You know the drill by now. I am screaming about the new Young Adult books coming out from July to December in 2022. Honestly, this selection of books is *chef’s kiss*. There are plenty of fantasy and romance books coming your way.
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✨ = my most anticipated ones
BLOOD AND MOONLIGHT BY ERIN BEATY ✨ // june 28th // fantasy thriller //
Catrin hides a supernatural gift but it might just come in handy when she gets caught between a dangerous serial killer and the mysterious genius hunting said serial killer.
THE DARKENING BY SUNYA MARA // july 5th // fantasy //
A girl trying to save her father, and a desperate prince, live separate lives in a city trapped in the eye of a cursed storm, but when their goals align perhaps they can help each other.
THE SOCIETY FOR SOULLESS GIRLS BY L. K. STEVEN // july 7th // historical dark academia //
A college of arts is reopening 10 years after the death of four students. Now one student is determined to solve the mystery… along with handling a ritual that has given her roommate a monstrous alter ego.
DAUNTLESS BY ELISA A. BONNIN // july 19th // fantasy //
Seri hunts the beasts which threaten her people and home, but when she encounters Tsana, who is from a strange world and can communicate with the beasts, doubts flood her mind. What does this mean and how can she ensure peace for everyone?
VIOLET MADE OF THORNS BY GINA CHEN // july 26th // fantasy //
Violet, prophet and liar, is happy to speak any divinations to the royal court. But then Violet accidentally awakens a dreadful curse that could end the kingdom, all depending on the Prince’s choice of bride. Fulls of court politics, deceit and ill-fated attraction.
MEET ME IN MUMBAI BY SABINA KHAN // august 2nd // contemporary //
Told in two narratives & timelines, a pregnant teenager and the 17-year-old since adopted daughter. Mira, the daughter, seeks a feeling of belonging so when she finds old letters from her birth mother asking to meet in India for her 18th birthday, it opens up lots of questions.
THE FEELING OF FALLING IN LOVE BY MASON DEAVER // august 22nd // contemporary //
A queer love story focusing on the bad decisions made and who helps you get back on the right path. Set at his brother’s wedding, Neil forces his roommate to attend after his ‘friends with benefits’ (whose still attending the wedding) confessed his romantic feelings for Neil.
OVER MY DEAD BODY BY SWEENEY BOO // august 30th // fantasy graphic novel //
A colour graphic novel set at Younwity’s Institute of Magic as they prepare for the Samhain festival. When Abby’s closest friend goes missing and everyone is distracted by the festival claiming ‘the coven will find her’, she takes things into her own hands. But what will she discover?
LORD OF THE FLY FEST BY GOLDY MOLDVASKY // august 30th // horror //
Rafi is seeking to put her crime podcast on the map via River Stone, the heartthrob musician whose girlfriend disappeared before his stardom. But, attending the Fly Fest with hundreds of other influencers and (very minor) celebrities goes from dream to nightmare… From fighting for an interview to fighting for her life.
THE SUNBEARER TRAILS BY AIDAN THOMAS // september 6th // fantasy //
Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the losers are honourably sacrificed to Sol. Teo (a Jade) never expected to be selected for the trails, but, shockingly, Sol chooses two semidióses who aren’t Gold… Xio and Teo. They need to compete in five mysterious trials, against opponents who are both more powerful and better trained.
THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD BY TIFFANY D. JACKSON // september 6th // horror //
After a viral bullying video shows Springville High’s racist roots, student leaders plan to change their image: host the school’s first integrated prom. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy, the biracial lead who has been the focus of the school’s bullying, to be his date. This story promises more secrets and death by the end. And, all the residents have the same explanation… Maddy did it.
NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS BY TORI BOVALINO ✨ // september 12th // horror fantasy //
Lou’s teenage aunt is kidnapped into the goblin market. Lou never believed in magic but now she has three days to find her aunt in the hauntedly irresistible market before she is lost forever. But, if she isn’t careful the market may claim her too.
