A Queer And Pleasant Danger - Kate Bornstein
9780807001653 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender, Nonbinary
Category: Autobiography, YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide, Scientology

The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.
Widdershins - Jordan L. Hawk
9781482528152 | WorldCat | Book Depository

Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence

A reclusive scholar. A private detective. And a book of spells that could destroy the world. Love is dangerous. Ever since the tragic death of the friend he adored, Percival Endicott Whyborne has ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. Instead, he spends his days studying dead languages at the museum where he works. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible.
Eleventh Hour - Elin Gregory
9781908312761 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Romance, mystery
Content: Not yet tagged

Borrowed from the Secret Intelligence Service cipher department to assist Briers Allerdale - a field agent returning to 1920s London with news of a dangerous anarchist plot - Miles Siward moves into a 'couples only' boarding house, posing as Allerdale’s 'wife'. Miles relishes the opportunity to allow his alter ego, Millie, to spread her wings but if Miles wants the other agent’s respect he can never betray how much he enjoys being Millie nor how attractive he finds Allerdale.
Pursuing a ruthless enemy who wants to throw Europe back into the horrors of the Great War, Briers and Miles are helped and hindered by nosy landladies, water board officials, suave gentlemen representing foreign powers and their own increasing attraction to each other.
Will they catch their quarry? Will they find love? Could they hope for both?
The clock is ticking.
Demon Road - Derek Landy
9780008156923 | WorldCat | Book Depository

Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA, Fantasy, Horror, Series
Content: Violence, Low self-esteem

For anyone who ever thought their parents were monsters... Amber Lamont is a normal sixteen-year-old. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends.

But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying secret, Amber is forced to go on the run. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers and red-skinned, horned demons - Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, revealing the terror woven into the very fabric of her life. As her parents close in behind her, Amber's only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be...

Butterfly hunter - Julie Bozza
9781908312969 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, bisexual
Category: Romance
Content: Not yet tagged

It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly.
However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found.
As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it…
All Out: The no longer secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages - Saundra Mitchell
9781335470454 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, transgender, asexual, gay
Category: YA, short stories
Content: Not yet tagged

Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
Aftermath - Cara Dee
9781508682189 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Romance
Content: Mental illness, violence, self-harm or suicide

Austin Huntley and Cameron Nash are like night and day. One is a family man, works in a nice office, drives an expensive car, and is content to be content. The other one is an antisocial car mechanic with a short fuse.
Some things don’t change. Others definitely do.
After surviving a five-month long kidnapping together, they struggle to return to normalcy, all while realizing that they’re more drawn to each other than they ever could’ve imagined.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Leviathan
9780142418475 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, mental illness

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.
Young Avengers #1: Style > substance - Kieron Gillen
9780785167082 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay
Category: YA, Comic book, Series
Content: Not yet tagged

Legacy isn't a dirty word...but it's an irrelevant one. It's not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You're someone. Do the math. As a figure from Loki's past emerges, Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! And plentiful feels! (aka "meaningful emotional character beats" for people who aren't on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!
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.
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.
We are the Ants - Shaun David Hutchinson
9780606397476 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Science Fiction
Content: Mental illness, Violence*

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn t sure he wants to.
After all, life hasn t been great for Henry. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it or let the world and his pain be destroyed forever.
From Under The Mountain - C.M. Spivey
9781942111399 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

As the second child of the Aridan imperial family, nineteen-year-old Guerline knows exactly what is expected of her: be unobtrusive, be compliant, and do not fall in love with her low-born companion, Eva. She has succeeded at only two of those. But before her feelings for Eva can become a point of contention for the royal house, Guerline's calm and narrow life is ripped away from her—in the course of a single night—and she is abruptly cast in the role of empress.
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.
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.
Top Ten: The 49ers - Alan Moore
9781845761493 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Science Fiction, Comic book
Content: Violence, War

The newly-built city of Neopolis is tough place to be…especially when it’s populated with superheroes and supervillains, not to mention organised criminal vampire gangs, rogue war criminals and anti-robot demonstrators! Steven “Jetlad” Traynor is a recent arrival who must not only find his place amongst the city’s police force, but also find himself. Featuring a cast of characters both new and familiar, this touching story explores the origins of the fantastic city of Neopolis.
The Runaways - Brian K Vaughan 
9781302904999 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: Science Fiction, Comic book
Content: Violence, Child abuse

