Hi, hey, hello and happy asexual awareness week 🙂
This was meant to be up earlier in the week but I have been so wrapped up in school recently that I didn’t even realise. But anyways this week is Asexual Awareness Week. Woo!!!
I did a post similar to this for Bisexual Visibility day a few weeks back and here I am today to talk about some books featuring Asexual characters. There sadly isn’t many books with ace characters but we’re seeing more and more each year and I’m living for it!
Books I Loved …
All For The Game by Nora Sakovic– This trilogy is one of my favourite series ever and Neil Josten is a huge part of that. He’s a disaster of a character who also, just so happens to be demisexual! The word “demisexual” is never actually said in the book which was published back in 2006 but later was backed up by the author.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee- If you’ve even dipped your toes in checking out some ace fiction I’m sure you’ve heard of this but that doesn’t take away from how much I enjoyed this book. I really connected with this story and the main character.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann- Another popular one and one I actually mentioned in my Bisexual post as the main character Alice is ace and biromantic. I wasn’t crazy about this book due to the writing style but I still think the overall content and the fact that it features such a diverse main character is definitely worth the read.
What I Want to Read …
Loveless by Alice Oseman- This book isn’t out yet and I’m forever sad about it but also incredibly excited. I’ve mentioned this a few times but seriously I cannot wait! Alice Oseman is a much beloved author and the fact that she’s bringing out a book featuring an asexual, possibly aromantic character is everything.
Vengeful by V.E Schwab- Vengeful is the sequel to Vicious which I read recently. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the sequel and since I liked the ending of Vicious I wouldn’t be all that bothered about reading the sequel however a main character is revealed to be asexual and so of course I’m going to pick it up!
Beyond the Black Door by A.M Strickland- Another book that’s not out yet … I don’t think. Either way it does come out some point in these last few months of 2019 and not only does this have an ace character but this book is fantasy! An actual fantasy book with an asexual main character! Can you believe it. That’s all I know about this, I’ve forgotten literally every other plot point.
Those are just a few of the books I’d like to read, the ones I’m most likely to get to first, there are far too many on my TBR to list them all however Anniek @ Anneiks Library did a whole post recently on 20 Asexual Recommendations if you want to check out what else you should read.
Characters I Love …
Rafael Santiago (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
Aka my spirit animal. I never watched the show, I couldn’t make it passed the first season of bad acting and cringey writing but I keep tabs and what’s going on via gifs and whatnot and when they made the decision to have Rafael be asexual I was so happy! What’s more this also seems to have been embraced by Cassandra Clare in the newer books.
Liv Flaherty (Emmerdale)
Emmerdale, for those that don’t know, is a very popular soap opera in the UK. Half of the UK population have the same routine: bath, soaps, cup of tea and bed. It had been headcannoned that Liv was asexual for a while but seeing this play out was amazing! We watch her go through confusion, wondering that since she had no interest in boys maybe she liked girls, we see her considering having sex just to get it over with and then we see her researching and figuring herself out and coming out to her brother/guardian. I loved all of it!
(Robert Sugden from my bisexuals post is her brother-in-law so as you can see we’ve got a really great LGBT+ family going on … or we did until Rob went and killed a guy and is now facing jail)
So those are a few recommendations plus my tbr filled with asexual/on the spectrum characters that I’m hoping I’m going to love. Like I said there are more then mentioned here especially of what I want to read. Hopefully in the future once I’ve read some more I can do a more in detail list. Thank you for reading 🙂