Spec Fic by Theme/Trope

Anti-Capitalism

  • Finna by Nino Cipri
  • Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • What We Devour by Linsey Miller

Anti-Fascism

  • Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith
  • Let the Mountains Be My Grave by Francesca Tacchi

Climate Change

Colonialism

  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
  • Shadow Players by Heidi Heilig

Competition

  • Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
  • The Culling by Steven Dos Santos
  • All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • *The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Espionage

Feminism

  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

First Contact

Found Family

YA

  • Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
  • The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
  • The Disasters by M.K. England
  • The Black Veins by Ashia Monet (Amz)
  • The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder

Adult

Friendship

  • The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta (YA)
  • When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (YA)

Fundamentalism

Gender Identity

  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA)
  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (YA)
  • The Dark & Deep Blue by Niki Smith (MG)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (YA)

Gender Transition

Heists

Immigration

Mentorship

  • The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

Monstrousness and/or Villainy

  • Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
  • The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
  • Malice by Heather Walter
  • Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells

Mortality

  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (YA)

Necromancy

Resistance and Rebellion

Revenge

  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (YA)
  • A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith (YA)

Siblinghood

  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (YA)
  • Skybound Saga by Alex London (YA)

Storytelling

  • Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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