100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

New Fantasy Books 2022

February 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Empress Margaraux has one goal: to reign over the entire continent of Vesteria.

She has plans for her three daughters: they will each marry their prince upon the age of sixteen, infiltrate their kingdoms, and bring down their monarchies.

The girls are clever, devious, and deadly and know that their husbands will underestimate them. With their mother’s hidden plans and growing loyalties in other kingdoms, will the sisters stay loyal to their mother…. or will they learn that there is no one they can trust?


This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 1, 2022

The author of the Shatter Me series is back with a new tale.

Inspired by Persian mythology, Alizeh is long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom. Hiding in plain sight as a servant, no one would suspect her to change the very face of the kingdom.

Certainly not Kamran, the crown prince, who is infatuated with the servant girl and her beautiful eyes. While he has heard of the prophecies predicting the king’s death, he never expected Alizeh to be the one to overturn his kingdom.

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Seventeen-year-old Ingrid Ellis has craved power her whole life. To gain the status she desperately desires, she will cling to Linden Hold, the heir to the largest family fortune of flare in all of Candesce.

Flare is power and is worth more than money. Without a drop of flare, Ingrid must claw her way to the top of the social and political ladder.

The only obstacle in her plan is Linden’s father, who refuses to acknowledge her. When he announces his run for president, Ingrid snatches the opportunity to gain his favour.

She will spy on his opposition, in turn gaining his approval and the status she has sought her entire life. But the longer Ingrid plays at being spy, the more she begins to question where her loyalties lie… and what she truly believes in.

In the Serpent's Wake by Rachel Hartman

In the Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman (Tess of the Road #2)

Release Date: February 1, 2022

A Serpent, the last of its kind, lies at the bottom of the world. Many have destroyed themselves to protect it, and others have sought to kill it.

Only those aware of the world around them will find it — those who are awakened to the good, the bad, and the monstrous.

Such as Tess, on a mission to save her friend, Spira, a dragon seeking a new identity, Marga, desperate to stake her claim, and Jacob, a priest searching for his soul.

The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey: Evenfall #2)

Release Date: February 1, 2022

After falling in love with Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey, Prince Ash was banished from the Winter Court. Following his Queen to the End of the World, Ash thought the worst was behind him until their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, went missing.

As Evenfall approaches, evil so ancient it predates the Faery courts begins to spread. If the team of allies cannot stop it, the world as they know it will crumble into chaos.

Court by Tracy Wolff

Court by Tracy Wolff (Crave #4)

Release Date: February 1, 2022

War is coming to Katmere, and no one is ready. With Jaxon turning into a monster, Hudson turning his back on Grace, and Flint’s succumbing to his anger, there is no guarantee that anyone will be left standing.

In need of an army, the gang set out to save their world from destruction. But first, Grace must uncover secrets about her heritage and embrace even the most monstrous parts of herself to win the war.

A Kingdom of Ruin by K. F. Breene (Deliciously Dark Fairytales #3)

Release Date: February 7, 2022

Never sell your soul to the Demon King.

Too late.

In an effort to save all that I love, I have to finish the job Nyfain started… and ruin myself.

I’ve made a trade with the most cunning creature alive. Me for them.

The dungeons will be my new home. Dolion’s destruction will be my new goal.

I just have to get out of here and back to my golden dragon. Preferably alive.

From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos

From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Hannah has been on the run for as long as she can remember.

Her mother has kept her and her brother, Gabe, on the move without explanation. No friends, no family except each other, and no place to call home for any length of time.

The mystery soon fades when Hannah wakes one morning with golden eyes and cat-like pupils, the first of many mutations to come. When Hannah’s mother promises to find a cure and never returns, it is up to Hannah and her brother to learn the truth.

Mirro Girls by Kelly McWilliams

Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Separated at birth after the murder of their parents, who died for loving across the colour line, twin sisters, Magnolia and Charlie, lead very different lives.

Magnolia Heathwood is the white-passing heiress to a cotton plantation in Georgia. Upon learning the truth about her racial heritage, a curse plagues Magnolia as her reflection disappears from mirrors.

Charlie Yates is a young Black organizer of the Civil Rights Movement. When her grandmother falls ill and requests to be buried back home in Georgia, Charlie must confront not only the South but also a sister she never knew she had.

The two will need to trust each other to break the deadly mirror curse, put to rest the ghosts who still linger, and discover what it means to be sisters in a racially divided world.

Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova

Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova and Others

Release Date: February 15, 2022

This collection features bestselling YA authors who have added a fantastical twist to Latin American tales. From space adventure to ghost stories, this anthology tells sci-fi and fantasy tales that will leave you breathless.

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Mae has lived on the island her whole life under the charity of the Prosper family.

