Book Releases: LGBT YA Books of January-June 2020

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you might be aware that I (Anna) tend to read YA literature. Well, not exclusively, but I sure enjoy it a lot. So for me to make a post solely about YA releases was really just a matter of time…

There are over 90Β books listed here, getting publish from Janury to June 2020. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything but as a disclaimer: this is a list of all LGBT YA upcoming books I know about today.

The books are divided by publication month and each has the rep listed (in as detailed way, as we were able to find out). Ownvoices books also have a rainbow emoji next to them.



Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (bi mc, lesbian & trans side characters)
City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler (f/f, bi mc, side lgbt characters)
We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding (f/f, bi mc)
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (f/f)
🌈 19 Love Songs by David Levithan (gay mcs, short stories)

The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta (genderfluid mcs)
Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward (wlw mc)
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (trans mc)
🌈 Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (m/m)
🌈 Spellhacker by M. K. England (wlw mc, nb li, bi, lesbian & gay sides)

Blood Countess by Lana Popović (f/f)
Blood Sport by Tash McAdam (trans mc)


You and Me and Misery by Rayel Louis-Charles (lesbian mc)
Belle RΓ©volte by Linsey Miller (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (m/m)
🌈 Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans (nonbinary mc, other lgb characters)
Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (bi mc)

🌈 Wranglestone by Darren Charlton (m/m)
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (f/f, m/m, bi characters, nonbinary & trans characters)
Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (bi mc, m/m side relationship?)
Crown of Smoke by P. M. Freestone (bi mc)
Rebelwing by Andrea Tang (lgbt characters)
We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia (lesbian mc, sapphic li)


The First 7 by Laura Pohl (bi mc)
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (gay mc, bi latino li, bi side character)
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (f/f)
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (wlw mcs, f/f)
Havenfall by Sara Holland (bi mc)

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (f/f)
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (f/f)
Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco (mlm mcs, nonbinary mc)
Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera (f/f)
The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven (bi mc, side m/m)

Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery (m/m)
A Phoenix First Must Burn ed. by Patrice Caldwell (gnc mcs)
Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari (f/f)
🌈 We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul (lesbian mc, lesbian & bi side characters) tw for homophobia, lesbophobic slurs, child abuse, outing
We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia (mlm mc)

🌈 Music from Another World by Robin Talley (f/f)
Look by Zan Romanoff (f/f, bi mc)


Crown of Smoke by P. M. Freestone (bi mc)
🌈 Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (lesbian mcs, f/f)
🌈 The Stone of Sorrow by Brooke Carter (f/f, nb side)
The Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (f/f)
🌈 Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert (bigender mc) tw for assault

Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost (wlw mc)
🌈 Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook (gay mc) tw for outing, conversion therapy
🌈 Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen (lesbian mc, f/f, side mlm & wlw characters)
🌈 The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman (bi mcs)
🌈 Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan (m/f, bi mcs)

The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (gay mc)
🌈 All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (memoir)


🌈 When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan & Robin Stevenson (gay mc, q*eer mc)
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (f/genderfluid, poc)
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (trans, bi & nb side characters)
🌈 The Extraordinaries by T. J. Klune (lgbt cast)
🌈 Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn (f/f, bi mc, side m/m)

The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen (f/f)
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (lesbian mc)
🌈 Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (trans mc)
🌈 The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (gay mc)
House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess (lesbian mc)

🌈 Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (f/f)
🌈 The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (f/f, lesbian mc, bi li)
The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert (bi mc, gay drag queen side, side lesbian)
🌈 Date Me, Bryson Keller! by Kevin van Whye (gay mc, m/m)
🌈 This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling (f/f)

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson (m/m)
🌈 The Names We Take by Trace Kerr (bi trans mc)
🌈 The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich (m/m)
🌈 The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley (wlw mc)
🌈 Out Now: Queer We Go Again ed. by Saundra Mitchell (lgbt characters)

🌈 Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (trans mc)
🌈 I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (f/f)
🌈 Camp by Lev A. C. Rosen (m/m)
🌈 Hideous Beauty by William Hussey (m/m)
Wonderland by Juno Dawson (trans mc)


If We Were Us by K. L. Walther (m/m)
🌈 The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson (m/m, demi mc)
🌈 Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha (m/m)
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (wlw mcs)

🌈 You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (wlw mc)
You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre (f/f)
🌈 Short Stuff ed. by Alysia Constantine (lgbt stories)
The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso (bi mc, lgbt sides)

🌈 The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (lesbian mc & li)
🌈 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (m/m, trans mc)

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez & Julia Maroh (gay mc)
🌈 I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (bi mc & li, lesbian side characters)
The Circus Rose
by Betsy Cornwell (wlw mc)

Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora (m/m, lgbt cast)
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte (wlw mc)


As you can see the biggest month is May, so you can buy all those books and have them ready on your bookshelf for Pride!

There are pretty much all genres imaginable coming out in the next half a year, so I really hope you are as excited as I am!

Which titles are your most anticipated?


9 thoughts on “Book Releases: LGBT YA Books of January-June 2020

  1. GAH I want to read so many of these! One that you missed is Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett, coming out April 21st! It’s the sequel to Foundryside, and as of the first book, the main character is in a f/f relationship (or at least her love interest is female…I don’t know if they count as an official “couple,” but if they aren’t yet, they’ve already kissed and are well on their way, and I have a feeling they’ll get there in this second book). I’m super hyped for that one–Foundryside was excellent and didn’t get nearly as much recognition as it needed!

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      1. Eh, it’s one of those that’s technically shelved with adult, but it has crossover appeal. The main character, Sancia, is a teen, though other characters around her are adults. And (to my recollection) there wasn’t any graphic sex or any other excessively mature content–like I don’t think it was any darker than Six of Crows, for example. So it’s in that gray area, ya know?


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