LIST: 2020 lgbtq+ ya releases

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Happy pride month, lovelies!! I’m carrying on last year’s tradition of compiling all the YA LGBTQ+ releases of the year, which was alternately fulfilling and infuriating. It’s a long list! I always decide to do all the research when I should be working on homework, but whatever, it’s done!

To celebrate Pride 2020 amidst this pandemic, here’s a list of all the LGBTQ+ YA releases in 2020! I’ll spare you the counting and tell you that there’s 130+ books on this list, which is amazing. Also I tried to make this list as thorough as I possibly could!

Much of this list was compiled by Charlotte, who co-runs readsrainbow (a blog dedicated to LGBT media), with Anna. Please go give them a follow! They host monthly book clubs dedicated to LGBT books in addition to reviewing and recommending so many LGBT titles. LGBTQ Reads (run by Dahlia Adler) is another great resource if you’re looking for more books to read as well.

As always, I am only human and I make mistakes. If you see any mistakes here, please let me know, and I’ll amend it as soon as I can! I tried to note representation as specific as possible, but I haven’t read much of this list and it was difficult to glean specific rep from reviews sometimes. Let me know if there’s something on-page that’s not noted here! Also, there are trigger and content warnings for many of these books that I haven’t noted, so please be aware of that.

Also, if you’re going to buy anything off this list, might I suggest buying from a Black-owned bookstore?

KEY

organized by release date then alphabetical
*** = written by an author of color
🌈 = romance

GENRES

🎈 = contemporary
🧡 = horror
✨ = fantasy
🌿 = historical
📚 = anthology
🌃 = science fiction
🌺 = historical fantasy
🔍 = mystery

