Whether you’re a fan of comic books, science fiction, or just love a good superhero story, we’ve got some great recommendations for you!
We’ve put together a list of 14 sapphic superhero books featuring women who love women.
Whether you’re into science fiction or romance, these titles have something for everyone.
So cuddle up with a good book and enjoy some girl-on-girl action.
1. Dreadnought (Nemesis) by April Daniels
Daniels’ Dreadnought is action-packed, full of adventure, and an absolute blast to read. It’s the story of sapphic trans teen Danny Tozer, who inherits the superpowers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero.
Danny suddenly finds herself with the responsibility of saving lives and fighting crime, all while trying to understand her new powers and cope with coming out as transgender.
And if that wasn’t enough, she also has to deal with the villain who killed Dreadnought in the first place.
The best part of Dreadnought is undoubtedly Danny herself. She’s an incredibly relatable and likeable protagonist, and readers will root for her every step of the way.
The romance between Danny and her love interest Calamity is also beautiful and heartwarming.
If you’re looking for an action-packed superhero story with a sapphic romance at its core, Dreadnought, and the sequel Sovereign, is definitely the book for you.
2. Scatter by Molly J. Bragg
If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure with a side of sizzling sapphic romance, look no further than Molly J. Bragg’s Scatter.
US Deputy Marshal Danny Martin finds herself both excited and overwhelmed when she’s assigned to work with Focus, a legendary lesbian superhero she’s had a crush on since she was a kid.
But things start to get really strange when Danny discovers that Focus can apparently see into the future and has requested Danny specifically for the job.
And then suddenly she’s thrown back in time thirty years, where she meets a much younger Focus who can’t stand her.
From time travel to superheroes to kick-ass women, Scatter has it all.
Whether you’re a sucker for romance or just looking for a good action story, this book is sure to satisfy.
3. Villains Don’t Date Heroes! by Mia Archer
Villains Don’t Date Heroes! by Mia Archer (the pen name of author Andrew Beymer) is the first book in the eight-book Night Terror series.
The series is an action-packed sci-fi adventure with a sapphic romance twist. Our anti-hero, the villainess herself: Night Terror, is trying to rob a bank when she meets Starlight City’s newest heroine, Fialux.
Night Terror realises that not only might this upstart be able to defeat her, but she also can’t deny the fire the beautiful new heroine has ignited within her.
There’s just one problem: Villains don’t date heroes!
Can these two figure out a way to be together despite being on opposite sides of the law? You’ll have to read to find out!
Find the book on Amazon.
4. The Mercy Chronicles by Fiona Zedde
The Mercy Chronicles by Fiona Zedde is an action-packed tale of a superhero shapeshifter who must choose between family and self-preservation.
The story follows Mai Redstone, who goes by the superhero name of “Mercy.”
Mercy is a dynamic chameleon with the ability to climb rooftops and disguise herself in a thousand different ways.
However, when a powerful nemesis sets their sights on her, even her fercious lover Xóchitl is terrified.
The story is a thrilling adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
It is also a sapphic romance, providing a glimpse into the passionate relationship between two strong women.
Whether you are looking for action, sci-fi, or romance, The Mercy Chronicles has something for everyone.
Find the book on Amazon.
The Mercy Chronicles are also part of The Superheroine Collection.
5. The Superheroine Collection by Lee Winter, Fiona Zedde, Alex K. Thorne, & Sacchi Green
Ylva Publishing’s Superheroine Collection is an exciting action-packed adventure that is perfect for any superhero fan.
The collection includes five sapphic superhero books from different Ylva authors, each with their own unique story to tell.
In the first book, Shattered, street smart tracker Lena Martin is tasked with tracking down the missing superhero, Shattergirl.
Chasing Stars is a melting-melting-the-ice-queen, celebrity, secret identity romance that also happens to be about the superhero Swiftwing and her hunt to track down a giant alien bug terrorising the planet.
Meanwhile, in Shadow Hand we meet US Army Lieutenant Ashton who has been granted the power of telekinesis by an ancient goddess and must learn to control the power before it controls her.
If you’re looking for an action-packed, sci-fi adventure with a sapphic twist, then this is the collection for you!
Find the collection on Amazon.
6. The Superheroes Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz
Single parent of twins, TJ Gutierrez has enough to deal with, without her ex-husband, Singularity breaking out of prison and coming after the kids.
After all this time, she has to break out the yellow spandex and go to work again as the superhero, Dynamo. Luckily for her, Annmarie Smith is coming to her rescue. Her superpower? She’s a nanny.
With Annmarie by her side, TJ can focus on taking down her ex and saving the world.
But can she do it before he destroys everything she holds dear?
Find the book on Amazon.
7. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee is the first book in the action-packed Sidekick Squad series. The book follows the daughter of superheroes, Jessica Tran, who is resigned to a life without superpowers.
In an effort to beef up her college applications and earn some money, Jessica applies for an internship only to discover she will be working for the town’s most heinous supervillain.
At first, this seems like a great way to spite her parents and spend time with her long-time crush, Abby, but when things take a sinister turn, Jessica realises she might be in over her head.
