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 inhabitants of that world
  • 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

Assassins

YA

Adult

Demons

  • Deadline by Stephanie Ahn – L
  • 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 and Ghost Hunters

Gods/Goddesses

Golems

Hackers

Harpies

Knights

Female

Mages/Magicians/Magic Users

YA

Merfolk

Monsters

Necromancers

YA

Adult

Nymphs and Dryads

Orcs

Pilots

Pirates (Space)

Pirates (Water)

Royalty

YA

Adult

Selkies

Shapeshifters (incl. Werewolves)

Female Protags

Male Protags

Non-Binary Protags

Sirens

Soldiers

Sorcerers

Spies

Succubus

Superheroes

Female

Male

Thieves

Time Travelers

Treasure Hunters

Vampires

Female

Male

Vikings and Valkyries

Warriors

Witches (incl. Brujxs and Stregas)

MG

YA

Adult

Zombies and Zombie Hunters

YA

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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