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stars are guiding me back - coffeelouis (silverspoonharry) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 9/9
Fandom: One Direction (Band)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik/Liam Payne, Niall Horan/Gemma Styles, Harry Styles/Other(s)
Characters: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, James Corden, Greg James, Simon Cowell, Eleanor Calder, Ed Sheeran, Lou Teasdale, Cal Aurand, Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner, Nick Grimshaw
Additional Tags: Bachelor AU, Post-Break Up, Alternate Universe
Summary:

Directing the first ever season of The Bachelor with a bisexual star is a huge career move for Louis. After throwing himself into his career, he finally has the opportunity to prove himself as a director with a unique vision.

For Harry, being cast as the first ever Bi Bachelor means finally putting his ex-boyfriend behind him and starting anew. He’s taking a chance on finding love and determined to do it right this time.

They didn’t exactly think this through.

[or, the BACHELOR AU where Louis directs his ex-boyfriend Harry in his season as America’s first bi bachelor.]

anonymous asked:

Do you have any suggestions for YA books SET in Latin America (not in the US)?

I do! I’m also assuming that you’d like YA books with Latinx main characters as well.

YA Books Set in Latin America

The Queen of Water by Laura Resau with Maria Virginia Farinango

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle

The Illuminated Forest by Edwin Fontanez

Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez (half Latina, half Jewish MC) 

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard (she is not an #ownvoices writer but she researched and pulled from her experiences as a travel writer and backpacking in Latin America)

The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

1) How come no one’s read The Diabolic and its sequel The Empress by SJ Kincaid? They are heckin good

2) If you have read them, listen to the song “Only One King” by Jung Youth and tell me if it doesn’t perfectly describe Tyrus at the end of The Empress because I SWEAR TO YOU IT DOES

3) If you haven’t read them, put them on your TBR list but do NOT read them until the last book in the trilogy comes out bc I’ll tell you what, that ending to The Empress will either kill you or make you want to commit murder

thebooksniffffer replied to your post “Talk to me people, ask me anything. Questions about books, writing,…”

Can you recommend me books that you’ve recently read? Any genre will do. Thanks!

@thebooksniffffer

Books that I’ve recently read and loved:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before - a really cute high school romance, read because of the movie. 

Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs - adult vampire romance, absolutely hysterical, some sexy scenes 

Muse of Nightmares - sequel to Strange the Dreamer. YA Fantasy. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already. TW: abuse, rape mention

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse - dystopian fantasy, Native American lead and characters (ownvoices), very unique and interesting

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik- fantasy. Kick ass female  characters, unique magic.

reasons to read the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue:

  • it’s the queer historical road trip novel you never realised you needed
  • the friends-to-lovers trope! the sharing-a-bed trope!! the mutual pining trope!!! the everyone-knows-their-feelings-are-reciprocated-except-for-them trope!!!!
  • basically monty and percy are the cutest and i can 100% guarantee they’re going to be everyone’s new otp
  • a super smart, no-nonsense girl who is basically the embodiment of a slytherclaw (and also seems very aroace after deciding that kissing isn’t really her thing)
  • main characters with disabilities! incl. a disabled love interest who adamantly doesn’t want a cure-all, and whose disability doesn’t make him any less desirable
  • comically inept and lovable pirates
  • tl;dr: a historical novel that acknowledges that queer people, disabled people and people of colour have always existed and puts them front and centre, while acknowledging the hardships they faced
  • also ALL YOUR FAVES LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

BOOK REC (Sci-Fi with PoC and wlw)

Why you should read The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers:

