Spec Fic by Protags

  • In some cases, the category listed denotes major characters who are not the MC; the point here is really more the world at large.
  • Books are listed by series rather than by title where main characters are consistent.
  • Books highlighted in purple have main characters of color.

Aliens

Angels

  • Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron (f/f)
  • Rom and Yuli by Amara Lynn (m/nb)

Assassins

YA

Adult

Demons

  • Rom and Yuli by Amara Lynn (m/nb)
  • Unbroken by Brooklyn Ray (m/m)
  • *Demon in the Whitelands by Nikki Richard (m/i+gnc)

Detectives/PIs

Dragons

Note: This includes any book in which dragons (including dragonfolk and shifters) play a significant role in the world, even if they’re not POV characters.

YA

Adult

Druids

Elves

Fae/Fairies

YA

Adult

Falconers

Ghosts

  • Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist
  • *Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Gods/Goddesses

Golems

  • Hearts Alight by Elliot Cooper
  • *This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria

Hackers

  • Spellhacker by M.K. England
  • “A Drop of Stolen Ink” by Emily Lloyd-Jones in His  Hideous Heart

Harpies

Knights

Female

Mages/Magicians

Merfolk

Monsters

Necromancers

YA

Adult

Nymphs and Dryads

Pilots

Pirates (Space)

Pirates (Water)

Royalty

YA

Adult

Selkies

Shapeshifters (incl. Werewolves)

Female Protags

Male Protags

Non-Binary Protags

Sirens

Sorcerers

Spies

Succubus

Superheroes

Female

Male

Thieves

Time Travelers

Treasure Hunters

Vampires

Female

Male

Vikings and Valkyries

Warriors

Witches (incl. Brujxs and Stregas)

MG

  • *Snapdragons by Kat Leyh
  • The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag (MG)

YA

Adult

Zombies

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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