I know we’re already a few weeks into the year but I’m finally here today with 22 of my most anticipated releases for 2022. I did do a smaller version of this post a while back (some of which I mention here again), but I wanted to share a bigger list. So without further ado, let’s get into the books.
Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
This is a historical YA being described as being about a willful female surgeon and a resurrection man who are bought together in a story of mystery, romance and secrets. This was already released on the 18th of January, but I haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
This is a debut YA inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess. On Goodreads, Tan also described this as friends to lovers to enemies and I absolutely love the sound of that. This has already gotten some incredible reviews and it was released on the 11th of January.
Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek
I don’t really gravitate towards YA contemporaries anymore, but I make exceptions for diverse books—they’re just so much better than the average contemporary. This one follows a girl and her ex-boyfriend when they both fall for the same girl and hijinks ensue. This was also released on the 11th of January.
Yonder by Jabari Asim
I saw that this one was being compared to The Water Dancer and immediately added it to my TBR. The Water Dancer is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read so I’m definitely willing to give this a go. And you guessed it, this was also released on the 11th of January.
A Duke for Diana by Sabrina Jeffries
I’ve mentioned so many times that Jeffries is my favourite historical romance author and that still rings true. This is the first book in a new series from her that follows a trio of women who have decided to become party planners. I’m obviously 100% here for it. It’s due to be released on the 31st of May.
Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner
I’ve talked a little lately about how we deserve way more sapphic romances than what we currently have, and what do you know, here’s one! This is a lesbian version of ‘I slept with this random person, oops turns out they’re about to be part of my life’. I’m very excited. This isn’t out until October 11th, but that happens to be just a few days after my birthday so guess what I’m getting myself!
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
I don’t really know much about this one other than it’s about a cult that unleashed doomsday and the main character is a trans teenager. That’s honestly all I need to be interested in this one. It’s due out June 7th.
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys is a long time favourite author of mine. Her books Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea both completely ruined me so I’m super excited for this one. It takes place in communist Romania and is about the citizen spy network at that time. It came out on February 1st and is the only one on this list I’ve purchased so far.
The Kindred by Alechia Dow
I’m not huge into sci-fi but occasionally I enjoy them, and this sounds like one that I might enjoy. It follows a character named Joy who is a ‘kindred’ to the duke who suddenly finds himself next in line for the throne and how that affects her. It was released on January 4th.
Only A Monster by Vanessa Len
This is a love story between a monster and a monster hunter with what seems like a bit of a gothic feel to it and honestly, I’m here for it. I’m doubly as excited because Vanessa Len is a Melbourne-based author and there’s something extra special about authors from your city, right? This was released February 1st here in Australia, and the 22nd of February elsewhere.
The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews
I’ve said so many times lately that I’m on the lookout for new historical romance authors to read and Mimi Matthews has quite a few. This also just has a stunning cover. However, I have just read that is a clean/closed-door romance, and I read romance for the good smutty times, so we’ll see how this goes. It was released on January 11th.
In Defense of Witches by Mona Chollet
Okay, so this was technically released in 2018 but as far as I can tell, this 2022 edition is the first time it’s been translated into English so I’m counting it. I love reading books about feminism and witches so this is kinda perfect. It’s due to be released on March 8th, but was previously published in French, Spanish and a number of other languages.
A Symphony of Savage Hearts by Lana Pecherczyk
As we get closer to the end of the post, the releases get even more exciting for me. Starting off with this, which is the third and final book in the Season of the Vampire series. So I haven’t actually started this series, but it is part of a bigger series that I have started. All very complicated, but I was waiting for this one to be released which it was on February 14th.
Silverborn by Jessica Townsend
If you’ve been around here a bit, you’ve probably heard me talk about my love of Nevermoor. This is the fourth book in the series so I don’t want to say too much other than it’s my favourite middle-grade series and you should read it. This one is due out on October 13th.
The Killing Code by Ellie Marney
I talked about this one in that original post, but I love Ellie Marney so much that I simply have to mention this one. This is about a group of female codebreakers in WWII trying to discover a serial killer who is killing off women like them. Ellie Marney is the only writer I’d brave a serial killer book for. It’s out on September 20th.
Lore Olympus, Volume 2 by Rachel Smythe
I’m not a huge graphic novel reader these days. Honestly, I get way too distracted by the pretty art and then realise I actually have to, you know, read the words. But Lore Olympus is a favourite of mine—I’ve read a decent amount of it as a WebToon but stopped once the physical books were announced. So I don’t know how much of this I’ve read, but it’s out on July 5th.
Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert
Come on. You knew this one was coming. I’ve been talking about Katee Robert a lot recently—Angel and I just discussed Electric Idol so there was literally no way this wasn’t making the list today. I already have it on pre-order for when it’s released on June 7th.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
I was literally just thinking the other day about how desperate I was for the next Celeste Ng book and low and behold, I found out about this one. I don’t really like going into Ng’s books knowing anything about them because I trust her to just take me on a journey, so I can’t tell you anything about this other than it’s due to be released on October 4th.
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
You won’t have seen me talk about it yet, but I just read The Love Hypothesis and loved it. Seriously, one of my favourite reads of the last few months. I immediately put this one on pre-order and I will be counting down the days until this is released on August 23rd.
Everything For You by Chloe Liese
This probably comes as no surprise either since I’ve been screaming about Chloe Liese lately too. This is the 5th book in the Bergman Brothers series and the excitement is real, my friends. I’m currently two books behind but I’ll be caught up before this is released on May 10th.
The Burnished Sun by Mirandi Riwoe
I’m rather burnt out by Australian literary fiction these days, but I’ll always make an exception for Mirandi Riwoe. I’ve really enjoyed both of her previous books so I’m excited for this short story which is released on March 29th.
A Relentless Rake by Anna Harrington
Last but not least is the fourth book in the Lords of the Armory series, because I had to wrap this post up with a historical romance. This series has been a little bit of a mixed bag for me so far, but I’m excited to give this one a go once it’s released, also on March 29th.
Phew! I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am to reach the end of this post—it took me quite a while to put together, so I hope you’ve found something on here that you hadn’t heard of before and that you’re adding to your own list now!