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Your Guide to Fall 2022 YA Books: October-December

Fall is officially here, and with it, a bounty of new books for your towering TBR

As always, this list of new fall 2022 YA books will not be comprehensive, especially as book publication

With continued printing challenges due to paper sourcing and COVID-19, as well as the still

Use this list less as definitive this season and more as pretty accurate with some

This list does not include comics, and it does not include new paperbacks

Grab your TBR, open up your book tracker of choice, and add some great fall 2022 YA books

Descriptions come from Amazon, because much as I wish I’ve read all of the books,

Roxie Clark has seen more dead bodies than your average 17-year-old

Instead of fearing the curse, however, Roxie has combined her flair for performance and her gruesome family

A year after the murder, Roxie’s desperate to help Skylar find closure and start to

As the sisters dig into what really happened, they discover that more than one person has been

And the closer they get to the truth, the more Roxie starts to wonder if some scary

Is she MTB with Gilly? Or is Berry her true soul mate? Only time (or 304 pages) will

But Reapers have recently been spotted in Japan, and it’s only a matter of time

Ren’s last hope is to appeal to the god of storms and seas, who can

But he’ll only help Ren if she finds a sword lost thousands of years ago &

As her journey thrusts her in the middle of scheming gods and dangerous Yokai demons, she will

Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die

He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what&

 He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his

But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever —

One of the first women to earn a degree in medicine, Walker championed women’s rights,

She became a Civil War surgeon and a spy, who was captured and arrested by the Confederacy,

Tsalagi should never have to live on human blood, but sometimes things just happen to 16-year-old girls

Horror fans will get their thrills in this collection — from werewolves to vampires to zombies —

And so too the monsters of Rogers’s imagination, that draw upon long-told Cherokee stories —

Alongside each story, Cherokee artist and language technologist Jeff Edwards delivers haunting illustrations that incorporate Cherokee syllabary

Today is the day Jo Monarch has been wishing on the moon about her entire life

The day she could move across the mountains to a glittering, rich future

The damaged stepson of one of the Reps, Cove has been groomed as an emotional weapon, taught

When a riot breaks out back in the Ashes the night of the Gala, Jo’s

Can she really have everything she’s ever wished for…when it means leaving all

With a copycat killer on the loose, Cecelia throws herself into the investigation, determined to crack the

Before Prince Eric’s mother, the Queen of Vellona, went missing two years ago, she reminded

The curse? If he were to kiss someone other than his true love, he would die

Now Eric is on a quest to find the Isle of Serein, the witch’s legendary

Now a true-crime podcast is hosting a contest to find his bones

 Maggie is a psychology student with a little too much to hide

All of them are looking for answers, for a new identity, for a place to bury their

But there are more than bones hiding in the shadows…sometimes the darkness inside is more

But after a graduation party goes wrong, Aria’s parents exile her to California to stay

And almost 60 years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, A Scatter

The night little Madison disappears from her crib, Luce sees a pair of eyes — two points

Her town, Picnic, Illinois, is the kind of place where everyone knows one another and no one

But when Luce’s English teacher shares an original script about the disappearance of another little

Putting up a front and hiding her mental illness from her classmates is going to be the

It’s her senior year, and she’s just been selected to present her artwork

With the stress of performing on her shoulders, it doesn’t help when Natalie notices a

Now Natalie finds herself juggling all kinds of feels and responsibilities

But as Natalie’s plan to self-treat unravels, so does the perfect façade she&

Written from experience, this heartfelt and candid contemporary YA novel explores the stigma surrounding mental illness and

Every generation inherits the problems created by the ones before them, but no generation will inherit as

In Better Than We Found It, best-selling author Frederick Joseph and debut author Porsche Joseph make

Until he’s kidnapped by a man who tells him the privileged life he’s

Trapped in a windowless room, without knowing why he’s been taken or how long the

To survive, he must forget the world he once knew, and play the part his abductor has

When asked why she should be given a chance to leave the camp, Achut simply told the

