Queer YA Books I Recently Read and Loved

Happy Pride month everyone!

While you can read queer books at any time of the year, I know a lot of people love to scream recommendations during Pride month. While I don’t wait or save books to recommend just during June, I did want to make a list of some queer YA books I’ve recently read, reviewed, and loved! Because recently, there’s been a lot.

I will put a label with the representation in this book. I tried to stick with books that have queer main characters (MC) or prominent characters. I have also linked my review if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts or finding out more about the book!


Bisexual MC

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Down Come the Night by Allison Saft
Published: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 400
Rating: starstarstarstar.5
Goodreads

My review linked here


MLM romance; FLF romance; queer MCs (multiple POV)

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A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth ***(a lot of CW/TW, please do your research)
Published: February 23, 2021
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 512
Rating: starstarstarstar.5
Goodreads

My review linked here


FLF romance; queer MCs

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Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
Published: March 9, 2021
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 368
Rating: starstarstarstar.5
Goodreads

My review linked here


Asexual MC; MLM romance (side character)

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This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Published: February 2, 2021
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384
Rating: starstarstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


MLM romance; gay MC

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In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
Published: April 20, 2021
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 320
Rating: starstarstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


FLF romance; lesbian MC

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These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Published: April 20, 2021
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 496
Rating: starstarstarstar.5
Goodreads

My review linked here


FLF romance; lesbian MC; queer MC 

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Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson
Published: June 8, 2021
Publisher: Dial Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 416
Rating: starstarstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


Bisexual MC; FLF romance

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Better Together by Christine Riccio ***(this one is less of a favorite and more just “okay”)
Published: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 448
Rating: starstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


Bisexual MC; FLF romance

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Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
Published: May 11, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Romance
Pages: 272
Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


FLF romance, queer MC

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You Have a Match by Emma Lord
Published: January 12, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Rating: starstarstarstar
Goodreads

My review linked here


I didn’t mean to group books by their genre, but I guess that’s just kind of what happened. But now it’s easier to find a book you want to read, if you’re in the mood for a certain genre! Though I did notice it was hard to find some genres, like thrillers or historical fiction, that I recently read. And I’m unfortunately missing a lot of representation in this list too. Since this was based on what I’ve recently read, I didn’t go past 2021, but I have lots of books on my TBR that I’m hoping to get to soon, so maybe I’ll make another post like this in a few months! Let me know if you’re interested in that!

Please be sure to check out other lists from other queer bloggers! There are so many books I haven’t read that they are screaming about and you should definitely check them out!

And if you have any suggestions or recommendations for queer books, especially thrillers, historical fiction, or science fiction, leave a comment below! 

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