Bookish News: 10 Queer SFF Books I’m Excited For in 2023 (Part 2)


It’s officially the second half of the year, and that means it’s time for more queer sci-fi/fantasy books I’m excited for! The ones that are releasing in the second half of the year (mostly, a couple might’ve released in June).

I always try to get a mix of some new series, some standalones, some fantasy, some sci-fi, some adult, some YA, some graphic novels. But sometimes that’s hard, so some categories are a bit lacking. I did my best! It’s especially hard to know if books are standalones since oftentimes I think a book is, and then I read it and it turns out it’s not.

Anyway, this is the first post, in case you missed it, and here more books to look forward to!

*I will update this post to add links to my reviews when I have them.*

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Dark Moon, Shallow Sea by David R. SlaytonA Hundred Vicious Turns by Lee Paige O'BrienHierarchy of the Unseen by B. Pigeon & Fell A. MarshCursebreakers by Madeleine NakamuraThe Undetectables by Courtney Smyth

Dark Moon, Shallow Sea by David R. Slayton

A high fantasy world with religious(?) groups based around the moon and the sun. Two men from different sides coming together. It also seems like there will a heaping spoonful of adventure with travels across the sea and everything. I really liked a previous series from this author, so I’m looking forward to this one!
Amazon // Goodreads

A Hundred Vicious Turns by Lee Paige O’Brien

An academic setting, secrets, magic, friends-turned-enemies dynamic, a nonbinary MC, a trans boy. First in a YA series. It sounds like it’s going to be mysterious and fun!
Amazon // Goodreads

Hierarchy of the Unseen by B. Pigeon & Fell A. Marsh

High fantasy about a demon and a hunter working together. One of them is nonbinary. Grumpy + sunshine dynamics. This first in a duology sounds great!
Amazon // Goodreads

Cursebreakers by Madeleine Nakamura

The MC is a professor of magic, which is already so cool, and then there’s also magic, bipolar disorder rep, conspiracies, and what sounds like messy romantic entanglements. Everything about this sounds amazing! Also first in a series.
Amazon // Goodreads

The Undetectables by Courtney Smyth

A supernatural detective agency run by three witches and a ghost! Maybe a little crush between two of the MCs. One MC has fibromyalgia. The ghost wears cat ears. It sounds a bit silly and very fun!
Amazon // Goodreads

Confetti Realms by Nadia Shammas & KarnessaSparks Fly by Birdie LynnThe Death I Gave Him by Em X. LiuThe Hundredth Voice by Caitlin LikeUs, Et Cetera by Kit Vincent

Confetti Realms by Nadia Shammas & Karnessa

This one is a YA graphic novel about a group of teens who end up in another realm on Halloween night and have to complete some tasks before they can leave. Sounds spooky and like it might also have some heartwarming vibes!
Amazon // Goodreads

Sparks Fly by Birdie Lynn

Rivals fake dating at a magic school! I’m not sure if it’s YA or not, but it sounds really fun and cute, and the author has adorable art on Twitter.
Amazon // Goodreads

The Death I Gave Him by Em X. Liu

A Hamlet retelling, a locked room murder mystery, an AI best friend. I think a standalone. To be honest, I don’t remember the story of Hamlet, but this just sounds great as its own thing!
Amazon // Goodreads

The Hundredth Voice by Caitlin Like

A magical curse, mysterious happenings at an academy, friendship, a bit of romance. This seems like it’ll be a mysterious but sweet YA graphic novel!
Amazon // Goodreads

Us, Et Cetera by Kit Vincent

Two AIs running away together and falling in love! Standalone. I’m only now realizing I’ve always read human/AI pairings, never two AI, so that should be interesting.
Amazon // Goodreads


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  1. Greg

    Dark Moon sounds really good. Bipolar rep nice to see too. The AI book- yeah it’s not usually two AI’s together, that could be fun!