The young adult genre is a literary fiction category for readers from ages 12 to 18. Even though the genre is primarily targeted at adolescents, half of the readers are approximately adults. This genre includes romance, fantasy, thriller, and more. The common theme or aspect of the majority of young adult novels is the problems or emotions of adolescents. This year we had a fascinating bunch of young adult novels. Here in this article, we are going to read about 10 must-read young adult novels of 2022. Keep reading!

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 - Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 – Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Xingyin grew up on the moon so she knows solitude. What she doesn’t know is that she is being concealed from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for robbing the elixir of immortality. However, when her magic glares and her existence is not hidden anymore, she had to flee leaving her mother behind. She is powerless, afraid, and alone in the land of secrets and word – the Celestial Kingdom. Disguising her identity Xingyin seizes the opportunity of learning skills. And, passion flames between her and the emperor’s son. She embarks on a lethal quest to save her mother and all that she has.

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Sixteen years old Joan is sent to stay with her late mother’s eccentric family in London. She is determined to enjoy her stay. Joan loves her nerdy job at Holland House and when the cute co-worker Nick asks her out on a date, Joan feels everything is perfect. Until she learns some horrifying and shocking truths about the family. Her family is not only eccentric they are monsters with hidden powers. And, Nick is not only a cute guy, but he is also a monster slayer. Joan has to embrace her monstrousness if she is willing to save herself.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 - The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 – The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Mina’s homeland is ravaged by deadly storms for generations. Wars and floods are devastating everything. The people of her homeland believe that the sea god was once their protector but now the god curses them with despair and death. To appease the god, every year one beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve her as the god’s bride. They hope that one day the true bride will be chosen and the misery will come to an end. Many people believe that Mina’s brother Joon’s beloved, the beautiful Shim Cheong is the true bride. The day Cheong was to be sacrificed, Joon follows her, and to protect his brother Mina throws herself into the water. Swept away to the spirit realm, she seeks out to sea god only to find him in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a young man named Shin and demons, god, and spirits, Mina sets out to wake him up and put an end to the misery.

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Alizeh is a disposable servant to the entire world. She is not the long-lost heir of the Jinn kingdom who is compelled to hide in plain sight, to people. Kamran, the crown prince has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. However, he could have never imagined that the servant girl he can’t put out of his eyes would one day uproot the kingdom and the world.

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J Taylor

10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 - Hotel Magnifique by Emily J Taylor
10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 – Hotel Magnifique by Emily J Taylor

Throughout her life, Jani has dreamed about Elsewhere. She is resigned to a monotonous life caring for her young sister Zosa in the port town of Durc – until Hotel Magnifique comes to town. The hotel is fascinating and renowned not for its whimsical enchantments but also for its capability to travel and appear in a distinct location each morning. Jani and Zosa can afford the cost of being a guest. However, they got into it the hotel through interviews. The moment Jani enters she realizes that this contract is unbreakable and underneath the charms, this hotel is concealing dark secrets.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

After Chloe’s mom moved her to Alabama from SoCal for school, she spent four years dodging the administration and gossipy classmates of Willowgrove Christian Academy. Her only drive was to win valedictorian. And, her only rival was prom queen and the principal’s perfect progeny Shara Wheeler. A month before graduation Shara vanishes after kissing Chloe. Chloe is eager to find out about Shara. She discovers that she is not the only one, Smith and Rory was kissed by her as well. Chloe wants Shara to be back before graduation to compete with her fair-and-square.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 - The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 – The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

When you have billions, you have to survive and that is what Avery Kylie Grambs is doing. To inherit billions, Grambs has to survive in Hawthorne House. The financial pressures are elevating; paparazzi are dogging each step. Hawthorne brothers are the only things getting Avery through it all. She knows their secret and they know hers.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Lahore, then – Misbah is a storyteller and a dreamer. She is newly married to Toufiq. After their life is shaken by misery and tragedy, they move to the US and open the Cloud’s Rest Inn Motel with the hope of a new beginning. Juniper, now – Noor and Salahudin are more than best friends, they are like family. Until a fight destroys their connection. Now Salahudin scrambles to run the motel as Misbah’s health is deteriorating and his father is addicted to alcohol. Noor works at her uncle’s liquor shop while concealing the fact that she is applying to college to escape him and this place forever. When Sal’s attempts to protect the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask about the worth of friendship and defeat the past.

Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco

10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 - Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco
10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2022 – Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco

Emilia is recovering from the shocking discovery that Vittoria, her twin is alive. However, before she confronts the demons of her past, he wants to claim the Prince of Wrath. She not only wishes to have his body, but she also wants the heart, soul, all of it. Emilia and Wrath her was drawn to a rival demon court after a high-ranking House Greed member is assassinated. The evidence points at Vittoria and she has quickly declared an enemy of the Seven Circles. Despite the evidence and betrayal, Vittoria will try to solve this mystery and understand who her sister is.

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Barrett Bloom is hoping for a new college start after a bumpy high school experience. When school begins, she gets humiliated by the know-it-all in her physics class. After a weird incident of getting locked up in the common room, she wakes up to find out she is in her bed and it is the same day again. After talking to Miles, the guy from physics class, Barrett learns that he’s also been trapped for months. They both agree to find a way out of this.

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