At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil … but what if they really are? When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives – vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
9780062444134 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Diverse genders
Category: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Diverse genders
Content: Some violence

Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy--exactly what Rosemary wants. It's also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. To survive, Rosemary's got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs--an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe.
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....
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
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.
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
9780446198172 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Bisexual
Category: Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon, engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina and a total lack of fear, and Loup, sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town.
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.
Rainbow Boys - Alex Sanchez
9780689857706 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual
Category: YA, series
Content: Discrimination

Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming about sex...with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone -- especially his parents. Nelson Glassman is "out" to the entire world, but he can't tell the boy he loves that he wants to be more than just friends. Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet.
Radio Silence - Alice Oseman
9780062335715 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual, Demisexual, Lesbian, Asexual
Category: YA
Content: Mental illness, emotional abuse

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…
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.
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.
Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson
9780802135162 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

This startling novel describes the adolescence of a ferociously bright and rebellious orphan adopted into a Pentecostal household in the dour, industrial Midlands and her coming to terms with her unorthodox sexuality.
One Man Guy - Michael Barakiva
9780374356453 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek’s parents announce that he’ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish freshman year of high school. He never could’ve predicted that he’d meet someone like Ethan.

Ethan is everything Alek wishes he were: confident, free-spirited, and irreverent. He can’t believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend. And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be more than friends. Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend—he’s barely ever had a girlfriend—but maybe it’s time to think again.
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.
Noah Can't Even - Simon James Green
9781407179940 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Poor Noah Grimes! His father disappeared years ago, his mother's Beyonce tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran is no longer herself. He only has one friend, Harry, and school is...Well, it's pure HELL. Why can't Noah be normal, like everyone else at school? Maybe if he struck up a romantic relationship with someone - maybe Sophie, who is perfect and lovely - he'd be seen in a different light? But Noah's plans are derailed when Harry kisses him at a party. That's when things go from bad to utter chaos.
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
9780062278234 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Fantasy, comic books
Content: Mental illness, violence

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
Nevada  - Imogen Binnie
9780983242239 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.
More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera
9781616956776 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA, romance
Content: Mental illness, discrimination

Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He's slowly remembering what happiness might feel like this summer with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, but it's his new best friend, Thomas, who really gets Aaron to open up about his past and confront his future.

As Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron discovers things about himself that threaten to shatter his newfound contentment. A revolutionary memory-alteration procedure, courtesy of the Leteo Institute, might be the way to straighten himself out. But what if it means forgetting who he truly is?
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley
9780373212040 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, Racism

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept separate but equal.
Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
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.
Into the Drowning Deep - Mira Grant
9780316379403 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Bisexual
Category: Science Fiction, Horror
Content: Violence*

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary, bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend.
It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a tragedy; others have called it a hoax. Now, a new crew has been assembled to investigate. And they'll discover that whatever is down there is definitely no joke . . .
Iceman - Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, and Robert Gill
9781302908799 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: Science Fiction, YA, Comic book
Content: Not yet tagged

Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most – but what has he left behind besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? And now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream – and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was. He grapples with his gay identity and his family and how to build a life and legacy he can be proud of…and become the best Iceman he can be!
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.
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...
History Is All You Left Me - Adam Silvera
9781616956929 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA, romance
Content: Mental illness

When Griffin's first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he's been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin's downward spiral continues. He's losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he's been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
Feedback - Mira Grant
9780316379311 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, transgender, bisexual
Category: Science Fiction, Horror
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence (including sexual violence

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we unleashed something horrifying and unstoppable. The infection spread leaving those afflicted with a single uncontrollable impulse: FEED.Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the truth while competing against the superstar Masons, surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows.
Everything Leads to You - Nina Lacour
9780142422946 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world. Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.
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.
Dreadnought - April Daniels
9781682300688 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, agender
Category: Science Fiction, YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero.  If Danny can't sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.
Coffee Cake - Michaela Grey
9781632168474 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Asexual
Category: YA
Content: Violence

Bran Kendrick never expected to fall in love. He’s asexual, after all. What chance does he have of finding someone who’ll see past that? So when Malachi Warren catches his eye, Bran tells himself his crush will pass. Malachi disagrees. He has been attracted to Bran for some time, something he is delighted to find Bran reciprocating. They begin to date and feel their way through an intimate relationship that meets both their needs.

