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Pisces Reading Guide: Characters and Zodiac Book Recommendations

Ever wonder which book characters could be fellow Pisces swimming in the same emotional depths as you? Our Pisces reading guide is here to connect you with your literary counterparts. This list is a deep dive into characters who embody the Pisces essence: deep-feeling, endlessly creative, and sometimes caught in their own emotional current. They wear their hearts proudly, dream big, and view the world through a lens filled with wonder and a dash of magic. So, if you’re ready to find characters who mirror the unique Pisces spirit, dive into our Pisces reading guide for a journey through empathy, imagination, and the mystical — crafted especially for readers like you.

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Pisces Character Traits

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Before we dive into our Pisces reading guide, let’s get to know the traits of this sign. Pisces are the zodiac’s daydreamers, effortlessly turning their dreams into creative sparks. While they might seem quiet, they pack a silent but potent punch when they’re passionate about something. These folks are the type to dive deep into their thoughts, making them the friends who really listen and understand.

But with their heads often in the clouds, they can get caught up overthinking or focusing too much on the downsides. Love for them is a deep pool they’re all too willing to jump into, even if it means ignoring the occasional red flag to keep the dream alive. And sure, they’re all about chasing what feels good, sometimes a bit too much for their own good. If they ever found themselves cornered they might act out in a fit of passion, embodying the saying “driven by the heart.”

Their fascination with the mystical shows a longing to grasp life’s deeper meanings. Despite any obstacles, Pisces approach life with a unique mix of creativity and heart, showing us the beauty of seeing the world through an empath’s eyes.

Celebrities Who Share the Pisces Vibe: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Anne Bonny, Daniel Craig, George Washington, Kurt Cobain, Steve Jobs, Einstein

Fictional Pisces Book Characters

Ready to dive into the Pisces fictional book world? Let’s go through our list of matches for your sign.

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
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Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

chess

Chess’s depth of emotion and complex inner world resonate with Pisces’ empathetic nature. Her struggles with addiction and the way she navigates them reflect the Piscean blend of strength and sensitivity.

THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.

The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

Phury

Phury embodies the Pisces trait of self-sacrifice, often putting others’ needs before his own. His emotional depth and internal battles, again with addiction as well, are quintessentially Piscean.

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives…

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood’s mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.

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Darkhouse by Karina Halle

Darkhouse by Karina Halle

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Dex Foray

Dex’s rich inner life and his ability to see beyond the surface make him a true Pisces. His creativity and emotional intensity drive his actions and relationships. He dwells on negative thoughts a lot, comes across introverted until you get to know him. And Perry Palomino herself fits into the daydreamer bit of Pisces.

There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. 

Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. 

Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

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Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway
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Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway

Shane Arthur

Shane’s artistic soul and deep feelings capture the essence of Pisces. He navigates life with a blend of passion and introspection, making him relatable to Pisces readers.

My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money.

The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. A man in a suit always catches my eye, but it was the way he looked at me that was different. Like he knew me or something. He didn’t know me, especially not in my costume. My sobriety rests on staying away from men, but there was something about him that made me throw caution to the wind.

After all, I was never going to see him again, right?

Wrong.

Standing still isn’t the only way I make my money. I also bartend at a concert hall. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Shane was going to show up there. Not only that, but he’s the most recent addition to the orchestra. So now on a daily basis I have to resist one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met and he plays the violin. For me that’s one hell of a deadly cocktail.

He wants me to teach him how to live. I’m not sure how much a twenty-six year old recovering alcoholic who works in a bar and moonlights as a living statue can teach a world class concert violinist, but I’m sure going to try.

Not suitable for readers under 18 years. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Barbarian's Mate by Ruby Dixon

Barbarian’s Mate by Ruby Dixon

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Josie

Josie’s journey is one of emotional growth and finding strength in vulnerability, is perfect for Pisces. She’s a romantic, sunshine, empathetic character.

‘Resonance’ is supposed to be a dream – that’s when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own…except me. So do I want a mate? Heck yeah. More than anything, all I’ve ever wanted is to be loved by someone.

Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet. Haeden’s the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien…so why is it that my body sings when he gets close? Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he’s not as awful as I think he is?

I hate him…don’t I?

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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Louise

Louise’s blend of wit and depth, coupled with her ability to love deeply and embrace the mystical, mirrors the Pisces spirit of navigating life’s dualities with grace.

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

Archangel's Sun by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh

hummingbird

Hummingbird’s resilience, combined with her artistic talents and emotional depth, showcase the Piscean ability to heal and inspire through creativity and empathy. She’s been stuck in a madness, her empathy contributed to being like that because she felt and internalized too much so she disconnected from the world.

A horrifying secret rises in the aftermath of an archangelic war in New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s deadly and beautiful Guild Hunter world…

The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on—especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence.

It is up to Titus, archangel of this vast continent, to stop the reborn from spreading across the world. Titus can’t do it alone, but of the surviving powerful angels and archangels, large numbers are wounded, while the rest are fighting a surge of murderous vampires.

There is no one left…but the Hummingbird. Old, powerful, her mind long a broken kaleidoscope. Now, she must stand at Titus’s side against a tide of death upon a discovery more chilling than any other. For the Archangel of Disease has left them one last terrible gift…

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Phédre nó Delaunay

Phédre’s complexity, driven by her capacity for deep emotion and understanding, aligns with the Piscean gift for seeing beauty in the pain, embodying the depth of the Pisces soul.

The lush epic fantasy that inspired a generation with a single precept: Love As Thou Wilt

The first book in the Kushiel’s Legacy series is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess…all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine.

A nation born of angels, vast and intricate and surrounded by danger… a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm…

Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy…and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d’Ange, she has no choice.

Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond.