Taught by the strong women in her life not to look back, Achut kept moving forward, overcoming

as her home, a tie to her old life resurfaced, and for the first time, she had

Isaac Griffin has always felt something was missing from his life

As his family history is revealed, Isaac finds himself drawing closer to Max

There’s no one Kelsie Miller hates more than Eric Mulvaney Ortiz — the homecoming king,

But after Kelsie’s best friend, Briana, moves across the country and stops speaking to her,

After they run into each other — literally — at the last high school party of the

Suddenly, a plan is formed: they’ll go on a road trip to the University of

Used to succeeding in everything, Kelsie and Eric assume they’ll naturally figure out the details

What they don’t expect is that the person they actually need may be the one

The lives of high school seniors Parisa Naficy and Gabriela Gonzales couldn’t be more different

Gabriela, a cynical Mexican American, has all the confidence Parisa lacks but none of the financial stability

Despite their differences, as soon as they met on the first day of freshman year, they had

Whatever the future had in store for them — the pressure to get good grades, the litany

Suddenly senior year doesn’t look anything like they hoped it would

Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where she’s

But as the tasks escalate from petty scandals to actual crimes, Alice must decide if it’

Young, poor, and orphaned in rural Missouri, Jessamine Murphy frets over her very pregnant sister, not at

When Jessamine comes across a recruitment poster reading “Pony Express Special Assignment: St

Jessamine cuts her hair, dons a pair of pants, and steps into the world as Jesse

As they encounter mysterious portals that carry them miles in an eyeblink and unusual creatures with uncanny

As Ben and Jesse struggle to find themselves, they discover their unlikely alliance may be the only

Outrunning your fate earns a wish and the chance to steal the king’s immortality

Yet when Selestra touches Nox in her very first prediction, their fates become entwined, and death seeks

What does the future hold? Ten speculative short stories by leading young-adult authors imagine what the world&

When the modification industry transforms how humans look, sound, and interact, a nonbinary teen braves the “

In an accidental city in space, a young apprentice holds neighborhoods together with braided carbon filaments until

Tristan and Dylan have escaped the afterlife, defying fate: Dylan should have been killed in a horrific

Alone, they’ll die, but being together has its own difficulties

All lessons 15-year-old Lark has learned during “homeschool” with her conspiracy-theorist-doomsday-prepping parents

If only she’d also learned the fundamentals of human biology or even how to read

At high school, Lark discovers the world is very different than she has been told, from the

Druon and the witches of Haxahaven, Frances has built a quiet, safe life for herself, teaching young

When an opportunity to visit Paris arises, Frances jumps at the chance to go, longing for adventure

To right this wrong, and save lives and her own magical powers, Frances must hunt down answers

With the recent death of her mother, Sam’s focus is the farm, which her family

But Sam doesn’t know that an even bigger threat looms on the horizon

In Sam’s community in Washington State, the attack gives those who already harbor prejudice an

As Sam’s family wrestles with intensifying discrimination and even violence, Sam forges a new and

When the United States announces that those of Japanese descent will be forced into “relocation camps,&

Csilla Abado has a full plate after becoming the first Queen of Bones

While leading Cerulia, sending fleets to hunt for Dominic Rove, and recruiting new crews to the cause,

Otherworldly creatures are spilling through, threatening more than just the island kingdom

As their leader, Csilla takes every decision head-on, but her sister’s death weighs on her,

When Lorelei suddenly goes missing, he joins the search, but his time is running out and he

Lorelei Storm isn’t the same since her return from the realm of Limbo

A menacing and powerful magic rests under her skin, and she fears it as much as she

She flees only to be caught, alongside Csilla’s first mate Nara, by an Incendian Scout

Becoming his fire god’s champion and wielding his obsidian sword has given him even more

But as he learns more about the world he thought he knew, Jaron must learn to control

As the war between gods and mortals builds to a crescendo, Csilla, Kane, and Lorelei must not

The Singh sisters grew up helping their father navigate the bustle of the Songbird Inn

But things are about to heat up now that the Songbird has been named the Most Romantic