TABLE OF CONTENTS

JANUARY
january
book:rep:ownvoices for:
The Storm of Life (The Brilliant Death #2) by Amy Rose Capetta
queer genderfluid protagonist, genderfluid main character/love interest
🌈 genderfluid/genderfluid
queer rep
19 Love Songs by David Levithan
🎈 📚
gay protagonist, gay trans protagonist
🌈 m/m
gay rep
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim ***
bisexual protagonist, asexual side character, lesbian side characters, trans side charactersauthor of Indian descent
We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding
(read my review here)
🎈
bisexual protagonist, lesbian love interest
🌈 f/f
bisexual rep
Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward
🔍
bisexual protagonist
City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery #2) by Django Wexler
bisexual protagonist, lgbtq+ side characters
🌈 f/f
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore ***
🌺
queer Latinx characters, trans boy protagonistqueer rep, Latinx rep, trans rep
Spellhacker by M.K. England
(read my review here)
queer protagonist, nonbinary love interest, bisexual side character
🌈 f/nb
queer rep, nonbinary rep
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera ***
gay Puerto Rican protagonists, LGBTQ+ cast
🌈 side f/f
gay rep, Puerto Rican rep
The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3) by Maureen Johnson
(read my review here)
🔍
nonbinary side character
🌈 side f/nb
Diamond City by Francesca Flores ***
bisexual Latinx-coded protagonistbisexual rep, Latinx rep
Blood Sport by Tash McAdam
🎈
trans boy protagonisttrans rep, queer author
Blood Countess by Lana Popović
🌺
wlw protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
FEBRUARY
february
book:rep:ownvoices for:
You and Me and Misery by Rayel Louis-Charles
(cw: bulimia, parental abuse)
🎈
lesbian protagonist
The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray
🌺
Black protagonist and main character, asexual lesbian Chinese-American protagonist, Jewish-American protagonist, gay main character
🌈 f/f
The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
🌃
demisexual protagonist, lesbian side character, gay side character
🌈 f/m
Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans
nonbinary protagonist, trans main characternonbinary rep
Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland ***
🌺
Black bisexual protagonist, asexual protagonistBlack rep
Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
biromantic asexual protagonist, wlw love interest, trans side character
🌈 f/f
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
🎈
mlm protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
mlm rep
Wranglestone by Darren Charlton
🌃
gay protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
gay rep
Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper #3) by Alice Oseman
🎈 graphic novel
gay protagonist, bisexual protagonist
🌈 m/m
Heart of Flames (Crown of Feathers #2) by Nicki Pau Preto
pansexual protagonist, mlm side characters
🌈 side m/m
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal
(read my review here)
wlw protagonist, non-binary and trans characters
🌈 f/m
History of Magic (Ember Academy for Young Witches #2) by L.C. Mawson
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow ***
🌃
Black biromantic demisexual protagonist, nonbinary side characterBlack rep
We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire #2) by Tehlor Kay Mejia ***
🌃
Latinx lesbian protagonist, Latinx wlw protagonist
🌈 f/f
wlw rep, Latinx rep
MARCH
march
book:rep:ownvoices for:
The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett
(read my review here)
wlw protagonist and love interest, nonbinary side characters
🌈 f/f
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco ***
(read my review here)
Filipino protagonist and side characters, gay main character, nonbinary Chinese main character, Japanese main characterFilipino rep, nonbinary rep
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
🌺
biracial (Persian, white) protagonist, bisexual protagonist, lesbian genderfluid main character, gay main characters
🌈 f/f, m/m
All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins
🎈
bisexual protagonist, biracial side characters, Indian side character
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
adopted wlw protagonist, wlw Afghani protagonist, Muslim main character, wlw main character and side character
🌈 f/f
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales ***
(read my review here)
🎈
gay protagonist, bisexual Venezuelan-American love interest, bisexual side character, fat Black side character with PCOS
🌈 m/m
Venezuelan-American rep
Havenfall by Sara Holland
bisexual protagonist, gay side charactersbisexual rep
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer
bisexual protagonist with somatic OCD, queer love interest
🌈 f/f
The First 7 by Laura Pohl
🌃
aromantic bisexual Latinx protagonistLGBTQ+ author
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
(read my review here)
ownvoices wlw protagonist, lesbian love interest
🌈 f/f
wlw rep
Hello Now by Jenny Valentine
nonbinary protagonist
🌈 nb/m
The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven
🎈
bisexual protagonist, side mlm characters
🌈 side m/m
I’ll See You Again by Chris Bedell
🎈
bisexual protagonist, mlm love interest
🌈 m/m
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell ***
✨ 📚
Black nonbinary protagonists, Black gender-nonconforming protagonists, Black wlw protagonistsBlack rep
Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery
(cw: bullying, homophobia, outing)
🎈
gay protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Queerleaders by M.B. Guel
(cw: outing)
🎈
🌈 f/f
The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) by Victoria Lee
(read my review here)
(tw: sexual assault and child abuse, domestic violence, references to suicide, and depections of eating disorders and substance abuse)
🌃
