20 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Fall 2022

20 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Fall 2022

20 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Fall 2022

Now that September is half-over, I finally sat down and looked at my list of most-anticipated YA books coming fall 2022. I’m really excited about so many of these titles. There are a few romcoms, and I’m loving that. There are also a LOT of spooky or spooky-ish books on this list, which is unusual for me. I’m not usually a big scary books girl. It doesn’t take much to freak me out– Disney movies used to give me nightmares as a child. Ha. At any rate, I’ve included books that are coming out from September 1 to November 30, so a few are books I’ve managed to read already. You’ll see links to the reviews already posted below.

In addition, my reading list for fall is pretty evenly split between YA and MG. Last week I posted my most-anticipated middle grade titles coming this fall, so please check out that post if you missed it.

20 YA Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Fall

Shades of Rust and Ruin by A. G. Howard

Shades of Rust and Ruin by A. G. Howard

Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads

What you need to know: Twin sisters. A family curse. An incredible boy who should be off-limits. Inspired by “Goblin Market” by Christina Rosetti. I am hooked on this one.

Release Date: September 6, 2022 | My Review


It Looks Like Us by Alison Ames

It Looks Like Us by Allison Ames

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What you need to know: A high school team visiting an Antarctic research station. An unknown, shapeshifting infection pursuing them one by one. Scary books aren’t my usual go-to, but I couldn’t put this one down. Ace main character.

Release Date: September 13, 2022 | My Review


I'm the Girl by Courtney Summers

I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

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What you need to know: A girl determined to break into the secretive, elite world of a world-class resort discovers a deadly and predatory power structure in her town. Called a spiritual successor to SADIE, but it reminded me more of THE PROJECT. F/F romance.

Release Date: September 13, 2022 | My Review


Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer

Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer

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What you need to know: The sequel to DEFY THE NIGHT. A dangerous mission fraught with lies and betrayal to save the kingdom they both love. I love this series so far.

Release Date: September 13, 2022 | My Review


Direwood by Catherine Yu

Direwood by Catherine Yu

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What you need to know: A small town plagued by missing teens. A nest of vampires and bloodsucking butterflies. One girl determined to destroy them and find her sister. I liked the unique spin on vampires in this one.

Release Date: September 20, 2022 | My Review


The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

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What you need to know: 1943 Virginia. After a string of murders, four codebreaker girls team up to find the killer so they can stop him before he strikes again. I couldn’t stop reading. F/F romance.

Release Date: September 20, 2022 | My Review


Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

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What you need to know: An alternative history of a 1937 America divided by magic, race, and power. A young apprentice discovers a vast coverup that threatens her very existence. Looks incredible.

Release Date: September 20, 2022


Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch

Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch

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What you need to know: Two teens estranged from family make their way across Salem, Massachusetts to discover the possibly witchy past of an aunt. Romance and mayhem abound. I’m excited for this one.

Release Date: September 27, 2022


The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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What you need to know: The long-anticipated prequel to THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END. Do I even need to say anything else?! I seriously cannot wait for this.

Release Date: October 4, 2022


Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe

Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe

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What you need to know: A kidnapped boy. A role his abductor has created for him. Can he escape before he loses himself? This one could be on the edge of what I can handle, but I loved A LIST OF CAGES, so I really want to try it.

Release Date: October 11, 2022


If You Could See the Sun by Anna Liang

If You Could See the Sun by Anna Liang

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What you need to know: A girl with a sudden ability to turn invisible. A new business plan: sell her classmates secrets so she can afford to stay in school. Secrets escalate to crimes, and she has to decide what to do about it. I’m really intrigued.

Release Date: October 11, 2022


Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra

Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra

Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads

What you need to know: A girl destined to guard and advise her ruler. A boy obsessed with the rules. Assassination, betrayal, and secrets from the past. I’m excited about the feel of the story world in this one and the hints at a possible enemies to lovers romance.

Release Date: October 18, 2022


The Sevenfold Hunters

The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal

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What you need to know: Goodreads calls this one a “genre-bending debut full of cutthroat school politics and the speculative intrigue of alien contact. That’s enough to capture my interest!

Release Date: October 25, 2022


Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

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What you need to know: Spies. Politics. Secrets. The daughter of a spy-master is sent to a neighboring country to steal much-needed magic. But she learns that not all the stories she’s heard are true. Sounds like lots of intrigue.

Release Date: November 1, 2022


Salt and Sugar Rebecca Carvalho

Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho

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What you need to know: Two rival Brazilian bakeries. Two teens forced to work together to save their families’ businesses. Enemies to lovers romance. After all these other angsty titles, I am desperate to read this one!

Release Date: November 1, 2022


The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

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What you need to know: A small town where monsters and nightmares rise each night. The girl who needs to conquer the monsters to restore her family legacy. The last boy she wants to ask for help. Looks immersive and intense.

Release Date: November 8, 2022


The 9:09 Project by Mark H. Parsons

The 9:09 Project by Mark H. Parsons

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What you need to know: A boy grieving the loss of his mother. A project: capturing pictures of ordinary people on the street. As the photos show him a deeper world, he begins to forge connections with new friends and reconnect with his memories of his mother.

Release Date: November 15, 2022


Belittled Women by Amanda Sallet

Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet

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What you need to know: From Goodreads: “Lit’s about to hit the fan.” (This book had me at that line.) A girl whose mother is obsessed with the Alcott classic navigates her frustration at feeling boxed in by the classic story. This is exactly the rom-com I need in my life.

Release Date: November 29, 2022


A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Earnshaw

A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Earnshaw

Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads

What you need to know: A land under a mysterious curse. A young astronomer seeking a message in the stars that will change everything. Looks sweeping and romantic.

Release Date: November 29, 2022


A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

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What you need to know: A sweeping enemies-to-lovers standalone romance by the author of THE SELECTION. Reading the back cover copy made me think this could be the “what if America and Aspen were together?” sort of tale? Maybe?

Release Date: November 29, 2022


What YA books are you most anticipating this fall?

What are your most-anticipated YA books coming fall 2022? Are you looking forward to any of the titles on my list? Are there amazing titles I’ve missed that I simply must add to my TBR? Leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to add more books to my list– and my shelves.

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4 Responses to 20 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Fall 2022

  1. Hannah says:

    How did I now know Cass was coming out with a new book?? That went straight on my tbr

  2. Mehsi says:

    Such amazing looking books! That Kiera Cass cover is just gorgeous! Oh, and It Looks Like Us? A ride! Loved every bit of it. Hope you enjoy all these books, have a good fall!

    • Kasey says:

      It really is beautiful. And yes!! I felt that way too about IT LOOKS LIKE US. I’m still thinking about it even though I read it weeks ago.

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