Phédre nó Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realm’s deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world.

slave-to-sensation
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Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Sascha

Sascha’s journey from emotional suppression to embracing her feelings mirrors the Piscean struggle and ultimate strength in finding power through vulnerability and connection.

THE FIRST PSY/CHANGELING NOVEL from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian…The book that Christine Feehan called “a must-read for all of my fans.”

In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”–the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion–and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities–or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Murtagh

Jamie Fraser maternal uncle, like a father figure throughout the first couple of books. He’s introverted but also empathetic. Murtagh’s loyalty, depth of feeling, and quiet strength are hallmarks of a Pisces. His silent, watchful nature shows his deep emotional intelligence and empathy.

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.

Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway

Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway

Julian Fairchild

Julian’s creative heart and willingness to embrace the unconventional reflect Pisces’ affinity for art, love, and seeing beyond societal norms.

In this era of social media, we all pretend.

We pretend to be prettier, happier, more confident versions of ourselves, but not Ellen Grant. She takes it to a whole other level and pretends to be someone else entirely. Adopting the persona of a woman far more interesting is the only way she can break free of the socially awkward, romantically inept girl she really is.

And it’s all going swimmingly until she catches the eye of a man at her local coffee shop. Julian Fairchild has been noticing her for a while and he’s fascinated. Little does he know, the woman he thinks he’s obsessed with is a fake.

It’s not long before the jig is up, and Julian discovers Ellen’s true identity. However, he has a proposition. If she really wants to pretend, he can introduce her to a world where she can be anyone she wants. Ellen is intrigued by the prospect, and, blind to the nature of Julian’s profession as a male escort, closes her eyes and lets him lead the way.

Can Ellen keep her feelings in check while discovering a new world of thrills and excitement? And will Julian let it show that he isn’t entertaining Ellen purely out of the goodness of his heart?

Fauxmance is a standalone contemporary romance featuring characters first seen in L.H. Cosway’s Showmance.

Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Don’t Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Isadora

Isadora’s blend of mysticism and emotional depth, along with her journey towards self-discovery and love, captures the Piscean essence of navigating both the seen and unseen worlds. And she’s certainly more at home amongst her plants and animals than around people.

Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing. Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.

Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn — a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows — has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in — literally — with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.

Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.

Firefly TV Show

Firefly TV Show

Inara

Inara’s grace, empathy, and mysterious aura echo Pisces traits. She navigates a world of contrasts with intuitive understanding and emotional depth, embodying the sign’s complexity.

Sci-fi western set 500 years in the future, in the aftermath of a universal civil war, that centers on the renegade crew of a small transport spaceship.

Demon Disgrace by M.J. Haag

Demon Disgrace by M.J. Haag

Hannah

Hannah’s resilience in the face of darkness, combined with her capacity for love and empathy, showcases the strength and emotional depth characteristic of Pisces.

Everyone lives a lie.

It replays in my head, the moment of my greatest shame. I’ll never escape it. With an exhale, I let go of everything. I fall endlessly, waiting for the sudden stop. Hell would be a welcome respite.

A hollow husk of the woman she used to be, Hannah hides from her pain with any alcohol she can find. She’s bleeding out from wounds no one sees. No one but Merdon, a dark fey with a violent history of his own, who’s determined to keep her from the one thing she wants most. Death.

She doesn’t understand why he cares about her or her addiction. It’s not like he’s nice to her. Yet, he’s relentless in his determination to show her there’s something to live for. If she can find a way through the pain she might just see what Merdon already knows: Second chances are rare.

Trigger Warning: deals with alcoholism, depression, and thoughts of suicide. (This is a romance so there is a HEA!)

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Pisces Reading Book Recommendations
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Penelope

Penelope’s kindness, compassion, and slightly dreamy nature resonate with Pisces. Her belief in love and her empathy mirror Piscean ideals.

They call him the Duke of Ruin.

To an undaunted wallflower, he’s just the beast next door.

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

And a two-legged dog.

And a foul-mouthed parrot.

And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.

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An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Benedict

Benedict’s romantic soul and quest for true love, despite societal constraints, reflect the Piscean desire for deep, transcendent connections. He’s the artistic one in the family! And the slight changes to his character in the TV show make him even more of a Pisces.

Will she accept his offer before the clock strikes midnight?

Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball—or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?

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Pisces Book Recommendations

Another important part of this Pisces 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.

Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
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Black London series by Caitlin Kittredge

This series draws Pisces in with its dark, magical London setting. Characters face their shadows, much like Pisces themselves, blending emotional depth with supernatural intrigue. It’s a perfect match for those who love exploring the unseen and the complexities of the soul. A dark and gritty urban fantasy without much romance.

Her name is Pete Caldecott. She was just sixteen when she met Jack Winter, a gorgeous, larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pete’s eyes—or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London. A tipster’s chilling prediction has led police directly to the child…but when Pete meets the informant, she’s shocked to learn he is none other than Jack. Strung out on heroin, Jack a shadow of his former self. But he’s able to tell Pete exactly where Bridget’s kidnappers are hiding: in the supernatural shadow-world of the fey. Even though she’s spent years disavowing the supernatural, Pete follows Jack into the invisible fey underworld, where she hopes to discover the truth about what happened to Bridget—and what happened to Jack on that dark day so long ago…

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

House of Comarre series by Kristen Painter

Here, art, magic, and personal battles create a world that speaks to Pisces’ love for beauty and emotional exploration. The series’ mix of romance and mystery mirrors the Piscean journey towards understanding and harmony, set against a backdrop of stunning images and deep feelings. Another slightly darker and gritty urban fantasy.

Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from Kristen Painter — full of politics, intrigue, and blood.

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré — a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world. . .and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

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Originally posted April 1, 2021 | Last updated March 1, 2024

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