100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

Despite my never-ending TBR pile, I can’t help but look forward to all the new YA and NA fantasy books releasing in 2022.

The new year is right around the corner, and nothing excites me more than all the new books I get to add to my collection.

If you’re as excited for new fantasy books and authors as I am, enjoy this list of 100+ new YA and NA fantasy book releases. Whether you’re looking for a new author to enjoy or are anticipating the next book in a series, this list has you covered.

2022 Debut YA Fantasy Authors

Every year, one of the things I look forward to the most is discovering new authors. So, I put together this list of Debut YA Fantasy authors for 2022 that I hope you’ll enjoy.

The links below will take you straight to Amazon, but you’ll also be able to see the cover and read about each of the books in their respective months as you go through the article.

  1. The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman (January 4th)
  2. The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (January 11th)
  3. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (January 11th)
  4. Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (January 11th)
  5. Only a Monster by Vanessa Len (February 22nd)
  6. Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil (February 22nd)
  7. The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (March 1st)
  8. One for All by Lillie Lainoff (March 8th)
  9. Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (March 8th)
  10. A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin (March 22nd)
  11. Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor (April 5th)
  12. This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede (June 28th)
  13. The Darkening by Sunya Mara (July 5th)
  14. Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (July 26th)
  15. The Witchery by S. Isabelle (July 26th)
  16. Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin (August 2nd)

New YA Fantasy Releases 2022

Below you’ll find our list of 100+ new YA/NA fantasy releases. They are arranged by date, starting with January.

I hope you find some amazing books to add to your TBR!

January 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman (DEBUT)

Release Date: January 4, 2022

This Indian-inspired duology follows four estranged royal siblings in search of a new source of magic.

Desperate to prove herself and establish her legacy as queen, Vira knows that her people and kingdom are at risk as magic runs out. The Ivory Key is her only hope: a legendary object rumoured to unlock new sources of magic.

Each sibling has their secrets, and their tentative truce can be torn apart very quickly by the very thing that brought them together again.

In Every Generation by Kendare Blake

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Every generation, a new Slayer emerges, ready to protect the world from darkness.

Frankie Rosenberg is the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Willow has been teaching her magic, but Frankie’s world is upended when word gets out about an attack at the annual Slayer convention.

Frankie will navigate being the first ever Slayer-Witch and will fight to keep the Hellmouth from opening again — before what happened to Buffy happens to her.

Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes

Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes

Release Date: January 4, 2022

When caught up in a robbery, Jossalyn Drake is infected with magic that allows her to see the memories of an infamous warlock. Knowing she must have the magic removed before it infects her soul, Joss strikes a deal with Jericho Nox, a wanted criminal.

Without anyone else she can trust and desperate for help, Joss agrees to give Jericho the magic once he helps extract it. As the two outcasts begin to grow closer, Joss must face new truths and lies about power, magic, and herself.

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

Release Date: January 4, 2022

In a universe desperate to save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created, giving each person a voice, no matter how rich or poor.

When the royal family is assassinated, putting Felix next in line for the throne, he is the first accused. Knowing he’s likely the killer’s next target, and that Joy, his Kindred, will be too, the two meet and flee on a spacecraft.

When they crash-land on Earth, the two go into hiding, determined to expose a scandal and change the galaxy’s future together.

Nightrender by Jodi Meadows

Nightrender by Jodi Meadows

Release Date: January 11, 2022

The three kingdoms of Salvation have been at war for a millennia, but its greatest threat is the Malice.

Despite being human, Rune has noticed the growing darkness and is determined to save humankind. He will risk summoning Nightrender, the hammer of the gods and an immortal warrior.

But the last she was summoned, she slaughtered every royal in Salvation. Nightrender will either save humanity from the Malice… or drag it deeper into an eternal war.

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (DEBUT)

Release Date: January 11, 2022

When exploring a long-lost ruin, Fi, a bookish treasure hunter, pricks her finger on a bone spindle. Now stuck with the spirit of Briar Rose, a prince suffering beneath a sleeping curse, Fi is tasked with breaking the centuries-old curse on his kingdom.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess Sue Lynn Tan

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (The Celestial Kingdom #1) (DEBUT)

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the powerful Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

Alone, untrained, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the Crown Prince, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the emperor’s son.

To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. When treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, however, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle (Wings of Ebony #2)

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Rue has no memory of how she came to be in prison without her magic or allies. She vows that she will not only break out of prison and find her friends, but that she will return the magic the Chancellor has stolen from her father’s people.

When a betrayal changes everything she thought she knew, Rue will have to figure out who she can trust before Yiyo is destroyed… along with Rue herself.

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (DEBUT)

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Sena and her prize-fighting wolf, Iska, must flee their home after angering a local gangster.

In order to get off her planet, she makes a deal with a team of scientists: they will pay her way to freedom if she can cross the finish line of the planet’s infamous sled race. But this race is dangerous and treacherous, having claimed both her mothers’ lives.

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige (The Ravens #2)

Release Date: January 11, 2022

After destroying an ancient talisman, the Ravens, also known as the sorority girls at Kappa Rho Nu, are determined to keep their secret as Westerly’s most powerful coven of witches safe.

Scarlett Winter, finally president of Kappa Rho Nu, will stop at nothing to protect her sisters from the sway of wicked magic. Vivi Devereaux is assigned the role of social chair and is willing to dabble in a new form of magic to prove herself.

Ancient evil still lurks on Westerly’s campus, and it is up to Scarlett and Vivi to save their sisterhood from wicked new rivals.

Beyond the End of the World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Beyond the End of the World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (The Other Side of the Sky #2)

Release Date: January 18, 2022

After Nimh’s final fight against Inshara, the woman determined to rule Nimh’s kingdom, the two were sent to the cloudlands.

While Nimh still holds on to her divinity, sent to the cloudlands, North is left behind on the surface world. Willing to do whatever it takes to join the girl he loves and save his world, North searches for a way to return to Ciel.

Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Release Date: January 18, 2022

For as long as she can remember, Trinity’s had visions.

But after moving to a new city, her visions begins to change, as she always sees a girl trapped in a dark room. When the head cheerleader at her new school goes missing, Trinity knows she’s the only person with a lead.

After stepping forward with her visions, Trinity becomes the lead suspect in Jessica’s disappearance. Desperate to clear her name, Trinity begins her search for Jessica.

Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift

Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift (Wickery #2)

Release Date: January 18, 2022

Adraa, the royal heir, is falsely accused of planning the magical eruption that devastated the kingdom of Belwar. After standing trial, Adraa is found guilty and imprisoned in the Dome, an impenetrable fortress filled with Belwar’s worst criminals.

Jatin, the royal heir to Naupure, Adraa’s betrothed and fellow masked vigilante, will try to break through the Dome’s magic-infused walls to save her.

Will they be able to save their kingdoms and themselves before all is destroyed?

Into the Midnight Void by Mara Fitzgerald

Into the Midnight Void by Mara Fitzgerald (Beyond the Ruby Veil #2)

Release Date: January 25, 2022

After escaping her catacomb prison, Emanuela rules her kingdom without executing her people at the first sign of their omens. But when her magic begins to falter, she must ally herself with her enemies.

Verene, like Emanuela, utilizes blood magic, and together, despite their history, they work to discover the truths about their abilities. But as a new foe rises, Emanuela must prepare herself to save Occhia and the other realms by stealing yet another crown.

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