FOUL LADY FORTUNE BY CHLOE GONG // september 27th // fantasy //
A spin-off from the ‘these violent delights’ duology, so I haven’t read the synopsis too much in case of spoilers for these violent ends. But, we follow Rosalind in 1930’s Shanghai with the premise of two ill-matched spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of murders. What more do you need to know?
HOW TO SUCCEED IN WITCHCRAFT BY AISLINN BROPHY // september 27th // paranormal //
An overachieving teen witch, Shay, wants a prestigious scholarship at the uni of her dreams. Her main competition for impressing Mr B, drama teacher and head of the scholarship committee, is Ana. This is how Shay ends up starring in the musical with Ava. As Shay gets closer to Ava and handles Mr B’s unwanted attention, she must decide if she’ll come forward. But how can she speak out when the scholarship–and her future–are on the line?
THE EDGE OF BEING BY JAMES BRANDON // october 11th // contemporary //
Issac has never met his father but when he discovers his father’s notes in his attic he decides to go on a road trip with his boyfriend. To retrace his father’s steps in the weeks leading up to the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco. When their car breaks down, they travel the rest of the way with an unusual girl, Max. As Issac learns more about his father and bonds with Max, he discovers more about himself.
EVERYONE HATES KESLIE MILLER BY MEREDITH IRELAND // october 11th // contemporary //
Kelsie hates (longtime rival) Eric, but that is who she ends up with on a road trip to the University of Pennsylvania. Why? Well… to win back her best friend and his girlfriend, of course. They will both be on the campus next week… after they both ghosted Kelsie and Eric. What could go wrong?
IF YOU COULD SEE THE SUN BY ANN LIANG ✨ // october 11th // contemporary, magical realism//
Alice, a Chinese American girl, attends an international boarding school in Beijing but has always felt invisible there. Then she uncontrollably starts turning invisible for real. When her parents need money, she monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets. But is it worth losing her conscience—or even her life?
LOVE FROM MECCA TO MEDINA BY S. K. ALI // october 18th // contemporary //
Sequel to Love From A to Z, following Adam and Zayneb currently living apart as they try to come together for the chance to spend a week on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, tracing the hijrah in real life, together. I can’t wait to catch up with these loved characters and see their new marvel and oddities.
NIGHT OF THE RAVEN, DAWN OF THE DOVE BY RATI MEHROTRA ✨ // october 18th // historical fantasy //
Bound to the Queen of Chandela by a forbidden soul bond that once saved her, Katyani is the best guardswoman. She is in charge of protecting the crown prince, whether at the palace or gurukul. But when tragedy strikes, Katyani is torn from the only life she has ever known. Alone and betrayed in a land infested by monsters, Katyani must find answers from her past to save all she loves and forge her own destiny.
ROAD OF THE LOST BY NAFIZA AZAD // october 18th // fantasy //
Croi is given a book about magick from the Otherworld, the world of the Higher Fae. The next day, she awakes with something summoning her to the Otherworld. She begins a journey full of surprises and dangers. For a start, she is an entirely different creature from what she believed after being enchanted to forget her true heritage. Leaving her wondering more and more, who is she really, who is summoning her, and what do they want?
DRIZZLE, DREAMS AND LOVESTRUCK THINGS BY MAYA PRUSAD // october 18th // contemporary //
Four sisters help their father at the newly titled, “Most Romantic Inn in North America”. Each sister (Nidhi, Avani, Sirisha & Rani) has their own romance across each season. Experience the tight-knit Singh sisters, new passions, breathtaking kisses, and what it means to discover the truest version of yourself.
THE WHISPERING DARK BY KELLY ANDREW ✨ // october 20th // fantasy //
Delaney, a deaf student, is accepted into a university which trains students to slip between parallel worlds. Her school year starts off rocky as professors won’t accommodate her disability and a pretentious upperclassman, Colton, is fascinated by her unusual talents. But, she is forced to work with him after a student turns up dead. Yet, unearthing secrets and opening the doors between worlds has its cost. Something they are sure to discover.
