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

Updated: Jan 3

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.




Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Axie Oh's The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale "The Tale of Shim Cheong," perfect for fans of Wintersong, Uprooted, and Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.




Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

Release Date: April 5, 2022

For fans of Caraval and The Night Circus, this decadent and darkly enchanting YA fantasy, set against the backdrop of a Belle Époque-inspired hotel, follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique.



Kingdom of Feathers by Alice Ivinya

Release Date: March 25, 2022

The concluding instalment of Brianna and Jian's adventure. In Brianna’s new world of ice and snow, the coldest things by far are the eyes of her betrothed...




Master of Shadows by Joss Walker

Release Date: July 31, 2022

Book two in the series.

Magic has long been contained in a tiny river of stars, only accessible to a very few talented magicians. But Jayne Thorne has come into her powers, and the world will never be the same.



Once Upon a Name by Various Authors

Release Date: April 20, 2022

What’s in a name? Names have power, names have magic, names can set the course for a great destiny. In this clean YA anthology, meet goddesses, empresses, countesses, wannabe sorceress apprentices, female leaders of wolf packs, and guardian frog sidekicks.



Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters. Joan has just learned the truth: her family are monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers.




Riwenne: The Ethereal Apparatus by Kristen S. Stewart

Release Date: January 10, 2022

A teen girl chosen to wield the power of a goddess. Flying cities falling from the sky. Can she find out why the machines are failing and fix them in time to save everyone?




The Flaw in Forever by Yolanda McCarthy

Release Date: July 1, 2022

The Forever Institute has been destroyed, and Fern and her friends are in hiding in Scotland. But not for long...





The Immortal Voices: Darkness, Daybreak, & Defiance by Jo Holloway

Release Date: March 24, 2022

The complete concluding trilogy of The Immortal Voices: Green & Gold series will soon be available in one collection.





The Solitary King by Lyndsey Hall

Release Date: January 31, 2022

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

Return to the Fair Realm and lose yourself in book two of The Fair Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series.




This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.




To Be a Fae Guardian by Tricia Copeland

Release Date: January 20, 2022

She may be the only fae standing between her realm and the evil lurking below. Will Titania be given the power she needs?





Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Release Date: July 26, 2022

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.








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