100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

New Fantasy Books 2022

August 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning

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

Release Date: August 2, 2022

Queen Amarande and her love, Luca, seek to bring peace across the Kingdoms. To do so, all five kingdoms must confront the power hungry king.

He will stop at nothing to kill Amarande and seize control of the continent. Will there be peace… or will all be lost?

Wild of the Witch by Rachel Griffin

Wild Is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

Release Date: August 2, 2022

During an attempt to curse a boy she despises with forbidden magic, an owl steals the curse before Iris can stop it. Now she must find the owl deep in the wilderness, with Pike in tow, before it kills him.

But the journey is dangerous and puts them both at risk. The two will need to get over their differences to stay alive… before the curse takes Pike’s life and destroys everyone in the region.

Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin (DEBUT)

Release Date: August 2, 2022

In this Filipino-inspired fantasy novel, Seri is an assistant to Eshai Unbroken, a commander with a fantastical reputation. She has seen for herself how the People struggle to keep the beasts at bay.

These beasts prowl the forest, but there are hunters who kill them, turning their hides into armour and gaining strength from them. This has always been the way until Seri meets Tsana.

Tsana can communicate with the beasts, and as the two grow closer, Seri begins to question everything she knows. With war looming and the consequences of their bond growing more dangerous by the second, Seri must find a way to make peace before the beasts destroy everything she loves.

Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw

Release Date: August 2, 2022

After falling for Jack Skellington, Sally now stands at his side as the Pumpkin Queen.

When she and Zero uncover a hidden door to Dream Town in the Hinterlands forest, she starts a domino effect of sinister events that could destroy everything she loves… including Halloween Town and the Pumpkin King himself.

Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury

Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury (Blood Like Magic #2)

Release Date: August 9, 2022

Everyone seems to have a reason to despise Voya. After passing her Calling to become a full-fledged witch, her family no longer sees her as a leader, her cousin hates her with every fibre of her being, and the boy she’s crushing on thinks she’s killed his father.

Even her ancestors seem to have turned their backs on her.

After a vision of a future filled with dead witches, Voya will seek to ally her broken community and sacrifice everything to stop the evil that’s coming… even if it means destroying the boy she loves.

Furysong by Rosaria Munda

Furysong by Rosaria Munda (The Aurelian Cycle #3)

Release Date: August 9, 2022

Griff is on deaths row for his betrayal. Delo must choose between his family and what he knows is right.

Annie is the only person who can save the city, as she plans to save the Guardians and their dragons. Lee will face the Dragonborn court, his loyalties tested.

The fate of Callipolis is dire. Everyone must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to save their home and each other.

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Release Date: August 16, 2022

As the last living water diviner, Mereid is on the run from the cruel prince she is bound to. When she is given the idea to use her powers to bring the prince to his knees, she can’t say no.

Mer seeks to destroy the magical well that protects the prince’s lands. Desperate for peace and freedom from his tyranny, she will stop at nothing until his kingdom is nothing but rubble.

Master of Souls by Rena Barron

Master of Souls by Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls #3)

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Hoping to restore peace, Arrah will join an unstable alliance with the Demon King, the Orishas, and Rudjek. But when her half-demon sister regains her strength and drive to destroy, Arrah will have to make hard choices and difficult sacrifices.

Ashfall Prophecy Pittacus Lore

Ashfall Prophecy by Pittacus Lore

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Syd is part alien, living on Earth with his human mother. When his alien father, from the planet Denza, embarks on a mission that goes awry, Syd learns that he died on the planet Ashfall, protecting a dark secret about the history between humans and Denzans.

Syd will make a difficult choice: free the humans from their imprisonment on Earth, allowing them power beyond their imaginations, or destroy it before they seize the opportunity to torment other species again.

Will Syd fulfil his prophecy as a world-killer, or choose his own fate?

A Duel with the Vampire Lord Elise Kova

A Duel with the Vampire Lord by Elise Kova (Married to Magic #3)

Release Date: August 18, 2022

The Vampire Lord must die on the night of the blood moon, but when the forge maiden tasked with delivering the killing blow misses, she becomes bloodsworn to him.

She must help end an ancient curse to survive, but as she draws closer to the Vampire Lord, will she be able to deliver the killing blow?

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Adalyn Grace, author of All the Stars and Teeth, has a new tale to tell.

Orphaned as a baby, Signa Farrow has been passed from guardian to guardian, all dying under mysterious circumstances. Invited to live with her last remaining relatives, the Hawthornes, Signa finds herself at Thorn Grove.

In this manor, Elijahs, the head of house, mourns his wife, Lillian, through wild parties. Blythe, his daughter, suffers from the same illness as her mother, while Percy, his son, does what he can to maintain the family’s reputation.

When Lillian’s spirit tells Signa that she was poisoned, she will do everything to solve the murder and save Blythe from the same fate. Through an alliance with Death himself, Signa realizes that she is far more connected to Thorn Grove than she imagined.

A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin

A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin (The Book of Tea #2)

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Through mass poisonings, the Banished Prince has managed to return to power. Ning, a powerful shénnóng-shi, travels to find allies with her newly healed sister, the princess and her bodyguard.

War and bloodshed still haunt Ning, and as evil magic begins to spread, she finds that there may not be enough magic in the world to stop it from consuming them all.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Inheritance Games #3)

Release Date: August 30, 2022

The clock is ticking down the last few weeks before Avery Kylie Grambs officially becomes the world’s richest teenager. But when a visitor arrives in desperate need of her help, Avery and the Hawthorne brothers discover there is one last puzzle to solve.

But this game takes things further than their previous riddles. A new unknown but dangerous player has joined the game.

The Hawthorne brothers will stop at nothing to win. Even if it means risking lives and hearts, to do so.

The Dragon's Promise Elizabeth Lim

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

Release Date: August 30, 2022

Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.

The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next—threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.

The Liar's Crown Abigail Owen

The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen

Release Date: August 30, 2022

Beauty and the Beast meets Snow White in this upper YA fantasy where a black heart is disguised by beauty, the purest soul is hidden within a beast, and a gift of hope is laced with death.

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