STRIKE THE ZITHER BY JOAN HE // october 26th // historical fantasy //
A reimagining of the Chinese military epic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. A strategist is ordered to help her warlordess to victory against the rival kingdoms. On a mission, she encounters an opposing strategist, but there is more than one enemy to face, and not all of them are human.
THE ONES WE BURN BY REBECCA MIX ✨ // november 1st // fantasy romance //
Following a blood-witch whose dark powers put her at the centre of a brewing war. She is sent to kill her would-be husband but instead finds a kind Prince who doesn’t want to marry her either. In fact, his sister seems the bigger threat. But when witches are being murdered by a mysterious plague, she has to ask the princess to help find a cure. Soon, she will have to decide between the coven that raised her or the princess who sees beyond the monster they shaped her to be.
THE SACRIFICE BY RIN CHUPECO // november 4th // horror & folklore //
The Philippine locals refuse to step foot on the cursed island of Kisapmata, where legend claims a Dreamer god sleeps, waiting to grant unimaginable powers in exchange for eight sacrifices. But a Hollywood film crew won’t be dissuaded. The producers, determined to document the evidence, convince local teen, Alon, to be their guide. There is no telling who will survive. Or how much the Dreamer god will destroy…
CHILDREN OF RAGNAROK BY CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA // november 8th // fantasy //
Eiric is convicted by a rigged jury of murder. But he has a way out. If Eiric will lead a mission to the fabled Temple at the Grove, home of the wyrdspinners, a powerful Jarl will pay the blood price. Reggin is also en route to the Temple to be trained after two wyrdspinners were amazed by her performance. Once arrived, they both realize that a great evil lurks beneath the surface, and old betrayals and long-held grudges may fuel another cataclysmic war. Can they prevent it?
BRIARCLIFF PREP BY BRIANNA PEPPERS // november 15th // contemporary //
Avielle LeBeau is starting her freshman year at one of the few remaining historically Black Boarding Schools. She is excited about this experience but when she discovers a devastating secret about her big sister’s boyfriend, she is faced with a big decision. Keep the secret or risk hurting her sister?
THE MARBLE QUEEN BY ANNA KOPP // november 22nd // fantasy graphic novel //
Princess Amelia’s kingdom is in trouble but a marriage alliance might be the solution she needs. So when she gets an offer from the mystery country, Iliad, she immediately says yes. Once at Iliad, she discovers it isn’t the prince she is marrying but the Queen. But, can she handle her own feelings, anxiety disorder, and caring for her wife all in the face of an impending war?
A CONSUMING FIRE BY LAURA E. WEYMOUTH // november 22nd // fantasy //
The village of Weatherell is asked to send one girl to the god of the mountain to give a sacrifice before returning home. Anya’s twin sister, Ilva volunteered and died. Anya then volunteers to complete the journey– but not for a sacrifice, for vengeance. She is going to kill the god.
WE DESERVE MONUMENTS BY JAS HAMMONDS // november 29th // contemporary //
Avery’s life is uprooted when she has to move to help her terminally ill grandmother in Georgia. Dealing with her mum and grandmother’s very frosty relationship and making new friends is already a challenge. Then add on, the sharp-edged opinions of their small southern town which hint at something insidious underneath. Avery begins to question what is more important? Knowing the truth or keeping the peace?
HOUSE OF YESTERDAY BY DEEBA ZARGARPUR ✨ // november 29th // paranormal contemporary //
Struggling with her parent’s divorce and her grandmother becoming a mere echo of what she once was, Sara busies herself with her mom’s latest home renovation project. But this home contains secrets. The dark truths of her family’s history rise in ghostly apparitions. But how will she escape the past?
A MILLION TO ONE BY ADIBA JAIGURDAR // december 13th // historical //
A thief, artist, acrobat, and actress are all united in one goal… stealing the Rubaiyat, a jewel-encrusted book aboard the RMS Titanic. But, mistakes, grudges and romance all put them in danger when the worse happens. Can they pull off the heist or, should the more important question be, can they survive the trip?
Thank you for reading. Please let me down any books I forgot to include and your most anticipated upcoming release.