2022 is looking to be a huge year for some of the best YA thrillers and mysteries that were written to binge-read! Although you may be wrapping up your favorite YA stories of this year, here are some of the most anticipated YA thrillers releasing in 2022.
It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh (January 4, 2022)
Six months after Charlotte’s mother died unexpectedly, she still doesn’t have any answers. While she’s told her mother’s heart stopped, she knows there’s more to the story, and her sister Maddi agrees. As their father begins to move on with their mother’s personal assistant, the two sisters are determined to get to the bottom of what really happened to their mother and get their lives back.
The Liars Beneath by Heather Van Fleet (January 27, 2022)
Becca Thompson is drowning in grief after an accident kills her best friend. When Ben, her best friend’s brother, comes home begging for help to uncover what really happened to his sister, Becca agrees to help him anyway she can. In a desperate attempt to clear her best friend’s name, Becca finds herself wrapped up in danger the closer she gets to not only the truth, but to Ben as well.
These Deadly Games by Diana Urban (February 1, 2022)
When Crystal Donovan receives a mysterious video of her younger sister bound and gagged, she has no choice but to play the kidnapper’s game. As the tasks go from seemingly innocent to bizarre, Crystal realizes each game is meant to hurt and kill her friends. Stuck at a crossroads, Crystal must not only choose between her sister and her friends, but try to find a way to stop this deadly game before it’s too late.
A Night to Die For by Lisa Schroeder (March 1, 2022)
Mario Woods finally has an opportunity to not feel like such a loner when he lands a prom date, but fate has other plans in mind. Not only does prom turn out to be a disaster, but on his way home he finds Maribelle Starr, the Prom Queen, murdered on the side of the road—and Mario is the prime suspect.
The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George (March 8, 2022)
Darby and Morgan’s friendship has made their friend group crumble; the two have not spoken in two years. After their former science teacher is found dead near the camp where they last spoke, the group of friends reunites with the understanding that a murderer is stalking the highway and they must try to recover their memories—and most terrifying of all, trust one another.
Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil (March 29, 2022)
Neve Lanier is a seventeen-year-old film noir buff who has never really fit in. After being betrayed by her best friend Yasmin, Neve ends up at a girl’s empowerment camp where she meets Diane. After falling under Diane’s spell, Neve couldn’t have possibly agreed to murder Diane’s stepbrother in exchange for Diane killing Yasmin, could she? When Yasmin ends up dead, Neve finds herself being blackmailed by Diane and tries to find a way to stall committing murder, until she ends up falling in love with Diane’s stepbrother.
Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso (April 5, 2022)
Savannah Sullivan has found her sister Piper’s hiking accident suspicious since it happened. With Piper in a coma and likely to never wake up, Savannah may never know the truth about what happened. Then, Savannah finds a note in Piper’s locker inviting her to meet at the same place her accident happened, proving that Piper wasn’t alone and someone could be responsible for what led her to end up in a coma.
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado (April 3, 2022)
Sixteen-year-old Raquel’s crush Charlize’s cousin has just gone missing and joins the list of other mysterious disappearances that have terrorized the Bronx for over a year. Frustrated with the fact that the cops only investigate missing white kids, Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate Charlize’s cousin’s disappearance. When the disappearances are linked to an urban legend including a game called The Echo, the two begin to learn more about the dark history of New York City.
Two Truths and a Lie by April Henry (May 4, 2022)
As part of her school’s theater program, Nell prefers working backstage but has always dreamed of being an actor. As her and her acting group travel to a contest, they are unexpectedly trapped in a creepy motel when a blizzard strikes. After running into another high school group, a handsome stranger suggests playing the game Two Truths and a Lie and not soon after the game ends, guests go missing and it’s very clear a murderer is hiding somewhere in the motel.
No Way Home by Jody Feldman (June 7, 2022)
When Tess Morelli was chosen for an exchange program in Rome, she can already taste the food in Italy. Her Italian counterpart, Sofia, will be staying with Tess’s family. One morning, Tess is woken up by her hosts who are video chatting with Sofia — who is holding a knife over Tess’s parents as they sleep. Stuck in Italy with no phone, credit cards or passport, Tess is forced into a cat-and-mouse game in which her parents will die if she does not do exactly what she’s told to.