Suddenly Bran finds himself juggling a new boyfriend, a demanding job, and a college degree he’s not sure he wants, but he couldn’t be happier—until a series of seemingly random accidents befall Malachi. When they escalate, Bran realizes someone is trying to take away the best thing that ever happened to him, and he must scramble to keep Malachi safe while they search for the would-be killer.
Christopher and His Kind - Christopher Isherwood
9780374535223 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual |
Category: Autobiography |
Content: Discrimination |

Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life--from 1928, when Christopher Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America.
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.
Blank Spaces - Cass Lennox
9781626494848 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Asexual
Category: YA
Content: Sexual violence

The decision to stop dating has made Vaughn Hargrave’s life infinitely simpler: he has friends, an excellent wardrobe, and a job in the industry he loves. That’s all he really needs, especially since sex isn’t his forte anyway and no one else seems interested in a purely romantic connection. But when a piece is stolen from his art gallery and insurance investigator Jonah Sondern shows up, Vaughn finds himself struggling with that decision.
Birdy Flynn - Helen Donohoe
9781780749396 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Sexual violence, violence, animal violence

It is the summer and a group of children are playing down by a stream when they do a terrible thing. Something that Birdy tries unsuccessfully to avert. While the other children in the gang find it easy to forget what they have done, Birdy is trapped in the moment and feels bound to do something to make amends. But how does a child face up to responsibility and find the courage to do the right thing?
Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best Of Kimchi Cuddles - Tikva Wolf
9780996460118 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual, Nonbinary |
Category: Comic book, non fiction |
Content: Not yet tagged |

If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you'll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues.
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.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
9781442408937 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Violence, Discrimination

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
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.
Antisocial - Heidi Cullinan
9781945116100 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

A single stroke can change your world. Xander Fairchild can’t stand people in general and frat boys in particular, so when he’s forced to spend his summer working on his senior project with Skylar Stone, a silver-tongued Delta Sig with a trust fund who wants to make Xander over into a shiny new image, Xander is determined to resist. He came to idyllic, Japanese culture-soaked Benten College to hide and make manga, not to be transformed into a corporate clone in the eleventh hour.

Skylar’s life has been laid out for him since before he was born, but all it takes is one look at Xander’s artwork, and the veneer around him begins to crack. Xander himself does plenty of damage too. There’s something about the antisocial artist’s refusal to yield that forces Skylar to acknowledge how much his own orchestrated future is killing him slowly…as is the truth about his gray-spectrum sexuality, which he hasn’t dared to speak aloud, even to himself.

Through a summer of art and friendship, Xander and Skylar learn more about each other, themselves, and their feelings for one another. But as their senior year begins, they must decide if they will part ways and return to the dull futures they had planned, or if they will take a risk and leap into a brightly colored future—together.
And I Darken - Kiersten White
9780553522341 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
A&B - J.C. Lillis
9781974314928 | WorldCat | Book Despository
Representation: Lesbian, Bisexual
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

Eighteen-year-old Barrie Krumholtz is a super-tall optimist hell-bent on a single goal: securing a slot on Pop University, a reality show for singer-songwriters helmed by her #1 musical idol. When she humiliates herself on national TV and loses a spot in the finals to smug balladeer Ava Alvarez, the door to Barrie’s well-hidden dark side swings open. Never a quitter, she uses her bitter envy of Ava to shape a bold new artistic direction, and people love it. But when Ava ropes her into a secret collaboration, it sparks feelings neither girl expected—feelings that might threaten their creative identities and distract them from their professional goals. Can love and ambition live side by side? Is happiness an art-killer? They’ll figure it out with the help of a blue guitar named Fernando, a keyboard named Rosalinda, and a few new friends who feel like home.
A Taste of Honey - Kai Ashante Wilson
9780765390042 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Bisexual
Category: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged

Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Dalucan soldier named Lucrio. In defiance of Saintly Canon, gossiping servants, and the furious disapproval of his father and brother, Aqib finds himself swept up in a whirlwind gay romance. But neither Aqib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them.
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend - Emily Horner
9780803734203 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project, a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can’t take a summer of painting sets, and she won’t spend long hours with Heather, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school and has somehow landed the leading role. So Cass takes off. In alternating chapters, she spends the first part of summer on a cross-country bike trip and the rest swallowing her pride, making props, and of all things falling for Heather.

