Young Adult Book Releases of 2022


Chloe Walton, Social Media & Graphics Editor

Below you will find a list of new books that are good for teens and young adults:

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Release date: March 1

Description: This is a contemporary young adult novel that focuses on family, forgiveness, and loss. This story has multiple points of view coming from different time periods. From Lahore, Pakistan, Misbah is recently married through an arranged marriage and from Juniper, California, best friends that are practically family, Salahudin and Noor.

League of Liars by Astrid Scholte

Release date: February 22

Description: Astrid Scholte’s third novel has fans waiting on the edges of their seats in anticipation of its release. This book is a fantasy/crime mashup that features seventeen-year-old Cayder Brodick, who hopes to see illegal users of magic brought to justice.

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Release date: February 1

Description: New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys presents a historical fiction novel set in communist Romania in 1989. Following 17-year-old Cristian Florescu, who has big dreams of becoming a writer, but under a tyrannical government his dreams are near to impossible.

These Deadly Games by Diana Urban

Release date: February 1

Description: For fans of Karen M. McManus, this new release is a mystery thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense. When Crystal receives a video of her little sister at the hands of a kidnapper, she agrees to play along with the game to try to get her sister back. The kidnapper gives Crystal simple tasks such as baking brownies and making a prank call, but soon the tasks become dangerous and possibly fatal to her friends. Crystal must find a way to save her sister while not harming her friends and family.

Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

Release date: April 19

Description: For fans of “They Wish They Were Us” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” this mystery thriller follows the life of a young teenage girl who is a Scrabble champion in her world. After her best friend died over a year ago, mysterious posts and messages flood her old social media page. She must discover who is posting these cryptic messages about her friend’s death and prevent her friend’s legacy from being tainted.

Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes

Release date: January 4

Description: This fantasy novel from the New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes was released January 4. When Josslyn Drake gets in the middle of a robbery at the Queen’s Gala, she gets infected by a dangerous piece of magic. Josslyn is faced with the task of removing the magic and risking execution in a world where no one can be trusted.

Cinder & Glass by Melissa de la Cruz

Release date: March 8

Description: This novel is a romantic retelling of the popular fairytale Cinderella. Set in 1682 in France, this novel follows the journey of Cendrillon de Louvois, also known as Cinder. After her father’s death, who was the King’s favorite adviser, she is turned into a servant for her evil stepmother and stepsisters.

Remember Me Gone by Stacy Stokes

Release date: March 22

Description: Coming from a family of mysterious powers, as Lucy comes of age, she learns the family trade, but it isn’t quite everything she dreamed of. As she practices memory-taking on her father, she sees a vision and is left the next morning with no memory of what happened. Lucy is left with no decision other than to trust a local boy named Marco Warman, who also is noticing gaps in his memory.

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

Release date: April 5

Description: When Hotel Magnifique comes to Jani’s hometown, she is highly intrigued and interviews to join the hotel’s staff. But soon after, she begins to discover dangerous secrets about the hotel. Jani must unravel the hotel’s secrets and risk her and her sister’s lives to return home.

The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson

Release date: June 14

Description: For fans of “Fable” by Adrienne Young, this new release is a fantasy in a world full of pirates. Thea, who was raised by a pirate, struggles with wanting to get away from her mother and constantly being under her control. After falling for a sailor, Thea is taught that there are many ways to be strong.