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books featuring bisexual characters


Hoohoo, guys.

I’ve been wanting to write this post for aaaaaages but somehow never did. But it’s Pride Month and I thought this would be the most perfect time to give you book recommendations with bisexual characters. I picked 3 books/series featuring bisexual guys and follow with 3 bisexual girls.
Which are your favourite books with bisexual characters?

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Historical Fantasy, mystery, YA | Rep: bi Filipino, gay, Indian | TW: trauma, abuse (physical and mental), blood mention & description, death

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive. (Goodreads)

Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green
bisexuality is developed in book 2&3

Genre: Fantasy, alternate universe, YA | Rep: gay, bi | TW: blood, death, mental & physical abuse, grief

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves? (goodreads)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Genre: Contemporary NA | Rep: bi, gay, Mexican-American | TW: divorce, alcohol

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.
The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you? (goodreads)

We are okay by Nina LaCour

Genre: Contemporary YA/NA | Rep: Lesbian,bi | TW: grief, loss of family member, loneliness

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. (goodreads)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Genre: Contemporary YA | Rep: bi, lesbian, anxiety

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe. (goodreads)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Genre: contemporary YA | Rep: bi, demi, gay, lesbian, biracial

Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself.
So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…
Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has. (goodreads)

  1. Hi Kat,

    nice overview!
    I was actually surprised to see “Half Bad” on this list as I read the first book a few years ago and don’t remember bisexuality but I guess I either don’t remember it or it was developped later. Anyway, this reminds me I still want to continue reading this series. Thanks for reminding me. ^^
    “Radio Silence” is another book I am contemplating to read. I read “Solitaire” from the autor and I loved it! (I can really recommend it – it was funny and sad and just great.)
    The other books also sound quite interesting. ^^

    Love, Dana

    1. Hi Dana,
      I actually wanted to note that Nathan’s bisexuality is developed in book 2&3 so thanks for reminding me, I shall do this right away.
      I love Alice Oseman with all my heart and Solitaire is actually my least favourite of her books (even though I still loved it). Radio Silence is absolutely amazing and I can’t recommend it enough. I Was Born For This is my fave of the three. But to be honest, anything she writes is amazing.

      All the best

  2. I didn’t know some of these books contained bisexual characters! That’s so cool 🙂
    The Gilded Wolves and Half Bad have been on my TBR for a while now so I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading their journeys.
    Thanks so much for sharing, Kat <3

    1. Hi Sophie 🙂
      The Half Bad trilogy is one of my all time favourites!! It’s a bit hard to get into because the writing style is really unique and not for everyone, but it’s definitely worth it!! I hope you enjoy it ♥

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