Young Adult Coming Soon: Books We're Excited About
Summer is the season of discovery. Many teens have the luxury of more time, which is the perfect opportunity to discover books that they’re both interested and invested in. Books for the beach, books for the couch and books for staying up late and waking up early.
Below is a list of some of the YA books coming out in summer 2022 that we are most excited about — there’s a little something for everyone.
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New Releases: June
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove - June 7th
Author: Jesmeen Kaur Deo | Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
A charismatic rom-com about high schooler TJ Powar as she sets out to prove that she can be her beautiful, charming self and be hairy. When TJ and he cousin Simran become the victims of an ugly viral meme about the stigma of body hair - and lack thereof - TJ decides to take a stand and stop shaving and waxing all together. As she gains more attention, especially from the boy on the rival debate team, she learns that the hardest person to convince that body hair is beautiful may just be herself.
A book tackling topics of self love, Euro-centric beauty standards, and body image with a strong Desi female lead?! We can’t wait.
Zyla & Kai - June 7th
Author: Kristina Forest | Publisher: Kokila
Empress Crowned in Red - June 7th
Author: Ciannon Smart | Publisher: HarperTeen
Out There: Into The Queer New Yonder - June 7th
Edited by: Saundra Mitchell | Publisher: Inkyard Press
This Place Is Still Beautiful - June 7th
Author: XiXi Tian | Publisher: Balzer + Bray
This Wicked Fate - June 21st
Author: Kalynn Bayron| Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Epically Earnest - June 21st
Author: Molly Horan | Publisher: Clarion Books
Ride With Me - June 28th
Author: Lucy Keating | Publisher: Clarion Books
The Dream Runners - June 28th
Author: Shveta Thakrar | Publisher: HarperTeen
Bad Things Happen Here - June 28th
Author: Rebecca Barrow | Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
The Black Girls Left Standing - June 28th
Author: Juliana Goodman | Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
New Releases: July
Boys I Know - July 5th
Author: Anna Gracia | Publisher: Peachtree Teen
The Darkening - July 5th
Author: Sunya Mara | Publisher: Clarion Books
The Charmed List - July 5th
Author: Julie Abe | Publisher: Wednesday Books
A lighthearted summer romance!
Ellie Kobota, known as her high school’s quiet girl, is ready to spend her summer checking things off of her Anti-Wallflower List - thirteen items meant to help her take risks and give her a life changing summer. When an item on her list takes a turn for the worst - getting revenge on Jack Yasuda - Ellie is convinced her charmed summer is now cursed. Instead of her bucket list road trip with her best friend Lia, she is now stuck cruising down the coast with Jack towards a magical convention. Will this unexpected journey lead to number thirteen on her list - falling in love?
Blackwater - July 19th
Authors: Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham | Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Crumbs - July 19th
Author: Danie Stirling | Publisher: Clarion Books
The Witchery - July 26th
Author: S. Isabelle | Publisher: Scholastic Press
A dark academia novel with a refreshingly diverse cast of main characters, The Witchery is perfect for fans of Vampire Academy and A Song Below Water that is the perfect end of summer novel to prepare you for a spooky start to fall.
The Haunting Season has descended on Haelsford, Florida and the witches at Mesmortes Coven Academy can hear the wolves howling. Logan is new to Mesmortes, but is welcomed into the inner circle of the Red Three. Iris, Jailah and Thalia are all talented witches who have differing motivations for befriending Logan. Iris, a deathwitch, is desperate to end the town curse. Jailah’s power and thirst for ambition tempt her towards a path of darkness. Thalia, a greenwitch, wishes to leave her past behind, but the past never likes to stay dead. Humans and witches are compelled to work together as the Haunting Season begins. The four witches form an uneasy alliance with two boys from Hammersmitt, a neighboring academy, and encounter danger at every turn. Will they be successful at ending the town curse or will the wolves prevail?
New Releases: August
The Honeys- August 2
Author: Ryan La Sala | Publisher: Scholastic Press
From popular author Ryan La Sala comes a twisted and deeply unsettling horror novel set against the backdrop of a bucolic and dreamy summer camp.
Mars has spent his life hidden in the shadow of his radiant twin sister Caroline. But when Caroline dies under heinous circumstances, Mars is determined to figure out what really happened. This means infiltrating Carolines most prized place - the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy - where Mars was frequently excluded due to his gender fluidity.
When he arrives, he finds a rustic and secluded camp full of old school traditions and toxic gender roles. He must seek out Caroline’s group of friends, the Honey’s, named for the beehives they maintain behind their cabin, that he is convinced have something to do with Caroline’s untimely death. But the more time he spends at Aspen, the more he feels as though something is hunting him. Will he survive the summer or will the rot inside Aspen cause him to meet the same devastating end as his sister?
The Feeling of Falling in Love- August 2nd
Author: Mason Deaver | Publisher: Push
A Girl's Guide to Love and Magic - August 2nd
Author: Debbie Rigaud | Publisher: Scholastic Press
How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) - August 2nd
Author: Cristina Fernandez | Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Blood Like Fate - August 9th
Author: Liselle Sambury | Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
The sequel to Blood Like Magic, an urban fantasy debut from summer 2021, in Blood Like Fate Voya must fight harder than she ever imagined to save her witch community.
When Voya Thomas failed her witch calling, she didn’t realize the consequences would be so drastic. Her grandmother is dead, her cousin hates her, her family doesn’t believe in her, and she has lost Luc, who she still can’t get over her feelings for. As she works to convince everyone that she has what it takes to be a successful matriarch to the Thomas family, she has a horrifying vision of a deadly future that shows the end of the Toronto witches. Voya must do whatever it takes to bring her broken community together before it is too late, even if it is at the expense of the boy she loves.
The Undead Truth of Us - August 9th
Author: Britney S. Lewis | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
A Venom Dark and Sweet - August 23rd
Author: Judy I Lin | Publisher: Feiwel & Friends