[Blog Tour] SFF YA Duologies by Authors of Color to Read After Mirage

If you’re following my blog, you might have noticed the pinned post featuring SFF YA trilogies by POC and Indigenous authors. For the #CourtOfLionsTour I’ve decided to round up a bunch of SFF YA duologies by authors of color since Court of Lions is itself part of a duology and the story focuses on two young women whose fates are intertwined. Disclaimer: This list is not exhaustive! Also, this is based on the information I was able to find; some of these may actually be longer than 2 books but have not announced further installments to date.

Completed Series

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

  1. Mirage
  2. Court of Lions (my review)

Want by Cindy Pon (my interview with the author)

  1. Want (my review)
  2. Ruse

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee (my interview with the author)

  1. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (my review)
  2. The Iron Will of Genie Lo

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (my interview with the author)

  1. Rosemarked
  2. Umbertouched

SOS by E.C. Myers

  1. The Silence of Six
  2. Against All Silence

The Blood of Stars by Elizabeth Lim

  1. Spin the Dawn (my review)
  2. Unravel the Dusk

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

  1. Ignite the Stars
  2. Eclipse the Skies

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

  1. Beasts Made of Night
  2. Crown of Thunder

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

  1. Empress of a Thousand Skies
  2. Blood of a Thousand Stars

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

  1. The Belles
  2. The Everlasting Rose

Exo by Fonda Lee (my interview with the author)

  1. Exo
  2. Cross Fire

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

  1. The Star-Touched Queen
  2. A Crown of Wishes

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

  1. The Girl from Everywhere
  2. A Ship Beyond Time

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

  1. Wintersong
  2. Shadowsong

Warcross by Marie Lu

  1. Warcross
  2. Wildcard

Rise of the Empress by Julie C. Dao

  1. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
  2. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

  1. The Final Six
  2. The Life Below

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh (my interview with the author)

  1. Rebel Seoul
  2. Rogue Heart

Tower of Wind by Makiia Lucier

  1. Isle of Blood and Stone
  2. Song of the Abyss

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

  1. We Set the Dark on Fire
  2. We Unleash the Merciless Storm

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

  1. Circle of Shadows
  2. Cloak of Night

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

  1. The Beast Player
  2. The Beast Warrior

Gumiho by Kat Cho

  1. Wicked Fox
  2. Vicious Spirits

Caster by Elsie Chapman

  1. Caster (my review)
  2. Spell Starter (my review)

Ongoing or Unreleased Series

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

  1. Shatter the Sky
  2. Storm the Earth (out October 13th, 2020)

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

  1. War Girls
  2. Rebel Sisters (out October 20th, 2020)

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

  1. The Never Tilting World (my review)
  2. The Ever Cruel Kingdom (out November 10th, 2020)

Sands of Arawiya by Hafsah Faizal

  1. We Hunt the Flame
  2. We Free the Stars (out January 19th, 2021)

The City of Diamond and Steel by Francesca Flores

  1. Diamond City
  2. Shadow City (out January 26th, 2021)

The Queen’s Secret by Melissa de la Cruz

  1. The Queen’s Assassin
  2. The Queen’s Secret (out March 2nd, 2021)

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

  1. Scavenge the Stars
  2. Ravage the Dark (out March 9th, 2021)

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

  1. A River of Royal Blood
  2. A Queen of Gilded Horns (out March 16th, 2021)

The Girl King by Mimi Yu

  1. The Girl King
  2. Empress of Flames (out March 16th, 2021)

The Wrath of Ambar by Tanaz Bhathena

  1. Hunted by the Sky
  2. Rising Like a Storm (out June 22nd, 2021)

The Light at the Bottom of the World

Light the Abyss by London Shah

  1. The Light at the Bottom of the World
  2. Journey to the Heart of the Abyss (out 2021)

Rebelwing by Andrea Tang

  1. Rebelwing
  2. Renegade Flight (out 2021)

Hollow Crown by Zoraida Córdova

  1. Incendiary
  2. Illusionary (out 2021)

The Good Luck Girls

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

  1. The Good Luck Girls
  2. Untitled

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

  1. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
  2. A Psalm of Storms and Silence (out 2021)


Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

  1. Raybearer
  2. Untitled

Kingdom of Cards by Janella Angeles

  1. Where Dreams Descend
  2. When Night Breaks (out June 8th, 2021)

Blazewrath Games

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

  1. Blazewrath Games (out October 6th, 2020)
  2. Untitled

6 thoughts on “[Blog Tour] SFF YA Duologies by Authors of Color to Read After Mirage

  1. WOW thank you so much for making this list!!! Adding so many of these to my TBR. The only one I’ve read out of this list is THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO and that was one of my favorite books of this year so if that’s anything to go by, these books will be amazing ❤


  2. this post is great!!! WDD is on my tbr, and i love WHTF, ITS, and EOATS! i wish more people knew about its and eoats because they’re both very well-written and by Filipino authors.also incendiary is soooo good, and although it seemed like a typical ya fantasy, it became so much more than that imo!

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  3. This is such a marvellous list of books, thanks for taking the time to put this together, my friend. It’s greatly appreciated. I’ve bookmarked this. I actually own the first books for many of these serials, I just never realised they were duologies rather than multi-book (3+) serials. That makes them less intimidating to dive into.


  4. Fantastic post, definitely discovered some books I will be checking out. Also, dang a lot of these books have AMAZING covers, the cover lover in me is just loving it. ❤ Thanks for making this list~


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