100+ Highly Anticipated New YA Fantasy Books 2022

New Fantasy Books 2022

September 2022 YA Fantasy Releases

Monsters Born and Made Tanvi Berwah

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

Release Date: September 1, 2022

A girl from a family of sea-monster trainers will compete in a monstrous chariot race. Winning means saving her family, but losing will cost her life.


Unraveller Frances Hardinge

Unraveller by Frances Hardinge

Release Date: September 2, 2022

In a world where anyone can create destructible curses, there is only one with the power to unravel them.


The Sunbearer Trails by Aiden Thomas

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Release Date: September 6, 2022

Sol, god of the sun, selects ten semidioses between thirteen and eighteen to compete in The Sunbearer Trials.

The winner will carry light and life to all temples of Reino del Sol. The loser will be sacrificed to Sol himself.

Teo, a Jade semidiós and the trans son of Quetzal, has never worried about being selected for the Trails as he is not a Gold semidiós… until the day he is chosen. Teo will compete in five mysterious trials as he learns what it means to be a hero… and how to survive.


Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting

Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown

Release Date: September 6, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling YA author Roseanne A. Brown’s middle grade debut about a pre-teen vampire slayer with a strong helping of Ghanaian folklore.

For most kids, catching fireflies is a fun summer activity. For twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng, it’s a matter of life and death.

That’s because Serwa knows that some fireflies are really adze, shapeshifting vampires from the forests of Southeastern Ghana. Adze prey on the blood of innocents, possessing their minds and turning them into hulking monsters, and for generations, slayers like Serwa and her parents have protected an unknowing public from their threats.

Serwa is the best adze slayer her age, and she knew how to use a crossbow before she could even ride a bike. But when an obayifo (witch) destroys her childhood home while searching for a drum, do Serwa’s parents take her with them on their quest to defeat her? No. Instead, they dump Serwa with her hippie aunt and cryptic-obsessed cousin in the middle of Nowheresville, Maryland “for her own safety.” Now, instead of crossbows and battle armor, she’s dealing with mean girls and algebra, and for the first time in her life she doesn’t have to carry a staff everywhere she goes, which is . . . kind of nice, actually.

Just as Serwa starts to get the hang of this whole normal girl who doesn’t punch vampires every day thing, an adze infiltrates her school. It’s up to her to whip some of her classmates into monster-fighting shape before all of them become firefly food. And when she uncovers a secret that upends everything she thought she knew about her family’s role in the slayer vs. adze war, Serwa will have to decide which side of herself–normal girl or slayer–is the right one.

After all, seventh grade is hard enough without adding vampires to the mix.


Blood of Troy Claire M Andrews

Blood of Troy by Claire M. Andrews (Daughter of Sparta #2)

Release Date: September 6, 2022

A year after Daphne saved the powers of Olympus by defeating Nyx, the Goddess of Darkness, she’s haunted by still-looming threats, her complicated feelings for the god Apollo, and the promise she made to the Olympian gods that she would help them again when they called upon her. When their command comes, it is deceptively simple: secure herself a spot as one of Queen Helen’s guards.
 
A war is coming, and all of Sparta must be prepared.
 
In the midst of a treaty summit among the monarchs of Greece, Daphne and Helen uncover a plot of betrayal—and soon, a battle begins. As the kingdoms of Greece clash on the shores of Troy and the gods choose sides, Daphne must use her wits, her training, and her precarious relationship with Apollo to find a way to keep her queen safe, stop the war, and uncover the true reason the gods led her to Troy in this thrilling sequel to Daughter of Sparta.


The Ballad of Never After Stephanie Garber

The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber (Once Upon A Broken Heart #2)

Release Date: September 13, 2022

Not every love is meant to be.

After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she’ll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.

But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.

Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can. . . .


Brigid Kemmerer Defend the Dawn

Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer (Defy the Night #2)

Release Date: September 13, 2022

To save their kingdom, they must embark on a dangerous journey…

The kingdom of Kandala narrowly avoided catastrophe, but the embers of revolution still simmer. While King Harristan seeks a new way to lead, Tessa and Prince Corrick attempt to foster unity between rebels and royals.

But the consuls who control the Moonflower will not back down, and Corrick realizes he must find a new source for the lifesaving Elixir.

When an emissary from the neighboring kingdom of Ostriary arrives with an intriguing offer, Tessa and Corrick set out on an uncertain journey as they attempt to mend their own fractured relationship.

This could be their only chance to keep the peace and bring relief to the people of Kandala, but danger strikes during the journey to Ostriary, and no one is who they seemed to be. . .


Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros

Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros

Release Date: September 20, 2022

As revolution rages between magical elites and the superstitious lower-class, Toma remains entirely disconnected from it all. But when she meets Vanya, a commoner with powers, and the usurped Tsar Mikhail, she will join the fight.

The trio will work to restore Mikhail’s powers, hoping to stop revolutionary leader, Koschei, before he destroys the empire. Vanya will wield his power, and Mikhail will step up to his title, but Toma must discover her own power… or they could lose everything.


Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel

Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo and Dani Pendergast

Release Date: September 27, 2022

Demon in the Wood is a re-release of the original short story by Leigh Bardugo. In this new, graphic novel edition, the story has been expanded and rich illustrations accompany every page.

Discover the start of a grand and sinister destiny in this must-have graphic novel prequel to the bestselling series and international Netflix sensation Shadow and Bone from spectacular new talent Dani Pendergast and #1 New York Times bestseller Leigh Bardugo.

Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power.

Eryk and his mother, Lena, have spent their lives on the run. But they will never find a safe haven. They are not only Grisha―they are the deadliest and rarest of their kind. Feared by those who wish to destroy them and hunted by those who would exploit their gifts, they must hide their true abilities wherever they go. But sometimes deadly secrets have a way of revealing themselves . . .


Princess of Souls Alexandra Christo

Princess of Souls by Alexandra Christo

Release Date: September 27, 2022

The Somniatis Witch is tied by blood to steal souls for the immortal king, foretelling participants deaths’ in the Festival of Predictions. If you win, you are granted the King’s immortality, but should you die, you lose your soul.

Nox, a soldier, is determined to be the first to win the Festival. His goal is to gain immortality and destroy the King’s court, starting with the witch.

Selestra Somniatis has trained to take her mother’s place as the king’s right hand her whole life. But during her very first prediction, she sees her own death tied to Nox’s.


Museum of Wonders Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders by Ransom Riggs

Release Date: September 27, 2022

A deluxe companion guide to the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Everything you need to know about the peculiar world, written by Miss Peregrine herself.

Gloriously rich and utterly delightful, Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders is an indispensable guide to the peculiar world, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike. Covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious normals to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist, this essential volume is ideal for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, most famous (and infamous) names, and much more.
 
Written in Miss Peregrine’s inimitable style, it’s also a dramatic expansion of the universe fans have already come to love, introducing countless new peculiars, enemies, time loops, stories, and secrets, in addition to hundreds of never-before-seen vintage found photographs and select illustrations.


Kingdom of the Feared Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Release Date: September 27, 2022

Emilia is reeling from the shocking discovery that her twin sister, Vittoria, is alive. But before she faces the demons of her past, Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. Emilia doesn’t simply desire his body, she wants his heart and soul—but that’s something the enigmatic demon can’t promise her.
 
When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, Emilia and Wrath are drawn to the rival demon court. Damning evidence points to Vittoria as the murderer and she’s quickly declared an enemy of the Seven Circles. Despite her betrayal, Emilia will do anything to solve this new mystery and find out who her sister really is.
 
Together Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception as they work to stop the unrest that’s brewing between witches, demons, shape-shifters and the most treacherous foes of all: the Feared.
 
Emilia was warned that when it came to the Wicked nothing was as it seemed. But, have the true villains been much closer all along? When the truth is finally revealed, it just might end up costing Emilia her heart.


Forestfall by Lyndall Clipstone

Forestfall by Lyndall Clipstone (World at Lake’s Edge #2)

Release Date: September 27, 2022

At the lake’s edge, I made my promise. In the forest, I will fall.

The curse that haunted Lakesedge Estate has been broken, but at great cost. Violeta Graceling has sacrificed herself to end the Corruption.

To escape death, Leta makes a desperate bargain with the Lord Under, one that sees her living at his side in the land of the dead. And though he claims to have given her all he promised, Leta knows this world of souls and mists hides many secrets.


Spells for Forgetting Adrienne Young

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

Release Date: September 27, 2022

A rural island community steeped in the mystical superstitions of its founders and haunted by an unsolved murder is upended by the return of the suspected killer in this deeply atmospheric novel.

Emery Blackwood’s life was forever changed on the eve of her high school graduation, when the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her best friend, Lily. Now, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence among the community that fractured her world in two.

She’d once longed to run away with August, eager to escape the misty, remote shores of Saiorse Island and chase new dreams; now, she maintains her late mother’s tea shop and cares for her ailing father. But just as the island, rooted in folklore and tradition, begins to show signs of strange happenings, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that no one wants to remember.
                         
August Salt knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night that changed everything. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer.

When he returns to bury his mother’s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from the past that has never healed—Emery. But the town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises that span generations threatens to reveal the truth behind Lily’s death once and for all.


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