Anticipated fall and winter reads of 2022

It’s that time again! With summer winding down, it’s finally time to make my list of my most anticipated books for the fall and winter for 2022. I’ve been waiting for this one! 

2022 is the year of amazing debuts across genres, as well as many sequels to popular series. From horror to fantasy, there are so many interesting books about to come out in the coming months. Here is my list of some I’m looking forward to. 

“Demon in the Woods” – Sept. 27, 2022 

Leigh Bardugo’s popular “Shadow and Bone” series is getting a new installment! With the success of Netflix’s series based on the books, fans are very excited for a new book in the series.

This graphic novella will be a prequel story for everyone’s (not so) favorite villain, the Darkling. The Darkling is a complex character that has readers hooked to his story, and this prequel will be sure to give readers goosebumps all over again. 

“House of Hunger” – Sept. 27, 2022 

Bloodmaid of exceptional taste. Must have a keen proclivity for life’s finer pleasures. Girls of weak will need not apply.

First off, the thought of a bloodmaid sounds very interesting. Gothic horror? Vampires? Sign me up, please.

“The Year of the Witching” author Alexis Henderson is back with another historical fiction novel that will make readers’ blood thirsty for more. 

“Briarcliff Prep”  – Nov 15, 2022

Brianna Peppins, you officially have me hooked. In this debut, fourteen year-old Avi will be attending the title school, a historically black boarding school set in Georgia.

With her siblings, Avi will take on the challenge of a new environment. There’s a secret about her sister’s boyfriend, and the premise of the story is exploring secrets and sisterhood. I’m very excited to read this debut. 

Silver in the Mist” – November 20, 2022

Canadian author Emily Victoria returns with her newest Young Adult (YA) Fantasy novel. Eight years ago, our main heroine Devlin’s country – Aris – was attacked. This resulted in her mother becoming head of the spies.

With a strained relationship and a desperate need for adventure, Dev embarks on a journey when she joins the ranks of becoming a spy herself. 

“Defend the Dawn” – Sept. 20, 2022

This author, Brigid Kemmerer, is a favorite of mine. The “A Curse so Dark and Lonely” author takes readers on a journey back to the wild world of Kandala.

Our main characters, Tessa and Corrick, must team up to save the kingdom in the heat of betrayal and revolution. The lifesaving elixir’s life source – Moonflower – is being seized by corrupt consuls bent on tearing Kandala apart. 

“Monarch Rising” – Oct. 4, 2022

Debut dystopian writer Harpen Glenn brings us a Hunger Games-esque futuristic story sure to have readers begging for more.

In a futuristic version of the United States, Jo Monarch embarks on a twisted journey to achieve her life of freedom and riches in the Line Up, escaping her life in the Ashes. The Line Up is where dreams come true. Once plucked from the Line Up, Jo’s journey hits a detour when the New Georgia Gala takes an unexpected turn.