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    Here Are The Books That BookTok Is Highly Anticipating In 2022

    BookTok is a HUGE side of TikTok, and here's what readers are the most excited for.

    We scoured TikTok to see what BookTok is excited to read in 2022, and they had some incredible titles on their radar! Here are just a few worth checking out.

    Sidenote: A lot of BookTok's anticipated titles overlapped with books by popular authors on this list, so for the sake of variety, we won't repeat them here. However, we absolutely recommend checking out that list once you've scrolled through this one!

    1. Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

    St. Martin's Griffin

    ‚ÄĒ@hopefullbooks via TikTok

    Genre: Fiction/new adult

    What it's about: This contemporary novel follows a 20-year-old girl named Mackenzie who moves to the beachside town of Avalon Bay to attend Garnet College along with the wealthy students who go there. Then she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley. Despite his edge and impulsiveness, the two begin falling for each other. But as soon as things begin to fall into place, Mackenzie learns of the secret he's been keeping from her. 

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    2. The Maid by Nita Prose

    Ballantine Books

    ‚ÄĒ@tandemcollective

    Genre: Mystery/suspense

    What it's about:¬†Twenty-five-year-old Molly is a hotel maid at the Regency Grand Hotel¬†who¬†struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. It's been tough since her grandmother died, but Molly loves her work. But when she enters a room, only to find the infamous and wealthy Charles Black dead,¬†Molly's unusual demeanor raises suspicious her way. The police pin her as a lead suspect ‚ÄĒ but with her friends' help, they begin to piece together what really happened the night Charles Black died.¬†

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    3. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

    Razorbill

    ‚ÄĒ@escapewithimagination¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA contemporary

    What it's about: Known for her rich and immersive YA fantasy novels, Tahir presents in her latest novel the story of two people, two places, and two different time periods. Born in Pakistan, Misbah and her husband immigrate to the United States for a new start. In California, we follow Salahudin and Noor, two inseparable friends until a fight destroys everything. Sal hides behind his family's motel business while Noor plots her escape from their small desert town. But when Sal's attempt to save his family's business spirals out of control, Noor and Sal must ask themselves what friendship is worth. 

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    4. Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White

    Peachtree Teen

    ‚ÄĒ@castorrstar¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA dystopian/sci-fi

    What it's about: On the run from the cult that raised him,¬†16-year-old trans boy Benji tries to escape where they cannot find him. He's been infected with a¬†bioweapon, but what he doesn't know is that it's mutating him into a monster ‚ÄĒ someone deadly enough to wipe humanity. With the help of a group of queer teens and an autistic, gorgeous boy named Nick, he must learn how to control the monster within him.¬† ¬†

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    5. Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye

    Harperteen

    ‚ÄĒ@bookbaddiebri¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA fantasy

    What it's about: Inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, 15-year-old Sloane is a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods. She is a Scion and harnesses the power to incinerate enemies. But if her powers are discovered under Lucis’s rule, it could result in her death sentence. Then Sloane is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army, which results in a new opportunity: destroying them from within. 

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    6. Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books

    ‚ÄĒ@amivireads¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA fantasy

    What it's about: This queer YA fantasy follows Sofi, daughter of a musician, who resides within the kingdom of Aell. Here, winter is endless and magic is accessible, but anti-magic laws ensure that music remains the last untouched art. When the day comes for Sofi to audition to take over her father's role, she suspects that a girl named Lara is using illegal magic to take her place by enchanting the judges. But the more she learns about Lara, the more she doubts everything she thought she knew about her family. 

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    7. Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

    Viking

    ‚ÄĒ@just.another.bookworm¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA contemporary

    What it's about: It's Isaac Martin's last summer before college, and in the fall, he won't have his best friend, Diego, by his side. But Isaac has plans to make this the best summer ever by getting passes to Legends Con. When an unexpected run-in with an old crush distracts him from securing the passes, Isaac knows he's messed up his fantastic summer plan. As Isaac hangs out with Diego and his gamer buddies throughout the summer, things with him and his crush begin to heat up. But what happens when Diego finds out the real reason for Isaac's blunder with the tickets? 

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    8. I, Mona Lisa by Natasha Solomons

    Hutchinson

    ‚ÄĒ@bookmarkonthewall¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Fiction

    What it's about: Over the span of 500 years, we discover what happened to¬†the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, a timeless piece that was sought after and stolen, and how it climbed to fame. All the while, she observes in silence ‚ÄĒ except for the chosen few who can hear her voice.¬†

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    9. Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson

    Berkley Books

    ‚ÄĒ@edcompres¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about:¬†Ram√≥n Montez is a hardworking, determined perfectionist. So when a mysterious woman kisses him on the Day of the Dead and disappears into the night with his heart, he'll do whatever it takes to find her.¬†Julieta Campos is a celebrity chef who discovers that her restaurant's new landlord is Ram√≥n, the man she hooked up with¬†on D√≠a de los Muertos ‚ÄĒ who is also the son of a man¬†who stole her mother's taco recipe decades ago. They're forced to work together, for better or worse, as their outraged community protests against the Taco King takeover, further dividing their families.