bisexual Jewish-Mexican protagonist, gay protagonist, lesbian side characters
🌈 m/m
bisexual rep; agender author
We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul
(cw: homophobia, lesbophobic slurs, child abuse, outing)
🎈
lesbian protagonist
The Mixtape to My Life by Jake Martinez ***
🎈
gay Mexican-American protagonist, mlm Latinx love interest
🌈 m/m
Mexican-American rep
We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia ***
🎈
questioning Indian-American protagonist, Asian-American mlm side character
🌈 m/m
Indian rep; trans author
Look by Zan Romanoff
🎈
bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Music from Another World by Robin Talley
🌿
lesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonist, gay side character
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep
APRIL
april
book:rep:ownvoices for:
Crown of Smoke (Shadowscent #2) by P.M. Freestone
bisexual protagonist
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown
(cw: outing, verbal abuse, suicide, self-harm)
🔍
lesbian protagonist, biracial (Black, white) bisexual love interest with depression/anxiety/PTSD, Black gay side character, bisexual side character, East Asian side character
🌈 f/f
Sword in the Stars (Once & Future #2) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
pansexual protagonist, gay protagonist
🌈 f/f
agender author, trans author
The Stone of Sorrow by Brooke Carter
nonbinary character, wlw side characters
🌈 side f/f
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
(read my review here)
🎈
Jewish-American protagonist, love interest, and side characters; questioning side characterJewish rep
Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert
(cw: sexual abuse)
🎈
queer bigender Russian-Jewish protagonistbigender rep, queer rep, Russian-Jewish rep, agnostic rep, mental health rep
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
🌃
mlm protagonists
🌈 m/m
Sugar Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
🎈
Jewish lesbian protagonist, Latina lesbian love interest
🌈 f/f
Jewish rep
Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook
(cw: outing, conversion therapy)
🎈
gay protagonistgay rep
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
(read my review here)
(cw: anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, past suicide attempt)
🎈
bisexual/pansexual protagonist, bisexual protagonist with anxiety, Black lesbian side character, adopted Korean-American side character, bisexual side character, Latinx gay side character
🌈 f/m, side f/f
The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray #2) by Christine Lynn Herman
bisexual protagonistsbisexual rep
Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen
(read my review here)
🎈
lesbian protagonist, gay side character, bisexual Panamanian side character, gay black side character, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f, side m/m and f/f
lesbian rep
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson ***
(memoir)
queer Black narratorBlack rep, queer rep
MAY
may
book:rep:ownvoices for:
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo ***
🎈 poetry
lesbian Dominican-American protagonist, Black lesbian love interest, Dominican protagonist and characters
🌈 f/f
Dominican-American rep
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender ***
🎈
queer Black demiboy protagonist, queer biracial (Black, Bengali) love interest, Afro-Latinx side character
🌈 demiboy/m
trans rep, Black rep
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest, mlm side characters
🌈 f/f, side m/m
bisexual rep
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
(read my review here)
🎈
biracial (Indian, Russian) love interest, bisexual Black side character, trans girl side character, nonbinary side character
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall ***
(read my review here)
queer Japanese-coded protagonist, Black genderfluid protagonist
🌈 f/genderfluid
queer rep, Japanese rep
The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen
🎈
bisexual Jewish-American protagonist, lesbian protagonist, Jewish-American protagonist with juvenile arthritis, Muslim Indian-American protagonist
🌈 f/f
Jewish rep
House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
lesbian protagonist
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
gay protagonist and love interests
🌈 m/m
gay rep
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar ***
(read my review here)
(cw: outing, homophobia, racism, cultural appropriation)
🎈
lesbian Bengali protagonist, bisexual biracial (Afro-Brazilian, Irish) love interest
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep, Bengali rep
The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert
🌿
bisexual protagonist, gay side character, lesbian side character
The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
queer protagonist, nonbinary main character, gay side characternonbinary rep
Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson
🎈
mlm protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
This Coven Won’t Break (These Witches Don’t Burn #2) by Isabel Sterling
lesbian protagonist, bisexual love interest
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep
Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Why
🎈
gay protagonists
🌈 m/m
gay rep
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta ***
🎈 poetry
gay biracial (Black, white) protagonistgay rep, biracial (Black, white) rep
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
🎈
trans boy protagonist
🌈 m/f
trans rep
Out Now: Queer We Go Again! edited by Saundra Mitchell
🎈 📚
LGBTQ+ protagonistsLGBTQ+ authors
Camp by L.C. Rosen
🎈
gay protagonist, mlm love interest, lesbian side character, aromantic asexual side character, asexual lesbian side character, LGBTQ+ cast
🌈 m/m
gay rep
Wonderland by Juno Dawson
trans girl protagonisttrans rep
Hideous Beauty by William Hussey
(tw: rape)
🎈