This is a story of the breadth of love. Of the depth of friendship. And of the most hilarious musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.
27 Hours - Tristina Wright
9781633758209 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay
Category:Science Fiction, YA
Content:Not yet tagged

During one twenty-seven-hour night, these four runaways must stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, or the things they fear most will be all that's left.
10 Things I Can See From Here - Carrie Mac
9780399556258 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA, romance
Content: Discrimination, sexual violence, mental illness, substance abuse

Think positive. Don’t worry; be happy.Keep calm and carry on.Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom—the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through—is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver.Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn’t seem to worry about anything.Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves?
The God Box - Alex Sanchez
9781416909002 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Paul, a religious teen living in a small conservative town, finds his world turned upside down when he meets Manuel-a young man who says he's both Christian and gay, two things that Paul didn't think could coexist in one person. Doesn't the Bible forbid homosexuality? As Paul struggles with Manuel's interpretation of the Bible, thoughts that Paul has long tried to bury begin to surface, and he finds himself re-examining his whole life. This is an unforgettable book on an extremely timely topic that strives to open minds on both ends of the spectrum.
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 Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M Danforth
9780141389165 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Two-spirit, Gay
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, mental illness, self-harm or suicide, parental death, conversion therapy, drugs

The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl. Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor. Desperate to 'correct' her niece, Cameron's Aunt takes drastic action. Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true-self even if she's not completely sure who that is.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me - Julie Anne Peters
9780316234955 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA
Content: Character death

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of unread texts. Unsure what to do, Alix reads the text messages, all of which are sent from a mysterious contact "L.T." The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te quiero. I love you."
Spy Stuff - Matthew J. Metzger
9781530638772 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him. Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend, right? So he's as shocked as anyone when seemingly-straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out, and doesn't appear to be joking.

The only problem is ... well, Jude doesn't actually know.

Anton can see how this will play out: Jude is a nice guy, and nice guys finish last. And Anton is transgender, and transgender people don't get happy endings. If he tells Jude, it might destroy everything.

And if Jude tells anyone else ... it will.
His Quiet Agent - Ada MArie Soto
9780473416201 | WorldCat
Representation: Gay, asexual
Category: NZ Author
Content: Not yet tagged

Arthur Drams works for a secret government security agency, but all he really does is spend his days in a cubical writing reports no one reads. After getting another “lateral promotion” by a supervisor who barely remembers his name, it’s suggested that Arthur try to ‘make friends’ and ‘get noticed’ in order to move up the ladder. It’s like high school all over again: his attempts to be friendly come across as awkward and creepy, and no one wants to sit at the same table with him at lunch. In a last-ditch attempt to be seen as friendly and outgoing, he decides to make friends with The Alien, aka Agent Martin Grove, known for his strange eating habits, unusual reading choices, and the fact that no one has spoken to him in three years. Starting with a short, surprisingly interesting conversation on sociology books, Arthur slowly begins to chip away at The Alien’s walls using home-cooked meals to lure the secretive agent out of his abrasive shell. Except Martin just might be something closer to an actual secret agent than paper-pusher Arthur is, and it might be more than hearts at risk when something more than friendship begins to develop
Simon vs the Homo sapians Agenda - Becky Albertali
9780062792167| WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be jeopardized.With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated.

Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out-without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.
Truth Dare or Promise - Paula Boock
9780547076171 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian
Category: YA, NZ Author
Content: Discrimination, mental illness, self-harm or suicide

When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of - acceptance, faith, and identity - are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance.
Lumberjanes - Noelle Stevenson et al
9781608866878 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, gay transgender
Category: Children's books & Picture books, Fantasy
Content: Some violence

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won't want to miss
Release - Patrick Ness
9780062403193 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, violence

Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.
Ollie Always - John Wiltshire
9781608209996 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay
Category: NZ Author
Content: Not yet tagged
Sometimes there is a very fine dividing line between fact and fiction. Named after the main character in his mother's infamous Oliver novels, Ollie's been fighting his fictional namesake his whole life. It's a battle for identity he is slowly and inevitably losing. Ex-army PTI, Tom knows all about battles--the real ones that break soldiers. When he volunteers to help with the Oliver situation, Ollie hears more in the offer than Tom apparently intends, for Tom quickly informs Ollie that he's married. Which is absolutely fine, because Ollie isn't gay--that's Oliver. Tom and Ollie discover fairly swiftly that there is often a very fine dividing line between fact and fiction.