Best New YA Books of 2022 +2023

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In 2022, the ever-expanding YA genre continues to offer a fresh selection of reads from every subgenre imaginable. Whether you’re looking for a Persian folklore-inspired fantasy series, a charming LGBTQ+ rom-com, or a comprehensive exploration of what it means to be a young immigrant in the United States, there’s a book for you on this list . As usual, there are plenty of heavyweights releasing new titles this year, including Tahereh Mafi, Emma Lord, Tracy Deonn, and Sabaa Tahir, but readers should keep an eye out for lively debuts as well.

One of the biggest highlights of 2022 is Casey McQuiston’s YA debut, “I Kissed Shara Wheeler.” The fast-paced rom-com proves that the author can effortlessly switch between adult and young adult novels without missing a beat. Linsey Miller brings fans of Disney’s Little Mermaid a retelling of the classic tale from Prince Eric’s point of view, TJ Klune returns to the world of YA to complete his series The Extraordinaries, and writing team Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka is releasing both a youth and adult rom-com this year.

With so many big releases coming your way, one thing is certain: you certainly won’t run out of YA books to add to your TBR in 2022.

— Additional reporting by Alicia Geigel and Iyana Jones

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