5-Star Book Predictions (2022 Edition) 🌟

 🌟 Hi, friends, how are you? I hope you’re doing great and having a day full of the best reading. ❤️ Today, I’m super excited because this post has almost become an annual thing for me 🙌🏻, but even happier to see that it has also become a trend among the community, as it’s always super fun to read as well as do. 😍 And this is obviously the 5-star book predictions, where clearly, as the title suggests, I’ll be naming 5 titles that I think will be 5 stars for me once I read them ⭐️, either because the plot sounds exactly like something I love because the vibe is something I feel will resonate with me or because I’ve heard good things about them already, also another big factor may be that I’ve read the author in the past and have clearly enjoyed them.

This is a post that allows me to play around a bit with my predictions about some books throughout the year which is always fun, but I also feel like it allows me to get more excited about my readings and is a great excuse to pick up these books right away to see how I feel about them. 📚  Also, I hope it will be something entertaining for you as my idea as always is to dump all this excitement here on the blog, where I hope to come back with my results and there we’ll see if, in fact, they’ve been 5 stars or not. 🤔 Here below at the end, I’ll give you some related posts and the last updated one I’ve done. I must say that I’m very lucky with this kind of prediction because even when they’re not all 5 stars they are usually 4 or 4.5 which for me is already a success! 🥳 I’ve also clearly come across some books that have been disappointments up to 1.5 stars, so really, in the end, anything can happen. 😅 

Finally, in this post, I’ll be adding 5 2022′ releases that I think will be 5 stars for me, but I also want to mention other titles that I have left from previous years, and I haven’t read yet, to see if I can catch up with them.⚡️ I hope you enjoy the post, I hope you share all your thoughts with me, and that you decide to give it a chance and make your own list cause is always a fun experience to do and also to share, I highly recommend it! Thank you SO much for all the love & support in every post, you’re wonderful 💞, and now yes… without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 🌟 

⭐️ House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

“I am the thing in the dark.”

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years. 

⭐️ The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters

“They will keep on doing what they’ve been doing for thousands and thousands of years until the earth has had enough and ends us all.”

Natasha’s sister is missing.

Her car was found abandoned on the edge of a local nature preserve known as the Bend, but as the case goes cold, Natasha’s loss turns to burning anger.

She’ll do anything to find answers.

Della’s family has channeled magic from the Bend for generations, providing spells for the desperate. But when Natasha appears on her doorstep, Della knows it will take more than simple potions to help her.

But Della has her own secrets to hide.

Because Della thinks she knows the beast who’s responsible for the disappearance — her own mother, who was turned into a terrible monster by magic gone wrong.

Natasha is angry. Della has little to lose.

They are each other’s only hope. 

⭐️ The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

“After thirteen years, the Dark has finally come home.”

Courtney Gould’s thrilling debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places―and people―you didn’t expect.

The Dark has been waiting for far too long, and it won’t stay hidden any longer.

Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers seem to point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just returned to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV’s ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before, but the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there’s more secrets buried here than they originally let on.

Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his presence ever since. But now that the Ortiz-Woodleys are in town, his ghost is following her and the only person Ashley can trust is the mysterious Logan. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness. 

⭐️ Lovely War by Julie Berry

“If music stops, and art ceases, and beauty fades, what have we then?”

It’s 1917, and World War I is at its zenith when Hazel and James first catch sight of each other at a London party. She’s a shy and talented pianist; he’s a newly minted soldier with dreams of becoming an architect. When they fall in love, it’s immediate and deep–and cut short when James is shipped off to the killing fields.

Aubrey Edwards is also headed toward the trenches. A gifted musician who’s played Carnegie Hall, he’s a member of the 15th New York Infantry, an all-African-American regiment being sent to Europe to help end the Great War. Love is the last thing on his mind. But that’s before he meets Colette Fournier, a Belgian chanteuse who’s already survived unspeakable tragedy at the hands of the Germans.

Thirty years after these four lovers’ fates collide, the Greek goddess Aphrodite tells their stories to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, in a luxe Manhattan hotel room at the height of World War II. She seeks to answer the age-old question: Why are Love and War eternally drawn to one another? But her quest for a conclusion that will satisfy her jealous husband uncovers a multi-threaded tale of prejudice, trauma, and music and reveals that War is no match for the power of Love.

A sweeping, multi-layered romance with a divine twist, by the Printz Honor-winning author of The Passion of Dolssa, set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II. 

⭐️ Gleanings (Arc of a Scythe #3.5) by Neal Shusterman

The New York Times bestselling Arc of the Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge!

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control.

Neal Shusterman—along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman—returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.

Gleanings shows just how expansive, terrifying, and thrilling the world that began with the Printz Honor–winning Scythe truly is. 

Expected publication: November 8th, 2022 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

⭐️ A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw

In this magical romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep, an illness cursing the land forces a teen girl astronomer to venture across the wilderness in search of the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all.

If magic lives anywhere, it’s in the stars…

​​​​Vega has lived in the valley her whole life—forbidden by her mother to leave the safety of its borders because of the unknown threats waiting for her in the wilds beyond. But after her mother dies, and Vega sees the fabled twin stars in the sky, it’s an omen she can no longer ignore, forcing her to leave the protective boundaries of the valley. But the outside world turns out to be much more terrifying than Vega could have imagined. People are gravely sick—they lose their eyesight and their hearing, just before they lose their lives.

What Vega keeps to herself is that she is the Last Astronomer—a title carried from generation to generation—and she is the only one who carries the knowledge of the stars. Knowledge that could hold the key to the cure. And so when locals spot the tattoo on Vega’s neck in the shape of a constellation—the mark of an astronomer—chaos erupts as the threats her mother warned her about become all too real.

