her rock star father and suddenly navigating an emotionally charged bond with his mercurial ex-girlfriend.


Indestructable Object by Mary McCoy Summer 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

This novel follows a queer teen girl who hosts a podcast about the love stories of great artists. When she finds her life falling apartafter her parent announce they’re divorcingand her boyfriend breaks up with her right after graduation, it inspires her to set out on a summer podcast project about whether love even exists at all.


There’s Magic Between Us by Jillian Maria, Young Adult Fantasy, Summer 2021

FALL 2021


This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke and more Fall 2021

(Middle Grade Anthology) Standalone

The middle grade fiction anthology collects short stories, poetry, and comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and experiences by contributors Locke, Melleby, Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Mariama Lockington, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aida Salazar, and A.J. Sass.


Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild Fall 2021

(Middle Grade???) Standalone

A story about a girl named Violet with a crush on another girl who attempts to share how she feels on Valentine’s Day.


Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell Fall 2021

(Young Adult Thriller/Mystery??) Standalone

A tale of female agency, queer romance, and revenge in which a girl becomes a teenage vigilante who roams Victorian England using her privilege and power to protect other young women from abusive Gothic heroes


The Meadows by Stephanie Oakes Fall 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) ??

Morris Award finalist Stephanie Oakes’s THE MEADOWS, pitched as a YA ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ meets ‘Never Let Me Go’, the story centers around a queer girl who has pretended to “reform” following years in a government-sanctioned conversion therapy center, but can’t forget the girl she left behind, and so resolves to find her


Of Blood and Briars by Rebecca Kim Wells Fall 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

Cursed to kill all those she touches, Lena endures an isolated life on the run from her fellow humans. But when an enigmatic stranger offers to help her break the curse in exchange for her aid in waking a princess hidden in an enchanted forest, Lena embarks on a quest to win her freedom, no matter the cost.


A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell Fall 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

A contemporary YA fantasy about nine magical siblings who live in a secluded house cut off from the rest of the world by a sinister forest with their enigmatic caretaker, who is grooming them for a dark and mysterious purpose.


City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn Fall 2021

(Young Adult Sci-Fi) Standalone (?) debut

Cyborgs! Guns! Flirting! Matriarchal crime syndicates! Heists! Brain-tech interfaces! Girls kissing girls! Girls kissing boys! Bass-pumping cyberpunk nightscapes! Queer found family! Possessed murderous tech! Drugged bubblegum! Creepy labs! Organ piracy! Cute girls who are actually steel-and-silicon death machines! Gravity-shifting gladitorial pits! 154-hour nights!


Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall Fall 2021

(Young Adult Graphic Novel) Standalone

a darkly comedic YA graphic novel by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (l.), illustrated by Lisa Sterle. It’s about a clique of teen girls whose favorite pastime is to “get dressed up, go to parties, target entitled, date-rapey Bros, turn into wolves, and eat them.”





Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Debut Book 1 in a duology

An apocalyptic fantasy told in alternating POVs about the leader of a band of female elite royal aerialists whose plan for survival depends on marrying the prince—until she meets the alluring new recruit who secretly plans to kill him.


Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts—and the true nature of her dark magic.


a white, tall teen girl with short blonde hair sitting with attitude and spread legs on a set of bleachers, wearing a pink football jersey. Title says LIKE OTHER GIRLS.

Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin ?? 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone (?)

A F/F YA book about five girls who join their small town football team and disrupt everything.


Untitled by Lyla Lee ?? 2021

from the author’s twitter ” it’s very sapphic, sort of a companion novel (not a sequel) to I’LL BE THE ONE” I mean, I don’t know about you, but I hear ‘it’s very sapphic’ and everything else becomes background noise and I immediately need it in my life.


Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan ?? 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

An openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual local beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.


The Coldest Touch by Isobel Sterling ?? 2021

(Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy) ??

a lesbian vampire is hired to recruit a human girl with the power to see the death of anyone she touches. murder and romance ensues


The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl ?? 2021

(Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy) ??

When the vampire who turned Holly into the undead in 1987 (leaving her as a 16-year-old with badly crimped hair for all eternity) breaks up with her, she’s approached by two girls he also claimed to love, turned, then ditched. But their plan to kill him before he can strike again grows complicated when Holly starts to fall for the mortal girl they’re trying to protect.


Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson ?? 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Set over the course of four days at a music festival, the novel features strangers Toni and Olivia, who meet and realize that the music is more than just a way out; it’s a way through… if they are brave enough to face it together.


The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker ?? 2021

(Middle Grade Fantasy) Book 1 of ?

In this queer take on werewolf mythology, a young werewolf is distraught when she doesn’t transform into a wolf the summer following her 12th birthday, like everyone else in her community. To get to the bottom of the mystery, she’ll need to unearth her community’s deepest secrets and face a terrifying creature from legend.


Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor ?? 2021

(Young Adult Historical Fantasy) Standalone (?)

This queer YA fantasy with a Jazz Age spark follows a politically savvy girl from the wrong side of the tracks as her drive for self-advancement comes into conflict with her heart during an election year where magic buys votes. A demiromantic MC, women in power suits, platonic queer relationships AND eating the rich?!?!?


Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake ?? 2021

(Middle Grade Contemporary) Standalone

The story follows a girl who’s lost one of her moms in an accident which had made her anxious & safety-obsessed. She’s locked herself away, so it’s essentially about her unlocking. A New England seaside town, a mermaid myth that just might be true, & of course, first crushes.


Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour ?? 2021

(Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Sara is a broken girl from a drug-soaked Northern California town. Fueled by panic, desperation, and impulse, sheheads south, hoping to start over in LA. Adecade after Sara has come of age in the restaurant industry, we meet Emilie, the granddaughter of Creoles who left New Orleans to escape segregation. Emilie takes a job arranging flowers for an elegant LA restaurant—andthings get complicated when she captures the attention of the restaurateur and engagesinan affair. When Sara and Emilie meet, their connection is immediate.


A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson ?? 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.


Like A Love Song by Gabriela Martins ?? 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone


The Bone Way by Holly J. Underhill ?? 2021

(Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

When her wife Cressidae goes missing, Teagan immediately knows where she has gone. A kingdom of the dead filled with untold nightmares, the Shadow Realm is the only place that can save Teagan from a lethal poison that’s killing her slowly. It is ruled by a princess said to make powerful deals with those brave enough to find her, and Cressidae has gone to bargain for Teagan’s life. Cressidae has forgotten one very important thing: no one makes it out on their own.


Alecto the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ?? 2021

(Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy) Book 3 in a trilogy

The Ninth House trilogy—Gideon the NinthHarrow the Ninth, and Alecto the Ninth—is an epic science fantasy that blends necromantic theory and thrilling swordplay with a wicked, sacrilegious sense of humor; a modern mix of Dune, Riddick, and Gormenghast.


Dangerous Remedy 2 by Kat Dunn ?? 2021

(Young Adult Historical Fantasy) Book 2 of ?

Camille, a revolutionary’s daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Mortes they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?


Untitled (Camelot Rising #3) by Kiersten White ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 3 in a trilogy


Tempests and Temptation by Kara Jorgenson ?? 2021

(Adult Romance) Book 2 in a series

The forthcoming second book in the Paranormal Society Romance series. More info will follow, but this book is f/f and will follow Bennett’s friend and housemate Ruth.


Goodbye, Battle Princess Peony by Mira Ong Chua ?? 2021

a F/F Gothic romance about ancient rivalry, eternal romance, and falling in love with the wrong crowd.


Candidly Cline by Kathryn Ormsbee ?? 2021

(Middle Grade Contemporary) Standalone


Of Trust & Heart by Charlotte Anne Hamilton ?? 2021

(New Adult Historical Fiction) Standalone (?)

An #OwnVoices f/f 1920s historical new adult novel, in which a Scottish heiress, who must find a husband soon, falls for a singer at a speakeasy.


Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve ?? 2021

(Fantasy) Standalone (?)

From author’s twitter: it’s Camelot but in Gotham City. Knights ride around on motorbikes instead of horses, in leather, with swords, because that is a world I’d like to live in. There’s magic but also electric trains and television and urban wastelands and dive bars. It’s sexy, and violent, and queer, and did I mention swords?


