Hello, bookworms! 2021 is nearing the end, so it’s time to discuss some releases I am excited for in 2022!
The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: August 30th 2022
This is the final book in The Inheritance Games Series and I have been highly anticipating it since I read the second book. The first two books blew my mind and I am desperate to know how this story ends. The whole series is about a girl named Avery Grambs who has nothing and has plans for a better future. But, one fine day, billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into a sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. If you have read The Truly Devious series, then this trilogy is for you!
The Gifts That Bind Us by Caroline O’ Donoghue
Release Date: February 3rd 2022
When I read the first book, I did not expect to like it. But, it turned out to be an addictive and adventurous read. It is about a girl named Maeve whose life is a mess until she finds a pack of tarot cards in the chokey of her school. She starts drawing cards for students in her school, but when she draws a card for her ex-best friend Lily, she disappears. Now Maeve has to find her before Lily disappears forever. This is the second book and I am excited for this book to come out!
This Is Not The Real World by Anna Carey
Release Date: May 24th 2022
The first book surprised me! I did not expect the story would go in the other way and I did not see the huge plot twist coming! Jess Flynn is struggling with her life in the ’90s. Her overprotective parents cramping her social life and her younger sister’s worsening health, the only constant changes–and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day. Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by the mysterious flu. Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room. And then one day, a tiny, sleek black device–with an apple logo on it–falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet.
These Deadly Games by Diana Urban
Release Date: February 1st 2022
I have read the debut novel by this author and I enjoyed it. Although there were some things I didn’t like, overall it was a solid read. I have the ARC of this book, so I will pick this up soon.
When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game. At first, they make her complete bizarre tasks: steal a test and stuff it in a locker, bake brownies, make a prank call. But then Crystal realizes each task is meant to hurt—and kill—her friends, one by one. But if she refuses to play, the kidnapper will kill her sister. Is someone trying to take her team out of the running for a gaming tournament? Or have they uncovered a secret from their past, and wants them to pay for what they did…
The summary is so intriguing, so excited to pick this one up!
Family Of Liars by E. Lockhart
Release Date: May 3rd 2022
Oh. My. God. While writing this post, I found out that We Were Liars is getting a prequel! I LOVED We Were Liars!
Summary Of Family Of Liars:
A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts.
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow.
A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy.
A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes.
Rivals by Katharine McGee
Release Date: May 31st 2022
Even though I haven’t read the second book yet, but the first book was enough to grip me to this trilogy! The first book was filled with royal family drama and I enjoyed it! Eagerly waiting for this one to come out!
Maureen Johnson mentioned in her newsletter that she is coming up with a new Stevie Bell mystery in 2022. I will be waiting desperately for the book to come out!
I hope 2022 will be a great reading year for you! Happy new year and I will be back soon with another post!