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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

My Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A new year, and a whole lot of new releases to look forward to. While you can see all the books that are on my radar with my monthly new releases posts, in this post, I am going to talk specifically about the releases that I am anticipating the most. Quite frankly though, I am excited to read all of the books shelves on my 2022 releases shelf on Goodreads, but I will try to whittle it down for the sake of this post.

Here we go!


Curse of Shadows by A.K. Wilder

I am so excited for the second novel in the Amassia series to come out. I read the first book when it was released in January, and I immediately wanted more. Needless to say, I was very excited when I saw that the second book was coming out in 2022, even though its release date was pushed back a bit. I am equally looking forward to re-reading the first book in preparation.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Here were have another sequel, the second novel in the Crescent City series. I have overall enjoyed all of Sarah J. Maas' books so far, with some minor exceptions, and I am expecting to enjoy this one as well. It is a chunky one at over 700 pages, but I had no issues with the first book so I don't expect to have any with this one. I am also interested to see if it will follow the typical SJM format when it comes to the romance aspect.

Chef's Kiss by Hank Jones

I stumbled upon this book on NetGalley and it was an immediate yes for me. A graphic novel about food with an LGBTQ romance, yes, please. That's all I needed to know really, and I am really hoping that this is everything I need it to be.

The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray duology was an unexpectedly good read for me this year, so when I saw that the author was coming out with a new novel, I automatically added it to my TBR no questions asked. Another contemporary fantasy, this book revolves around solving the mystery behind a series of bodies washed up on shore one summer, but with a paranormal twist. I love it when mysteries are solved with the help of mediumship, so I am really hoping that this book scratches that itch for me. This is also a sapphic romance which adds the cherry on top of the sundae.

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Another underrated gem for me is The Bone Houses, and like the previous entry, once I saw that author was coming out with a new book, I didn't even bother reading the synopsis because I was going to read it anyway. I am a bit worried that this is penned as partly a heist novel since I don't find that those usually work for me, but I'm not gonna let that stop me.

Youngblood by Sasha Laurens

Never am I ever going to turn down the opportunity to read a book about vampires, because vampires never go out of style. This is penned as Vampire Diaries meets dark academia, and I am here for that. Vampires, a dark campus conspiracy, and a sapphic romance all bundled up into one book; I am hoping for good things here.

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