The Love Song of Ivy K. Harlowe by Hannah Moskowitz ?? 2021

(Young Adult Contemporary) Standalone

When Andie’s gorgeous, lifelong best friend (and secret obsession) Ivy develops feelings for another girl, Andie grapples with the bitter fact that the great love story of Ivy’s life might not include her.


The Dust Alphabet by Rebecca Podos ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Standalone (?)

 a contemporary YA fantasy about identity, faith, and fate. On her 17th birthday, Hannah is cursed by a sheyd (a Jewish demon) as the price for a desperate bargain that her mother made long ago. To break the spell, she and her brother must track down their mother’s estranged family and discover a legacy they never dreamed of—one that traces back to the famous Golem of Prague.


Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow ?? 2021

(Middle Grade) Standalone debut

The book follows 13 year old Dalia as she takes part in a summer road trip to several amusement parks and celebrates found family, first queer crushes and the singular delight of roller coasters.


The Midnight Lie #2 by Marie Rutkoski ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 2 in a duology



The Way Back List by Lily Anderson ?? 2021

(New Adult Contemporary) Standalone

Lily Anderson’s THE WAY BACK LIST, in which a 20-something over-achiever loses her Silicon Valley job, moves home with her parents, and decides to complete her high school bucket list in an effort to find herself, connecting with her small town and former friends along the way.


Noa and Lilah’s Guide to Surviving V-List Fame by Jennet Alexander ?? 2021

(Rom-Com) Standalone debut

Noa Birnbaum has just gotten a job as a makeup assistant on a movie, thanks to her roommate. She’s thrilled when she learns that Lilah Silver will be the star—she’s had a crush on the leading lady for a while. But when she meets Lilah at the studio, Noa is unimpressed – Lilah is distant and shallow, and Noa isn’t in any hurry to get to know her.


Untitled by Rebecca Coffindaffer ?? 2021

(Young Adult Sci-Fi) Book 2 in a duology

A deadly competition for the throne will determine more than just the fate of the empire in this riveting duology, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Aurora Rising, and Three Dark Crowns.


The Heartbreak Bakery by Amy Rose Capetta ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fanatsy) Standalone


The Heartbreak of Corazon Taguibo by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo ?? 2021

(Not sure)

Cory Tagubio is an outcast at her all-girls Catholic high school. In the wake of an accident, Cory grows close to her history teacher, Ms. Holden, but when the crush turns into something more, Cory is shipped off to her half-brother in the Philippines, leaving her to discover how her family and their country have shaped her past and how they might change her future.


Untitled by Alicia Jasinska ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy)


Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan ?? 2021

(Young Adult Fantasy) Book 3 in the Girls of Paper and Fire Series

A synopsis would be too spoilery, but just know that gopaf stans will probably never recover and we’re ready to die for this book already. WREN POV LETS GOOOOO. Sasha and I are prepared to perform multiple sacrifices to get ahold of any arcs (if there are any) of this book heheh.


Forever Is Now by Mariama J Lockington ?? 2021

(Poetry) Standalone

A novel in verse about an agoraphobic teenager who must find a way to boldly step outside herself for the sake of her relationships and community.


Renegade Rule

Renegade Rule by Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein, Sam Beck ?? 2021

(Young Adult Graphic Novel) Standalone

The Manhattan Mist have beaten the odds to land themselves in the national championships for Renegade Rule, one of the hottest virtual reality games in existence. But they’re in for competition fiercer than they ever imagined, and one team member’s entire future could be at stake. Four queer female friends will have to play harder than ever against self-doubt, infighting, romantic distraction, and a slew of other world-class teams if they hope to become champions. 


Violet by Shin Kyung-sook

(No clue what age??) Standalone

VIOLET is about a young woman who works in a flower shop and has been shunned by her female high school lover, which sets her apart from society and the world of Seoul.


Moonlight Mountain by Bright Star Publishing, 2021


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Be sure to check out our dear friend Hsinju’s incredible list of 2021 sapphic indie books!!

Sapphic Books With Disability Rep

Hi everyone!! Today’s post is highlighting some sapphic books that feature disabilities! We always talk about how everyone should be reading diversely, and that INCLUDES reading books with disability rep!! So here are some sapphic ones! As always, please check trigger warnings! – Sasha and Amber ❤


(books marked as sapphic + disability means that there are sapphic characters, plus disabled characters, the sapphic characters aren’t disabled but the rep is still talked about in the book!!)







Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu 

(Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Young Adult) Sapphic Disabled Character

This GORGEOUS graphic novel features Nova Huang, our main character who is hard of hearing and uses a hearing aid! Other rep in this book includes: nblw love interest, lesbian grandmas and a MC of colour!! This story is full of witches, magic, spells and potions!



The Tea Dragon Society (Tea Dragon, #1)





The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

(Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Middle grade) Sapphic + Disability

This book is the most precious graphic novel I think I’ve ever read!! There is endless rep within these books, and in book 1 there is a wheelchair bound character, plus in book 2 there is deaf rep and the whole of the town learnt sign language for them <333 We also follow a sapphic main character of colour, there is also a mlm relationship and a non-binary character in book 2!!



Something to Talk About





Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

(Adult Romance) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book was one of my favourites for the year! It’s about a showrunner and her who assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor. One of the main characters in this book has asthma, we also have a mc of colour and bi and lesbian rep!!



Full Disclosure





Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time. This book follows a Black sapphic teen who has HIV and is super sex-positive and fun!!



Failure to Communicate (Xandri Corelel, #1)





Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby 

(Adult Sci-Fi) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book follows a neurodivergent teen who has worked hard to earn her place as the head of Xeno-Liaisons aboard the first contact ship Carpathia. But her skill at negotiating with alien species is about to be put to the ultimate test. This book has autistm rep, characters of colour and has a bi main character!!



Far From You





Far From You by Tess Sharpe

(Young Adult Mystery/Thriller) Sapphic Disabled Character

It’s been four months since Sophie’s best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. And now she’s out of rehab, and determined to find Mina’s killer, and the person who messed up her life all over again. Sophie is such a bad-ass main character and I wholly fell in love with her. Sophie is bi and struggles with addiction and also has chronic pain!



Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)





Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

(Adult Horror) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book is SCARY!! It follows a new crew who are setting off 7 years after a disaster voyage that nobody survived. This book is about finding killer mermaids?!?! How cool is that??? We follow a bi MC who’s sister was killed on the original voyage and she’s determined to find out what happened. We also have an autistic love interest and deaf twins who use sign language!



Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens





Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp

(Young Adult Anthology) Sapphic Disabled Character

This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today’s teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future. I read this a couple days ago and there are two sapphic stories, all of them are very cute!!



Spellbook of the Lost and Found





Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

(Young Adult Fantasy) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book has bi rep and features a main character who uses a hearing aid and is plus size!! It’s about witches, magic and an ancient spellbook. Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found …



Out of the Blue





Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

(Young adult fantasy) Sapphic Disabled Character

When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived. This book follows two POC main characters, has a f/f relationship and a bi love interest who has cystic fibrosis!



An Unheard Song (Romancing the Page, #3)





An Unheard Song by Laura Ambrose

(Adult romance novella) Sapphic Disabled Character

A story about a bestselling author who, after her second book doesn’t go well, decides to hire an author assistant. An Unheard Song is the third installment of the Romancing the Page series but can be read as a standalone, which features well-rounded, complicated women in the world of writing and publishing. The main character has agoraphobia.



The Labyrinth's Archivist (Broken Cities, #1)





The Labyrinth’s Archivist by Day Al-Mohamed

(Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novella) Sapphic Disabled Character

Azulea has never left her home city, let alone the world. Her city, is at the nexus of many worlds with its very own “Hall of Gates” and her family are the Archivists. They are the mapmakers and the tellers of tales. They capture information on all of the byways, passages and secrets of the Labyrinth. Gifted with a perfect memory, Azulea can recall every story she ever heard from the walkers between worlds. She remembers every trick to opening stubborn gates, and the dangers and delights of hundreds of worlds. But Azulea will never be a part of her family’s legacy. She cannot make the fabled maps of the Archivists because she is blind.



So Lucky





So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

(Adult Literary Fiction) Sapphic Disabled Character

So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith—the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.



I Kissed Alice





I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

Rhodes and Iliana couldn’t be more different, but that’s not why they hate each other. Hyper-gifted artist Rhodes has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts despite a secret bout of creator’s block, while transfer student Iliana tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive work ethic. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce. We have a fat MC and a MC with depression!



