Best new YA books from 2022 so far

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In 2022, the ever-expansive YA genre will continue to serve a new range of readings across every conceivable subgenre. Whether you’re looking for a Persian folklore-inspired fantasy series, a charming LGBTQ + rom-com, or a weighty exploration of what it means to be a young immigrant in the United States, there is a book on this list for you. As usual, there are plenty of heavy hitters releasing new titles this year, including Tahereh Mafi, Emma Lord, Tracy Deonn and Sabaa Tahir, but readers should also keep an eye out for busy debuts, as there are some really amazing ones hitting shelves .

One of the biggest highlights of 2022 is that Casey McQuiston will make their YA debut I kissed Shara Wheeler. The fast-paced rom-com proves that the author can effortlessly move between adult and YA novels without missing a beat. But McQuiston is not the only one: TJ Klune is also returning to the YA world to end his The Extraordinaries series, while writing team Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are releasing both a YA and an adult rom-com this year.

With so many great releases on the way, one thing’s for sure: There’s no way you’ll run out of YA books to add to your TBR in 2022.

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