FAQ About YA Fantasy Books

YA Fantasy Books
9 months ago | gizem

Can you recommend some YA Fantasy books with LGBTQ+ characters?

Certainly! Representation of LGBTQ+ characters in YA Fantasy is essential for promoting inclusivity and providing diverse perspectives. Here are some YA Fantasy books that feature LGBTQ+ characters:

  • "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller: This book reimagines the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus from Greek mythology, portraying a powerful love story.
  • "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas: A trans boy named Yadriel sets out to prove his gender by summoning the ghost of a classmate, leading to unexpected consequences.
  • "Girls of Paper and Fire" by Natasha Ngan: Lei, a human girl, is chosen to be one of the Paper Girls, concubines of the demon king, and forms a forbidden romance with another Paper Girl.
  • "The Brilliant Death" by Amy Rose Capetta: In a world of powerful mafia families, Teo discovers she has the power to transform into anything she wants and falls in love with a shape-shifting strega.
  • "The Black Veins" by Ashia Monet: A diverse group of magical beings embarks on a quest to save magical creatures and discovers hidden truths about themselves and each other.
  • "The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps" by Kai Ashante Wilson: This novella features a romantic relationship between a demigod and a caravan guard on a perilous journey.
  • "Crier's War" by Nina Varela: Ayla, a human servant, and Crier, a Made monarch, form an unlikely bond and must navigate a world of political intrigue and rebellion.
  • "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks: This book follows a diverse cast of characters, including lesbian and bisexual protagonists, in a fantasy world torn by war.
  • "The Priory of the Orange Tree" by Samantha Shannon: This epic fantasy features multiple LGBTQ+ characters, including a lesbian dragon rider and her mage companion.
  • "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell: This novel is a humorous and romantic take on the "Chosen One" trope, featuring Simon and Baz, two boys at a magical school who are enemies turned lovers.