Six Goodbyes We Never Said





Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

Candace Ganger’s Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye. Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go. This book’s MC has OCD, we also have a POC main character and bi rep!



Daughter of the Burning City





Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

(Young Adult Fantasy Mystery) Sapphic Disabled Character

Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. This book has an abundance of rep! There is: a demiromantic ace boy, a bi MC who is blind, and lesbian side character!



You Should See Me in a Crown





You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

This is a super fun book about Liz who decides to run for prom queen in order to win the scholarship money so she can afford to go to college. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true? This book is full of POC rep and Liz has anxiety, her brother also has sickle cell disease.



Little & Lion





Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic + Disability

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with.



Queens of Geek





Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself. This book features a bi MC who is Chinese-Australian and a fat MC who has anxiety and autism!



The Nowhere Girls





The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic + Disability

This book has multiple POC main characters, including a lesbian MC and an autistic MC. Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.



Their Troublesome Crush (Kink & Showtunes, #1)





Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West

(Adult Romance Novella) Sapphic Disabled Character

In this queer polyamorous m/f romance novella, two metamours realize they have crushes on each other while planning their shared partner’s birthday party together. Ernest, a Jewish autistic demiromantic queer fat trans man submissive, and Nora, a Jewish disabled queer fat femme cis woman switch, have to contend with an age gap, a desire not to mess up their lovely polyamorous dynamic as metamours, the fact that Ernest has never been attracted to a cis person before, and the reality that they are romantically attracted to each other, all while planning their dominant’s birthday party and trying to do a really good job.



The Priory of the Orange Tree





The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

(Adult High Fantasy) Sapphic + Disability

This book has multiple main characters with disabilities including a character with a prosthetic arm, a character with a prosthetic leg and a character who uses a cane. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.



The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)





The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

(Young Adult Fantasy) Sapphic + Disability

This book features a f/f romance as well as a male side character with a missing limb. Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.








Spellhacker by M.K. England

(Young Adult Fantasy) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book has a non-binary character who is chronically ill. In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive. Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.



The Last True Poets of the Sea





The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic + Disability

The Larkin family isn’t just lucky—they persevere. At least that’s what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn’t drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family. Tall, funny, musical Violet can’t stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life. Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family’s missing piece – the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children.



The Grief Keeper





The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

(Young Adult Contemporary Sci-Fi) Sapphic Disabled Character

The Grief Keeper is a tender tale that explores the heartbreak and consequences of when both love and human beings are branded illegal. With no options remaining when her asylum request gets denied, Marisol jumps at an unusual opportunity to stay in the United States. She’s asked to become a grief keeper, taking the grief of another into her own body to save a life. It’s a risky, experimental study, but if it means Marisol can keep her sister safe, she will risk anything. She just never imagined one of the risks would be falling in love, a love that may even be powerful enough to finally help her face her own crushing grief. The love interest in this book has PTSD and depression.



The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo





The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Adult Historical Fiction) Sapphic Disabled Character

One of our favourites, and it’s guaranteed to make you cry. This book has a sapphic character who develops a disability later on in the book (I can’t say much without spoiling sorry but if you want to know feel free to dm me on twitter or something!!) The novel tells the story of the fictional Old Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo, who at the age of 79 decides to give a final interview to an unknown journalist, Monique Grant.








Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

(Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book is dual-perspective between a mute queer girl and an amputee. Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.








Run by Kody Keplinger

(Young Adult Contemorary) Sapphic + Disability

Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents’ overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter—protect her from what, Agnes isn’t quite sure. Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it’s the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else. This book has a bi girl and a blind MC, both of which are #OwnVoices!!



Ascension (Tangled Axon, #1)





Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

(Adult Sci-Fi) Sapphic Disabled Character

Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he’s a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego . . . and Alana can’t keep her eyes off her. Alana is queer and also has chronic pain and a muscle disease. This book is filled with POC characters and diversity!



As I Descended





As I Descended by Robin Talley

(Young Adult Dark Academia) Sapphic Disabled Character

For this one, there is at least one sapphic character who is disabled! I couldn’t find out what specific disabilities are in this book but based on a couple reviews there are multiple! This is a modern retelling of Macbeth but queer!!



