Anticipated Releases

22 Most Anticipated Releases of 2022 (January to June) πŸ’•

Anticipated Releases 2022

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ’• It’s finally time to talk about the 2022 Releases I’m excited for, again so here we are πŸ₯° Like the previous years, this is part 1 covering the releases from January to June aka the first half of the year – therefore I only included books that had a release date already. I’m going to talk about the books in order of when they release! I have 22 books on this list, as I like the aesthetic of 22 in 2022 and I did find myself getting more critical with what books I put on my most anticipated list. I’m still excited for many releases, yet somehow I feel like I get more selective every year πŸ˜… However, I still included some honorary mentions at the very end πŸ’• This year I also included the genre + age range of each release, feel free to mention any adult books you’re excited for, I’m looking for more to add to my list 😊

Me trying to keep up with all the new releases

Note: As always I tried to include the representation of the diverse books on my list, please let me know if I missed something or got something wrong! As always I’ve included a link to the Goodreads pages of the books in my post, just click the cover! 😊

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Where the Drowned Girls Go (Seanan McGuire) πŸ’• Publication: January 4th πŸ’– Fat MC πŸ“š Book 7 in the Wayward Children series πŸ’Œ New Adult Portal Fantasy ➽ Another Wayward Children book is coming out!! I think this will be an at least 10 book series and I have enjoyed almost all of them so far 😊 This novella follows a character we already know – Cora – and introduces a completely new and different school compared to Eleanor’s West’s πŸ‘€

When You Get the Chance (Emma Lord) πŸ’• Publication: January 4th πŸ’– Asian-American LI πŸ’Œ YA Contemporary ➽ I loved Lord’s debut Tweet Cute and I’m hoping this new release will be another hit (sadly You Have a Mathc was a bit of a miss last year) πŸ™ This one is supposed to be about theatre kids, broadway and the search for a long lost mother, which sounds super intriguing to me! I’m not a big broadway person myself but definitely looking forward to the Mamma Mia vibes πŸ’«

Something Is Killing the Children (Tynion, Dell’Edera, Muerto) πŸ’• Publication: January 5th πŸ’– Gay MC πŸ“š Book 4 in the Something Is Killing the Children series πŸ’Œ Adult Horror ➽ I discovered this spooky graphic novel series about monsters and monster hunters last year and loved it! There’s lots of violence and gore, but if you’re looking for something creepy and adult it’s great! I’m definitely looking forward to the 4th volume, though I’m not sure if it’ll be the last one in the series πŸ‘€

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Weather Girl (Rachel Lynn Solomon) πŸ’• Expected Publication: January 11th πŸ’– Jewish MC, Depression Rep, Fat LI πŸ’Œ Adult Romance ➽ I loved Solomon’s Today Tonight Tomorrow in 2021, so I knew I had to check out her adult debut as well πŸ₯° This already features many of my buzzwords such as mental health + therapy rep, a sunshine character, cute romance with a happy ending and hopefully lots of pinding! I also love that this is set at a TV station and about the weather forecast β˜”

Anatomy: A Love Story (Dana Schwartz) πŸ’• Expected Publication: January 18th πŸ’– πŸ’Œ YA Gothic Historical Mystery, Horror ➽ This book was already super intriguing to me, as it sounds super gorey and mystical! It’s about an aspiring female surgeon who gets denied at university, resurrection and is set at Edinburgh! I already love the setting and atmsophere, it sounds like a perfect spooky Fall read πŸ’€

πŸ’« Honorable Mentions πŸ’«

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Across a Field of Starlight (Blue Delliquanti) πŸ’• Expected Publication: February 8th πŸ’– Nonbinary MC + LI, Fat & Black Rep πŸ’Œ YA Sci-Fi ➽ I don’t even know how I found this book but it’s a queer sci-fi graphic novel about two childhood friends reconnecting amidst political turmoil and intergalatic war 🌈 I’m always looking for new graphic novels to check out and this one sounded so emotional and I love the art on the cover!

Dead Silence (S.A. Barnes) πŸ’• Expected Publication: February 8th πŸ’–  πŸ’Œ Adult Sci-Fi Horror/Mystery ➽ I’m trying to get more into (Adult) Horror and this story about a ghost ship and a salvage crew getting into trouble sounds really intriguing! I also figured out that I know this author as she also writes under Stacey Kade and I loved her YA Contemporary Finding Felicity a few years back 😱 Very excited to read another book by her!

