100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

New Fantasy Books 2022

June 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart

Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart (Witches Steeped in Gold #2)

Release Date: June 7, 2022

With the Doyenne dead and the throne empty, Iraya has set a new goal: she will free Aiyca for the Obeah. Meanwhile, Jazmyne has crowned herself the doyenne and it willing to risk it all to prove it is a title she deserves.

But when a new threat makes itself known, Jazmyne and Iraya must unite to defend their people… but trust is far off when betrayal lies around every corner.


Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

Release Date: June 7, 2022

Magic has been banned in Shyl Shallow for years. But when it makes a sudden return in the form of a magesmith, best friends Tax and Callyn are shocked when that same magesmirth marries their queen.

Magic has never protected either of them from the hard lives they’ve led, and they, like so many others, are not happy about allowing dangerous magic back into their lives.

When a stranger offers Tax and Callyn silver in exchange for holding secret messages for an anti-magic faction, the choice is clear. As the two risk their lives to join the rebellion, the King’s Courtier arrives, tasked with uncovering those conspiring against the throne.

With shifting alliances, deadly magic, and dangerous love, Jax and Callyn will be tested as they do their best to survive.


Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke

Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke (Samantha Knox #2)

Release Date: June 7, 2022

On the island of Crete, Sam Knox discovers the golden girdle that once belonged to the Snake Goddess. Sam knows that this discovery will prove her worth in the archeology field, but when the girdle is stolen the island suffers a series of earthquakes.

Determined to find the girdle before it can be used to raise the ancient goddess, Sam must embark on a hunt that will lead her to the final battle — featuring a labyrinth, a minotaur, and many, many snakes.


Curse of Shadows by A.K. WIlder

Curse of Shadows by A.K. Wilder (Amassia #2)

Release Date: June 7, 2022

This thrilling sequel is filled with romance, magic, and adventure.


We All Fall Down Rose Szabo

We All Fall Down by Rose Szabo (The River City #1)

Release Date: June 7, 2022

The first book in a dark fantasy YA duology by the author of What Big Teeth, about the power and danger of stories and the untold costs of keeping magic alive, perfect for fans of Aiden Thomas and Marie Rutkoski.

In River City, where magic used to thrive and is now fading, the witches who once ruled the city along with their powerful King have become all but obsolete. The city’s crumbling government is now controlled primarily by the new university and teaching hospital, which has grown to take over half of the city.

Moving between the decaying Old City and the ruthless New, four young queer people struggle with the daily hazards of life—work, school, dodging ruthless cops and unscrupulous scientists—not realizing that they have been selected to play in an age-old drama that revives the flow of magic through their world. When a mysterious death rocks their fragile peace, the four are brought into each other’s orbits as they uncover a deeper magical conspiracy.


The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni

The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Everything has changed, and Kiva has failed those she loves most. She is desperate to know if her friends and family are safe, but with the kingdoms on the brink of war, so much is at stake.

As enemies and untrustworthy allies band together to save all of Wenderall, Kiva must do more than survive — she must fight for what she believes in, but most importantly, she must choose a side.


Rise of the Vicious Princess by CJ Redwine

Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Princess Charis Willowthorn was raised to be ruthless enough to protect her land and cunning enough to keep it together until peace can be found. But when a threat much bigger than their ancient-foe comes along, Charis must form a new plan.

Disguised as a smuggler by night, she roams the sea hunting for new enemies. With her heart on the line and the threat closer than expected, the cost to bring peace to the kingdom will require a great sacrifice.


The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson

The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Thea Fowler grew up knowing that the only way to survive a man’s world is to be strong, invulnerable. But Thea isn’t considered either of those things, and she is desperate to escape her mother’s disappointment.

When a handsome sailor steals her heart, Thea believes that she’s found her ticket to freedom. But when love turns to betrayal, Thea must learn that strength comes in many forms.