gay protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
gay rep
JUNE
june
book:rep:ownvoices for:
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran
(read my review here)
lesbian protagonist, demisexual lesbian love interest, gay side character, bisexual side characters
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson ***
(cw: anxiety, outing, homophobia)
🎈
Black bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Black rep, bisexual rep
Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha ***
🎈
gay Brazilian protagonists
🌈 m/m
gay rep, Brazilian rep
You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider
🎈
bisexual protagonist, wlw Chinese-American love interest
🌈 f/f
bisexual rep
If We Were Us by K.L. Walther
🎈
gay protagonist, gay Japanese-American love interest
🌈 m/m
Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green
🎈
gay protagonists
🌈 m/m
gay rep
Short Stuff edited by Alysia Constantine
🎈 ✨ 📚
gay protagonists, wlw protagonists, lesbian protagonist, bisexual love interestmlm authors, wlw authors
You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez and illustrated by Julie Maroh ***
🎈 graphic novel
gay protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
(read my review here)
🎈
lesbian protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep
The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell
lesbian protagonist, wlw love interest, bisexual protagonist, nonbinary love interest, bisexual side characters
🌈 f/f, f/nb
bisexual rep
I’ll Be the One by Lyra Lee ***
(read my review here)
🎈
plus-sized bisexual Korean-American protagonist, bisexual Korean love interest, lesbian side characters
🌈 f/m
bisexual rep, Korean-American rep
I Will Be Okay by Bill Elenbark
🎈
gay protagonists
🌈 m/m
Night Owls and Summer Skies by Rebecca Sullivan
🎈
lesbian protagonist with depression and PTSD, pansexual love interest
🌈 f/f
JULY
july
book:rep:ownvoices for:
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust ***
Persian-inspired world and characters, bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Persian rep, wlw rep
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron ***
(cw: domestic abuse, misogyny, implied homophobic violence)
Black lesbian protagonist, love interest, and side character
🌈 f/f
Black rep, wlw rep
Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
fat queer protagonistfat rep; bisexual author
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
(read my review here)
(cw: emotional abuse by a parent, body horror, full list)
🧡
lesbian protagonistqueer author
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte
🔍
bisexual protagonist, Chinese-American side character, Black side characters
🌈 f/m
bisexual rep
Loveless by Alice Oseman
🎈
aromantic asexual protagonist
The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
gay protagonist with ADHD, bisexual love interest, lesbian side characters
🌈 m/m
gay rep
The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig
gay protagonist, pansexual love interest, lesbian side characters
🌈 m/m, side f/f
gay rep
More than Maybe by Erin Hahn
(read my review here)
🎈
gay side characters
🌈 side m/m
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
bisexual protagonist, lesbian side characters
🌈 f/m
The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels #2) by F.C. Yee
bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter
🎈
plus-sized wlw protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birchlesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonist
🌈 f/f
wlw rep
The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow #2) by Margaret Owen
pansexual love interest, gay side character
🌈 f/m
The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich
🎈
ownvoices gay protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
gay rep
AUGUST
august
book:rep:ownvoices for:
Court of Lions (Mirage #2) by Somaiya Daud ***
(read my review here)
Moroccan-inspired world and characters; wlw main character and love interest
🌈 f/f
Moroccan rep
Lobizona by Romina Garber ***
Argentinian-American protagonist, wlw side characters
🌈 side f/f
Argentian-American rep
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
bisexual rep
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence ***
🔍
lesbian protagonist
Boy Queen by George Lester
🎈
gay protagonist
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
🎈
bisexual protagonist, lesbian protagonist, trans protagonist, asexual protagonist
Darius the Great Deserves Better (Darius the Great #2) by Adib Khorram ***
🎈
gay biracial (Iranian, white)  protagonist with depression, gay love interest
🌈 m/m
gay rep, Iranian-American rep
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger and illustrated by Rovina Cai ***
asexual Lipan Apache protagonistasexual rep, Lipan Apache rep
Ironspark by C.M. McGuire
bisexual protagonist and love interest, asexual side character
🌈 f/f
bisexual rep
SEPTEMBER
september
book:rep:ownvoices for:
The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses #2) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu ***
bisexual biracial (Malaysian, white) protagonist, gay protagonist
🌈 m/m
Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos
🔍
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Sound Check by Jennifer Fenn
🎈
deaf mlm protagonist, mlm love interest
🌈 m/m
Queen of Volts (The Shadow Game #3) by Amanda Foody
Black bisexual protagonist
The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg
(cw: suicide)
🎈
gay protagonistgay rep
Gold Wings Rising (Skybound #3) by Alex London
gay protagonists, aromantic side character
🌈 m/m
gay rep
As the Shadow Rises (The Age of Darkness #2) by Katy Rose Pool
(read my review here)
gay protagonist, bisexual protagonist
🌈 m/m
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ***
(cw: misgendering, depictions of gender dysphoria)
gay Latinx trans boy protagonist, Latinx mlm love interest
🌈 m/m
trans rep, Latinx rep, gay rep
