❀ Fantasy Books to Keep an Eye on in 2022 ❀

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Another year has come and gone, but great books are always being released. 2021 was an amazing year for fantasy releases, but 2022 does not disappoint with its line-ups.

If you are looking for some new books to preorder for the new year, keep reading this blog posts for my picks of the best new releases. This will include books from the first half of 2022, which covers January-June.

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Title: Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Author: Sue Lynn Tan

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Summary: Inspired by the Chinese legend of Chang’e, Xingyin is the daughter of a moon goddess who has been hiding from the Celestial Emperor. One day, Xingyin’s developing magic reveals her location and she must flee to save her mother. In order to find her mother again, she must complete a quest and challenge the emperor once and for all.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: House of Sky and Breath

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: January 15, 2022

Summary: This is the breathtaking sequel to the Crescent City series from best-selling author, Sarah J. Maas. After saving Crescent City, Bryce and Hunt must work together to stop the oppression happening in their own backyard. Maybe even falling more in love along the way.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: This Woven Kingdom

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Summary: Alizeh is a servant girl forced to hide her identity as the long-lost heir to the Jinn Kingdom. Kamren is a crown prince who must protect his family and his kingdom. The two are entangled in a dangerous romance that could end up leaving one of them hurt.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: A River Enchanted

Author: Rebecca Ross

Release Date: February 3, 2022

Summary: Jack Tamerlaine has abandoned his hometown, Cadence, to study music. He is summoned home after girls in his village are disappearing into the river. He must work with Adaira, his childhood enemy, to find the missing girls and save their villages. Along the way, hatred turns into something more. However, they are about to discover that Cadence has its own secret it wants to protect.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: Only A Monster

Author: Vanessa Len

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Summary: Joan is having a good summer in London, with a fun job and a cute boy who just asked her on a date. Until she finds out that her family is not normal. They are in fact monsters. The cute boy turns out to be a monster hunter, hell bent on hunting her family down. Joan must learn to accept her monstrous upbringing if she is going to save herself and her family.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

Author: Axie Oh

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Summary: Mina’s village believe that the only way to appease the violent storms is to sacrifice a bride to the Sea God every year. In an effort to save Cheong, the prettiest girl in the village and also Mina’s brother’s lover, Mina sacrifices herself into the sea. She finds that the Sea God has been asleep for centuries and goes on a mission to wake him up. However, she has little time in the water and there are things that will do whatever it takes to keep the Sea God asleep.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: The Atlas Six

Author: Olivie Blake

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Summary: The Alexandrian Society is a secret society that sought to protect the lost knowledges of the world. Those who are inducted into the society will wield great power and riches. The book follows the next six candidates who are being tested to see if they are fit to be in the society. However, only five will move on.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: Gallant

Author: V. E. Schwab

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Summary: Olivia Prior has escaped her past by attending the Merilance School for girls, however, when a letter invites her back home to Gallant, she starts to uncover the mystery of her past. Gallant is a home with secrets and mystique, which Olivia finds herself trapped in when she crosses a ruined wall at the perfect time. There she discovers the hidden side of the house as well as her family’s history with the other side.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: Book of Night

Author: Holly Black

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Summary: This is bestselling author, Holly Black’s debut into the adult fantasy world. In this world, shadow can be manipulated which comes with power and riches. Charlie Hall is running from the shadow world as a low-level con artist, until it comes back to find her. Now she must fight to save herself by learning to keep the shadows under control at any cost.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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Title: Forging Silver Into Stars

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Summary: Occurring after the events of the Cursebreaker series where magic has been banished. Callyn and Jax has never had good experiences with magic so when they find out that magic has returned, they are hesitant to allow it to exist in their world. They find themselves caught between two sides, one who supports magic and one who insist on destroying it. This book will include familiar characters from the first series, such as Tycho for those who are long-term fans of the books.

Link: Bookshop | Book Depository

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2022 is looking like an exciting year for fantasy book releases with a mixture of new debut authors and experienced returning authors. Preordering these books are the best way to support the authors. I hope you were able to find at least one book to add to your TBR (to be read) list or if you are like me, you will probably add all of them. This is only the first half of the year (Jan-Jun) so await another list with the best upcoming releases for the later half of the year. I promise it will not disappoint you! As always, thank you for supporting my blog!

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