The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James





The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake

(Middle Grade Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a “New Life Plan”: 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time. Her “New Life Plan” seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. When the reemergence of her mother, Sunny begins a journey to becoming the new Sunny St. James.



How It Feels to Float





How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

(Young Adult Contemporary) Sapphic Disabled Character

One of my personal favourites!! Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was six. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface—normal okay regular fine. This book is very heavily focused on mental health! Biz is bisexual and has depression.



The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1)





The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

(Young Adult Fantasy Horror) Sapphic + Disability

Uprooted from the city, Violet doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid. When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes? I’m not sure there’s any more than 2 straight characters in this book, there is an abundance of lgbtq+ rep, and one main character has a missing limb, however, she is straight!



Always Human





Always Human by Ari North

(Young Adult Sci-Fi Graphic Novel) Sapphic Disabled Character

This book is such a soft and adorable read. It’s a webcomic and can be read for free online!! In the near-future, people use technology to give the illusion of all kinds of body modifications—but some people have “Egan’s Syndrome,” a highly sensitive immune system that rejects these “mods” and are unable to use them. Those who are affected maintain a “natural” appearance, reliant on cosmetics and hair dye at most to help them play with their looks. Sunati is attracted to Austen the first time she sees her and is drawn to what she assumes is Austen’s bravery and confidence to live life unmodded. When Sunati learns the truth, she’s still attracted to Austen and asks her on a date. Gradually, their relationship unfolds as they deal with friends, family, and the emotional conflicts that come with every romance. Alos has eating disorder rep, so please check any other tws!!




Thanks for reading!! As always, if you think any of these books shouldn’t be on this list, or the rep is wrong, or the rep is harmful, PLEASE let us know!!!

Sapphic Books by Authors of Colour

Would you look at that?? Another sapphic recommendation post on our blog? Who’d have thought. Anyways, enjoy this super long post with lots of amazing sapphic books by authors of colour!! – Sasha and Amber ❤

(click the photo to go to the goodreads page if you want to check any of these books out!!)


Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.



The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokunda-Hall

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic.



The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

The Good Luck Girls (The Good Luck Girls, #1)

Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis. Five girls embark on a journey to find freedom, justice and revenge – in a world that wants girls like them to have none of those things.



Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land

In a dual narrative novel in verse that brims with both grief and love, award-winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.



We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)

An absolutely gorgeous novel of rebellion and politics that discusses immigration, class and feminism in a powerful way with a stunning, sapphic, rivals-to-lovers romance at its centre. Exciting, important and loveable.



We Didn’t Ask for This by Ali Alsaid

We Didn't Ask for This

Central International School’s annual lock-in is legendary. Bonds are made. Contests are fought. Stories are forged that will be passed down from student to student for years to come. Every year, lock-in night changes lives. This year, it might just change the world.



Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

Tell Me How You Really Feel

Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strong-willed young women falling for each other despite themselves



Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…




Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Cinderella Is Dead

A stunning and original feminist retelling of the original story of Cinderella where a girl must flee her hometown in order to avoid marrying a man when she is in love with her best friend, Erin.



The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?




The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

The Henna Wars

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom-com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses. Jaigirdar’s novel is a gorgeously-written story of coming out, rising above others and falling in love.



You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson is a bright, gorgeous and joyful story of first love and friendship that perfectly blends clichés with uniqueness to create an absolutely wonderful and effervescent book.



The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)

Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.




The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

The Grief Keeper

This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom. A powerful story of grief, immigration, mental health and newfound relationships.



The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Deathless Girls

This book tells the story of Lil, a traveller girl and one of a half, and her twin Kizzy when they’re kidnapped from their traveller settling and sold as servants to the local lord. This book is gorgeously gothic and dark without being too bloody or horror-like. 



Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.




Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Really Feel by Sara Farizan

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would.



The Stars and Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both




Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Full Disclosure

In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time.



The Deep by Rivers Soloman

The Deep

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping.



The Weight of Stars by K. Ancrum

The Weight of the Stars

In K. Ancrum’s signature poetic style, this slow-burn romance will have you savoring every page. Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .



Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Temaki

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

A graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.




Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion

As she settles into her old life after coming home from boarding school, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When his disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.



It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

It's Not Like It's a Secret

Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated. 



