10 Asexual Romance Books You Like To Read

Novels On Asexuality

Asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction. There are different spectrum identities of asexuality, and it’s not only one single definition. Asexuality is not experiencing sexual attraction. Does that also mean then that asexual people do not have sex? There are a lot of asexual people that have sex. So, there are different types of asexuals. For example, sex-repulsed asexuals are repulsed by sex and never want to have it.

Asexual romance books represent the character’s variety with contemporary, fantasy, or fiction adaptations. People can learn more about the LGBTQ community and their real feelings. If you want to read about an asexual story, keep scrolling!

10 Asexual Romance Books

Sexual attraction and sexual experience can be different, and how a person can have no sexual attraction but can still have a libido. It’s tough to wrap your head around as a sexual person.

  • Allosexual people experience sexual attraction. Their attractions are very much related and intertwined.
  • Demisexuals don’t experience any sexual attraction until a powerful bond has been formed.

You don’t have to be asexual not to experience attraction to a person and then still have a sexual experience with them. It’s the same way that they are not sexually attracted to every person to meet.

Many people are asexual and have sexual experiences and sexual encounters, but there’s no sexual attraction. To learn more about asexual relationships, books are the best choice for you. I will review 10 asexual romance books. Let’s go!

NameKey FocusReview (Goodreads)
Let’s Talk About LoveA bisexual girl explores friendship and relationship with an asexual.3.7
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and PiracyAn asexual girl represents the difficulties the sexuality and existence in the 1700s.4.0
Every Heart a DoorwayIn a magical world, a girl explores herself and finds her love.3.8
Tash Hearts TolstoyA girl is trying to figure out how to tell her crush that she is asexual.3.7
We AwakenTwo asexual girls help each other in a magical world.3.1
Tarnished Are the StarsThe story represents a lesbian and asexual in a sci-fi environment.3.7
City of StrifeIn a high fantasy world, different queers deal with disabilities and racism.3.9
Beyond the Black DoorIn a dark fantasy world, a trans and an asexual are on an adventure to find a superpower.3.7
This Golden FlameAn orphaned asexual girl is trying to fix some problems in the past and make a new world.3.4
LovelessIt’s a story of identity and self-acceptance and teaches that true love isn’t limited to romance.4.3
Asexual romance books

1. Let’s Talk About Love

This book focuses on Alice, her family, and her friends, suggesting that she is bisexual. But she’s also asexual. Her current girlfriend breaks up with her because of that. So she decides that the best thing to do after this is to give up on love. That is the way that she is going to go forward from this point in her life.

Then she meets Takumi and forms a relationship. You will see how their relationship grows and how Alice can open up and accept more things about herself. Also, it explores that whole friendship and relationship and everything that comes from that. Usually, the whole bi romantic thing within that doesn’t seem to exist, but it’s real.

Let's Talk About Love

Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Square Fish
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Romantic Comedy, Mental-illness, Queer
Number Of Pages: 304
Reading age: 13+ years
Grade level: 7 – 9
Item Weight: 9.3 ounces
Dimensions: 5.38 x 0.82 x 8.22 inches
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2. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings)

It is a sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice Virtue, in which Felicity is the main character. In the 1700s, women did not go to school. Felicity wants to be a doctor, and that is what she wants to do with her life. Also, she is asexual. It is never explicitly stated because of the times. But Mackenzie has stated how Felicity would identify.

All the books in the series are funny and serious. They have so many incredible aspects to them. If you want to discover the real scenario of asexuality in that period, you must try the ‘Montague Siblings’ series.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: HarperAudio
Award nominee: Goodreads Choice
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Pirate Action, Adventure, History, Fun, Feminism, Dragon, Fantasy
Number Of Pages: 450
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

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3. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)

This book focuses on children that end up in magical worlds like Narnia, Neverland, and Wonderland. Also, it has a sexual representation in it. One of the characters is asexual, and there is an exploration. Some people like it and feel that the representation is valid for them, but others do not.

I did like the story and thought that it was well written. But the representation is not something I can speak for, and I have heard mixed reviews about that side of things. You can try it if you want to discover the asexual romance among young adults.

Every Heart a Doorway

Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Fairy Tale Fantasy, Classic Literature, Mystery, Magical Realism
Number Of Pages: 176
Available: Audiobook | Hardcover | Kindle

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4. Tash Hearts Tolstoy

We follow our main protagonist, Natasha or Tash, who is perfectly okay with the fact that her little web series, Unhappy Families. It is an adaptation of Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Not many people know about it. But then she gets a shout-out from a very big YouTuber, and it blows up, and overnight she has gone viral.

Then when ‘Unhappy Family’ is nominated for an award, it gets to the point where her online flirting with her crush becomes something that has the potential to develop into something more. But she is trying to figure out how she can tell her crush that she is asexual. It was funny and explored lots of different themes of Tasha’s character.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Author: Kathryn Ormsbee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Fiction on Peer Pressure, Friendship
Number Of Pages: 400
Reading age: 14+ years
Grade level: 9 – 12
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5. We Awaken

The story follows Victoria, who doesn’t feel her life has much to it now. Her dad died in a car crash. Her brother is in a coma, and her main focus is that she will get into Manhattan Dance Conservatory. She finds that she starts to look forward to her dreams when in her dreams, she meets a girl called Ashlinn. She is an otherworldly girl, and she has a message from Victoria’s comatose brother.

Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans. Victoria starts to look forward to her nightly meetings with her and explains that she is asexual. Then Victoria realizes that she is also asexual. So Victoria needs Ashlinn’s help outside of dreams. She assumes a human form, and it is their asexual love story from there.

We Awaken

Author: Calista Lynne
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Average Customer Review: (3.9 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Dance Fiction, Ghost Stories, Magic
Number Of Pages: 180
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

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6. Tarnished Are the Stars

This book is from three perspectives. The first is Anna, living illegally with a clockwork heart in her chest. Also, she goes under the technician’s name, providing medical technology to people who need it. Then we have Nathaniel, the commissioner’s son who has never had to worry about laws in his entire life. But when he meets Anna, he starts to see things from a different viewpoint and questions everything he’s known.

We also have Eliza, who is an assassin and a spy. Her job is to find out as much about the commissioner as possible. These three lives all intertwine. The story unfolding from there, from people who have read early copies, has lesbian and asexual representation. So you get to see the LGBTQ community and their romance.

Tarnished Are the Stars

Author: Rosiee Thor
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Space Opera, Steampunk, Lesbian, Bisexual
Number Of Pages: 384
Item Weight: 1 pound
Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.5 x 8.3 inches
Available: Audiobook | Hardcover | Kindle

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7. City of Strife (City of Spires)

Every character in this book is queer, and it features several asexual characters as well. This book is a high fantasy book inspired by D&D, which is very exciting, and it is set in a city called Isandor, which is the city of Spires. So, it’s been 150 years since Arathiel stepped foot in his hometown and finds himself different.

Despite the cities feeling very similar, he hides in the lower city, piecing together a new life. So it is his story about who he meets, what happens, and how the story unfolds. I recommend this book as a fantasy asexual romance. The hardcover is not good, but the paperback is awesome in quality. Also, the font size and color of the pages are amazing to read.

City of Strife

Author: Claudie Arseneault
Publisher: Claudie
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Racism, Disabilities
Number Of Pages: 464
Available: Paperback | Kindle

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8. Beyond the Black Door

This book was the first book I’ve ever read with prominent asexual romance representation. It is a standalone fantasy where we follow our main character, Kamai. She is coming to terms with her sexuality, and she is a social worker. So that gives her the power to be able to go into other people’s souls. Every single time she does so. It doesn’t matter whose soul she walks in, and there is always a big black door that calls her name.

The one thing that her mother has always told her was to never go beyond the black door under any circumstances. A beautiful trans rip in here explains sexuality through the moon’s phases. The plot is fantastic, and I love the villain. The villain is on another level in this book. I recommend it if you want to read a book about sublime asexual relationships.

Beyond the Black Door

Author: A M Strickland
Publisher: Square Fish
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Wizards & Witches, Dark Fantasy, Adventure
Number Of Pages: 416
Reading age: 14+ years
Grade level: 10 – 12
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

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9. This Golden Flame

Our main character Karis is asexual, and she is orphaned. So she belongs to the script area where they try to bring the automatons back to life. Without them, the scripts are losing their power in wars. Karis finds an automaton in a cave and manages to bring him back to life. Then it follows Karis and the automaton, Alix.

They try to bring down the script. We’ve got pirates in this book, one of whom is a non-binary pirate and is essentially an incredible story of found family and a quest to bring down the script.

The writing style was easy, and I flew through this book. The fantastic characters, wonderful diversity, and asexual representation are done fantastically.

This Golden Flame

Author: Emily Victoria
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Average Customer Review: (3.8 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Self-Esteem, Siblings, Pirates, Science Fiction
Number Of Pages: 266
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

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10. Loveless

This one is a white contemporary, having a slight reprieve from the fantasy. You’ll be pleased to know if you’re not a fantasy lover. So we’re following Georgia as she is also coming to terms with her sexuality, asexual and aromantic. Georgia is going to university with her friends, and she thinks that all she wants is to get a boyfriend. She questions herself: Does she want a girlfriend?

Then she’s sharing a room with Rooney, who, on the surface, is very open, and she knows herself very well. Georgia is having an internal war about many things plot-wise, but not a lot more than that happens. It’s a story of identity and self-acceptance and discovering that true love isn’t limited to romance.

Loveless

Author: Alice Oseman
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Emotions & Feelings, Queer, Arc
Number Of Pages: 432
Reading age: 14+ years
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

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Last words

So those are some books with asexual characters, asexual themes, and exploring sexuality. I encourage you to read these books all year. Many of these books are lesser-known, and if you are looking to read some asexuality rep, then here are some fantastic starting points for you.

Please leave your thoughts on these books and other recommendations in the comments section. Let me know which of these books takes your fancy the most, and let me know one book that you will be reading this year.


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