Book Recs: Sapphic Fantasy (I)

I am here today, entirely reluctantly it should be noted, to rec you all some f/f fantasy books. (Not reluctantly because I don’t like the genre, I hasten to add, but because sometimes it’s all I seem to be asked to rec when it comes to f/f. But anyway.)

But you asked, so here I am.

As ever, I haven’t read every single book on this list. This is just a starter pack for you. And today, because f/f fantasy is a comparatively big genre, I’m going to try rec books that I know are less popular (so if you don’t see some big names on here, that’s why! And also I feel like I end up reccing the same books over and over for this genre so…trying to branch out a little).

Again, all the previous posts are here.


The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
The True Queen by Zen Cho
Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (CW for mentions of rape)
The Afterward by E. K. Johnston
Penhallow Amid Passing Things by Iona Datt Sharma

Thorn by Anna Burke
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Robbergirl by S. T. Gibson
Cinder Ella by S. T. Lynn
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster (CW for eye horror)

Thornfruit by Felicia Davin
The Fire Opal Mechanism by Fran Wilde
Among the Hollow by Roman Ankenbrandt
Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed
The Wind City by Summer Wigmore


Any of your favourites on this list? What other (less popular) novels you think are missing?

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10 Replies to “Book Recs: Sapphic Fantasy (I)”

  1. Great list! I would also add Crier’s War–just came out in October, so it is pretty new, but it is a great f/f romance (I wrote a review of it on my blog as well!). And I guess Priory of the Orange Tree was pretty popular, at least among fantasy readers, but felt obligated to mention it anyway 😊

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  2. Oh, and I don’t know if you count sci-fi or graphic novels separately, but I will also plug On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden to literally anyone who will listen. Beautifully illustrated, has two f/f couples and a nonbinary secondary character, and it’s just so good I can’t get over it. I had so many feelings.

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