Suddenly, she’s questioning everything she thought she wanted

If she does, her grief for Pop, their dad’s late husband, will overwhelm her

Until a blizzard traps her in a barn with the boy she accidentally stood up and has

Talking to girls is such a struggle! When a pretty actress comes to the Songbird with her

After gently nudging her sisters to open their hearts, she is convinced it’s finally her

When two potential suitors float in on a summer breeze, Rani is swept up in grandeur to

The majestic conclusion to Maggie Stiefvater’s Dreamer Trilogy

Declan has grown up as the responsible son, the responsible brother — only to find there is

Ronan has always lived on the edge between dreams and waking…but now that edge is

But rebellion beckons, because it all feels like an illusion now

If they cannot save each other or themselves, we are all doomed

Since the late 1800s, it has been believed that Native American civilization has been wiped from the

 The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee argues that Native American culture is far from defeated —

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee looks at Native American culture as it exists today — and

Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything she loves — her friend

He’s their frontman — and playing in a band with his mates is all he

The fans are very accepting that he’s trans — but they also keep shipping with

But Jimmy and Rowan are just friends — and Rowan has a secret girlfriend the fans can

 I Was Born for This is a stunning reflection of modern teenage life, and the

Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy

Then a marvel occurs: Adam and Zayneb get the chance to spend Thanksgiving week on the Umrah,

Adam is thrilled; it’s the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray

And they can’t wait to see each other — surely, this is just what they

The only upside of her stay are her run-ins with Daksh, the Acharya’s son, who

But when Katyani and the princes are hurriedly summoned back to Chandela before their training is complete,

Alone and betrayed in a land infested with monsters, Katyani must find the answers to her past

Soon, terrified by the tightening vise of Hitler’s power, Charlie and the other Swingjugend are

Even the most powerful magic can’t hide a secret forever

Her life in the Wilde Forest is ordinary and her magic is weak — until the day

Croi wakes the next morning with something pulling at her core, summoning her to the Otherworld

For Croi is not a brownie at all but another creature entirely, enchanted to forget her true

Nora and Sophie Linden may be sisters, but they’re not friends

Not since the night Sophie’s boyfriend, Garrett, disappeared

Half the town thinks Garrett is dead, the other half believes he ran away, but Sophie knows

With the sisters’ futures — and lives — in jeopardy, they’ll have to decide

Her father, a professor of African American history, is a walking encyclopedia, spouting off random dates and

And her beloved older sister, Virginia, is a natural activist, steadily gaining notoriety within the community and

Ruth, on the other hand, would rather sit quietly reading or writing in her journal

Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their

When one of those young emigrants goes missing, Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her

But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they’ve left behind

With cinematic sweep and tender observation, Sacha Lamb presents a totally original drama about individual purpose, the

So when she’s accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to

Quite impossibly, he woke several weeks later at the feet of a green-eyed little girl

Rudi Möser-Fleischmann is an aspiring photographer with dreams of greatness, but he can’t

With the sudden divorce of their parents, the brothers find themselves living in different sectors of a

Shira Barbanel has a plan: this Hanukkah, she’s going to get a boyfriend

The only problem? Shira’s an absolute disaster when it comes to flirting

As much as she hates to admit it, Tyler is the most charming and popular guy she

Which means he’s the perfect person to teach her how to win Isaac over

But as Shira starts to see the sweet, funny boy beneath Tyler’s playboy exterior, she

The other Scapegracers are much jollier, heading into the winter holidays having set up shop as curse&

When Sideways — through Madeline — gets a flash of how to track down both her foes

So if she’s going to find Madeline, her only ally is Mr

But she and her trusty stolen bike are in for a bumpy ride…

To make matters worse, the school admins replace her elite squad member with a sub-par new recruit,

Despite Artemis failing every test — and bringing the team down with her — their cutthroat instructors

Together Abyan, Artemis, and the rest of the team unravel the mystery of why Artemis is actually

When Zephyr is forced to infiltrate an enemy camp to keep Ren’s followers from being