  • IT HAS A HUGE EMPHASIS ON FOUND FAMILY and also on moving forward and how you sometimes need different people at different stages of your life
  • The alien cultures, man, they are like nothing I’ve ever seen before on this scale. It’s not just surface stuff, it’s down to the belief systems and social interactions and how they view things like motherhood and violence and even board games! Also, FEMALE ALIENS WITHOUT BREASTS WHO ARE CONSIDERED VERY ATTRACTIVE TO HUMANS CAN I GET A HELL YEAH
  • Gender and sexuality are definitely way more fluid, one of the crew members is a species that changes gender across their lifetime (plus there is a crew member that goes by they pronouns, though not exactly in a nb way, it’s hard to explain)
  • Imagine Firefly, except in a universe full of aliens like Guardians of the Galaxy, and the crew aren’t criminals (for the most part) and are just generally a bit nicer. And by nicer I mean, as someone else more eloquent than me said about this book “they’re not all good people, but most of them are trying to be”. They care about each other despite all the cultural differences that sometimes have them screaming
  • most of the humans on the crew are not white
  • TWO FEMALE MEMBERS OF THE CREW BECOME A COUPLE I’m not gonna say which because it totally took me by surprise and that was an incredible thing cos I already adored this book and then it gave me the one thing it was missing that I hadn’t dared hope for 
  • polyamory is discussed frequently and is a base part of one of the alien cultures and it’s very normalised and respected
  • seriously everyone does their hardest to be respectful of each other’s culture and all the differences and even though sometimes they fail or really struggle they really TRY and that’s what makes it so great
  • the book is genuinely hilarious (“What do your crazy speciests do?” “Live on gated farms and have private orgies.” “How is that any different than what the rest of you do?” “We don’t have gates and anybody can come to our orgies.”)
  • there’s plot but it’s very character driven in a way that works really well
  • Kizzy - my favourite character who is just a joy (imagine Kaylee Frye if she was Chinese, hyped up on extreme amounts of caffeine, and totally eccentric)
  • REALLY AMAZING PLATONIC MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS
  • like seriously every damn relationship in this book is so incredible and important and well done
  • I’ve never done a book rec on here before and the fact that I feel the need to do this should in itself say something about how amazing it is

In summary: 

  • SPACE GIRLFRIENDS NEED I SAY MORE
  • amazing and compelling alien cultures
  • a crew/found family that are so beautiful in their differences and how they do their best to respect and accommodate them
  • it’s really fucking funny
  • “Ninety percent of all problems are caused by people being assholes.” “What causes the other ten percent?” “Natural disasters.”
writer:
someone who sees a story
that cannot speak for itself
and writes it for the world.
—  by shelby leigh
Panic! At the Disco Book Recommendations

Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk

The song Time to Dance was based on this novel. 

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk 
The song Camisado contains several references to this novel. 

Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
The song The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage is the first line of this novel. 

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
Build God, Then We’ll Talk is a quote from this novel. 

Diary- Chuck Palahniuk
The quote ‘Just for the record, the weather today is…’ from the song London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines is a running theme/quote in the novel. 

The Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Fever Era, Panic’s aesthetic was quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine to have been inspired by the movie and novel. 

Alice in Worderland - Lewis Carroll 

Rolling Stones magazine states that Ryan re-read Alice in Wonderland while writing Pretty. Odd. It inspired the album artwork and the track Mad as Rabbits. Bredon also later stated that the line ‘And I never, never, ever do a thing about the weather for the weather never ever does a thing for me’ from the Alice in Wonderland’s film inspired the line ‘I know it’s sad that I never gave a damn about the weather, and it never gave a damn about me,’ from Do You Know What I’m Seeing?  

A Season in Hell - Arthur Rimbaud 

‘I don’t love women. Love has to be reinvented, we know that.’ - Rimbaud ‘We must reinvent love.’ - Mad As Rabbits ‘I wasn’t born to become a skeleton.’ - Rimbaud ‘I wasn’t born to be a skeleton’ - She’s a Handsome Woman

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Last week I finished A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and I strongly recommend it (synopsis here)!! Also I’d like to read some other title in the Persephone books catalogue soon, I need some mid-19th century feeling 📖

(Yes, in case you didn’t notice this is totally to brag about my new watch 👓)

As we’re in the middle of summer and a lot of us have time to read, I thought it would be great to list all the great french books I know and I’ve read if you want to practice french or read french books!! (or just if you don’t have books to read now)
note : the list is faaar from being complete !

