Aquarius individuals shine as the quirky rebels with a cause. Picture that friend who’s not just ahead of their time but seems to operate on a whole different cosmic schedule. Aquarians are the independent thinkers, the visionaries who light up the room with their innovative ideas, even if they’re occasionally lost in the nebula of their own thoughts. With a humanitarian heart and a penchant for the unconventional, they’re always up for an adventure to challenge the status quo. So, if you’re an Aquarius or seeking fictional characters or books that embody these traits, welcome to our Aquarius reading guide! We’ve curated a selection of books that’ll make your inner water-bearer swoon.

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Aquarius Character Traits

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Before we dive into our Aquarius reading guide, let’s get to know the traits of this sign. Aquarians are like a breath of fresh air, quite literally! Born under the air sign, they bring intellectual brilliance and a quirky perspective to the world of zodiacs. These folks are insightful, serious (when they want to be), and incredibly witty. If you’re ever in need of an inventive solution or a dose of originality, just look for your friendly neighborhood Aquarius. They’re fantastic with people, yet they have an unconventional streak that makes them stand out in a crowd.

Being humanitarian at heart, they’re all about making the world a better place. But don’t be surprised if they come across as slightly eccentric or mysterious. Their free-spirited, revolutionary nature means they’re often ahead of their time. They’re the ones who like to be right (who can blame them with all that insight?) and won’t shy away from a good argument, even if it makes them seem a bit stubborn.

These forward-thinkers are all about challenging the norm and analyzing things from every angle. While they’re assertive, they can also be slightly distant. It’s not that they don’t get along with people; it’s just that they’re so open-minded and individualistic that they dance to their own tune.

Celebrities Who Share the Aquarius Vibe: Harry Styles, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, and Michael B. Jordan.

Fictional Aquarius Book Characters

Ever wondered if your favorite book characters share your zodiac sign? Well, if you’re an Aquarius, get ready to meet your literary kindred spirits who are as quirky as they are brilliant in this Aquarius reading guide. These fictional characters are the rebels, the trailblazers, the dreamers, and yes, the schemers and plotters. They’re all about breaking the mold, coming up with wild ideas, and challenging the status quo. Let us introduce you to some seriously cool characters who are giving off major Aquarius vibes.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Claire is stubborn, independent, strong and humanitarian. She will do anything to save someone whether it’s at a risk to herself or even if that person has done her wrong.

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
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Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward


Vishous may just be the best Aquarius fictional character in this whole Aquarius reading guide! He sacrifices for other people, but he’s also distant, cold, analytical, doesn’t get along with everyone. He will do anything for his family or inner circle, and the vampire race. Impulsive, quite creative, smart and independent.

The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that does not include her…

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Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Kulti by Mariana Zapata

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Reiner Kulti

Kulti is the perfect brooding, reclusive hero that doesn’t really like being around people all that much but thinks he knows better than everyone else around him.

“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.

It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.

Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know.

Or the murderous urges he brought out in her.

This was going to be the longest season of her life.

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Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
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Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh


Very similar to Vishous from BDB in the sense that he’s a man of shadows. You don’t know too much about him. With a tragic backstory and family trauma. Witty with a filthy mouth.

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is back in the shadows of a deadly, beautiful world where angels rule, vampires serve, and one female hunter must crawl out of the darkness to survive…

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

Callie's Catastrophe by Ruby Dixon

Callie’s Catastrophe by Ruby Dixon

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When you need a little kidnapping with your romance, then this is the book for you! M’Tok is smart, impulsive, a plotter. He’s also stubborn and assertive, basically perfect Aquarius, right?

What’s a bigger disaster than being stranded on an ice planet with a bunch of aliens, never to return home? Resonating to the biggest jerk of all those aliens, of course. I hate M’tok, and it seems to be mutual. He thinks I’m ugly and unpleasant, and doesn’t understand why I don’t just fling myself at him. In his eyes, resonance has decided, and that’s that.

Problem is, resonance keeps pushing us together. And when that doesn’t make me jump into his furs…he steals me away from the camp. I can’t avoid him if there’s nowhere to go.

I want to hate him even more for that. But I keep finding out that M’tok isn’t who I thought he was. And the man I hate? Doesn’t hate me at all…

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Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
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Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Eve Dallas

Eve Dallas from the In Death series by J.D. Robb is analytical but creative and has all her walls up. She keeps distance between her and other people. Plus she’s A+ stubborn.


In the year 2058, technology completely rules the world. But for New York City Detective Eve Dallas, one irresistible impulse still rules the heart: passion…

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all—and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it’s up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about—except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

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The King by Tiffany Reisz

The King by Tiffany Reisz


A tortured past and strength to rebuild and persevere. Kingsley is a rich playboy, enigmatic, bisexual and kinky. He’s also got a huge heart with lots of layers underneath his suits and boots.

A man battles to become the ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom in this prequel to the dark erotic romance series by a USA Today–bestselling author.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.

Kingsley’s plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can’t subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s . . .

Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas

Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas

Tom Severin

Tom is meticulous and analytical to the max. He also doesn’t like to be around people much, but he cares deeply for them. Underneath that stoic exterior, there’s a sweet and adorable man!

Everything has a price . . .

Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.

Everything except her . . .

Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.

When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:

Never underestimate a Ravenel.

The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun . . .

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Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
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Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Declan Chase

Declan is part wild energy that can’t be tamed and part sacrifice for the greater good.

In this ninth installment in the wildly popular Immortals After Dark series from #1 New York Times bestselling paranormal romance author Kresley Cole, a woman must conceal her identity from her one true love—or risk losing him forever.

He vowed he’d come for her…

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.

She awaits his return…

When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.

To sate a desire more powerful than death…

Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


As ‘The Wizard’ of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, Wulfe is an enigma even to others of his species. An off-beat eccentric powerhouse of a being, his story really only comes to light in the latest book of the series, Soul Taken. I highly recommend this to Aquarius fans of paranormal fantasy, as they will relate to Wulfe’s quirky personality, unpredictability and at times almost ‘free spirited’ approach to life. He tends to show up at the most random times (to the point of stalking), which can be both a blessing and a curse in Mercy’s life. In addition to Wulfe, there are also many other great characters that help bring each story in the series to life (my personal favorite is Zee).

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Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon… 

Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. 

But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her…

Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway
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Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway

Jay Fields

Jay Fields is an illusionist and mentalist but at the core he’s a bit scheming and a trickster. He’ll do anything to get the result he has in mind, which he knows is best for everyone.

Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.

When Jay Fields, world-renowned illusionist, walks into her dad’s law firm Matilda is struck speechless. Not only is he one of the most attractive and charismatic men she’s ever met, he’s also a mystery to be solved.

Jay wants to sue a newspaper for defamation, but all is not what it seems. Matilda is determined to discover the true story behind Jay, however, when he becomes an unexpected roommate, she is not ready for how he will wheedle his way into her affections and steal her heart.

The man is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, and though she can’t yet see the bigger picture, Matilda can’t resist following along for the thrilling and heart-stopping ride.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Elena Michaels

Elena is a shifter and the only female that survived the bite. Rebellious, always questions authority, but cares deeply about the pack. What she has gone through has made her erect a lot of walls and is quite closed off to anyone outsider her circle. But once you are let in, she’ll turn mamma wolf to protect you.

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

The Duke's Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley

The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley

Hart Mackenzie

Hart Mackenzie plots behind people’s back because he “knows” best what they need. He’s commanding too and his brothers don’t appreciate it.

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all–a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him–his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He’s also suffered loss–his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart’s doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes–and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination–Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him. 

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Another important part of this Aquarius reading guide is to find books that embody the vibes of the sign in the feel of the books. Hopefully these will be a variety of options to fit any of your moods.

Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson
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Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

A dark and slightly creepy race of vampires, a parallel world, and an enthralling world and romance. Set at a circus. Combines all the Aquarius traits for the perfect vibe.

The first in a steampunk paranormal romance series in which a woman is transported to a world filled with vampires and magic.

When nurse Tish Everett forced open the lovely locket she found at an estate sale, she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain, from the far off land of Sang. He’d cast a spell for her, but when she’s transported right to him, she’s not so sure she’s ready to be under the spell of another man. If only Criminy wasn’t so deliciously rakish…

Half the inhabitants of Sang are Pinkies—human—and the other half are Bludmen, who in Tish’s world would be called vampires. But they don’t mess with any of the bat/coffin/no sunlight nonsense. They’re rather like you and me, just more fabulous, long living, and mostly indestructible—they’re also very good kissers. But when the evil Mayor of Manchester (formerly Bludchester) redoubles his efforts to rid Sang of the Bludmen once and for all, he steals Tish’s locket in hopes of traveling back to her world himself for reinforcements. Criminy and Tish must now battle ghosts, sea monsters, wayward submarines, a secret cabal, and thundering Bludmares to get the locket back and allow Tish to return home…but has she found love with Criminy? Could she stay in Sang forever?

Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

For the perfect quirky but smart Aquarius vibes, you can almost pick up any Penny Reid book. However, you’ll definitely want to read the quick Hypothesis series.

One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.

Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family’s billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.

When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?

Captive by Jex Lane

Captive by Jex Lane

For a bit of kink we have a forbidden romance, enemies to lovers and male/male romance with dark themes, high heat and bisexual vampires.

Matthew Callahan has spent seven years struggling against the insatiable hunger for blood consuming him. Unable to stop the vampire inside from preying on humans, he keeps himself confined to a lonely existence.

Everything changes the night he is lured into a trap and taken prisoner by High Lord General Tarrick—a seductive incubus who feeds off sexual energy. Forced into the middle of a war between vampires and incubi, Matthew is used as a weapon against his own kind. Although he’s desperate for freedom, he is unable to deny the burning desire drawing him to the incubus general he now calls Master.

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