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea (Axie Oh) πŸ’• Expected Publication: February 22nd πŸ’– Inspired by Koran Mythology πŸ’Œ YA Fantasy ➽ Another Axie Oh book! I sadly didn’t get around to reading XOXO yet, but I loved her debut Duology (Rebel Seoul + Rogue Heart), so I’m always happy to read something else by her πŸ₯° This is her first Fantasy book and I love that it’s inspired by Spirited Away, since this is my favorite of the Ghibli Movies! πŸ₯Ί

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Ashley Herring Blake) πŸ’• Expected Publication: February 22nd πŸ’– Lesbian & Bi MC’s πŸ’Œ Adult Romance ➽ I loved Blake’s debut How to Make a Wish, but somehow I never got around to reading any of her other books (e.g. her Middle Grade also doesn’t appeal to me as much). However, I’m super excited to read her first Adult Romance book, especially as it’s a sapphic romance where the main character falls for her sister’s best friend πŸ‘€

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Gallant (V.E. Schwab) πŸ’• Expected Publication: March 1st πŸ’– Selective Mutism πŸ’Œ YA Gothic Fantasy Horror ➽ I’m excited to read another Schwab book, especially as this one appeals more to me than Addie LaRue did! (This is supposed to be YA, though I’m confused as she normally writes those under Victoria Schwab). It’s about a strange House that has got a sort of Upside Down aka another version of it that’s much darker πŸ‘€ The main character is looking for answers about her family and whether to become the Master of the house!

One for All (Lilie Lainoff) πŸ’• Expected Publication: March 8th πŸ’– Disabled MC (POTS) πŸ’Œ YA Historical Fiction ➽ This is probably the debut that I’m most excited for!!! It’s a historical genderbent Three Musketeers retelling about a disabled girl who goes to a finshing school all about training new Musketeers 😱 I love the setup for this book, as it promises to be about sisterhood, girls with swords and also explores chronic illness in historic times!

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The Book of Cold Cases (Simone St. James) πŸ’• Expected Publication: March 15th πŸ’– πŸ’Œ Adult Mystery ➽ I still haven’t read The Sun Down Motel (it’s waiting on my Kindle) yet, but I want to try out more Adult Mystery and this one sounded good. I LOVE that it’s about a true crime blogger who interviews a former murder suspect for her website 😱 I can already tell that this is going to be a chilling, suspenseful book!

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin (Kip Wilson) πŸ’• Expected Publication: March 19th πŸ’– Lesbian MC πŸ’Œ YA Historical Fiction ➽ I loved Kip Wilson’s White Rose (a fictionalized version of Sophie Scholl’s life and death) and I’m so excited that there’s another book! This one is about a closeted lesbian in pre-Hitler Berlin and also told in verse like the previous book. I don’t read many stories written in verse, but I’m very excited about this one!

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Queen of the Tiles (Hanna Alkaf) πŸ’• Expected Publication: April 19thth πŸ’– Malaysian Muslim Hijabi MC πŸ’Œ YA Contemporary/Mystery ➽ The Queen’s Gambit vibes are off the charts for this book!! Instead of Chess, the main character is a genius at Scrabble though and there is a big mystery when the Instagram account of her dead best friend starts posting cryptic messages. I’m very curious and excited to read about this premise, as it sounds so promising! 😊

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See You Yesterday (Rachel Lynn Solomon) πŸ’• Expected Publication: May 3rd πŸ’– Jewish MC πŸ’Œ YA Contemporary ➽ The second book by Rachel Lynn Solomon on this list, this time YA – I’m really getting spoilt this year! πŸ₯° The cover matches Today Tonight Tomorrow, so I love that! See You Yesterday has a time travel/loop day element and is set at college, a great combination! The main character’s horrible first day of college loops and she’s stuck with the guy that humiliated her in her first class ❀️‍πŸ”₯

The Agathas (Glasgow & Lawson) πŸ’• Expected Publication: May 3rd πŸ’– πŸ’Œ YA Mystery/Thriller ➽ I saw Kathleen Glasgow and immediately clicked Want to Read!! I love her contemporary books and cannot wait to read something new. Together with Liz Lawson (a new to me author) she’s writing a Mystery Thriller about two girls teaming up to solve a case with the help of Agatha Christie’s books, which is such a cool premise 😊

Book of Night (Holly Black) πŸ’• Expected Publication: May 3rd πŸ’– πŸ’Œ Adult Dark Fantasy ➽ Holly Black is venturing into Adult! I always find it easiest to read Adult books by authors that also write YA, they make for great crossover books. This one is a dark Fantasy about a girl who controls shadows and I already heard that it’s very grim and focused a lot on Trauma. So I need to check out the content warnings and pick it up when I’m feeling something darker!

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Hide (Kiersten White) πŸ’• Expected Publication: May 24th πŸ’– πŸ’Œ Adult Horror/Thriller ➽ Kiersten White is an author that has so many books, yet I haven’t read any of them (The Guinevere Deception is on my TBR) πŸ˜… I’m very excited that she’s writing an Adult Horror book set in an abandoned amusement park, as it sounds very creepy 😱 This book has about 14 main characters that are participating in a deadly hide and seek game!

