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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman (May 31, 2022)

Camp Alpine Lake is the place that provides the town of Roxwood with jobs and prestige, allowing the locals to reap the rewards of living so closely to the summer camp. Goldie Easton has always loved Camp Alpine Lake and now, she is a camp counselor there, waiting for her two best friends to arrive so she can confide in them the secret she’s been keeping for way too long. When a teen is found dead in the lake one night, Goldie knows there’s more to the story and the death is definitely not an accident. Her friend Ava was there, but she’s not telling Goldie she was at the lake and she’s not telling her what happened, which makes Goldie question what else Ava is hiding from her. 

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.

What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla (August 2, 2022)

Minerva Gutierrez dreams of escaping her hometown after being kicked out of school and now she fills her days working at an ice cream stand, dealing with a sexist boss. After an armed robbery at the stand causes rumors to begin about hidden money on the property, Minerva and her best friend being their own search in order to finally get the lives they want and also get revenge on Minerva’s boss.

Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky (August 30, 2022)

Rafi Francisco is looking for the perfect subject to make her crime podcast go viral, so she sets her sights on River Stone, a musician who became popular after his girlfriend mysteriously disappeared. When Rafi arrives at the exclusive Fly Fest, a concert River is headlining on the Caribbean Islands, she and the other guests come to the quick realization that this is nothing like what it seems. As Rafi begins investigating to get closer to River, she realizes that this mysterious singer could be hiding deadly secrets.

Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus (August 30, 2022)

Brynn is moving home to start an internship at her favorite true-crime show and is desperate to find out who was responsible for the murder of her favorite teacher four years ago when Brynn left the Saint Ambrose School. Included in the students who found Mr. Larkin’s body is Brynn’s ex-bestie Tripp Talbot, who saved the other two students with him from being the prime suspects. Not only did Tripp lie to the police about what happened that night, but Brynn is getting closer to finding out what Tripp has been hiding…along with the secrets buried deep in the school and the life of Mr. Larkin.

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D Jackson (9/6)

After tragedy strikes on prom night, the whole school blames Maddy Washington, who up until recently had been passing for white her whole life until a rainstorm revealed that she was biracial. When a bullying video goes viral, student leaders plan an integrated prom to show unity. The popular white president convinces her Black football player boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, making Maddy wonder if there’s a possibility all will be okay soon. But unbeknownst to Maddy, some of her classmates have a plan of their own to reveal all of Maddy’s secrets. 

I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers (September 13, 2022)

Sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis has just found the dead body of a young girl named Ashley James. Determined to find the killer, Georgia teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora to look into the brutal crime. As the two get deeper into their investigation, Georgia is brought into a world of wealth that proves to her that even the most powerful people have the deadliest secrets. 

Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne (October 4, 2022)

Cecelia Ellis has just moved in with her estranged grandmother in a creepy Victorian mansion following the death of her mother. While the beautiful California coastal town looks picture perfect, the homecoming queen is murdered and she’s not the first one in the town history. Cecelia begins to believe a copycat killer is on the loose and as she digs into the case, she finds that the town has sinister secrets that hid beneath its shiny image.

She’s Gone by David Bell (November 1, 2022)

Seventeen-year-old Hunter Gifford has just woken up in the hospital with no memory of his high school homecoming or the car accident he was found in. His girlfriend, Chloe Summers, is missing and her blood was found in his car. When his former best friend starts a true-crime documentary about Chloe’s disappearance with Hunter as the prime suspect and his fellow students all pointing their fingers at him, things take a turn when Chloe’s mother accuses him of murder. With no other option, Hunter takes matters into his own hands by beginning to look into what really happened the night of homecoming.

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