Must-Read Spring 2022 Book Releases

New year, new TBR pile full of 2022 resolutions! We’ve compiled a complete roundup of spring 2022 book releases so you can mark your calendars and curate an up-to-date reading list. Keep reading to discover new releases, from highly anticipated thrillers like It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh to the upcoming fantasy sequel to New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, and Julie Buxbaum’s upcoming novel, Year on Fire.

Thriller and Horror Spring 2022 Book Releases

The Fear

The Fear

By Natasha Preston

Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestsellers The Twin and The Lake, the undisputed queen of YA thrillers is back. Don’t be afraid. Be terrified.

On Sale 03.01.22

Horror Hotel

Horror Hotel

By Faith McClaren

This addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel is The Blair Witch Project for the TikTok generation. Enjoy your stay . . . 

On Sale 02.01.22

I Am the Ghost in Your House

I Am the Ghost in Your House

By Mar Romasco-Moore

From the author of Some Kind of Animal comes a wildly unique story about an invisible girl struggling to see herself in a world obsessed with appearances.

On Sale 04.19.22

It Will End Like This

It Will End Like This

By Kyra Leigh

For fans of The Cheerleaders and Sadie comes a propulsive thriller that reminds us that in real life, endings are rarely as neat as happily ever after. A contemporary take on the Lizzie Borden story that explores how grief can cut deep.

On Sale 01.04.22

A Night to Die For

A Night to Die For

By Lisa Schroeder

When a boy finds a girl’s body in the ditch on prom night…he becomes the primary suspect in her murder. Prom dreams. Prom Screams.

On Sale 03.01.22

What We Harvest

What We Harvest

By Ann Fraistat

For fans of Wilder Girls comes a nightmarish debut guaranteed to keep you up through the night, about an idyllic small town poisoned by its past, and one girl who must fight the strange disease that’s slowly claiming everyone she loves.

On Sale 03.22.22

Sci-fi Fantasy Spring 2022 Book Releases

Bound by Firelight

Bound by Firelight

By Dana Swift

The heart-pounding sequel to Cast in Firelight, perfect for fans of epic, sweepingly romantic fantasy by Sabaa Tahir, Susan Dennard, and Mary E. Pearson.

On Sale 01.18.22

Castles in Their Bones

Castles in Their Bones

By Laura Sebastian

A spellbinding story of three princesses and the destiny they were born for: seduction, conquest, and the crown. Immerse yourself in the first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Ash Princess series.

On Sale 02.01.22

Crimson Reign

Crimson Reign

By Amélie Wen Zhao

For fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Six of Crows comes the thrilling conclusion to the Blood Heir trilogy. A princess with a dark secret must ally with a con man to liberate her empire from a reign of terror in this epic fantasy retelling of the Anastasia story.

On Sale 03.01.22

Great or Nothing

Great or Nothing

By Jessica Spotswood

A reimagining of Little Women set in 1942, when the United States is suddenly embroiled in the second World War, this story, told from each March sister’s point of view, is one of grief, love, and self-discovery.

On Sale 03.08.22

Harley Quinn: Reckoning

Harley Quinn: Reckoning

By Rachael Allen

In this new launch of a trilogy within the DC Icons universe, experience the origin story of a Super-Villain. This is the Harley Quinn backstory fans have been waiting for.

On Sale 04.26.22

This Rebel Heart

This Rebel Heart

By Katherine Locke

The Fountains of Silence meets Spinning Silver in this rollicking tale set amid the 1956 Hungarian revolution in post-WWII Communist Budapest from Sydney Taylor Honor winner Katherine Locke.

On Sale 04.05.22

Contemporary Spring 2022 Book Releases

Does My Body Offend You?

Does My Body Offend You?

By Marie Marquardt

A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and humor.

On Sale 04.05.22

The Turning Pointe

The Turning Pointe

By Vanessa L. Torres

A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.

On Sale 02.22.22

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

By Kristen R. Lee

A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.

On Sale 02.01.22

Vinyl Moon

Vinyl Moon

By Mahogany L. Browne

A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain.

On Sale 01.11.22

Romance Spring 2022 Book Releases

Love from Scratch

Love from Scratch

By Kaitlyn Hill

Rival interns with sizzling chemistry in and out of the kitchen? That’s a recipe for love.

On Sale 04.05.22

The Matchbreaker Summer

The Matchbreaker Summer

By Annie Rains

A pitch-perfect summer camp rom-com about two teens with nothing in common who come together to help break up a romance and unexpectedly start one of their own…

On Sale 04.05.22

Salaam, with Love

Salaam, with Love

By Sara Sharaf Beg

This heartfelt and humorous YA contemporary follows Dua, who spends the month of Ramadan making unexpected discoveries about family, faith, and first love.

On Sale 01.04.22

Year on Fire

Year on Fire

By Julie Buxbaum

What secrets will people keep—or reveal—to protect those they love? This novel, set against the frightening backdrop of an encroaching fire season, sparks reflection about friendship, the allure of romantic love, and loyalty to family.

On Sale 04.12.22

Non-fiction Spring 2022 Book Releases

Murder Among Friends

Murder Among Friends

By Candace Fleming

How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child…and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the “crime of the century.”

On Sale 03.29.22

Ready for Launch

Ready for Launch

By Scott Kelly

Using ten life-changing moments from his path to space, astronaut Scott Kelly shares his advice for mastering fear and failure and turning our daily struggles into rocket fuel for success—the perfect gift for graduations and other milestone moments!

On Sale 04.12.22

Did you enjoy this article about spring 2022 book releases? Get social with us at @getunderlined!

Join the conversation

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Post a comment
0 Likes 0 Comments
Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

Become a Book Nerd

When you’re not reading books, read our newsletter.

By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Underlined