Out of the Blue (Jason June) πŸ’• Expected Publication: May 31stπŸ’– Fat Nonbinary MC, Gay LI πŸ’Œ YA Contemporary Fantasy ➽ The cover is gorgeous and immediately made me so excited πŸ₯° It’s about a world where merfolk have to go on land and help a human before they are considered mature and can return home. There’s a romance between a nonbinary merperson and a human lifeguard … they start to fake date to make the human’s ex jealous πŸ‘€

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Exactly Where You Need to Be (Amelia Diane Coombs) πŸ’• Expected Publication: June 7th πŸ’– MC has OCD πŸ’Œ YA Contemporary ➽ I was anticipating Coomb’s debut book Between You, Me and the Honeybees last year … and didn’t get around to reading it πŸ˜… (It’ll happen this year though!) Nevertheless, I’m excited for her newest book, especially as it sounds fantastic! The main character is taking a gap year, trying to get out of her comfort zone AND going to see her favorite podcast live!! 🎧 Then she starts crushing on her friend’s brother who is going on a roadtrip with them πŸ‘€

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Not Your Hero (C.B. Lee) πŸ’• Expected Publication: June 7th πŸ’– Lesbian MC, Queer Cast πŸ“š Book 4 in the Sidekick Squad series πŸ’Œ YA Sci-Fi ➽ This book is finally coming out!!! It’s the last book in the series and it was supposed to come out in 2019 or 2020, yet got pushed back again and again. I’m glad this seems to be the year we get it, as I love the series πŸ₯° This last installment focuses on Abby who is struggling with her powers πŸ₯Ί

Aces Wild (Amanda DeWitt) πŸ’• Expected Publication: June 9th πŸ’– Asexual Cast πŸ’Œ YA Thriller ➽ I’m incredibly excited for this book!! It has got some amazing buzzwords: Heists!!! Full Ace Cast!! Kaz Brekker like main character!! I also love that this author used to write fanfic, I read one by hers (it was fantastic) and then found out that ‘oh yes she’s the debut author I was excited for’ πŸ₯° Time to read more of her words!!

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What’s your most anticipated book for the first half of 2022? Any diverse releases that I should add to my TBR? Any adult books on your list? πŸ’•

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30 thoughts on “22 Most Anticipated Releases of 2022 (January to June) πŸ’•

  1. Oh this is such a great list! I hadn’t heard of loads of these, and added quite a few of them to my TBR! Really excited about Queen of the Tiles (scrabble?? count me in!) and Alone Out Here. Also, Anatomy sounds very intriguing – it would be really funny to read a book set in Edinburgh (I live there!)

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    1. Thank you so much, Pauliina! I’m so happy to hear that I was able to introduce you to some new releases πŸ’• Queen of the Tiles sounds epic, I love that it’s about Scrabble and also has a mystery πŸ‘€ Anatomy definitely caught my interest! (also lowkey jealous that you’re living in Edinburgh, I would love to visit the city someday!! πŸ₯°)

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  2. I’m interested in so many of these! I’m extra excited for Out of the Blue, Weather Girl, and Horror Hotel. I only discovered Horror Hotel within the last couple weeks and I’m relieved it’s going to be out soon because it sounds awesome!!

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  3. I keep saying this to people and then never do it, but I really wanna read the Wayward Children books. I think I could really love them (because I was also a fan of books like The Light Between Worlds – big rec, by the way), but I keep putting it off. *sigh* I’m incorrigible.

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    1. I definitely recommend the Wayward Children books, they are so much fun!! I love that they are novellas, so you could read them pretty quickly πŸ˜„ I don’t think I have seen many people talk about The Light Between Worlds, I’ll have to check it out πŸ₯°

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  4. Honestly I am always in awe of people who can make lists like this covering six months and not have it be 60+ books because I struggle to limit around 10 or so every month… and somethings that is impossible!

    I’m also super looking forward to Anatomy, Dead Silence, One for All, Very Bad People, and This Vicious Grace! Also The Agathas sounds super interesting

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    1. I do love reading these long releases list though πŸ’• My list will probably also increase throughout the year when I discover new books and the first reviews come in πŸ˜„
      Yes!! All of these sound so good and I cannot wait to read them πŸ₯°

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  5. Ah this is such an incredible list, Caro, I love your picks SO much! I’m so excited for Rachel Lynn Solmon’s YA. I got lucky enough to read Weather Girl already and it’s SO, so good, I hope you’ll love it as well! And Amelia Diane Coombs is now one of my favorite contemporary writers, so I’m very excited for her next novel to come out. I can’t wait to hear what you think of her books! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! πŸ₯° I’m so excited for all the Rachel Lynn Solmon content this year!! I’ll be reading Weather Girl very soon and I’m SO hyped ❀️ I’m also excited to finally check out Amelia Diane Coombs, her books sound so good 😊

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  6. There are way too many books I’m desperate to read so I honestly have no idea how you manage to make yours shorter each year. Mine have done the opposite and grown 🀣 there are some seriously fantastic sounding books this year though and the covers for so many of them are just divine 😍😍
    Finding Felicity is on my tbr and I had no idea that Dead Silence was by the same author! I have a lot of these on my tbr, although some of them didn’t quite reach my most anticipated list. I’m still itching to read them though and am super curious about the YA mysteries. I hope these all live up to your expectations.

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    1. I’m happy to hear that there are so many amazing books you’re looking forward to! Finding Felicity is such an underrated favorite, it’s a great YA Contemporary about College 😊 I was also baffled to find out that Dead Silence is by the same author πŸ˜„
      Thank you!

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