100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

New Fantasy Books 2022

March 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

Gallant by VE Schwab

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Having spent her life growing up in Merilance School for girls, Olivia Prior doesn’t hesitate to leave when a letter invites her home. Having nothing of her mother’s, other than her journal and knowing little of her family, Olivia arrives at Gallant and finds that they weren’t expecting her.

When she discovers a crumbled wall that leads further into Gallant, revealing fully formed ghouls and a mysterious ruling figure, Olivia discovers what drove her family to madness and where her father may have come from.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Salahudin and Noor are best friends, but after a terrible fight rips them apart, the two are left to navigate Juniper, California alone.

Sal spends his time desperately trying to save his family’s motel, as his mother’s health fails and his father turns to alcoholism. Desperate to escape her cruel uncle, Noor secretly applies to colleges while working at his liquor store.

As their lives begin to spiral out of control, the two must face the wreckage of their friendship and discover what it will take to defeat their monsters.

Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli

Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli

Release Date: March 1, 2022

The folklore of the forest of Edgewood has always haunted Emeline Lark, but it isn’t until her grandfather goes missing that she begins to believe its stories.

As Emeline searches the forest, she discovers the Wood King and his court. Without realizing the curse that plagues the court, she exchanges her voice for her grandfather’s freedom.

With the forest world at risk, Emeline recruits a handsome tithe collector’s help, setting out to save her grandfather’s life and discover her voice.

Crimson Reign by Amelie Wen Zhao

Crimson Reign by Amelie Wen Zhao (Blood Heir Trilogy #3)

Release Date: March 1, 2022

If you haven’t read any of these books yet, check out our review of Blood Heir.

Ana Mikhailov returns to Cyrilia to find it under a dark rule. Empress Morganya tightens her grip on Affinities and non-affinities alike, possessing of a weapon capable of stealing Affinities.

With her forces scattered and her Affinity gone, Ana knows there’s little she can do to end Morganya’s reign. But even if she found the strength, would she survive? Would her people welcome her? Or will she be left without her Affinity or throne?

A Hunt of Shadows Elise Kova

A Hunt of Shadows by Elise Kova (A Trial of Sorcerers #2)

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Eira is now a champion of the Solaris Empire. She’s off to a land she’s only dreamed about. But a nightmare awaits her.

Her sworn enemy has escaped. His allies are powerful and deadly. And Eira finds herself tangled in the dangerous web of the undercity of Risen where the mysterious Court of Shadows and lethal Pillars battle for the fate of the kingdom.

But vengeance has a price. When Eira is captured by her enemies, it’s not only her life, but the lives of her friends, and the man she loves most, at stake. The woman she was won’t be enough to turn the tides churning against her from long before she was born. She’ll have to become something more. She’ll have to love deeper and fight fiercer than ever before.

The only way to kill a legendary champion, will be to become one herself.

The Book of Living Secrets by Madeline Roux

The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux

Release Date: March 1, 2022

When Adelle and Connie are offered the opportunity to enter the world of their favourite book, Moira, they can’t refuse. But as they find themselves immersed in their favourite gothic novel, not all is as they remember.

Horrors and darkness twist the beauty of Moira, and the girls soon realize that they must rewrite their story if they hope to escape the book with their lives.

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (DEBUT)

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Dreamers are seers with the ability to see beyond reality, and Indir carries the rare ability of Dreaming truth. But when the king dies, and his son rises to power, seeking to destroy the Dreamers, Indir must choose whether to fight for her home or her life.

Saya is a seer but was never trained to be a Dreamer. When she loses the necklace she’s worn all her life, Saya learns that seeing isn’t her only gift.

No longer trusting the family she’s known all her life, Saya will risk it all to uncover the truths owed to her.

The Demon Tide by Laurie Forest

The Demon Tide by Laurie Forest (The Black Witch Chronicles #4)

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Elloren Gardner Grey is on the run after discovering that she is the Black Witch of Prophecy. Knowing she must find allies or risk losing in the coming war, Elloren ventures to seek those who might stand beside her.

Elloren’s brother, Trystan, has joined the Wyvernguard alongside Water Fae Tierney Calix to prepare for High Mage Marcus Vogel’s attack. Despite his loyalties, Trystan is the least trusted member, and when Tierney’s bond with a powerful river is revealed, a danger more destructive than war is exposed.

A Thousands Steps Into Night Traci Chee

A Thousand Steps Into Night by Traci Chee

Release Date: March 1, 2022

In the realm of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans exist side by side, Miuko is an ordinary girl resigned to a safe, if uneventful, existence as an innkeeper’s daughter.

But when Miuko is cursed and begins to transform into a demon with a deadly touch, she embarks on a quest to reverse the curse and return to her normal life. Aided by a thieving magpie spirit and continuously thwarted by a demon prince, Miuko must outfox tricksters, escape demon hunters, and negotiate with feral gods if she wants to make it home again.

With her transformation comes power and freedom she never even dreamed of, and she’ll have to decide if saving her soul is worth trying to cram herself back into an ordinary life that no longer fits her… and perhaps never did.

Cinder & Glass by Melissa de la Cruz

Cinder & Glass by Melissa de la Cruz

Release Date: March 8, 2022

In France 1682, Prince Louis will choose a bride at one of the many balls and events the king requests all maidens attend.

After her father’s death, Cendrillon, Cinder, serves her stepmother and cruel stepsisters. The only way for her to escape her stepmother is to win the prince’s heart… even when she feels a strong connection with his brother, Auguste.