Seventeen-year-old Rania is shaken awake in her family’s apartment in Brooklyn

But Ammi has done everything right, hasn’t she? Their asylum case is fine

This was supposed to be Rania’s greatest summer: hanging out with her best friend, Fatima,

A road trip leads to searching for answers to questions she didn’t even think to

Ever since a vampire murdered her mother, Ava has been determined to get revenge

This all-encompassing drive has given her the fuel she needed to survive foster home after foster home

The magicians may not be the bloodsuckers she’s hunting, but Ava is convinced something supernatural

If she joins them, they promise to teach her the skills she needs to hunt vampires and

And to do so, she must put on the performance of her life in a sinister and

Fun-loving Jake tells his girlfriend, Jessica, that they have to go to Tegan’s end-of-summer party

Jessica doesn’t like parties, and she doesn’t like Tegan, who has an obvious,

When a body is discovered at the beach, friends start turning on friends, and lies start piling

Attempted vehicular manslaughter was not part of Shani’s plan

She was supposed to be focusing on her monthlong paleoichthyology internship

She was going to spend all her time thinking about dead fish and not at all about

As things start to feel more serious, though, Shani’s hurt over her ex-girlfriend’s

There are some lines that should never be crossed — even in a city ruled by hunger

 The black market is Liza’s lifeline, where she barters family heirlooms and steals whatever

Morality, after all, has become a fluid thing since the Nazi siege has cut off her city

But honestly, she’s running against Gerald Thomas, a rigid rule-follower whose platform includes reinstating a

Iran suddenly dominates the nightly news, and her opponent seizes the opportunity to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria

He’s become an outspoken advocate for Iran just as she’s trying to downplay

You won’t find it on a map, your phone won’t work here, and

But on her 16th birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true

While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know

Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls

Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark

Meet Eugenides as a young boy in “Breia’s Earrings,” and Irene as a

The resulting narrative takes us through Brian’s childhood and slice of life stories on the

In Olinda, Brazil, her family’s bakery, Salt, has been at war with the Molinas’

But Lari’s world turns upside down when her beloved grandmother passes away

Determined to protect her home, Lari does the unthinkable — she works together with Pedro Molina to

Hava sails across the sea toward Monsea with her sister, the royal entourage, and the world’

 The survivors must endure a harrowing trek across the ice to make it back to Monsea

Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked

Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments

After winning state as a freshman starting pitcher, he accidentally messes up his throwing arm

Despite painful surgery and brutal physical therapy, he might never pitch again

And instead of spending the summer with his friends, Declan is forced to get a job to

So Declan ends up playing a lot of Imperialist Empires online and making new friends

Finn is the first person who might be just as angry as Declan

As the two spend more time together, Finn also introduces Declan to others who understand what it&

How white kids like them are being denied opportunities because others are manipulating the system

So when his new friends decide it’s time to fight back, Declan is right there

But when things turn deadly, Declan is going to have to decide just how far he’

In a stunning story set against the rise of white nationalism comes an unflinching exploration of the

 Owl and her aunt and uncle never speak of the brutal attack that brought

Together, they challenge each other, learn to question their preconceptions, and risk a romance their families are

Three teens struggle to carve out futures for themselves under a totalitarian regime

Seventeen-year-old Pavol has watched his country’s freedoms disappear in the wake of the Soviet Union&

In a desperate, fatal act of protest against the oppressive new government, he sets himself on fire

Štěpán finds his Olympic hockey ambitions jeopardized and must conceal his sexual orientation

With their futures hanging in the balance, all three must decide whether to keep struggling to survive

On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight

When Quinta meets Twain outside of the Emporium, two things happen: One, Quinta is sure she’

Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon

However, they can’t sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight’

As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, though, they discover the secret might not have

A powerful and romantic adventure set in a whimsically magical world

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death

But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak

And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped

Bree wants to fight, but the Regents who rule the Order won’t let her

When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to

Including the existence of a world beyond my world called the Shadow Realm

Yet here I am, stuck in a strange, dangerous place with the worst of the supernaturals, the

