Sheri’s Spotlight: My Most Anticipated 2022 Book Releases
Social Media like Tik tok and Instagram has brought literature back into the forefront of popular culture, with young adult novels garnering unprecedented success on all fronts. With this sudden resurgence there is, of course, an arsenal of books waiting to become the next obsession of teens all around the nation. New and seasoned authors alike are releasing their newest masterpieces and these are the ones I’m most hyped for.
Gallant by V.E. Schwab
Known for her complex and moody worlds, #1 New York Times Bestselling author V. E. Schwab (Vicious, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue) is back with her latest dive into the strange and unusual. When a girl without a past returns to a home she’s never known, she’ll find shadows and ghouls around every corner. Schwab once again creates a world just as fantastical and memorable as her signature writing style. Hitting shelves everywhere in the U.S. on April 25, 2022, Gallant promises an adventure you won’t want to miss.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation, comes your next comfort read. Nora Stephens is a no nonsense, cutthroat literary agent who has become content with floating through life. So, when her little sister convinces her to go on a summer vacation in a sleepy, small-town, the last person she expects to cross paths with is a brooding editor from the city. A sisterly, summer trip turns sideways with the most unlikely of meet-cutes. Book Lovers becomes available on May 3, 2022.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Chloe, Smith, and Rory have nothing in common except for a kiss with Shara Wheeler and the cryptic notes she left behind. Dragged into an unlikely alliance, the three of them must solve the puzzle of Shara’s disappearance and bring her home before graduation. This debut YA romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller Casey McQuiston (Red, White, and Royal Blue, One Last Stop), promises chaos, drama, and love. The search for Shara begins on May 3, 2022.
Sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Gilded Ones, The Merciless Ones picks up 6 later as our heroine Deka readies for war. Dark forces are afoot as a kingdom begins to crumble, Deka will have to learn to trust herself and her new found power as she grows stronger. Magical, intense, and real; The Merciless Ones arrives at a bookstore near you on May 31, 2022.
Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn
The bestselling and award winning Legendborn offered young audiences a modern day twist on Authurian legend. This time around, just as Bree and her friends are coming into their newfound power, an ancient war resurfaces throwing them into the center. Romance, magic, history, action; this YA fantasy offers something for everyone and hits shelves August 3, 2022.
New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng, is back with a new novel that’s sure to both warm and break your heart. Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner has grown up in the shadows; saying and doing whatever he’s told and never questioning why. When a cryptic letter from his estranged mother arrives, he’ll begin to look at the world around him a little differently and find his own voice. Our Missing Hearts comes out on October 4, 2022.
Happy 2022 and happy reading!!