POETRY

Apollinaire - Alcools, Calligrammes
André Breton & Philippe Soupault - The Magnetic Fields
Charles Baudelaire - The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal), Paris Spleen (Le Spleen de Paris)
Paul Éluard - Capitale de la Douleur, Les Mains Libres
Paul Verlaine - Poèmes Saturniens, Romances Sans Paroles
Arthur Rimbaud - Illuminations
Victor Hugo - The Contemplations
Stéphane Mallarmé - Poésies
Comte de Lautréamont - The Lay of Maldoror
Louise Labé - Poésies
Pierre de Ronsard - Les Odes
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore - Elegies et romances
Alphonse de Lamartine - The Meditations

NOVELS

Albert Camus - The StrangerThe PlagueThe First Man
Jean-Paul Sartre - NauseaThe Words
Annie Ernaux - The YearsThe PossessionShameHappeningA Woman’s Story
Stendhal - The Red and the Black
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-DameLes Misérables
Madame de La Fayette - La Princesse de Clèves
Madeleine de Scudéry - Clélie
Honoré de Balzac - The Unknown MasterpieceOld Goriot
Gustave Flaubert - Madame BovarySentimental Education
George Sand - Story of my Life
Alfred de Musset - The Confession of a Child from the Century
Laurent Binet - HHhHThe Seventh Function of Language
Jean Teulé - The Suicide ShopEat Him if You LikeMonsieur MontespanCharly 9
Voltaire - ZadigCandide
Chrétien de Troyes - Yvain, The Knight of the Lion Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart
Marguerite Duras - The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein
Marguerite Yourcenar - Memoirs of Hadrian
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Night FlightThe Little PrinceThe Wisdom of the Sands
Jean de la Fontaine - The Fables
Émile Zola - The Beast Within
Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time
André Gide - The Counterfeiters, The Immoralist, The Vatican Cellars, The Pastoral Symphony
François-René de Chateaubriand - René, Atala, Memoirs from Beyond the Grave
Aragon - Aurélien
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Reveries of a Solitary Walker

PLAYS

Albert Camus - Caligula, The Just Assassins
Jean-Paul Sartre - No Exit, The Flies, The Chips Are Down
Bernard-Marie Koltès - Return to the Desert, The Night Just Before the Forests
Jean-Luc Lagarce - It’s Only the End of the World
Alfred de Musset - Lorenzaccio
Jean Giraudoux - The Trojan War will not take place, Amphytrion 38, Ondine
Eugène Ionesco - The Lesson, The Bald Soprano, Exit the King, Rhinoceros
Voltaire - Zaïre
Pierre de Corneille - La Place Royale, Le Cid, L’Illusion Comique
Jean Racine - Bérénice, Phèdre
Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot

reasons to read the upside of unrequited:

  • the main het romance and the side wlw romance are really, really sweet
  • like tooth-rottingly sweet, i can’t even think about them without grinning
  • the protag is straight, but pretty much every important person in her life is a queer woman. there’s seriously SO MUCH wlw representation. lesbians, bi women and pan women! queer women of colour! teen wlw and older wlw! wlw as mothers and wives and girlfriends! queer characters & relationships completely normalised and accepted by everyone!
  • also so many jewish characters, including a jewish protagonist and a jewish love interest
  • a fat protagonist who isn’t defined by her fatness
  • a really beautiful relationship between two sisters which explores the heartbreaking process of growing up and losing that closeness siblings have when they’re young
  • the most painfully realistic portrayal of what it’s like to be young and scared of rejection that i’ve ever read
  • cameo appearances by characters from becky’s first book! (which is all kinds of awesome and should also definitely be on your radar but it’s not necessary to read it first.)
  • the main character’s love interest says that kissing her was the best thing that has ever happened to his mouth, including cadbury mini eggs and honestly that’s the most romantic thing i’ve ever read
  • i mean the whole book is this adorable it’s nauseatingly cute and you should read it asap

