Discover a collection of captivating LGBT fantasy books for readers of all ages, transporting you into enchanting worlds filled with magic and love.
Journey through Magical Realms
Embark on extraordinary adventures across universes both real and imagined, as these remarkable gay fantasy books whisk you away to remote islands and reimagined cities. Delve into the compelling stories of characters who undergo breathtaking transformations and find their true selves.
While many of these spellbinding tales are intended for adult readers, you’ll also find an array of popular and lesser-known LGBT YA fantasy books, featuring captivating vampires and extraordinary wizards.
A Diverse Range of Magical Experiences
This selection of LGBT fantasy novels covers a wide range of genres, from sci-fi to the paranormal, and even includes devour-worthy graphic novels. No matter your taste, there’s something here to captivate your imagination and leave you yearning for more.
Let’s dive into the world of queer fantasy literature with a few of the best recommendations. Remember, your personal favorite LGBT fantasy book is just as important, so share it with us in the comments below!
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
A Transcendent Journey of Love and Mystery
Are you seeking a queer fantasy book brimming with spirits, love, and mystery? Enter the immersive world of Yadriel’s Latinx household, where strict, traditional gender roles define the Brujo and Bruja magic. However, Yadriel, who has recently come out as trans, finds himself marginalized.
Determined to prove himself, Yadriel enlists his best friend Maritza in a secret ghost summoning. When he accidentally summons the ghost of Julian, a young boy recently murdered, Yadriel’s world is forever changed. This compelling LGBT YA fantasy book explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the power of connection.
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
A Politically Charged Adventure
Immerse yourself in a world where politics and magic intertwine. In a country conquered by the Razanei, Gyen Jebi, a moderately talented artist, unexpectedly finds themselves working for the Ministry of Armour. There, they discover the dark reality of the armored automatons that patrol the city.
This politically-charged gay fantasy novel confronts themes of oppression and resistance. With a well-imagined society and fantastical creativity, Phoenix Extravagant is a must-read for fans of dragons.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
A Monster-Themed Novel for Teens and Tweens
For fans of monster-themed novels, Pet is a queer fantasy book that takes place in Lucille, an alternate modern-day United States. Jam, a Black, trans high-schooler, accidentally summons a being known as Pet. Pet’s arrival disrupts the facade of a perfect society, prompting Jam to question everything she’s been taught.
Akwaeke Emezi’s LGBT fantasy book is a gripping exploration of fear, truth, and resilience. Pet also offers an exceptional audiobook experience.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
An Enchanting Tale of Love and Acceptance
Step into a world where orphanages are run by the Department in Charge of Magical Youth and Linus Baker, a by-the-book inspector, finds himself on an extraordinary assignment. Sent to assess the conditions and caretaker of an orphanage on Marsyas Island, Linus’s life takes an unexpected turn.
T.J. Klune’s gay fantasy novel is a heartwarming story of found family, acceptance, and extraordinary friendships. If you enjoy this enchanting tale, be sure to explore Klune’s other LGBT fantasy books, including Under the Whispering Door.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
A Unique Blend of Mystery and Fantasy
Prepare for a thrilling adventure with Gideon Nav, a servant of the Ninth House, bound to a life of servitude on a desolate planet. When Gideon is unexpectedly thrust into a competition involving all nine Houses and paired with her nemesis, Harrow, she must adapt to the treacherous world of high society etiquette.
Tamsyn Muir’s LGBT fantasy novel combines elements of mystery, romance, and the supernatural, taking readers on a dark and exhilarating journey.
Uncover More LGBT Fantasy Books
This diverse lineup of LGBT fantasy novels promises to transport you to extraordinary realms and captivate your imagination. Whether you’re a fan of witches, werewolves, or vampiric tales, there’s a book on this list that will leave you spellbound.
To continue your journey through the best LGBT fantasy books, explore these titles available from Ratingperson:
- Ash by Malindo Lo
- This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Girls Of Paper And Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
- Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
- A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell
- In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
- The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl
- The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
- Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman
- The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
- In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu
- Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
- Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
Embark on a reading adventure with these remarkable LGBT fantasy books, and let your imagination soar.
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