Pride Month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of LGBT+ individuals and community to our society. We celebrate Pride Month with a list of books from the fantasy genre with LGBT+ characters.
DB 95205 The red scrolls of magic by Cassandra Clare
Annotation: High Warlock Magnus Bane learns that a demon-worshipping cult, the Crimson Hand, is wreaking havoc across Europe, threatening more than just his romantic getaway with new boyfriend Alec Lightwood. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB 106209 The Witch King by H. E. Edgmon
Annotation: Wyatt, a transgender witch, hides in the human world after losing control of his magic, but his fiance´, Emyr, a fae prince, is at risk of losing his throne if he does not find and marry Wyatt. Some descriptions of sex, strong language, violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB 101834 The extraordinaries by TJ Klune
Annotation: Nick would rather write fanfiction about the feats of heroism and romantic entanglements he imagines for the very real superheroes who inhabit his city. When he meets Nova City's biggest hero (and his biggest crush), however, he resolves to become a superhero himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB 99003 The brilliant death by Amy Rose Capetta
Annotation: A young shapeshifter has to learn to control her powers, while simultaneously using them to transform herself into a boy and confront the people who murdered her father. Descriptions of sex and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB 110667 The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas
Annotation: "Transgender demigod Teo is unexpectedly selected for the Sunbearer Trials, a fierce competition among demigod heroes where the winner sacrifices the loser to Sol, their blood fueling the Sun Stones that protect Reino del Sol." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers.
DB 100292 Cinderella is dead by Kalynn Bayron
Annotation: Two hundred years after Cinderella, the kingdom's mandatory annual ball serves as a unwilling marriage mart. But Sophia and Cinderella's last known descendant, Constance, rebel and vow to bring down the cruel king once and for all. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB 100866 Each of us a desert by Mark Oshiro
Annotation: Exhausted with her duties as a cuentista who is destined to wander the desert alone, Xochitl wishes for freedom and a kindred spirit. She soon meets Emilia and the two set out on a magical journey determined to change Xo's fate. Violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB 108885 Hell followed with us by Andrew Joseph White
Annotation: "Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him--the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world's population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can't get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with. But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC's leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji's darkest secret: the cult's bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all. Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick's terms--until he discovers the ALC's mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB 113355 The wicked bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa
Annotation: "Sixteen-year-old Mar, a transmasculine Latinx pirate hiding magical abilities, must learn to use their magia to save their papa´ and newfound pirate familia from losing their souls to el Diablo." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers.