There are some great young adult books to look forward to, and this list has some of the best books scheduled to be released in Winter 2022. These books are a combination of highly anticipated titles, books with promising early reviews, and books from authors you’re already familiar with. Of course, these books are only a dent in the fantastic lineup — so if you have any suggestions of titles to add, feel free to drop them in the comments below!
Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes
A snarky seventeen-year-old must team up with an enigmatic criminal to cure herself of dangerous forbidden magic in the first book of a new fantasy duology from Morgan Rhodes, the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series.
African Town by Charles Waters, Irene Latham
Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is told in 14 distinct voices, including that of the ship that brought them to the American shores and the founder of African Town. A historical novel-in-verse recreates a pivotal moment in US and world history.
The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder
Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling set in a lush world inspired by beloved fairytales, The Bone Spindle is a fast-paced young adult fantasy full of adventure, romance, found family, and snark.
Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
From award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, the electrifying third book in the series that started with Akata Witch, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time and 100 Best YA Books of All Time! In this series, Okorafor creates a stunningly original world of African magic that draws on Nigerian folk beliefs and rituals instead of relying on the predictable tropes of Western fantasy novels.
Into the Midnight Void by Mara Fitzgerald
Fans of Holly Black and Kendare Blake will obsess over the conclusion to this deliciously dark YA fantasy duology!
The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka
Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who’s literally too hot to handle.
Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli
For fans of Emma Lord and Abbi Glines, Jennifer Iacopelli’s swoony, romantic new novel follows elite ice dancer Adriana Russo as she finds herself drawn to both her old dance partner and her new one.
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
For fans of Sandhya Menon and Adam Silvera, a prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen’s search for love and identity.
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
A thrilling gothic horror novel about biracial twin sisters separated at birth, perfect for fans of Lovecraft Country and The Vanishing Half.
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.
Are you looking forward to any of these books?
What young adult books are you looking forward to in 2022? What books would you add to the list?
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