25 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Summer 2022

25 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Summer 2022

Here are My Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Summer 2022

I love reading during the summer. There’s something about the longer days that makes me feel like I can afford to squeeze in extra reading time. This year, there are so many titles I’m excited about reading. I have no idea if I’ll be able to get to them all, but I’m sure gonna do my best! I expect I’ll get to most of them.

As always, I’ll try to come back to this post as I put up reviews so that if you find it later you’ll be able to see how I liked the books I read. For now, enjoy the list, and happy summer reading!

25 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Summer 2022

Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid

Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid

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What you need to know: This one pretty much had me at “THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR meets JUMANJI.”

Release Date: June 7, 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: Technically this one also made my spring anticipated books list, but the publication date has been pushed back. I’ve already read it, and I absolutely loved getting more time in the Curse Breakers universe.

Release Date: June 7, 2022 | My Review


Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

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What you need to know: A sweet and funny f/f romance between a cheerleader and football quarterback. This one looks like lots of fun!

Release Date: June 7, 2022 | My Review


Veil of Winter by Melanie Dickerson

Veil of Winter by Melanie Dickerson

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What you need to know: This sounds like a historical Sleeping Beauty reboot by one of my daughter’s favorite authors. A sleeping potion gone wrong. A forbidden kiss. A desperate escape to Prague. I’m excited to check it out!

Release Date: June 14, 2022 | My Review


Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg

Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg

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What you need to know: A dark force hunts for absolute power, and only Klara and the Scotsman from another time stand in their way. Sounds eerie and intense– I’m intrigued.

Release Date: June 14, 2022 | My Review


Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey

Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey

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What you need to know: Inspired by real seventeenth century Latinx teens. Two teen vigilantes set off on an action-packed investigation to expose corruption and deliver justice.

Release Date: June 14, 2022 |


The Loophole by Naz Kutub

The Loophole by Naz Kutub

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What you need to know: Not sure I could say it better than the cover copy: “This YA debut is equal parts broken-hearted love story, epic myth retelling, and a world-journey romp to find home.” So excited for this one!

Release Date: June 21, 2022 | My Review


Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

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What you need to know: An island with a history of unsolved murders. A girl whose best friend and sister were both murdered on the island will stop at nothing to find out why.

Release Date: June 28, 2022 | My Review


Boys I Know by Anna Gracia

Boys I Know by Anna Gracia

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What you need to know: Explores relationship expectations in love and family and the “overlap of Asian American identity and teen sexuality.”

Release Date: July 5, 2022 | My Review


The Charmed List by Julie Abe

The Charmed List by Julie Abe

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What you need to know: Road trip. Enemies to lovers. A girl determined to take risks and complete 13 items on her Anti-Wallflower List. Looks fantastic!

Release Date: July 5, 2022 | My Review


No One Is Alone by Rachel Vincent

No One Is Alone by Rachel Vincent

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What you need to know: Secrets. Family drama. Grief over the death of a parent. This one looks like a really deep read.

Release Date: July 12, 2022 | My Review


We Made It All Up by Margot Wood

We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison

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What you need to know: A town full of secrets. A love-story fan-fic written by two unlikely friends. A murder: the boy they’ve written about. Sounds twisty and suspenseful. I can’t wait to read this one!

Release Date: July 12, 2022 | My Review


Don't Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan

Don’t Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan

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What you need to know: A novel in verse. From Goodreads: “An affecting and resonant YA novel in verse that explores family, community, the changing ocean tides, and what it means to fall in love with someone who sees the world in a different way.” I love the sound of that!

Release Date: July 19, 2022 | My Review


Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min

Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min

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What you need to know: This one pretty much had me at Marching Band Romance. I’m hooked on the idea of this story about tentative friendship to something more.

Release Date: July 26, 2022 | My Review


Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor

Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor

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What you need to know: A homeschooled math genius goes to Shakespeare Camp to prove to her parents that she’s ready for college at Oxford. This one promises lots of laughs and love.

Release Date: July 26, 2022 | My Review


Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke

Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke

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What you need to know: From Goodreads: “The swoon of Nicola Yoon meets the emotional punch of Elizabeth Acevedo in this breakout debut novel that answers big questions about identity, family, and love.” Looks amazing to me!

Release Date: July 26, 2022 | My Review


Master of Iron by Tricia Levenseller

Master of Iron (Bladesmith #2) by Tricia Levenseller

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What you need to know: Sisters! A magically gifted blacksmith with social anxiety. Romance and danger at every turn. This is the conclusion to the Bladesmith duology. I loved BLADE OF SECRETS, so I’m super excited about this one.

Release Date: July 26, 2022 |


The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning

The King Will Kill You (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #3) by Sarah Henning

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What you need to know: The thrilling conclusion to the trilogy described as THE PRINCESS BRIDE meets GAME OF THRONES. I love Sarah Henning’s books, so I’m absolutely down for this one.

Release Date: August 2, 2022 |


The Honeys by Ryan LaSala

The Honeys by Ryan LaSala

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What you need to know: I’m not usually brave enough to read horror, but this is RYAN LASALA, y’all. So… I feel like I have to give it a try after the way I adored REVERIE. A twin’s sister dies under horrific circumstances, and he will do whatever it takes to find out why.

Release Date: August 2, 2022 |


The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill

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What you need to know: A girl with an unexpected inheritance on a glittering planet. A mysterious young man who is always in her way. Secrets. Murder. An underground rebellion. Tiny problems, really. Ha! I’ve read two other books by Cristin Terrill, and both were twisty and wonderful, so I have high expectations for this one.

Release Date: August 2, 2022 | My Review


Hello Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck

Hello Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck

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What you need to know: A perfect summer ruined by tragedy. A road trip to uncover lies. A girl who must decide who she is and what she values as her past and present collide. I love a good family drama, so I can’t resist this one.

Release Date: August 2, 2022 | My Review


My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

My Imaginary Mary (Mary #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

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What you need to know: I really enjoyed MY CONTRARY MARY and this team of authors has been a solid win for me. This newest book follows the stories of Mary Shelley and Ada Lovelace. I really want to read this one!

Release Date: August 2, 2022 |


The Memory Index by Julian R. Vaca

The Memory Index by Julian R. Vaca

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What you need to know: An elite academy that will change science forever and a girl lucky enough to attend. Then students start disappearing, and she decides it’s time for her friends to find out what’s in the mysterious bunker in the woods behind the school. Looks gritty and suspenseful. I’m eager to check this one out.

Release Date: August 2, 2022 | My Review


Three Kisses One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi

Three Kisses, One Midnight Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon and Evelyn Skye

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What you need to know: Three friends will use art, science, and the magic of a powerful legend to seek the perfect romance. I haven’t read anything by Evelyn Skye, but I love the books by Sandhya Menon and Roshani Chokshi that I’ve read, so this one looks like a sure win to me.

Release Date: August 30, 2022 | My Review


The Dragon's Promise by Elizabeth Lim

The Dragon’s Promise (Six Crimson Cranes #2) by Elizabeth Lim

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What you need to know: A princess who must journey to the kingdom of dragons to deliver a pearl brimming with magic. I’ve loved the books by Elizabeth Lim that I’ve read, so I really want to read this one.

Release Date: August 30, 2022 |

What are your most-anticipated YA books coming summer 2022?

Are there any books you’re really excited about reading this summer? Are you looking forward to any of the books on my list?

Let me know what you’re most excited to read this summer. If there are titles you’re excited about that I missed– tell me about them, too!

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One Response to 25 Most-Anticipated YA Books Coming Summer 2022

  1. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I love this list! I have to add Zyla & Kai to this list–the author is one of my favorites.