As controllers of the island’s magic, Mae has never been seen as their equal. She has always been desperate to have magic of her own, be part of their family, and be seen.

When the island’s spirits start mysteriously dying, Mae begins to question everything she knows. With the help of her friends and Ivo, the mysterious, reclusive heir to the Prosper magic, Mae starts to unravel her forgotten past and the lies that built her world.

The Obsidian Butterfly by Lani Forbes

The Obsidian Butterfly by Lani Forbes (The Age of the Seventh Sun #3)

Release Date: February 15, 2022

The end of the world comes because of an eclipse. When total darkness falls, the barrier between the heavens and earth becomes unstable, opening the door for the Tzitzimime, the blood-thirsty star demons.

Metzi has control of the empire with a goddess known as the Obsidian Butterfly. Little does she know that the goddess is not as she seems… nor are her intentions.

Yemania and Ochix must face their people, as their love has the power to unleash ancient enemies. The princesses will join forces to survive the eclipse.

And Ahkin and Mayana will do what they can to gather support, despite the empire’s desperation to keep them apart.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas (Crescent City #2)

Release Date: February 15, 2022

House of Sky and Breath is Book 2 in the Crescent City series. To stay up to date on all of SJM’s books, check out our list of Sarah J. Maas books in order.

After saving Crescent City, Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar just want a chance to relax. The Asteri have left them alone, but as rebels seek to uproot them, the threat of their rule begins to grow.

Knowing that they must fight for those who are long oppressed, Bryce and Hunt join the rebellion against the Asteri. As the world inches toward its end once again, what will Bryce and Hunt be willing to sacrifice to save it?

A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Jack Tamerlaine hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them.

The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack’s childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls.

As Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together, they find they make better allies than rivals as their partnership turns into something more. But with each passing song, it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than they first expected, and an older, darker secret about Cadence lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.

The GIrl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Release Date: February 22, 2022

In Mina’s homeland, deadly storms rage. As flooding and war leave little resources and scatter much death, the people have begun to believe that they are cursed.

In order to appease the Sea God, a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as his bride. The people hope that the true bride will be found and the curse lifted.

When Mina’s brother’s beloved is chosen to be the next bride, Mina throws herself into the sea to stop her brother from a rescue mission that’ll cost his life.

After finding herself in the Spirit Realm, Mina discovers the Sea God in an enchanted sleep. Mina desperately seeks to free the Sea God and bring peace to her homeland, but time is running out.

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len (DEBUT)

Release Date: February 22, 2022

When Joan is sent to stay with her mother’s family in London, she vows to enjoy it. As she finds a job she loves and catches the attention of her co-worker, Nick, things feel like they’re falling into place.

But Joan soon learns that her family is comprised of real and terrifying monsters. And Nick is a monster slayer who seeks to destroy her family.

Joan allies with Aaron Oliver, heir to a rival monster family. She must face her inner monster in order to save her loved ones and stop Nick from destroying all her holds dear.

Extasia by Claire Legend

Extasia by Claire Legrand

Release Date: February 22, 2022

You need not know her name. All that matters is that she will become one of the four saints of Haven.

She will stand against the evil that lives under the black mountain. She will rid her family of shame and save her people.

It does not matter that white-eyed beasts or faceless grey women follow her. She will not speak of the strange things she has seen.

She will step into this honour, unafraid.

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O'Neil

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil (DEBUT)

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Russia is on the edge of a civil war after the execution of Tsar Nicholas in 1918.

Anna is a bourgeois girl who narrowly escaped the murder of her entire family by the Bolsheviks. Desperate for safety, she offers a peasant girl a diamond to take her as far south as possible.

Evgenia accepts the offer, knowing it could pay for a doctor for her brother. But as the two start their journey, the Bolsheviks come looking for Anna, and Evgenia is labelled a target despite her communist loyalties.

League of Liars by Astraid Scholte

League of Liars by Astrid Scholte

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Cayder Broduck has always sought to bring illegal magic users to justice.

Determined to become a prosecutor and bring criminals to justice, Cayder lands an opportunity apprenticing under a premier public defender. But when the three criminals he’s supposed to defend share their complicated stories, Cayder can’t help but realize that things are not so black and white.

When his clients are incarcerated in a magic fuelled prison, the four begin to plan the ultimate jailbreak.


Queen by Karen Lynch (Fae Games #3)

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Jesse recovered the missing ke’tain to keep her parents safe, but it came at a high price. In the weeks after her brush with death, she struggles to adapt to her new life, while burdened with the terrible secret she learned about her brother Caleb.

On her first visit to Faerie, Jesse faces new challenges and perils amid the splendor of the Unseelie court. Her relationship with Lukas grows stronger, but her happiness is overshadowed by a threat to both worlds. She might be the only one who can save them if she is willing to risk her own future to do it.

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