Lists

The Top 10 YA Books of 2022

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where we share our favorite book releases. We had a hard time choosing our favorites because there were so many amazing young adult books released in 2022. Keep on reading to discover our top ten picks and honorable mentions. What was your favorite book of 2022? Let us know in the comments.

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Reviews

Review: Rivals by Katharine McGee

The long awaited third book in the American Royals series released in 2022, almost two years after the last book. A lot is changing for Beatrice, Samantha, Nina and Daphne and the four of them are facing new challenges.

Beatrice is Queen and getting ready for a conference with most of the world’s monarchs, which will take place in California. This is first time attending a major world event as the Queen of the United States and she’s not sure if she’s ready.

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Books on Our Autumn 2022 TBR

It’s finally autumn, which means it’s time to go over our TBR list for the season. This list doesn’t include the YA books on our NetGalley shelf, that we shared with all of you last week. There are so many recent and upcoming releases that we can’t wait to start reading. Spoiler alert: our October and November book club picks might be on this list.

Have you read any of our autumn book picks? Let us know in the comments and happy reading!

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Books on Our Summer 2022 TBR

We’re so excited for all the amazing YA books releasing this summer. We came up with a list of the seven book we want to read ASAP. From twisty thrillers to sweet romances, we think there’s a book for everyone. Grab some iced coffee, a pair of cute sunglasses and get ready to read this summer.

What are you reading this summer and which releases are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments!

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Our Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022

It’s almost 2022, which means it’s almost time to read some of our most anticipated books. 2021 was an amazing reading year for us and we have a feeling 2022 will only get better. Check out the books that we can’t wait for this year and let us know in the comments if any are on your TBR. 

Note: We already read two 2022 books, Love from Scratch and These Deadly Games. We rated both five stars and recommend everyone add them to their 2022 TBR!

1. Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus

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We’ll read anything that Karen McManus writes at this point! Nothing More to Tell follows Brynn, who left an elite school after her favorite teacher was murdered. Four years later, Brynn is determined to find exactly what happened. She knows someone at that school got away with murder, but who? McManus mysteries always keep us guessing and we can’t wait to pick this one up on August 30th.

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Our Top Books of 2020

We had such a tough decision because we’ve read some great books in 2020. We differed a bit, so we both created lists for the top 10 books of 2020. However, we do overlap. 

What were your favorite books of the year? Let us know in the comments!

Christy’s Top 10

1. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Clare wrote the perfect start to her new shadowhunter series. I loved seeing Will, Tessa and Jem as adults. Plus, the next generation is just as exciting. Set in Edwardian London, James, Lucie, Matthew, Cordelia and their friends deal with demon attacks increase around the city. This book had everything: adventure, romance and mystery. Chain of Iron will hopefully be just as amazing in 2021. I need more Matthew Fairchild!

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Reviews

Review: Majesty by Katharine McGee

Majesty (American Royals, #2) by Katharine McGee

*We received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* 

Picking up a few weeks after American Royals left off, Beatrice is now the Queen of the United States of America…and she’s only in her early 20s. As she returns to D.C. after the family drama, she’s expected to get married right away– and not to the guy she wants to be with.

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If You Liked That, Read This

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for book recommendations! We created a list of recommendations based on some popular YA books. Let us know if you’ve read any of these and if you have some recommendations for us!

1. If you liked The Hunger Games, read The Testing

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is an underrated YA series, and is basically a more intellectual version of The Hunger Games. Cia and three other students in her region get chosen to compete for spots at University. In this dystopian future United States, a massive world war left most of the world in shambles. Only the brightest can help bring back the country.

Cia believes that if she doesn’t pass her tests, then she’ll go back to her normal life. However, once students start disappearing, she realizes the price for failure is a lot higher than she ever imagined. 

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July 2020 Reads

We created a list of the YA books we plan to read in July. Let us know in the comments if you plan on reading any of them. We can’t wait to start these amazing new books and enjoy the July sunshine!

We’re always looking for recommendations, so tell us what you plan to read in July.

1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi 

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This book, about a 16-year old Muslim girl navigating life post-9/11, has been on our to-read list for a while! Mafi is one of Claire’s favorite authors, and we can’t wait to read this book. Exciting news readers: we have partnered with Bards Alley, our local bookstore in Vienna, VA , for a virtual YA book club on Monday, July 20 at 7 pm! We will be discussing this book. We hope to see you there 🙂 

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Our Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Here are the YA books we can’t wait to read in 2020! Did we miss any amazing YA books? Let us know in the comments which books of 2020 you are most looking forward to reading! We’re always open to add more to our TBR pile. 

1. Chain of Gold (the Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

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As we’ve said before, we read every Shadowhunter book the moment it is released. Chain of Gold is set in Edwardian London and follows James Herondale, son of fan favorites Tessa and Will! The book will be released on March 3, 2020— so mark your calendars! 

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