Fantasy

Ariah - BR Sanders
9781937365561 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Ariah's magical training has been interrupted. Forced to rely on a mentor, Dirva, who is not who he claims to be, and a teacher who is foreign and powerful, Ariah is drawn into a culture wholly different from the elven one that raised him. As his friendship with Dirva's brother blossoms into a surprising romance, and he slowly learns how to control the dangerous magic in his blood, life finally appears to be coming together for Ariah-but love and security are cut short by a tyrannical military empire bent on expanding its borders. War, betrayal, passion, and confusion follow Ariah as his perilous journey leads him beyond the walls of the Empire, and into unfamiliar territory within himself. Along the way, he'll discover just how much he's willing to give up to find his place in the world, and he'll learn what it means to sacrifice himself for freedom-and for love.
Ash - Malinda Lo
9780340988374 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Discrimination, Violence, Sexual violence


In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
9781447266945 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Violence, mental illness


Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. Simon can't even enjoy the fact that his room-mate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can't stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savour anything.
Every Heart A Doorway - Seanan McGuire
9780765385505 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide


Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
Unacceptable Risk (Hidden Wolves #1) - Kaje Harper
9781608204649 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy, series
Content: Discrimination, Violence

Simon Conley was born a werewolf, making him one of a tiny minority in a sea of vanilla humans. The safety of the pack lies in absolute secrecy, sometimes violently enforced. In a species where pack-members are born and not made, being gay is considered a perversion. So when Simon falls in love with a human man, he's twice damned. Even his Alpha's grudging tolerance may not be enough to shield him from the hatred of the other top wolves. Then his lover Paul stumbles across pack secrets Simon was sworn to keep, and if the pack finds out, they may both end up dead.
How Not To Summon Your True Love - Sasha L Miller
9781620047286 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Asexual
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Though it doesn't really come as a surprise, Cy is still crushed when he's dumped. His relationship with Alex had lasted longer than all previous attempts, and started promising when Alex had proclaimed he was perfectly okay with Cy being asexual. On impulse, convinced no one will ever really see him as worthy relationship material, Cy turns to a book that belonged to his late mother, a grimoire of magic spells that obviously won't work. It's a stupid idea, and even if magic was real there's no way a true love summoning spell would work for him...
How to Howl at the Moon - Eli Easton
I9780692456309 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of 'quickened'-dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Lance is as alert a guardian as they come. Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven in Mad Creek.   Lance's hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance's inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
Key of Behliseth - Lou Hoffmann
9781632162465 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


On his way to meet a fate he'd rather avoid, homeless gay teen Lucky steps through a wizard's door and is caught up in a whirlwind quest and an ancient war. He tries to convince himself that his involvement with sword fights, magic, and interworld travel is a fluke, and that ice-breathing dragons and fire-breathing eagles don't really exist. But with each passing hour, he remembers more about who he is and where he's from, and with help, he begins to claim his power.
Of Fire and Stars - Audrey Colhurst
9780062433268 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Violence


Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland.  When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Denna andthe prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed. reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, they discover there is more to one another than they thought--and soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

Peter Darling - Austin Chant
9781620049808 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Transgender
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook-and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.
Promised Land - Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds
9780473365790 | WorldCat Buy Online
Representation: Gay
Category: NZ Author, Fantasy, Children's Books and Picture Books
Content: Not yet tagged


When a young Prince and a farm boy meet in the forest, a growing friendship between them blossoms into love. However, when the Queen re-marries, her sinister new husband seeks control of the enchanted forest and the land the farm boy’s family are responsible for protecting.
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction - Steve Berman
9781590212288 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Lesbian
Category: Short stories, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


The legends of Fairyland tell that one should never taste the food or sip the drink, or else risk being caught there forever. But the tempting morsels in So Fey are irresistible! Lambda Award-finalist editor Steve Berman brings together acclaimed fantasy writers with some of the brightest names in speculative and LGBT fiction to create tales that are moving and magical.
Spectred Isle - KJ Charles
9781999784669 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Archaeologist Saul Lazenby has been all but unemployable since his disgrace during the War. Now he scrapes a living working for a rich eccentric who believes in magic. Saul knows it's a lot of nonsense...except that he begins to find himself in increasingly strange and frightening situations. And at every turn he runs into the sardonic, mysterious Randolph the last of an ancient line of arcanists, commanding deep secrets and extraordinary powers as he struggles to fulfil his family duties in a war-torn world
The Darkest Part Of The Forest - Holly Black
9780316213080 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake. Until one day, he does....
The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness
9781406365566 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence


What if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic - FT Lukens
978194505324 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Not yet tagged


Desperate to pay for college, Bridger Whitt is willing to overlook the peculiarities of his new job but it's pretty hard to ignore being pulled under Lake Michigan by... mermaids? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town. Fantastic.
When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an intermediary between the human world and its myths, Bridger is plunged into a world of pixies, werewolves, and Sasquatch. The realm of myths and magic is growing increasingly unstable, and it is up to Bridger to ascertain the cause of the chaos, eliminate the problem, and help his boss keep the real world from finding the world of myths.
Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists - Angel Martinez
9781540755872 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, asexual
Category: Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged


Taro's not sure which is more disturbing: his neat-freak poltergeist or the awkward ghost hunter he hired to get rid of it.
When The Moon Was Ours - Anna-Marie McLemore
9781250160102 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Not yet tagged


To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
Witch Boy - Molly Ostertag
9781338089523 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy, Children's Books and Picture Books, YA
Content: Violence


In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.

When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.