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
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.
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.
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."
Release Date: August 23, 2022
A girl confronts Death—and her own deathly powers—in this Gothic-infused, romantic young adult fantasy.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Release Date: April 27, 2022
A captured friend. An annoying brother. Can her return to faery get any worse? Book Two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
Release Date: March 24, 2022
The complete concluding trilogy of The Immortal Voices: Green & Gold series will soon be available in one collection.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Happy New Year and happy reading from all of us at YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Addicts! Drop a comment below and tell us which books you're looking forward to reading!
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