Are you out of books to read? It’s September and 2023 is just 3 months away and there are many more books that you need to get your hands on. In this list, we have the top 10 young adult novels of 2022. This list has the young and attractive characters, their flawed past and terrifying future, and everything else that you are looking for. Keep reading.
Top 10 Young Adult Novels of 2022
- Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
- This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
- Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
- All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
- A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
- Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
- I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
- Gallant by V.E. Schwab
- Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Xingyin has grown up on the moon so she is familiar with solitude. She is unaware of the fact that she is being concealed from the Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for robbing the emperor’s elixir of immortality. However, when the secret and her true power are discovered, Xinqyin was forced to leave her mother behind and flee her home. Soon, she will delve deep into the unknown realm that she needs to challenge one day.
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
Alizeh is a disposable maid to the entire world and not the long-lost heir of Jinn Kingdom compelled to conceal. Kamran, the crown prince has heard the foretelling of the king’s death. However, it is difficult for him to believe that the maid who is stuck in his mind will be able to uproot the kingdom one day.
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
Sixteen-year-old Joan is determined to have fun this summer with her late mother’s eccentric family living in London. Joan loves her job and when her cute co-worker named Nick asks her out, everything seems to be going smoothly. However, soon she gets familiar with the truth. The family is not only eccentric; they are monsters with some hidden power. And, Nick is not a cute boy but a popular monster slayer.
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
Misbah is a storyteller and she got married to Toufiq. After their young life is devastated by the tragedy they came to the United States and opened the Cloud’s Rest Inn Motel with the hope of a fresh start. And, in the present time, Salahudin and his best Noor’s best friend who is more like family got separated due to a fight. Sal is engaged in running the family motel as Misbah’s health is unwell and his father is drowning in alcohol. On the other hand, Noor works at the liquor store of her cruel uncle and secretly tries to leave Juniper, California to complete a college degree. When things start to get out of hand, Sal and Noor must ask themselves the worth of their friendship.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Mina’s homeland is cursed with deadly floods and storms that sweep away the whole village. The people believe that the Sea God who was once their guardian is now cursing them with despair and death. With the hope to calm the Sea God every year, one maiden is thrown into the sea so that the god can choose her as it’s a true bride and their suffering will end. A lot of people believe that the true bride of the sea god is Shim Cheong. Shim is Mina’s brother Joon’s beloved. Joon wants to protect Cheong even though he knows the consequence is a death sentence. Mina throws herself into the sea in place of Shim. She finds the magical realm of the sea only to witness the sea god be in an enchanted sleep. Mina has to wake him up to stop the despair.
A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
Ning unintentionally brewed the poison tea for that killer mother. This poisonous tea is now a threat to her sister Shu as well. When Ning gets to know about the competition of the kingdom’s greatest masters of the magical art of tea-making, she embarks on a journey to the imperial city to compete. The winner of this competition will receive favor from the princess. Ning believes this is her only opportunity to save Shu’s life.
Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
Hotel Magnifique is infamous for its whimsical enchantments and also for its capability to travel and reach a new destination every morning. Soon, the two main characters of the story Jani and Zosa will get whisked away on this adventurous journey. Soon, they will find out that there is a lot more than just glamour in this hotel. It is concealing some horrifying secrets. Jani needs to free Zosa and her only ally is the handsome doorman Bel. She will have to risk everything but losing will bring consequences far worse than going back home.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Chloe Green has spent her school years dodging classmates who love to gossip and puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. Her motivation is winning valedictorian. And, Chloe’s only rival is the principal’s perfect descendant and prom queen Shara Wheeler. However, a month before graduation Shara kisses Chloe and disappears. Chloe is determined to find out about Shara and win the valedictorian fair-and-square. But, she will find out more about this town and Shara than she thought.
Gallant by V.E. Schwab
Olivia has grown up in Merilance girl’s school and her past just includes her mother’s journal which seems to untie nothing but madness. Then, a letter invites her to visit home – Gallant. Yet, when she arrives, no one is expecting her presence. And, she is not going to leave the first place that feels like home. Olivia will get familiar with the root of her family history and it is more mysterious than imagination.
Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
It’s been four years since Brynn left Saint Ambrose School after the dreadful murder of her favorite teacher. The mystery of that murder was never solved. But Brynn is certain that the three kids who found the body of Mr. Larkin know more than they shared. The primary suspect of Brynn is her ex-best friend Tripp Talbot. So, when she gets an internship to work on a famous true-crime show, she decided to get to the root of this murder. The more she gets into this, the more secrets start to unravel.