The worst part about book series – cliffhangers. The best part about book series? Holding a sequel fresh in your hands, knowing you will soon have the answers to all your questions resulting from the cliffhanger. Here’s a list of 10 book sequels to look out for in 2022 as they are releasing this year and definitely deserve your attention.
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- Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
- A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy Lin
- Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
- Heat Wave by T J Klune
- The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna
- K-Pop Revolution by Stephan Lee
- Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart
- Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
- Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
- To Marry and To Meddle by Martha Waters
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
The second part in the ‘Tokyo Ever After’ series follows the happily-ever-after ending of the first. Izumi is now the crown princess of Japan. As her parents engage and a royal wedding looms on the horizon, obstacles to her relationship and her parents’ marriage threaten to unravel her life.
A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy Lin
This is the second book in ‘The Book of Tea’ series, and follows princess Zhen as she goes into exile with her bodyguard and sister. Escorted by Ning, a shennong shi who wields magic through the art of tea-making, they make preparations for Zhen’s usurping of her rightful throne.
Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
In the sequel to the upbeat romance ‘Loveboat, Taipei’ Wen returns with the story of Sophie and Xavier, a fan favourite couple. Sophie just wants to concentrate on her Dartmouth education, and Xavier, for once, just wants to be happy. But the universe seems to thwart their plans, because Sophie’s professors are chauvinists who treat her differently and Xavier’s father threatens to cut off his inheritance without a degree.
Heat Wave by T J Klune
The second part of ‘The Extraordinaries’ follows an unexpected stranger hero who shows up at Nick’s doorstep. What follows is an unraveling of Nick’s life that is both sensitive and hilarious at the same time.
The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna
The fantasy sequel to ‘The Gilded Ones’ picks up from where it left off – Deka restoring the goddesses to power. But the battle is anything but finished – Deka must defeat several evil powers before she can reclaim her throne.
K-Pop Revolution by Stephan Lee
The second book in the K-Pop Confidential series follows Candace as she struggles to stick by her beliefs and values. Post debuting in a K-pop music video, she becomes a star. Living a life of glamour and glitz, she thinks she’s living in a dream world. But she soon realizes that there’s more to it than meets the eye – tight schedules, loss of privacy, intense competition. Glamour may not be all that glamorous after all.
Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart
In Witches Steeped in Red, Smart wowed us with her Jamaican inspired fantasy worldbuilding.And in this sequel due in 2022, she takes it a step further. In this book, things get real. The war begins, and the death toll is going to be HIGH. Coming out of her disguise of a warrior, Iraya tries to accomplish the bigger goal of saving Aiyca. Meanwhile, Jazmyne employs ruthless means to prove that she’s worthy of the throne.
Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
The third book in the Akata series revolves around Sunny, who lives in a world where juju and spirit are real. In this book, she must use and apply everything she learnt in the previous book, during a dangerous quest to find a precious object hidden in the magical realm.
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
The protagonist of this book, Bitter, attends an elite art academy where the atmosphere and people give impetus to her creativity. But the world outside isn’t as perfect, and social and racial injustices run rampant. Even though Bitter is comfortable in Eucalyptus, her friends drive her out of her comfort zone and push her to help make a change.
To Marry and To Meddle by Martha Waters
The third book in the epic historical romance series The Regency Vows follows Emily and Julian. Emily is a regency lady in search of her husband with an absurd interest in the theatre, and Julian is a seeming gentleman who wants his wife to be a society wife only. The tensions between the two run deep.
10 Book Sequels To Look Out For In 2022 | Most Exciting Book Sequels