Black Authors Rec List

Originally posted by leslieodomjr-vevo

YA Novels

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

“Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland

“Finding Yvonne” by Brandy Colbert

“Tyler Johnson Was Here” by Jay Coles

“The Hate U Give” Angie Thomas

History

“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

“Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs

“Freedom Dreams” by Robin D.G. Kelley

“The Common Wind” by Julius S. Scott

Auto/Biography/Memoir

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” Malcolm X

“Assata: An Autobiography” Assata Shakur

“Between the World and Me” Ta-Nehisi Coates

“This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jerkins

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

“Skin Folk” by Nalo Hopkinson 

“Mumbo Jumbo” by Ishmael Reed

“Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor

“Dark Matter” by Sheree R. Thomas

“The Kishi” by Antoine Bandele

Comics

“Bingo Love” by Terrence Sage

“Rise of the Black Panther” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Spider-Man” by Brian Michael Bendis

“Abbott” by Saladin Ahmed

“The American Way” by John Ridley

LGBTQ+

“Zami” by Audre Lorde

“Brother to Brother” by Essex Hemphill

“Under the Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta

“Burnt Men” by Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun

“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

Poetry

“Helium” by Rudy Francisco

“Bestiary” by Donika Kelly

“How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars” by Alysia Nicole Harris

“The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes

“The Black Unicorn” by Audre Lorde

Authors

Toni Morrison

Zora Neale Hurston

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Octavia E. Butler

Ralph Ellison

Personal Favorites

“Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

“Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin

“We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

Honorable Mentions by People in the Notes

“The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake

“Jazz” by Toni Morrison

“A Mercy” by Toni Morrison

“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson

Jesmyn Ward

“All American Boys” by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds

Editor’s Note:

If you want me to add one of your favorites, just message me!

anonymous asked:

Underrated books?

5

Book that made me cry like a baby: All the Bright Places - jenniferniven

“You know what I like about you, Finch? You’re interesting. You’re different. And I can talk to you. Don’t let that go to your head.”
“You know what I like about you, Ultraviolet Remarkey-able? Everything.” 

Book Recs: Queer Lit, pt. II (fantasy)

Here is part II of my lgbtqia+ book recs. Unfortunately, some of these books aren’t exclusively gay, but feature a main or very important side character who isn’t straight. We need more gay fantasy books! 

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Trilogy by Rick Riordan
    Magnus is a homeless teenager who’s been living on the streets of Boston ever since his mom died. His only living relative, Uncle Randolph, is the man his mother always warned him about- and so Magnus makes sure to stay away from him. But when a maneuver to avoid his uncle goes wrong, Magnus falls right into his Uncle’s hand. Soon, Magnus has to find out that his life is about to get even more tangled up… with Norse Gods, wolves and a bunch of the strangest people he’s ever met. 
    I love Rick Riordan’s books A LOT. The Magnus Series is not only written in a way that will keep you invested in the disaster that is Magnus Chase’s life, but also super diverse. There’s several POC characters, muslim characters (hijabi, too), a deaf character, pansexual, gay and genderfluid characters. Magnus himself is a sweetheart, and his friends (and his love interest! ♥) are witty, funny and smart. The books are more on the middle-grade side of the spectrum, but they aren’t childish at all.

  • Trials of Apollo Series by Rick Riordan
    Another Riordan one. I just love his books.
    Apollo- god of music, healing and lots of other fun stuff- has angered his father, Zeus. It’s not like it’s the first time that has happened- but this time, Zeus has enough and casts Apollo down from Olympus. Apollo, now a lanky teenage boy with a face full of zits- lands in New York, where he has to survive on his own, trying to find people who can help him to regain his father’s favour and be allowed back into Olympus.
    It’s like every time Riordan writes another series, it gets gayer. Apollo is VERY bisexual- and it’s not just, like, mentioned in passing; no, it’s explained, and he keeps checking out guys the same way he checks out girls. And he isn’t just the only queer character in the series. 