Iron Heart (Crier’s War #2) by Nina Varela
(read my review here)
lesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonist
🌈 f/f
wlw rep
Night Shine by Tessa Gratton
genderqueer protaognist, queer protagonists
The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters ***
🎈
Black gay protagonist, gay love interest
🌈 m/m
gay rep, Black rep
The Ninth Life by Taylor Brooke
bisexual/pansexual nonbinary protagonistnonbinary rep
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
lesbian protagonist, bisexual Chinese-American main character, wlw Black main character, wlw love interest, mlm side characters
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn ***
(read my review here)
Black protagonist, bisexual main character, lesbian Taiwanese-American side character, gay side character, nonbinary side character, bisexual side character, wlw side characterBlack rep
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis
🌃
questioning asexual lesbian protagonist with anxietyanxiety rep; bisexual author
Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour
🎈
lesbian author
Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
🔍
nonbinary protagonist, trans boy protagonistnonbinary rep
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro ***
wlw Latinx protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Latinx rep; queer author
Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass
(cw: conversion therapy, homophobia, suicide, physical abuse, mental abuse)
🎈
gay protagonist and side charactersgay rep
Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall
🎈
bisexual protagonist, queer love interest, asexual side character, queer and bisexual side characters
🌈 f/f
bisexual rep; nonbinary author
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi ***
🎈
gay Muslim Iranian-American protagonistgay rep, Muslim rep, Iranian-American rep
The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi ***
(read my review here)
🌺
biracial (Algerian, French) protagonist, bisexual biracial (Filipino (ownvoices), Spanish) protagonist, ownvoices Indian (Tamil) protagonist, Jewish protagonist, mlm biracial (Haitian, French) main character
🌈 m/m
Filipino rep, Indian rep
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker ***
✨ 📚
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
wlw rep (Victoria Schwab)
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh ***
🎈 poetry
queer Nigerian-American protagonistNigerian-American rep
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen
🎈
bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore ***
pansexual Mexican-American protagonist, Mexican-American protagonist, trans boy love interestMexican-American rep, queer rep, trans rep
Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan and illustrated by Johanna the Mad
🌃
mlm protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
(read my review here)
🌃
pansexual protagonist, demisexual love interest, lesbian side characters, asexual side characters, nonbinary side charactersgray asexual author
Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos
🎈
genderfluid protagonist (she/her pronouns), nonbinary love interest
🌈 genderfluid/nonbinary
A Neon Darkness (The Bright Sessions #2) by Lauren Shippen
mlm protagonist and love interest
🌈 m/m
OCTOBER
october
book:rep:ownvoices for:
The Camino Club by Kevin Craig
🎈
gay protagonist and love interest, lesbian side character
🌈 m/m
Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke
🔍
queer protagonist, lesbian love interest
🌈 f/f
queer rep
I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan
🔍
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
The Shadow Mission (The Athena Protocol #2) by Shamim Sarif ***
🔍
lesbian protagonist
Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions about Small-Town America edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
🎈 📚
gay Mexican-American protagonist, Puerto Rican protagonist, wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald
(read my review here)
lesbian protagonist, wlw love interest, gay side character
🌈 f/f
Lightbringer (Empirium #3) by Claire Legrand
bisexual protagonist
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen ***
🎈 graphic novel
gay Vietnamese-American protagonistgay rep, Vietnamese-American rep
The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith
🌺
LGBT cast
Storm the Earth (Shatter the Sky #2) by Rebecca Kim Wells ***
Asian-coded bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
🌈 f/f
Asian rep, bisexual rep
NOVEMBER
november
book:rep:ownvoices for:
From Darkness by Kate Hazel Hall
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky
🎈
trans girl protagonist, gay love interesttrans rep
The Ever Cruel Kingdom (The Never Tilting World #2) by Rin Chupeco ***
lesbian Chinese-coded protagonist, lesbian protagonist
🌈 f/f
nonbinary Filipino author
Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins ***
🎈
fat, gay Brazilian protagonist, gay love interestgay rep, Brazilian rep
Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher
🔍
queer protagonist
Master of One by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
queer and trans characters
🌈 m/m
trans rep
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong ***
(read my review here)
🌺
Chinese protagonist and characters, Chinese trans girl main character, gay main character, Korean main characterChinese rep
Ruinsong by Julia Ember
wlw protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
wlw rep
DECEMBER
december
book:rep:ownvoices for:
The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley
🎈
wlw protagonistwlw rep
A Miracle of Roses by Diana Pinguicha
Portuguese-inspired world and characters, lesbian protagonist and love interest
🌈 f/f
lesbian rep, Portuguese rep
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley
🎈
LGBTQ+ castlesbian rep

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