2021 is almost over! It’s relieving to be able to see the turn of the year now. And this year, I’m not struggling to start this blog so I can get excited about most anticipated reads for 2022.
And oh, boy are there a lot of them.
I’m sure this list will grow as more books are announced, so I’ll aim to make an update for this in about June 2022. For now, here’s my list of highly anticipated reads for 2022.
– Serendipity edited by Marissa Meyer – January 4
– House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas – February 15
– All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir – March 1
– Gallant by V.E. Schwab – March 1
– The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman – April 19
– Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater – May 3
– Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer – May 3
– Book of Night by Holly Black – May 3
– Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard – June 28
– Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn – July 25
– The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning – August 2
– Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young – August 2
– The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber – September 27
– Cursed by Marissa Meyer – November 8
– A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw – November 29
– Fallen City by Adrienne Young – 2022
Since there are sixteen books on this list, I’ll talk briefly about my top five. Honestly, all of them will be brilliant, but I don’t want to ramble on about each one of them when most of them will have reviews posted about them in the future. (My top five are all sequels, so I won’t be giving plot details or spoilers!)
In fifth place is Cursed by Marissa Meyer. This is the sequel to Gilded, her Rumpelstiltskin retelling. I recently finished Gilded and I loved it. My review of it is coming next week, so look forward to that. I think that Cursed is going to be an exciting sequel that continues the tension and horrific nature of the first book. I hate that I have to wait so long for it, but it’ll be worth it.
Fourth is The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning. This is the third and final book of the Kingdom of Sand and Sky trilogy. The first book, The Princess Will Save You, is a gender bent retelling of The Princess Bride and I fell in love with it at once. I grew up watching The Princess Bride a thousand times and I will never be sick of it. The finale is sure to be heart-wrenching and I can’t wait.
Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn is in third place, though part of me thinks it should be higher. As the sequel to Legendborn, it has a lot to live up to. The world in Legendborn is just beginning to open up show its true colours and it’s going to be thrilling to see Bree’s journey continue.
Second place goes to Blade Breaker, the sure-to-be stunning sequel to Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard. Everything about Realm Breaker was perfect to me, from the classic heroic quest storyline to the fellowship of heroic characters from all across the world destined to save that very world. The first book felt like a beginning, as the characters all came together and had to decided whether saving the world was the right thing for them to do. Blade Breaker is going to be nothing short of epic.
In first place, of course, is Crescent City: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t talk about Maas a lot on Lit&Leta, but I love all of her works. House of Earth and Blood, the first book in the Crescent City series, was by far her best work. It’s written in the new adult fantasy genre and plays with the setting of urban fantasy, which is a difficult one to master. I have high hopes for many things to happen in book two, but anyone who reads Maas knows that those dreams are easily crushed.
I’m aiming to preorder most of these books, since I want to read and review them as quickly as I can. If I’m able to get special editions, I’ll be sure to show them off on Instagram so go follow me on there (@litandleta)!
What new releases are you looking forward to in 2022? Are most of them sequels, like my list? Or are they brand new series full of potential? Let me know!
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