The closer she gets to Auguste, the more she detests the prince. Cinder must choose between true love and leaving her old life behind.

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft

Release Date: March 8, 2022

During the Halfmoon Hunt, competitors will hunt the last living mythical creature. Whoever kills it will unlock an ancient magical secret, gaining fame and riches beyond belief.

The best sharpshooter in town, Margaret Welty, knows this is her best chance to bring her mother home. But she’ll need a partner to participate.

After getting fired from his apprenticeship, Weston Winters knows his last chance to become an alchemist hinges on Master Welty. When he arrives at the Manor, he finds Margaret, who allows him to stay in exchange for joining her in the hunt.

One For All by Lillie Lainoff

One for All by Lillie Lainoff (DEBUT)

Release Date: March 8, 2022

This OwnVoices retelling of The Three Musketeers follows Tania, who, despite her chronic illness, longs to be a Musketeer like her father. When her father is mysteriously murdered, his dying wish is for her to attend finishing school.

But Tania quickly discovers that L’Académie des Mariées offers secret training for a special kind of Musketeer. Here, women learn how to appear like the perfect socialite, while underneath, they are deadly, able to protect France and wield a sword with ease.

But when Tania’s first target turns out to be a charming young man with information about her father’s death, Tania must decide where her loyalties lie or risk losing the life she worked so hard to lead.

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Bastián and Lore are the only two who have visited the world beneath the lake. But when that world begins to rise to the surface, everything changes.

The world beneath the lake holds many secrets, secrets both Lore and Bastián are desperate to keep. But the two haven’t spoken in years, and working together to stop the lake from drifting will mean trusting each other with the very secrets they’re sacrificing everything to hide.

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (DEBUT)

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Sloane is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods. When she is enlisted into the Lucis army, she is presented with the perfect opportunity: destroy the ruling family from within.

As she rises through the ranks while trying to hide her powers, Sloane risks discovery every day… and risks turning herself into the very monster she hates.

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout (From Blood and Ash #4)

Release Date: March 15, 2022

If you haven’t read any of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books yet, check out our review of From Blood and Ash.

With Casteel suffering in the hands of the Blood Queen, Poppy will stop at nothing to free him. Poppy must stand with her people, a newly crowned queen, and convince Atlantia to march on the Blood Queen her way.

Hoping to bridge the two kingdoms and rule in harmony, both Poppy and Casteel must be willing to make hard sacrifices to win the war. With ancient primal powers stirring, and an unhinged queen tearing the kingdoms apart, Poppy might have to mould herself into what she is prophesied to be.

Fans of the series might also be interested in our list of other books like From Blood and Ash.

A Magic Steped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin (DEBUT)

Release Date: March 22, 2022

Ning is guilty of killing her mother — accidentally. She unknowingly brewed a poison tea. The very same tea that may soon take her sister’s life.

When rumours of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shunning-shi (masters of the magical art of tea-making), Ning decides to compete. The winner will receive a favour from the princess, which may save her sister’s life.

But the competition contains cruelty, lies, and a mysterious boy, and Ning may just find that it’s her life that’s in jeopardy.

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

Release Date: March 22, 2022

A new tale from Tara Sim, the author of Scavenge the Stars.

Life, Death, Light, and Darkness make up the four realms. Each realm has a ruling god, and each god has an heir.

But when the gods revoke their favour from the city of dusk, the once vibrant city begins to die. Not willing to stand by, the four heirs will make sacrifices to save the city.

Risha, a necromancer, Angelica, an elemental, Taesia, a shadow-wielding rebel, and Nik, a soldier, will face deadly consequences.

Wrath & Mercy by Jessica Rubinowski

Wrath & Mercy by Jessica Rubinowski (The Bright & the Pale #2)

Release Date: March 22, 2022

Everything has changed since the ill-fated expedition to Knnot. Valeria is still hungry for revenge against the Czar, despite finding refuge in her village and reuniting with her family.

As the Pale God’s champion, Valeria wields the power to her people. After stealing the Czar’s son away from the Palace, Valeria struggles to maintain control over the god.

The final battle is looming, and winning means the sacrifice of all Valeria loves most.

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

Release Date: March 29, 2022

Myra Whitlock would do anything to protect her sister, including hiding her talent. With the ability to create portraits that alter real-life people, she knows that this magic can only bring danger to her doorstep.

When the governor’s wife learns the truth, she demands that Myra paint a special portrait — one that can bring the governor’s son back from the dead. As it becomes clear that his death was no accident, Myra knows she cannot begin until she learns what really happened.

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Release Date: March 29, 2022

After an epic battle, Arek successfully killed the evil king and saved the Kingdom of Ere from his cruelty, just as the prophecy said he would. But now that the quest is complete, Arek and his companions are unsure what they should do next.

Arek assumes the throne until the heir can be found. But when it’s discovered that the princess is dead, Arek is stuck as king.

When he learns that he must choose a spouse by his eighteenth birthday or die, Arek begins a new quest. One he only has three months to complete. Will this quest be his last, or will he find a love strong enough to save him from the curse?

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May, Fran Dorricott

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

Release Date: March 29, 2022

Crow Island brims with temptation, known as a place where magic lurks below its surface. Annie Mason is hardly convinced, as magic has been banned since the war ended.

As she navigates the Island, there to settle her father’s estate, Annie meets Emmeline Delacroix, a rumoured witch. After witnessing a fight between Emmeline and an old friend, Annie is swept into a haunting world where wickedness rules and the cost of magic is your life.

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