15 Highly Anticipated YA Books Coming Spring 2022

15 Highly Anticipated YA Books Coming Spring 2022

Spring is here and it’s very much past time to talk about what I’m most looking forward to reading this season. My last anticipated books post covered books coming out in January to late March, but there were a couple books I must have added to my TBR after I made that post, so I’ve included the few that I missed in this list.

Spring 2022 looks like another great season for YA books. Genre-wise, I’m looking forward to books that are kind of all over the map, from a couple historical books to RomComs to fantasy, and even a novel in verse! I’m particularly excited to read THIS REBEL HEART by Katherine Locke and YEAR ON FIRE by Julie Buxbaum as I’ve heard amazing things about both authors and have wanted to try books by them for a while.

Note: I finally went back to my Anticipated Books List from last season and updated the list with links to any of the books that I reviewed. So far I’ve read 13 of the 16 books on my list. Another is my next up to read (the publishing date got pushed back a bit, so I also pushed back my plans to read it.). A second one is on my bedside table and my blog calendar as a book to fit in the second I have a spare moment. The last book is on my library reading list, so hopefully I’ll be able to get that one read soon, too.

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15 Highly Anticipated YA Books Coming Spring 2022

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

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What you need to know: A stunning novel in verse about two trans boys who discover the story of Revolutionary soldiers who may have been transgender.

Release Date: March 22, 2022 | My Review


A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

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What you need to know: A gothic fantasy murder mystery. An unusual pick for me, but I’m hoping for some DOWN COMES THE NIGHT but gothic vibes??

Release Date: March 29, 2022 | My Review


This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke

This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke

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What you need to know: A magic river kept a girl’s family safe in WWII Hungary. Now she must decide whether to finally take her chance to escape to safety or fight for revolution.

Release date: April 5, 2022 | My Review


The Silent Unseen by Amanda McCrina

The Silent Unseen by Amanda McCrina

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What you need to know: A girl returning home after surviving forced labor under the Nazis is caught in a war between Polish resistance and Ukrainian nationalists. Looks tense and hopeful.

Release Date: April 5, 2022 | My Review


She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

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What you need to know: A hate-to-love YA sapphic romantic comedy– which sounds like exactly the kind of story that I need in my life right now.

Release Date: April 5, 2022 | My Review


This May End Badly by Samantha Markum

This May End Badly by Samantha Markum

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What you need to know: Fake dating/rivals to romance set in an elite boarding school. Looks like lots of pranks and antics and romantic sparks. I’m excited for this one.

Release Date: April 12, 2022 | My Review


Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch

Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch

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What you need to know: No electricity due to a malware attack. A girl who thought she’d put her survivalist history behind her now needs it in order to survive. Looks dark, and intense. I’m hoping for something along the lines of ALONE by Megan E. Freeman.

Release Date: April 12, 2022 | My Review


Year on Fire by Julie Buxbaum

Year on Fire by Julie Buxbaum

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What you need to know: Twin sisters plus a best friend. A betrayal in the form of a kiss. Arson. New boys. Surprise romance. Sounds like lots of tension and drama. I’m so in.

Release Date: April 12, 2022 | My Review


Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

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What you need to know: More stories from Emberfall and Syhl Shallow! Tycho is a Lord?! Two friends who must risk everything to save their families, even if it means helping destroy their new king (Grey!). Yes, please. I’m all over this one.

Release Date: May 3, 2022 | My Review


The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

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What you need to know: Two girls desperate to solve a mystery in a town full of secrets armed with the complete works of Agatha Christie. I’ve read books by Glasgow and Lawson before and enjoyed them, so I’m super excited to read this one.

Release Date: May 3, 2022 | My Review


Family of Liars by E. Lockhart

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart

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What you need to know: The prequel to WE WERE LIARS, which if you know me, you know was the book that made me stand up a date once because I could. Not. Put it down. Totally lost track of time, like lost two hours of time. Oopsy. (It’s okay; he forgave me. We are married now.)

Release Date: May 3, 2022 | My Review


See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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What you need to know: A girl having a Groundhog day experience, but with her nemesis. Sounds like lots of antics and laughs and swoony romance. I’ve been told I’m on the ARC list, but haven’t received a copy yet, so I might have to wait until this one is in print to read it.

Release Date: May 3, 2022


Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez

Together We Burn by Isabel IbaΓ±ez

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What you need to know: A flamenco dancer who must turn dragon hunter to save her father and her inheritance. Looks like an incredible story.

Release Date: May 31, 2022 | My Review


Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

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What you need to know: A self-professed teen love doctor with a radio show. A girl who has zero time for love. Three dates to convince her he’s worth a chance. Can you see my heart eyes from there?

Release Date: May 31, 2022 | My Review


Places We've Never Been by Kasie West

Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

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What you need to know: A summer road trip turns best friends to rivals and possibly… to lovers? Sounds like a perfect summer read.

Release Date: May 31, 2022 | My Review

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7 Responses to 15 Highly Anticipated YA Books Coming Spring 2022

  1. Ooh I really want to start reading more Kasie West’s books! I’m on a contemporary kick at the moment, so I’ll have to start giving her a read.

    See You Yesterday sounds so cute too!

  2. I’ll be on the lookout for The Agathas and A Family of Liars. Natalie @ Literary Rambles

  3. Mehsi says:

    Oh, The Agathas looks good! Also The Silent Unseen! Hope you have a great Spring~