Most Anticipated 2022 Releases

Happy Monday friends! Today I thought I would share with you my most anticipated releases of the year. There’s some pretty great ones! So far the majority of them are fantasy and middle grade, and maybe a few fiction sprinkled in. Hope you enjoy! ❤

**I will be including a clickable link to Goodreads on each photo for a book description**

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Releases: January 11, 2022

From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Releases January 18, 2022

Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford

Releases: February 8, 2022

Scott Drakeford’s epic fantasy debut, Rise of the Mages combines gripping, personal vengeance with compelling characters for an action packed first book in a trilogy.

The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan

Releases: February 22, 2022

“The Justice of Kings, the first in a new epic fantasy trilogy, follows the tale of Sir Konrad Vonvalt, an Emperor’s Justice – a detective, judge and executioner all in one. As he unravels a web of secrets and lies, Vonvalt discovers a plot that might destroy his order once and for all – and bring down the entire Empire.”

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry

Releases: February 1, 2022

Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham

Releases: February 15, 2022

From New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Daniel Abraham, co-author of The Expanse , comes a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year, where every story matters, and the fate of the city is woven from them all.

The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill

Releases: March 8, 2022

A new instant-classic fantasy from Newbery medalist Kelly Barnhill about the power of generosity and love—and how a community suffers when they disappear.

New From Here by Kelly Yang

Releases: March 1, 2022

An Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence by Sonja Thomas

Releases March 22, 2022

From the Desk of Zoe Washington meets Ways to Make Sunshine in this heartfelt middle grade novel about a determined young girl who must rely on her ingenuity and scientific know-how to save her beloved cat.

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Releases 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.

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne

Releases: April 12, 2022

The Hunger of the Gods continues John Gwynne’s acclaimed Norse-inspired epic fantasy series, packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance.

Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega

Releases: April, 5 2022

A magical adventure for fans of Amari and the Night Brothersand Nevermoor, about three witchlings who must work together to do the impossible if they have any hope of earning their full powers.

It’s the End of the World and I’m in my Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds

Releases: April 5, 2022

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

Releases: May 17, 2022

Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One NightsThe Stardust Thief weaves the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.

Neither here nor there, but long ago…

In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan

Releases: June 21, 2022

From Brian McClellan, author of The Powder Mage, comes In the Shadow of Lightning, a brand-new epic fantasy where magic is a finite resource—and it’s running out.

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

Releases: June 21, 2022

In a fantastical version of New Orleans where music is magic, a battle for the city’s soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song in this vibrant and imaginative debut.

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu

Releases June 14, 2022

Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade series about a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan

Releases: July 5, 2022

Aru Shah and the End of Time meets Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away in this mesmerizing portal fantasy that takes readers into the little-known world of Jinn.”

That should be almost all of them for now! I may come back later this year to show you all any extras picking back up in August for the fall/winter months. I hope you all enjoy this!

Are there any books you’re really looking forward to this year? ❤

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