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One to ever have been chosen. But if he won’t fight the Insidious Humdrum, the monster who leaves holes in the magical athmosphere, who else will? 
    At least Simon has his know-it-all best friend Penny, and his girlfriend Agatha… even if she seems to grow more and more interested in Simon’s arch enemy Baz lately… Speaking of Baz, why hasn’t he shown up at the start of the school year?
      
    So, this basically reads like fanfic. But high quality, slow burn fanfic. It’s Rainbow Rowell’s take on the “Chosen One” trope- leaning especially heavy on Harry Potter. Simon is just… relateable as fuck, and the story is funny, magical and, in parts, heart-wrenching. Highly recommended. 
     
  • Wolfsong (Green Creek Series) by TJ Klune
    Ox Matheson’s dad left when Ox was twelve. What Ox remembers best about him was one lesson his father taught him: Ox isn’t worth anything, and people will never understand him. 
    Ox lives his life with that in mind- until he meets a strange boy on the way home- a boy with a lot to talk about, a stone statue of a wolf, and a family who is unlike other families. 

    Okay so. The story is very unconventional in its set-up. The writing isn’t the most perfect I’ve ever read, but it’s fine. Some stuff in the book is a little cliché, and some things made me cringe a bit. But all in all, it’s a very entertaining book- what came to my mind when I had finished it was “basically the good parts of Twilight, just gayer”. 

  • Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat
    (Okay, I know some people have issues with this series- and I do understand why these issues exist. There is going to be a seperate post about this trilogy, so please don’t hate on me for including it.)

    Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. His new master, beautiful, manipulative prince Laurent has to deal with his own country’s tangle of politics and intrigues, and soon, the two have to work together more than either of them would like to.
    Well. The writing, characterization and world-building is preeeeeetty good. If you’re okay with a story that is problematic in a lot of areas, and if you occasionally enjoy a bit of, well, trashy smut, this is the perfect trilogy for you. I read it in the summer, on vacation, which it was perfect for. 

  • The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater
    Her whole life, Blue Sargent- the girl who lives with a family of psychics and likes to make her own clothes- has been told that her true love will die when she kisses him. 
    His whole life, Richard Campbell Gansey III -the boy who wears boat shoes and whose mom is a republican senator- has been searching for a dead welsh king who saved his life. 
    Then there’s Gansey’s friends Ronan and Adam, one sharp like a knife, the other one trying hard not to give up, and Noah, the boy with the smudged face. And it seems like their fates are tangled, in one way or another.
    AAAAAAAA!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!, is all I can say. Must read. I don’t want to say too much, but, like… no-one in this series is truly straight, I’m convinced.

  • The Rest of Us just live Here by Patrick Ness
    Ghosts, zombies, aliens- Mikey’s high school has seen it all. And of course, there’s always those kids who end up fighting the monsters. But what about the kids who are not? What about the ones who just want to graduate in peace? The ones who are just trying to live their lives? 
    Another unconventional take on a popular trope- the teenage hero. Mikey is NOT a hero- he’s just a normal guy with OCD. 
    Diversity is very high in this book: neurodiversity, racial diversity, sexuality. However, I have to mention that it’s not one of the books with a gay main character. 

  • Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab
    In four worlds with four different Londons- one black and dead, one white and dying, one red and alive, and one grey and unsuspecting- there once lived plenty of Antari- magicians who are able to change between those four worlds, those four Londons. But now, only two are left: Kell, who comes from Red London and is tired of being nothing but an ambassador, and Holland, who comes from white London and is tired of the ever-changing string of queens and kings trying to rule his world. 
    Again, another one in which the main character isn’t queer- but as the story goes on, it becomes more and more gay via side characters who get their own POV. The writing is beautiful and has a great flow to it, and the story and worldbuilding is A+.

