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Anticipated 2022 releases

There are already so many books I want to read, and such little time, that why not add more to my list?
Here are 28(?) 2022 releases that I am either fully excited for, or cautiously.

Let me know in the comments what books you are anticipating!

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Where the drowned girls go by Seanan McGuire

Potential Release date: 4th January

There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again.
It isn’t as friendly as Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
And it isn’t as safe.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Daughter of the Moon Goddess by
Sue Lynn Tan

Potential Release date: 11th January

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Black Joy: Stories of resistance, resilience, and restoration by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts

Potential Release date: 1st February

When Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts wrote an essay on Black joy for The Washington Post, she had no idea just how deeply it would resonate. But the outpouring of responses affirmed her own lived experience: that Black joy is not just a weapon of resistance, it is a tool for resilience.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Potential Release date: 15th February

Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the town of Lucille. Bitter’s instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren’t willing to settle for a world that the adults say is “just the way things are.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Potential Release date: 22nd February

Beth and Fran spend their days traveling the ravaged New England coast, hunting feral men and harvesting their organs in a gruesome effort to ensure they’ll never face the same fate.
Robbie lives by his gun and one hard-learned motto: other people aren’t safe.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Speak Easy by E.S. Barrison

Potential Release date: 10th February

After her father passes away, Nanette hops on a caravan to the neighboring country of Rosada to join her sister. Yet Rosada is in the grip of a deep fog: magic is banished, storytelling is outlawed, and the Order reigns. With her sister grown complacent over the horrors of their new home, Nanette takes matters into her own hands to protect stories, no matter the cost.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Potential Release date: 1st March

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Night Shift by Alex Finlay

Potential Release date: 1st March

It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in Linden, New Jersey, four teenage girls working the night shift are attacked. Only one survives. Police quickly identify a suspect who flees and is never seen again.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

Curves & Magic by Multi Authors

Potential Release date: 11th March

Whether this collection of stories takes you for a journey through a magical landscape or brings a creature from a distant land to your doorstep, you won’t be left wanting of magic and excitement.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Pay Up: The future of women and work
by Reshma Saujani

Potential Release date: 15th March

We told women that to break glass ceilings and succeed in their careers, all they needed to do is dream big, raise their hands, and lean in. But data tells a different story. Historic numbers of women left their jobs in 2021, resulting in their lowest workforce participation since 1988. Women’s unemployment rose to nearly fifteen percent, and globally women lost over $800 billion in wages. Fifty-one percent of women say that their mental health has declined, while anxiety and depression rates have skyrocketed.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

Potential Release date: 15th March

Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field, and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

Potential Release date: 29th March

On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. 
Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s only on the island to settle her late father’s estate and, hopefully, reconnect with her long-absent best friend, Beatrice, who fled their dreary lives for a more glamorous one. 

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Alone out there by Riley Redgate

Potential Release date: 5th April

While the world’s leaders, scientists, and engineers oversee the frantic production of a space fleet meant to save humankind, their children are brought in for a weekend of touring the Lazarus, a high-tech prototype spaceship. But when the apocalypse arrives months ahead of schedule, First Daughter Leigh Chen and a handful of teens from the tour are the only ones to escape the planet.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Potential Release date: 5th April

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

Make, Sew and Mend by Bernadette Banner

Potential Release date: 12th April

Whether you are just getting started with sustainable fashion and need to alter your new secondhand finds, or you want an introduction to sewing techniques for making your own clothes, Bernadette Banner’s signature voice will guide you through all the traditional stitches and techniques you need to extend the life of your favourite pieces and take fashion into your own hands!

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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The Rogue Crown by AK Mulford

Potential Release date: 26th April

Determined to uncover who killed the Western Queen, fae warrior Briata Catullus sets out on a mission to defeat the witch hunters and protect the Western Princess. But when she arrives in the West, things are even worse than she feared. The icy reception from the Western fae is the least of her problems. After all, they’ve heard the prophecy that Bri will seize the crown from its sovereign, and the last thing they want is for her to usurp the throne.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

Potential Release date: 26th April

After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
Buy through Bookshop.org*

A Tempest of Emerald Dream by
William J Wood

Potential Release date: 10th May

Plagued by dreams of a forgotten land, Alleria Valrona must travel to where no one has before to defeat an ancient evil and restore peace to Malmar.
She must find, sacrifice and kill the ones she loves.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams

Potential Release date: 7th June

When Charlie was eleven, she created a monster…
In the seaside town of Hithechurch, England, eleven-year-old Charlotte meets Emily, a clever and secretive girl her own age with a dark family history. In an attempt to get rid of Emily’s abusive father, Charlie and Emily perform a ritual to try and summon the spirit of a Hithechurch girl of urban legend—named Stitch Face Sue by Charlie—who was killed by pirates and supposedly haunts the town in a quest for revenge.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro

Potential Release date: 7th June

England, 1882. In Victorian London, two children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness—a man made of smoke.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Potential Release date: June

Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she’s always known—that there’s more to her mother than meets the eye.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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The House across the Lake
by Riley Sager

Potential Release date: 7th July

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of liquor, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple who live in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is rich; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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How to sell a Haunted House
by Grady Hendrix

Potential Release date: 12th July

New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a hilarious and terrifying new novel that explores the way your past—and your family—can haunt you like nothing else…

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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What moves the dead by T. Kingfisher

Potential Release date: 12th July

When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Violet made of thorns by Gina Chen

Potential Release date: 26th July

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Babel by R.F. Kuang

Potential Release date: 18th August

The city of dreaming spires.
It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world.
And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows.
Orphaned in Canton and brought to England by a mysterious guardian, Babel seemed like paradise to Robin Swift.
Until it became a prison…
But can a student stand against an empire?

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Monsters born and made by Tanvi Berwah

Potential Release date: 6th September

Sixteen-year-old Koral and her older brother Emrik risk their lives each day to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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Demon in the wood by Leigh Bardugo

Potential Release date: 27th September

Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power. Eryk and his mother, Lena, have spent their lives on the run. But they will never find a safe haven.

To pick up your own copy:
 Buy through Blackwells*
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