Daughters of the Dawn by Sarena and Shasha Nanua

Daughters of the Dawn by Sasha and Sarena Nanua (Ria & Rani #2)

Release Date: June 14, 2022

This is the sequel to Sisters of the Snake.


This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron (This Poison Heart #2)

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Briseis’s only hope to save her mother is finding the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. Once found, she will have to step into a new world, one with secret powers and an ancient lineage she didn’t know she had.


Moon Dark Smile by Tessa Gratton

Moon Dark Smile by Tessa Gratton (Night Shine #2)

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Raliel Dark-Smile has been best friends with the great demon, Moon, for as long as she can remember. When she comes of age, Raliel will be bound to Moon, just as her parents and the Emperor, confining her to the palace.

But Raliel has always wanted to see the world, and Moon has always longed to break free of the palace. When Raliel’s coming of age journey arrives, she takes Moon with her.

But with an untrustworthy bodyguard along for the journey and a new threat that looms over the Empire, Raliel will have to figure out who to trust and what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect all she loves.


This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede

This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede (DEBUT)

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Alessa’s gift from the gods was meant to magnify a partner’s magic. Instead, it kills them.

With only weeks until a swarm of demons devour her island home, Alessa must find a partner to stop the invasion. But when people become convinced that killing Alessa is the only way to save the island, she must find a way to survive.

Alessa hires Dante, a killer and outcast, to be her bodyguard. But as soldiers close in with the intent to kill, she discovers that Dante’s secrets carry a deep betrayal.


Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noel

Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noel

Release Date: June 28, 2022

In an academy for time-travelling teens, a young girl becomes the target of a malicious organisation. Determined to rewrite history, they will stop at nothing to capture her.


The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar

The Dream Runners by Sheet Thakrar

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Tanvi is a dream runner: human children with no memory or emotion who harvest mortal dreams for consumption at the naga court. Venkat is an apprentice to Lord Nayan, shaping dream runners into perfect commodities.

When one of Tanvi’s harvests goes wrong, her memories return. Panicked, she turns to Venkat for help. As the two search for truth, they uncover answers that turn their realm of dreams into nightmares.


Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Now: After a stranger appeared in the middle of the road, in the dead of night, causing an accident, Ivy’s summer is now filled with corroded memories, dark offerings, and terrifying secrets about her mother.

Then: Dana is perceptive, and one summer, her gift blooms into a fling with the supernatural. But as time passes, her ambitions turn sinister, spiralling her and her friends toward a dark future.


The Song That Moves with the Sun by Anna Bright

The Song That Moves the Sun by Anna Bright

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Rora has always been crippled by fear and anxiety. Claudia, who would love to help her best friend, is busy trying to control her life which is quickly spiralling out of control.

Every day there is something new. Accidents, surging crime stats, natural disasters that can’t be explained. And when Rora and Claudia meet Major and Amir, they learn that a disruption in the magical symphony is destroying the earth.

The two boys are from one of the nine secret cities of the spheres, ruled by astrological magic, and they need help to locate the source of disharmony. Rora will have to fend off her fears, and Claudia will have to face powerful truths in order to embark on a dangerous journey to save the world.


Godslayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Godslayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (Gearbreakers #2)

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Months after their victory, the last of the rebels escaped to the mountains, hunted by the Zenith.

Eris, held prisoner since the attack, discovers that Sona, the girl she loves, was Corrupted by the Zenith. Sona underwent brainwashing that has turned her into a loyal soldier — and Eris’s mortal enemy.

With Godolia moving forward and the rebellion collapsing, the odds of the Gearbreakers winning the war are slim. Victory depends on Sona and Eris finding each other again and reuniting from opposite sides of the war.


Blade-Breaker-by-Victoria-Aveyard

Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Andry fights for hope. Dom hopes to fulfill a broken oath. Sorasa faces her past. Valtik summons power. Corayne follows her destiny.

Together, they will face Queen Erida and Taristan’s army. But with darkness lying in wake, victory may be far from possible.


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