Spec Fic by Protags

  • Books are listed by series name where applicable.
  • Books highlighted in purple have main characters of color.
  • * denotes upcoming titles

AI

Aliens

Angels

Assassins

YA

Adult

Astronauts

Automatons and/or Robots

  • The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz – A
  • Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Bodyguards

Criminals

These include thieves, mercenaries, and other petty criminals.

Demons

  • Deadline by Stephanie Ahn – L
  • Rom and Yuli by Amara Lynn (m/nb)
  • The Demon Equilibrium by Cathy Pegau (f/f)
  • Demon in the Whitelands by Nikki Richard (m/i+gnc)
  • The Demon Next Door by Chace Verity (bi m/f PNR)

Detectives/PIs

Djinn

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

Dybbuks

  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Elves

Fae/Fairies

YA

Adult

Falconers

Ghosts and Ghost Hunters

Gods/Goddesses

Golems

Hackers

Harpies

Knights

Female

Non-Binary

  • The Story of Silence by Alex Myers

Mages/Magicians/Magic Users/Sorcerers

YA

Adult

Mechas

Merfolk

YA

Adult

Monsters

Musicians

Necromancers

YA

Adult

Nymphs and Dryads

Orcs

Pilots/Spaceship Captains

  • Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
  • The Disasters by MK England
  • Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie

Pirates (Space)

Pirates (Water)

YA

Adult

Rebels and Revolutionaries

Royalty

YA

Adult

Saints

Selkies

Shapeshifters (incl. Werewolves)

Female Protags

Male Protags

Non-Binary Protags

Sirens

Soldiers

Spies

YA

Adult

Succubus

Superheroes and Super Villains

Female

Male

Non-Binary

Time Travelers

Treasure Hunters

Vampires

Female

Male

Nonbinary

Vikings and Valkyries

Warriors

Witches and Wizards (incl. Brujxs and Stregas)

MG

YA

Adult

Zombies and Zombie Hunters

YA

Adult

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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