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Sweet Reads: Wrapping Up 2022 With December Book Releases

Sweet Reads: Wrapping Up 2022 With December Book Releases

While there aren’t as many book releases in December as there are in the other months, these books make up for it! You’re gonna want to add these to your wish list ASAP, trust us. We’ve got you covered with all the cozy reads you’ll need for the holiday season or for officially welcoming winter!

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Lumara By Melissa Landers

Image Source: Disney Press

You know we love a boarding school setting, but what about adding a magical twist? When Talia finds out that her boyfriend Nathaniel, is a Mystic, and part of a secretive magical community, she doesn’t want anything to do with it. She’s even considering breaking up with him, but what can you do when you’re in love? So now she’s attending Nathaniel’s cousin’s magical wedding, which has been amazing. Except when the whole wedding party falls into a mysterious coma, everyone turns to Talia, the outsider. During her quest to find out what really happened, Talia will face danger at every turn. A multigenerational mystery, curse breaking, and magic? What could be better?

Release date: December 6
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This Cursed Crown By Alexandra Overy

Image Source: Inkyard Press

Couldn’t get enough of Izaveta and Asya’s stories in These Feathered Flames? Well, we’re in luck! In this sequel, we follow Asya as she asks for Niko’s help in proving Izaveta is still alive, all the while Izaveta is trapped in a strange tower. Full of political intrigue and a powerful monarchy, we can’t wait to see what this magical book has in store!

Release date: December 6
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Content warning: on-page death, fantasy violence, torture, references to physical and emotional abuse, moments of suicidal ideation.

The Poison Season By Mara Rutherford

Image Source: Inkyard Press

This beautiful fairytale sounds like just the thing for our TBR! In it, we follow Leelo, who lives on the magical island of Endla, that’s protected by a poisonous lake. And when she sees an outsider in danger of drowning, she goes against everything she knows to make an unthinkable choice. But as the two grow closer, Leelo begins to question everything her community has taught her. Star-crossed lovers, broody boys, creepy forests, oh my! This book sounds enchanting!

Release date: December 6
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Content warning: death, animal sacrifice, emotional/physical abuse (mentioned briefly).

The Shattered City By Lisa Maxwell

Image Source: Simon & Schuster

We have been loving the Last Magician series by Lisa Maxwell, and we’re so excited to see how it ends! Esta and Harte have saved the mystical book, but there’s still one artifact left, and it’s in New York. Racing against time, the pair have sacrificed so much to be here, but will all their hard work be enough to save the heart of magic?

Release date: December 6
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Content warning: addiction, death, violence.

Five Survive By Holly Jackson

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If you’re missing Pip and Ravi from the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy, then this new Holly Jackson thriller is here to cure you! Red and her friends are on a spring break road trip when their RV breaks down which leaves them vulnerable to a murderous sniper who knows all their secrets. The friend group must survive in their cramped RV and figure out who the real target is before none of them survive the night.

Release date: December 8
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Content warning: violence.

A Million to One By Adiba Jaigirdar

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Image Source: HarperCollins

Sapphic romance, a Titanic heist, and a cast of characters that include a thief, an acrobat, and more. Honestly, that’s all we need to say! This new YA that mixes the Titanic with Ocean’s 8 from the author of The Henna Wars and Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating is definitely on our Christmas list this year!

Release date: December 13
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So, This Is Love By Tracy Andreen

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Image Source: Viking Books for Young Readers

Just in time for the holidays, this sequel to Tracy Andreen’s So, This Is Christmas is here! Finley and Arthur are figuring things out at boarding school. Enter some old enemies, and things get even more complicated! Will their relationship survive? This series is perfect to curl up with next to a fire this holiday season when you’re feeling extra cozy.

Release date: December 20
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Nine Liars By Maureen Johnson

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Image Source: Katherine Tegen Books

Stevie Bell returns! Save your holiday money and your bookstore gift cards for the fifth installment in the Truly Devious series, which sees Stevie traveling to London to visit David! Stevie and her friends encounter a mystery while they’re visiting because, of course. This time it’s a double-murder cold case from 1995, where nine friends went to a country house and two ended up murdered with an ax. Someone’s lying among the seven survivors, and there’s still one killer on the loose!

Check out our review here!

Release date: December 27
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Content warning: violence.

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Happy holidays, honey bees!

What books are on your wish list this year? Let us know in the comments below or find us on Twitter @thehoneypop, Facebook, or Instagram!

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