Filled with action, adventure, and a touch of romance, Not Your Sidekick is a thrilling read that superhero fans and sci-fi lovers are sure to enjoy.
And bonus: it features a sapphic romance!
If you’re looking for an adventure-filled romp of a book with a diverse cast of lovable characters, then League of Lesbians is the series for you!
In this origin story, we meet the six lesbians at the centre of the series and the book club they all attend.
When their usual room is double booked, the women take up the offer of a beautiful and mysterious stranger and use her house for their meeting.
The women should all know better, but who could have predicted that they would end up with superpowers? Thanks to a little (okay, a lot) of scientific intervention, the women are gifted with incredible abilities.
Not only is it the origin story of the League of Lesbians superhero team, but it’s also funny and features a group of gorgeous sapphic women. What more could you ask for?
Find the book on Amazon.
9. The Shocking Adventures of Jewish Lightning: The San Francisco Snatch by Kitty Knish
In Kitty Knish’s action-packed novella set during the first world war, we meet Shoshanna who, thanks to a freak accident while flicking a light switch during the Sabbath, was electrocuted, turning her into the famous super heroine, Jewish Lightning.
When people start disappearing all over San Francisco, it’s up to Jewish Lightning and her sidekick, The Knish Kid, to unravel the nefarious plot.
Super camp, and super fun, Kitty Knish’s novella is a gloriously silly adventure that deserves a series.
With action, sci-fi, and adventure elements, as well as a healthy dose of superhero action, this book is a joy to read.
If you’re looking for a funny, action-packed book with a heroine you can root for, pick up The Shocking Adventures of Jewish Lightning!
10. Children of the Stars by K Aten
Aliens, governments cover up, sinister genetic experiments, and two young refugees in hiding to prevent an interplanetary war, K. Aten’s Children of the Stars is brimming with adventure.
Bonded alien princesses, Amari and Zendara, grow up on earth unaware of their true identities or of each other, but when evil forces threaten the careful balance of power on earth, the pair are dragged into a fight to save the world before it falls apart.
Not only is this story action-packed and exciting, but it also features a sapphic relationship between the two main characters.
And if that wasn’t enough, the story is also funny and lighthearted, providing some much-needed levity in the midst of all the action.
So if you’re looking for a new adventure to lose yourself in, be sure to check out K. Aten’s Children of the Stars.
11. Never Too Late For Heroes by A.L. Brooks
Never Too Late For Heroes by A.L. Brooks is not only an age gap, slow-burn romance, but it’s also crammed with superheroes, villains and adventure.
Agent Geena Fox has enough problems already without being teamed up with the eager young rookie, Leigh Walker, so she sends her off on an unsolved missing persons case just to get Leigh out of her hair and get back to counting down her days to retirement.
But the rookie uncovers something that will turn Agent Fox’s world upside down.
Now the agents have to team up with a group of aging super-grans to bring down a powerful villain before she wreaks havoc.
With action, sci-fi and adventure elements, along with a healthy dose of sapphic romance, Never Too Late For Heroes will leave readers eagerly turning the pages.
12 .Silhouette by Robin Hale
Dr. Molly Fawn is the brilliant scientist and tech expert behind Captain Colossal, the world’s greatest superhero.
Though he barely knows her name, for Captain Colossal, Molly is more than just a sidekick–she’s the woman who keeps him fighting, with her cutting-edge technology and gadgets.
But then a chance encounter with the world’s most notorious jewel thief, The Silhouette, changes everything for Molly.
The Silhouette is dangerous, seductive, and completely irresistible, and Molly knows she shouldn’t be drawn to her.
But she can’t help it.
Robin Hale’s Silhouette is a thrilling adventure filled with action, suspense, romance and redemption. This sapphic anti-hero romance will leave you breathless!
Find the book on Amazon.
13. The Private Life of Jane Maxwell by Jenn Gott
Jane Maxwell is a comic book artist who has created a hugely popular series of comic books.
But when she is dragged into an alternative universe, she discovers that her fictional hero Captain Lumen is real.
Now, with Lumen missing in action, it is up to Jane to take the superhero’s place.
Not only does Jane have to deal with new superpowers and battle her new arch nemesis UltraViolet, but she also has to deal with Mindsight, the wife she lost in her own reality.
Becoming the hero she created is harder than she ever imagined.
But with action, adventure, and a little bit of romance, Jane just might save the day.
14. Randi and Zoey Save the World by Lori G. Matthews & Rita Potter
Lesfic authors Rita Potter and Lori G. Matthews, along with artist Kim Schuler, have teamed up to write a zany story starring Randi Carter, an out of shape, has-been, lesbian superhero and her lying, cheating, stealing sidekick, Zoey Finch.
This is an exciting new project that action and sci-fi fans are sure to enjoy.
With a unique twist on the superhero genre, Lesfic authors Rita Potter and Lori G. Matthews have created a fun and zany story that is sure to keep you entertained.
So be sure to check out their website for new episodes every few weeks – it’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose!
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