Fearing for her life, Vega is rescued by a girl named Cricket who leads her to Noah, a boy marked by his own mysterious tattoos. On the run from the men who are hunting her, Vega, Cricket, and Noah set out across the plains in search of the cure the stars speak of. But as the lines between friend and protector begin to blur, Vega must decide whether to safeguard the sacred knowledge of the astronomer. Or if she will risk everything to try to save them all. 

Expected publication: November 29th, 2022 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

⭐️ These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall

The Haunting of Hill House meets Knives Out in a bid for an inheritance that will leave Helen Vaughan either rich…or dead.

Helen Vaughan doesn’t know why she and her mother left their ancestral home at Harrowstone Hall, called Harrow, or why they haven’t spoken to their extended family since. So when her grandfather dies, she’s shocked to learn that he has left everything—the house, the grounds, and the money—to her. The inheritance comes with one condition: she must stay on the grounds of Harrow for one full year, or she’ll be left with nothing.

There is more at stake than money. For as long as she can remember, Harrow has haunted Helen’s dreams—and now those dreams have become a waking nightmare. Helen knows that if she is going to survive the year, she needs to uncover the secrets of Harrow. Why is the house built like a labyrinth? What is digging the holes that appear in the woods each night?And why does the house itself seem to be making her sick?

With each twisted revelation, Helen questions what she knows about Harrow, her family, and even herself. She no longer wonders if she wants to leave…but if she can. 

Expected publication: August 9th 2022 by Viking Books for Young Readers

⭐️ Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake – but can they keep their worlds above water intact?

Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who’ve been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore’s only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate.

Then the lines between air and water begin to blur. The world under the lake drifts above the surface. If Bastián and Lore don’t want it bringing their secrets to the surface with it, they have to stop it, and to do that, they have to work together. There’s just one problem: Bastián and Lore haven’t spoken in seven years, and working together means trusting each other with the very things they’re trying to hide. 

Published March 8th, 2022 by Feiwel Friends

⭐️ The Luminaries (The Luminaries #1) by Susan Dennard

From Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, comes a haunting and high-octane contemporary fantasy, about the magic it takes to face your fears in a nightmare-filled forest, and the mettle required to face the secrets hiding in the dark corners of your own family.

Hemlock Falls isn’t like other towns. You won’t find it on a map, your phone won’t work here, and the forest outside town might just kill you. Only the Luminaries, a society of ancient guardians, stand between humanity and the nightmares of the forest that rise each night.

Winnie Wednesday, an exile from the Luminaries, is determined to restore her family’s good name by taking the deadly hunter trials on her sixteenth birthday. And there’s only one person who can help her train: Jay Friday, resident bad boy and Winnie’s ex-best friend. While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know more about the nightmares of the forest than he should. Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for.

Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark.

“You’ll want to get lost in the world of The Luminaries again and again.”—Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Expected publication: November 8th, 2022 by Tor Teen

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⭐️ Let’s Chat! What are your 5-star predictions for this 2022? How have you done predicting your readings before? & Have you heard of any of the books mentioned above? Let me know all about it in the comments, I’m excited to read your thoughts! ⭐️ 

29 thoughts on “5-Star Book Predictions (2022 Edition) 🌟

    • I’ve honestly heard the best things about Lovely War, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet, it definitely needs to happen this year. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
      Super excited to hear your thoughts on Lake Lore! It sounds fantastic and will, no doubt, be super lyrical. 😍✨

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  1. Lovely War was a 5-star read for me. I just finished it last night and it was a great read! However, House of Hollow was a 3-star read. But I think that’s an unpopular opinion cause I’ve heard a lot of great feedback of it. Still, i hope you enjoy all these reads!!

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    • I love seeing how many people have loved Lovely War, it sounds wonderful, I have no doubt I’ll like it 😍✨ and it’s still super good to know how you felt about House of Hallow, it’s valuable to know, I think it sounds like something I might enjoy based on my past reads, so we’ll see. 🤞🏻 Thanks so much, lovely! Have a great day ❤️

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  2. I hope you love all these books!! There are definitely a lot of interesting premises here!! 😍 I especially hope you enjoy Lakelore… the premise sounds stunning! I have been meaning to read McLemore for ages but still haven’t got around to it. I have high hope for this one though. Have you read any of their books?? 💖

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    • Thank you SO much, Sophie!!! I’m so excited to read all these books and share them with you, it’s going to be fun! 😍✨
      I read The Mirror Season by the author and found it so poetic and hearthitting, I’m excited to read another of her works, I found her style beautiful.🥰

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  3. oh what a great list, I’m not familiar with a lot of these books so thank you, for putting these on my radar! Very intrigued by These Fleeting Shadows. I hope you’ll love these! 😍

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    • Thanks to you, Marie, for stopping by and taking the time to read the post, it’s always a pleasure to chat with you! ❤️
      Yes I’m definitely looking forward to These Fleeting Shadows, love the author’s work in the past! 😍✨

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  4. Very late to this, but I love seeing 5-star predictions! ❤️ I loved The Dead and the Dark, so I hope you enjoy it 🥰 Also: there is a new Scythe book??? 😱 Time to finally read the third book that I keep putting off 😂

    A Wilderness of Stars, These Fleeting Shadows, and The Luminaries (Susan Dennard is one of my favorite authors!!) would also be 5-star predictions for me 💕

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  5. I hope all of these books are 5 stars for you! I am super hyped for The Dead and the Dark, and These Fleeting Shadows!

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