Ghost Girl in the Corner by Daniel José Older

Ghost Girl in the Corner (Shadowshaper, #1.5)

Set between the New York Times-bestselling Shadowshaper and its upcoming sequel Shadowhouse Fall, this beautiful novella of mystery, love and loss will draw you deep into Daniel José Older’s magical Brooklyn.



Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Wild Beauty

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.



The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, #1)

In an empire controlled by bone shard magic, Lin, the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her magic and her place on the throne. The Bone Shard Daughter marks the debut of a major new voice in epic fantasy.  



Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence

Eight Pieces of Silva

From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?



The Rise of Kyoshi by F. C. Yee

The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1)

The first of two novels based on Kyoshi, The Rise of Kyoshi maps her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice who is still feared and admired centuries after she became the Avatar. 



Becoming Dinah by Kit De Waal

Becoming Dinah

A YA coming-of-age road trip novel about obsession, self-discovery, female power, and the people we meet along the way – by Costa Award shortlisted author Kit de Waal. The perfect read for anyone who’s ever wondered where they came from and where they might be going next.



Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy–so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.



Ash by Malinda Lo


Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.



Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Each of Us a Desert

From the award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life.



Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.



War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

War Girls (War Girls, #1)

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.




Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Legendborn (Legendborn, #1)

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.



Hurricane Child by Kherynn Callender

Hurricane Child

Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She’s hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won’t stop following her, and — worst of all — Caroline’s mother left home one day and never came back.



Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia

Miss Meteor

There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history. But that’s not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or why her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her.



Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.



Lobizona by Romina Garber

Lobizona (Wolves of No World, #1)

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.



Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad, #1)

Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain.



Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger


Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not.



A Court of Lions by Somalia Daud

Court of Lions (Mirage, #2)

Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire? After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess’s body double, has been forced into complete isolation.



Kings, Queens and In-betweens by Tanya Boteju

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.



This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow

This Is What It Feels Like

It doesn’t matter what the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is this year. Who cares that’s it’s fifteen grand? Who cares about a gig opening for one of the greatest bands to ever play this town? Not Dia, that’s for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn’t got a shot at winning Sun City. Because ever since Hanna’s drinking took over her life, Dia and Jules haven’t been in it. 



Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo she can’t trust, but who may be Alex’s only chance at saving her family.



Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)

Raised among the ruins of a conquered mountain nation, Maren dreams only of sharing a quiet life with her girlfriend Kaia—until the day Kaia is abducted by the Aurati, prophetic agents of the emperor, and forced to join their ranks.



The True Queen by Zen Cho

The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal, #2)

In the follow-up to the “delightful” Regency fantasy novel Sorcerer to the Crown, a young woman with no memories of her past finds herself embroiled in dangerous politics in England and the land of the fae.



Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon


Her sister’s bachelorette party is the highlight of a miserable year for Alexis Chambers, but once her bridesmaid’s dress is packed away, she’s back to coping with her life as a once popular athlete and violinist turned loner and the focus of her parents’ disappointment. She isn’t expecting much from her freshman year of college until she finds herself sharing a class with Treasure, the gorgeous stripper from her sister’s party.



Burning Roses by S. Huang

Burning Roses

When Rosa and Hou Yi the Archer join forces to stop the deadly sunbirds from ravaging the countryside, their quest will take the two women, now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, into a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality.



Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera

Mangos and Mistletoe

Kiskeya left the Dominican Republic with a lot to prove. As a pastry chef on the come up, when she arrives in Scotland, she has one goal in mind: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. Winning is her opportunity to prove to her family, former boss, and most importantly herself, that she can make it in the culinary world. Kiskeya will stop at nothing to win, that is, if she can keep her eyes on the prize and off her infuriating teammate’s perfect lips.



I’ll Be The One by Lyla Lee

I'll Be the One

The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity.




Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

Every Body Looking (Ada, #1)

Candice Iloh’s book tells the story of Ada–daughter of an immigrant father and an African American mother–and her struggle to find a place for herself in America and in her own family.



In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

In the Vanishers’ Palace

In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land… A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village’s debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference.



A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney

A Blade So Black (Nightmare-Verse, #1)

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.



You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

You Exist Too Much

A “provocative and seductive debut” of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she endeavors to lead an authentic life.