The question is whether we’ll find a way out before I kill him…or

But I have a nasty suspicion that Grace isn’t as human as she thinks, and&

Now we’ll have to work together not only to survive, but to save all those

Something stronger than fear…and way more bloody dangerous

Meanwhile, Serilda is determined to work with Gild to help him solve the mystery of his forgotten

He also seeks vengeance against the seven gods who have long trapped the Dark Ones behind the

If the Erlking succeeds, it could change the mortal realm forever

Romance and adventure collide in this stunning finale to the Rumpelstilskin-inspired fairy tale

For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living

Luminary is a book of practical magic that empowers you to pursue mental wellness with curiosity

But it’s also a book of possibility that pushes the boundaries of what self-help can

Before they were born, a massive storm destroyed their ancestral homeland, forcing their families to flee across

To many, being Nubian means you’re fated for a life plagued by difficulties and disrespect

Something within them is changing, giving each of them extraordinary powers

Extraordinary and terrifying powers that seem to be tied to the secrets their parents have kept from

And there are people Up High watching, eager to do anything they can to become even more

The fate of their city, and their people, hangs in the balance

Born and raised behind the high security walls that sealed their fate, she’s now a

presidential candidate, has just been kidnapped by his father’s enemies and dropped out of a

With unrest brewing both inside and outside the Q, reaching the exit is a daunting and dangerous

Strap in for breakneck action and compelling characters in this timely, nonstop thriller

Sixteen-year-old Eiric Halvorsen is among the luckier ones — his family has remained prosperous

But he stands to lose everything when he’s wrongly convicted by a rigged jury of

Also at risk is Eiric’s half-systir, Liv, who’s under suspicion for her interest

After one performance that amazes even herself, two wyrdspinners in the audience make Reginn an irresistible offer:

They soon realize that a great evil lurks beneath the dazzling surface and that old betrayals and

It will require every gift and weapon at their command to prevent it

Rainbow Rowell has won fans all over the world by writing about love and life in a

It’s a feast of irresistible characters, hilarious dialogue, and masterful storytelling — in short, everything

As the city grinds to a halt, 12 teens band together to help a friend pull off the

But will they be able to make it happen, in spite of the storm?

But then, we can’t always prepare for the magical moments that change everything

Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon — comes another novel of Black teen

When Jamison almost forgets the date of his mother’s birthday, he worries that his

To help make sense of the passing of time, he picks up his camera — the Nikon

Jamison begins to take photos of ordinary people on the street, at the same time and place

His endeavor turns into a school project, and then into something more

But more importantly, he’s able to revive the memory of his mother, and to connect

And as scared as she is to say goodbye to her parents and move to Georgia, she

New friends (and foes), challenging classes (at times too challenging), and maybe a cute tutor-turned-something-more (if her

And when Avi stumbles across the truth, her relationship with Belle is put to the test

After living through a dumpster fire of a Valentine’s Day, Emilie Hornby escapes to her

She passes out on the couch, but when she wakes up, she’s back home in

Emilie is stuck in some sort of time loop nightmare that she can’t wake up

How many days can one girl passively watch her life go up in flames? And when something

But her parents and their struggling Chinese bakery, Sweetea, aren’t far from campus or from

At Brookings, Anna wants to keep up her stellar academic performance and to investigate the unsolved campus

She also finds a familiar face — her middle-school rival, Chris Lu

Chris is cute but still someone to be wary of…until a vandal hits Sunny’

Can they root out the ugly history and take on the current threat?

The Lies We Tell is a social activism/we all belong here anthem crossed with a

Which means saying goodbye to her old cleanup ways — and their inherent moral ambiguities — and

And of course it doesn’t hurt that the candidate is Avery Green’s dad

Meanwhile at Roosevelt High, Margot finds herself roped into a second election, this one for school president

Melanie Davis is running against one of the monsters who created the revenge porn site Margot took

With Margot rocking both campaigns and maybe even making friends, it seems like she’s well

Adele grew up in the shadows — first watching from backstage at her mother’s Parisian

 Many of the men that try to charm Adele’s new friends do so with