YA Shout Outs: Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2022

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A new year means a fresh, new list of titles to add to our ever-growing TBR. Take a look at a few of the incredible books our Tor Teen team are excited about—all coming in 2022.

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Cover of Wildbound by Elayne Audrey BeckerWildbound by Elayne Audrey Becker 

Books about shapeshifters rock. In Forestborn, last years epic debut from Elayne Audrey Becker, we met a young shifter named Rora. She has dedicated her magical power to her kingdom, listening and reporting any sign of trouble. When her best friend (and prince) Finley contracts a magical illness that has broken out in their homeland, Rora must venture out into the deadly and primal wilderness in search of the one thing that could save him.

Now in it’s upcoming sequel Wildbound, Rora finds herself in conflict with a murderous regime bent on the destruction of all magical beings, and things aren’t much better back home, where her brother provides much needed medical assistance to an exiled population, displaced by assassination and war. 

On sale August 30, 2022!

Cover of Love Radio by Ebony LaDelleLove Radio by Ebony LaDelle 

Start the new year off right, and pre-order Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle. Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this YA debut that is PURE JOY. Prince Jones is a self-professed love doctor who dishes out advice to the brokenhearted on Detroit’s popular radio segment, Love Radio. Prince has always dreamed of becoming a DJ and falling in love. But being the main caretaker for his mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and his little brother means his dreams will stay just that and the only romances in his life are the ones he hears about from his listeners. Until he meets Dani Ford—a high school senior poised to ace her final year and go off to become a famous author. When Prince and Dani meet, sparks instantly fly. Prince is smitten, but Dani’s not looking to get derailed. She gives Prince just three dates to convince her that he’s worth falling for. Can the love expert take his own advice, and just maybe change two lives forever? 

On sale May 26, 2022!

Cover of The King Will Kill You by Sarah HenningThe King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning 

First, The Princess Will Save You. Then, The Queen Will Betray You. And now, Sarah Henning concludes her thrilling YA fantasy trilogy with The King Will Kill You. Basically, this series is Game of Thrones meets The Princess Bride. It’s got ruthless kings, political cloak-and-daggering, betrayal, and true love! In this thrilling final installment, the five kingdoms are presented with one choice: Unite, and possibly live. Or fall, and die. 

On sale August 2, 2022!

Cover of Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable ArtsKelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis

Hasn’t everyone dreamed of possessing secret, magical powers? As a new student of the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts—the prestigious school that trains warriors—Kelcie’s dream is now her reality. In Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts, our main character feels like an outsider, a foster child raised in the human world. But it’s not until she unexpectedly discovers that she has hidden magical powers, when things start to change. Kelcie soon finds her way to AUA and learns that she’s a Saiga, one of the most ancient beings in the Otherworld. Secretive, shunned, and possessed of imposing elemental powers, the Saiga are also kin to the Otherworld’s most infamous traitor. But Kelcie is a survivor, and she’ll do whatever it takes to find her parents and learn why they abandoned her eight years ago. This debut fantasy series is not to be missed—not only a fun read for middle grade readers, but YA readers will also be enthralled by the magic, adventure, and epic battles that await. 

On sale March 1, 2022!