8 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022

Reading is a gift and an outlet for people to learn new things and to get pleasure from. Reading takes you into new worlds in someone else’s shoes. You get to see the characters thrive and struggle. You see yourself in those people, you can relate to them.

If you’re a reader, you know how exciting finding your new favorite book can be! There are many new books getting released in 2022, but here are eight that people won’t stop talking about. Be sure to pre-order your own copy of these amazing books!

“League of Liars” by Astrid Scholte
Releasing: Feb. 22, 2022

Seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal since his mother died; to find illegal users of magic brought to justice. The people damaging society are the ones who misuse magic for their own benefit. After scoring a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity apprenticeship under an amazing public defender, he decides to learn all the tricks of the trade. If he knows the defense’s arguments, he can derail them better when he becomes a prosecutor. This way he can make sure justice will be served.

However, after meeting three of these criminals, he finds out that they’re just like him. He understands where they are coming from and can relate to their situations. The prison they are being kept in also seems to be where there is a tear in the world between different dimensions.


“All My Rage” by Sabaa Tahir
Releasing: March 1, 2022

The story All My Rage switches between the past and present day. In the past Misbah, a passionate storyteller, lived in Pakistan. She had a pleasant life, newly married to a man named Toufiq. But suddenly their young life was withdrawn, and they both moved to the United States to get a new start. Together they opened a motel, the Cloud’s Rest Inn.

The story then jumps to present time, following the son of Misbah and Toufiq, Salahudin, and his ex-best friend Noor. Growing up together in California as the people nobody liked, they had a lot in common. This all changed, when the fight destroyed their friendship for good.

Now, Sal is having trouble running the family motel all by himself. At the same time, Noor is trying to apply to colleges, to get away from her bitter uncle and California forever. Sal and Noor are forced to question what friendship really means to them, and what it’s worth. They must push aside the past and live in the future.


“A Night to Die For” by Lisa Schroeder
Releasing March 1, 2022.

When Mario’s mother asks him to take Elana Dexter to prom as a favor, he sees it as an opportunity to become less of a loner. He hopes that prom will be the best night of his life.
Mario, surprised, gets named Prom King alongside the most popular girl in school, Maribelle Starr. Unexpectedly, worms come out of the crown and slither all over Mario. While Mario is driving Elana home, he comes across the prom queen on the side of the road clearly murdered. How did this turn out to be the worst night of Mario’s life?


“The Fear” by Natasha Preston
Releasing: March 1, 2022

It all started when a trend started going around town, everyone began posting their biggest fear. But when everyone starts to die from what they posted to their fear, Izzy realizes that this is serious. Izzy sets out on a mission to find the killer. She starts to question everyone that walks in her path. Izzy has set herself up to face the killer, but who could it be?

This page-turning thriller will keep you up all night trying to finish. This book is perfect for anyone who likes a mystery that will keep you thinking about the book weeks after you read it.


“This Golden State” by Marit Weisenberg
Expected release in March 2022

The Winslow family lives by five principles: First, no one can know your real name.
Second, don’t stay in one place too long. Third, if you sense anything is wrong go immediately to the meeting spot. Fourth, keeping our family together is everything. Five, we wish we could tell you who we are, but we can’t. Please—do not ask.

Poppy’s family has been running her whole life, but she doesn’t know why. All she knows is that there will be dire consequences if they ever get caught. Her curiosity keeps growing, as does her desire to make real friends and to not leave her life behind.

When her move to California exposes a crack in her parents’ airtight planning, she comes to a realization that her world is fragile. Determined to find the truth, she mails in a home DNA test. As Poppy is settling into her new life, even beginning to open up to a boy in her class, the test results bring her crashing back to reality.

Revealing the unexpected truth of her parents’ real identities, Poppy realized the DNA test had undone decades of cautious work to keep her family anonymous. Poppy is set to protect her family, but along the way she must ask herself: What parts of herself does she owe her family, and is it betrayal to find herself a place in the world?


“Hotel Magnifique” by Emily J. Taylor
Releasing: April 5, 2022

Just barely getting by with her current job, Jani has always dreamed of Elsewhere. Caring for her sister and working tirelessly makes for a boring life. But when Hotel Magnifique arrives, it all changes. The hotel can travel, it appears in a different place around the world every morning. After interviewing to join the staff, Jani does some looking around and realizes that the hotel isn’t as innocent as it seems.

Jani starts to go on a new journey to unravel the secrets of hotel magnifique and set the staff, and her sister, free from the manager. She only has one ally: Bel the handsome doorman. Jani must risk her life to find this information out, but it’s better than what would happen if she did nothing.


“The Witchery” by S. Isabelle
Releasing: July 26, 2022

This grappling debut novel by S. Isabelle will have you reading it in one sitting. When Logan, a struggling witch, arrives at a witch town to attend a new school, she is taken under the wing of the infamous Red Three. Iris is a powerful witch that wants nothing more than to destroy the town’s curse, Jailah’s thirst for power is leading her down the wrong path, and Thalia is trying to escape her past while running away from her family.

Humans and witches have a rocky truce, since they have a common interest of defending themselves from the Wolves when Haunting Season begins. With the Haunting Season approaching two boys volunteer to sacrifice their lives for protection. However, they end up getting wrapped up in the witches’ plan to end the Wolves’ terror for good. While all this is happening, nobody realizes how much the curse could really cost.


“Bloodmarked (Legendborn #2)” by Tracy Deonn
Releasing: Nov. 8, 2022

Bloodmarked is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legenedborn. Make sure to read Legenedborn before Bloodmarked.

Bree wants to know what caused her mother’s death, so she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society. Along the way, Bree discovered her own power.

A war is threatening the Order, so Bree wants to fight. To protect the Legend Born cycle, she must be protected as well. The boy that Bree fell in love with has suddenly been kidnapped. Bree must learn how to control her powers to be able to save herself and her loved ones.

These books will leave you thinking about them long after you read them! Make sure to leave a comment for your most anticipated release, whether it was on this list or not. Happy reading!


Articles used as reference texts:
Read Brightly: https://www.readbrightly.com/young-adult-books-2022/
Penguin Teen: http://www.penguinteen.com/2022-ya-book-preview/
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/