reasons to read radio silence by alice oseman

  • a contemporary realistic ya novel set in england featuring characters who actually sound and act like contemporary english teenagers!!! yes this is so rare that it does deserve three exclamation marks
  • a really refreshing critique of the social and academic pressure put on young people to go to uni, even if they’re not suited to it
  • a beautiful friendship between a boy and a girl who have a typically tropey meet-cute and then DON’T FALL IN LOVE
  • you know that feeling you get when your heart flutters over an adorable fictional couple? i seriously have FRIENDSHIP BUTTERFLIES from reading this book
  • four of the main five characters are lgbtqiap - including a bisexual protagonist whose story doesn’t revolve around romance and a canonically demisexual character WHO USES THE WORD
  • eta: also three of the five mains are poc!
  • It’s all about friendship and fandom and figuring out who you want to be and doing what makes you happy :’)
“If you like . . .” popular YA fantasy tropes edition

Assassins / fighting / traINING SEQUENCES

to satisfy your need for a good training montage 

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore 

set in a society where members are ‘graced’ with one specific power, we follow a girl who is graced in killing, and working for a corrupt king

main is fcking kick ass as hell, lots of training fight sequences that you can pretend have a dope soundtrack

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Lila fucking Bard??? And her knives?? Just read it, this series is killer and the main has the same obsession with her knives as I have with her p.s. you get magic competition montages what more do u want in life 

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

NiNA and INeJ. This book has a rotating PoV system, and of the two main girls one is a gorgeous waffle loving sorceress and the other is a fucking knife wielding acrobat that will fill your need for sneaky sneaky spy/assassin types 

  • The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner -

In the later books you get some thicc duels on training grounds that will make you shit yourself so not quite a sequence but read it anyways ok 

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff - 

Assassin training sequences like you’ve never fucking seen please read it and love it 


Le feminine and strong main 

To satisfy your need for more gals who are allowed to have both strength and femininity 

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

queen of your life stuns everyone with her gorgeousness and the reader with her strength?? 

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

coming at ya fast for a second time, Nina is girly af and also loves waffles which is just a perk you’ll love her i promise 

  • Fire and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

the main in this book is a monster known for her unearthly beauty which makes men go mad when they see her? Also she is v feminine and soft and loves children and wants babies and is STILL SO STRONG THANK YOU for this amazing portrayal

  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes -  

Cleo is a pretty fcking princess and a romantic and is strong thank you v much 

  • The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Raisa goes to SO MANY BALLS and has crushes on boys and never shuns her femininity this is so important. 

  • The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner - 

The goddamn Queen of Attolia she wears dresses and runs a kingdom what more do you want 

Le Romance 

enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, sexual tension

  • The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner -

Never will you be so wrecked over such subtle romance I’m not gonna spoil and tell you which trope is going on but I just need to plug this series every day so have it in every category 

  • Fire, Graceling, and Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

all of these have romance and all of them are GOOD COMMUNICATIVE HEALTHY romances you’re welcome (ft. sexual tension on training grounds, star crossed lovers, and CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD)

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

fucking coming at ya again here we are lotsa good romances in this just go for it it’s clearly a winner psst. enemies to friends to lovers trope 

  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

le enemies to lovers trope coming at you STRONG if you’re that kind of trash read it 

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

again, the enemies to lovers thing played out BEAUTIFULLY 

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

urban fantasy featuring that otherworldly romance that you know you ate upppp p.s. romeo and juliet sorta deal 

  • Trick by Natalia Jaster

that whole “they get on each others nerves forever and bicker and then fall in deep love” shit (p.s. this is a little more nsfw but not as much as…..)

  • Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

ENEMIES TO LOVERS THIS BOOK IS THE EPITOME OF IT JUST READ IT (p.s. explicit graphic content)

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff - 

Oh boy there’s some romance here it’s v nsfw also lgbtq+ rep and just all around how many tropes do u want bc shit it really does it all in the best way thx

  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller -

A retelling of the Iliad it’ll tear your heart out read it read it now I beg you 

  • The Tiger’s Daughter by  K. Arsenault Rivera - 

Lgbtq+ !! just some gay princesses in love in an Asian-inspired fantasy setting with demons and everything you could ever want