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New Young Adult Books: What's Coming in 2022?

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

Happy New Year!! Looking for new young adult books to add to your TBR? Look no further. We've rounded up the most anticipated YA SFF releases coming in 2022.

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Most Anticipated YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books of 2022

Rule of Shadows by E.V. Everest

Release Date: June 16th, 2022

A forgotten princess. A dangerous secret. Will she claim her crown before her rivals claim her life? If you loved the royal court intrigue of Cruel Prince and the sci-fi, interstellar twist of Cinder, this series is for you.

A Crown as Sharp as Pines by Jennifer Kropf

Release Date: May 18, 2022

I'm dreaming of a frightful Christmas... A Crown as Sharp as Pines is Book #3 of The Winter Souls Series: a Christmas themed collection with holiday myths and folklore.

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

Release Date: March 22, 2022

I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Release Date: August 23, 2022

A girl confronts Death—and her own deathly powers—in this Gothic-infused, romantic young adult fantasy.

Beyond the End of the World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Release Date: January 18, 2022

Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Laini Taylor, this much-anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s The Other Side of the Sky is a thrilling race against time—with a tantalizing star-crossed love and an electric conclusion.

Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: June 28, 2022

In the sequel to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Realm Breaker, a divided world must rally, an unstoppable enemy must be defeated, and the fate of the world rests on a blade’s edge.

Blade of Ash by C.F.E. Black

Release Date: January 25, 2022

Packed full of royal intrigue, legends, and plenty of ballgowns, Blade of Ash is the first in a new, YA epic fantasy series perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard, Margaret Rogerson, and Sarah K. L. Wilson. If you like clean enemies-to-lovers romance, female bodyguards, and forced proximity with life-and-death stakes, check out Blade of Ash.

Blood Prophecy by Joy Lewis

Release Date: August 29, 2022

A rift between worlds is opening. And behind it all is a dark, chittering voice Caia has heard before. Don’t miss the epic finale to The Crest of Blackthorn series!

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

Release Date: November 8, 2022

The shadows have risen, and the line is law. The powerful sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling and award-winning Legendborn—perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Margaret Rogerson!

Capture the Sky by Allison Rose

Release Date: January 23, 2022

In the wake of a power shift, those of Faerie look for a ruler they can trust. Three powerful stories weave together, among twists and turns, and lead to a stunning conclusion in the second installment of the Light of Faerie series.

Curse of the Arcadian Stone by S.R. Breaker

Release Date: January 28, 2022

She was solely created to guard a legendary relic. But when a rogue thief from Earth disrupts her dreary world, her job won't be the only thing she loses.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Release Date: January 11, 2022

A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e , in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path—where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.

Fae Secrets by Clarissa Gosling

Release Date: April 27, 2022

A captured friend. An annoying brother. Can her return to faery get any worse? Book Two.

Frozen Hearts & Death Magic by Day Leitao

Release Date: January 22, 2022

A forbidden fae kiss could be deadly. Frozen Hears and Death Magic is a telenovela-inspired upper YA romantic fantasy for fans of multi-POV stories, forbidden love, enemies to lovers, family drama, royal intrigue, and mysterious magic.

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Girl in the Snow by Nicole Adrianne

Release Date: August 31, 2022

If you can't get enough of Grimm's imaginative Fairy Tales and Kiera Cass' The Selection series, then you'll be enchanted by the heart and suspense of Post-Apocalyptic Princesses.