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    10. You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

    Inkyard Press

    ‚ÄĒ@ida.reads¬†via TikTok

    What it's about: Sabriya had big plans for the summer, but after a terrorist attack occurs near her home, Islamophobia runs rampant. To find comfort, she blogs in her online journal. But after a post goes viral, Sabriya finds that her words resonate with many Muslim teens across the country. Zakat and Farah begin to help her run the journal, but as it grows in popularity, so do the hate-filled comments. And when one of them is threatened, they must decide whether to continue or to shut it down for good. 

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    11. Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert

    Sourcebooks Casablanca

    ‚ÄĒ@library.of.lina¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: This is the third book in the Dark Olympus series, and¬†Achilles Kallis and¬†Patroclus Fotos plan to compete for a¬†coveted role in¬†Olympus. There's one problem:¬†Helen Kasios will be part of the prize. Zeus might have plans for Helen, but Helen has plans of her own ‚ÄĒ namely, entering the competition for herself.¬†

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    12. So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

    Margaret K. McElderry Books

    ‚ÄĒ@thelaynierose via TikTok

    Genre: YA fantasy

    What it's about: This YA fantasy follows Arek, a young "chosen one," who has fulfilled his prophecy of saving the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler. All is well, right? Unsure what to do next, his mage, Matt, convinces him to take the throne until the true heir can be rescued from her tower. Only ‚ÄĒ she's dead. And now Arek is stuck as king with a magical stipulation: He must marry before his 18th birthday or wither away into nothing.

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    13. American Royalty by Tracey Livesay

    HarperLuxe

    ‚ÄĒ@bookbaddiebri¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: In this royal rom-com, Prince Jameson is determined to life live out of the spotlight but ends up falling for Danielle "Duchess" Nelson, an American rapper who turns his life ‚ÄĒ and the palace ‚ÄĒ upside down.

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    14. You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See

    Scholastic Press

    ‚ÄĒ@mohrweis_writes¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Young adult

    What it's about: Daisy is a talented violinist who has cerebral palsy, and Noah is a¬†cello prodigy who struggles with anxiety. Both want to¬†use their holiday concert to land a Juilliard audition ‚ÄĒ but then they're assigned a duet. Uncertain if they'll stand out, they perform anyway. To their surprise, it goes viral. But as their personal and love lives become media speculation, they lose control over the narrative.¬†Daisy is exhausted, not wanting her disability to be the only thing people see about her, and Noah's anxiety worsens. They begin to wonder: Is the cost of success too high?¬†

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    15. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

    Harperteen

    ‚ÄĒ@library.of.lina¬†via TikTok

    Genre: YA fantasy

    What it's about:¬†Kamran is a crown prince who has¬†heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king.¬†Alizeh is a servant, certainly not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom who has been forced to hide in plain sight. Kamran can't seem to rid Alizeh from his mind, and what happens next is something even he doesn't see coming ‚ÄĒ that she'll be the one to uproot his kingdom, and the world.

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    16. Husband Material by Alexis Hall

    Sourcebooks Casablanca

    ‚ÄĒ@anne.reads05¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: This is the sequel to Boyfriend Material, where we met¬†Luc and Oliver ‚ÄĒ who also met, then proceeded to PRETEND to fall in love, then fell in love for real despite some tumultuous hardships. Now Luc is feeling the social pressure to propose, but it's not as easy as it seems when feelings and expectation are on the line.¬†

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    17. She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    ‚ÄĒ@amivireads¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Young adult

    What it's about: Alex Blackwood knows how to flirt. Molly Parker is awkward but also in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. So what if they've never talked? After a bad breakup, Alex finds out about Molly's crush and volunteers to help. This will show her ex that she's not entirely selfish. Plus, Molly will get her dream girl. But as they continue their plan, they may start to have feelings for each other. 

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    18. A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan

    Inkyard Press

    ‚ÄĒ@tolyaspoetry¬†via TikTok

    Genre: Young adult

    What it's about:¬†Mina Rahman has a strict plan for her future. She also knows her key to winning the student film competition is¬†Emmitt Ramos, who¬†enrolls in her high school under a secret identity to research his next role. Emmitt agrees to help Mina under one condition ‚ÄĒ she must be his tour guide for a photography project.¬†

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