Everything I Read in 2022

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It’s been an entire year. I hope everyone had a good year. I thought I would wrap up the year by looking back at every single book I read in 2022. We’ll see if 2023 is similar in terms of how many books I read.

Considering how long this post is going to be, here’s a quick guide to jump through this post:

My Completed Reading List (New books only)

I only have books that I completed and did not DNF in this list. If I DNF’d a book, I have that in a separate section in this post. Several of these books I read multiple times during the course of the year, so the actual number of books is higher if you take that into consideration, but I didn’t count how many times I re-read books, and some of them I only re-read certain sections like returning to the romance only portion of some books and skipping the plot. Depends on the book and what I was in a mood for at the time. I also did not include any books that I read in previous years to this list, only the new ones.

  1. Wolf Hunted (The Last Shifter, Book 1) by Sadie Moss – 3.25 stars
  2. Wolf Called (The Last Shifter, Book 2) by Sadie Moss – 3.25 stars
  3. Wolf Claimed (The Last Shifter, Book 3) by Sadie Moss – 3 stars
  4. Wolf Freed (The Last Shifter, Book 4) by Sadie Moss – 3.25 stars
  5. Hooked (Never After Series) by Emily McIntire 3.5 stars
  6. Scarred (Never After Series) by Emily McIntire 3.5 stars
  7. Blood and Ruin (Blood and Ruin, Book 1) by Rumer Hale – 3.5 stars
  8. Lost Boys (Slateview High, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  9. Wild Girl (Slateview High, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.25 stars
  10. Mad Love (Slateview High, Book 3) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  11. Lord of Embers (The Demon Queen Trials, Book 2) by C. N. Crawford – 3.5 stars
  12. Fortune Favors the Cruel (Dark Maji, Book 1) by Kel Carpenter – 3.5 stars
  13. Blessed be the Wicked (Dark Maji, Book 2) by Kel Carpenter – 3.5 stars
  14. Twisted is the Crown (Dark Maji, Book 3) by Kel Carpenter – 3.5 stars
  15. For King and Corruption (Dark Maji, Book 4) by Kel Carpenter – 3.5 stars
  16. Electric Idol (Dark Olympus, Book 2) by Katee Robert – 3.5 stars
  17. Long Live the Soulless (Dark Maji, Book 5) by Kel Carpenter – 3.5 stars
  18. Gods & Monsters (Gods & Monsters, Book 1) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  19. The Fallen Queen (Gods & Monsters, Book 2) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  20. The Light Bringer (Gods & Monsters, Book 3) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  21. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (The Big Bad Wolf Trilogy, Book 1) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  22. Little Hood and Her Wolf (The Big Bad Wolf Trilogy, Book 2) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  23. The Wolves are Everywhere (The Big Bad Wolf Trilogy, Book 3) by Janie Marie – 3.25 stars
  24. Blood and Bargains (The Bargaining Series, Book 1) by Hollis Darling – 3.25 stars
  25. The Awakening (Zodiac Academy, Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  26. The Awakening as Told by the Boys (Zodiac Academy, Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  27. Ruthless Fae (Zodiac Academy, Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  28. The Reckoning (Zodiac Academy, Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  29. Shadow Princess (Zodiac Academy, Book 4) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  30. Cursed Fates (Zodiac Academy, Book 5) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  31. Fated Throne (Zodiac Academy, Book 6) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  32. Heartless Sky (Zodiac Academy, Book 7) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  33. House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City, Book 2) by Sarah J. Maas4 stars
  34. Dark Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  35. Savage Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  36. Vicious Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  37. Broken Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Book 4) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  38. Warrior Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Book 5) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  39. Caged Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary, Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  40. Alpha Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary, Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  41. Feral Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary, Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  42. Sun Crossed (Zodiac Wolves, Book 3) by Elizabeth Briggs – 3.5 stars
  43. Dark Fire (Fireblood Dragon, Book 10) by Ruby Dixon 3.25 stars
  44. The War of Two Queens (Blood and Ash, Book 4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout4.25 stars
  45. Zodiac Academy: Origins of an Academy Bully by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.5 stars
  46. The Unseelie Prince (Maze of Shadows, Book 1) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley – 3.75 stars
  47. The Unseelie Crown (Maze of Shadows, Book 2) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley – 3.75 stars
  48. The Unseelie Throne (Maze of Shadows, Book 3) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley – 3.75 stars
  49. The Unseelie King (Maze of Shadows, Book 4) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley – 3.75 stars
  50. Oaths and Omissions (Monsters & Muses, Book 3) by Sav R. Miller – 3.5 stars
  51. Zodiac Academy: The Big A.S.S. Party by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.5 stars
  52. Blood and Wrath (Blood and Ruin, Book 2) by Rumer Hale – 3.5 stars
  53. Through Illusions and Deceit (A Court of Gilt and Shadow, Book 2) by Stacy Jones and Harper Wylde – 3.75 stars
  54. Empire of Ruin (Dirty Broken Savages, Book 4) by Eva Ashwood3.25 stars
  55. A Familiar Magic (A Familiar Magic, Book 1) by E. M. Rinaldi – 3.75 stars
  56. The Power of Hades (The Hades Trials, Book 1) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  57. The Passion of Hades (The Hades Trials, Book 2) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  58. The Promise of Hades (The Hades Trials, Book 3) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  59. Succubus Sins (The Blood Stone Series, Book 1) by J.R. Thorn – 1.75 stars
  60. Siren Sins (The Blood Stone Series, Book 2) by J.R. Thorn – 1.75 stars
  61. Vampire Sins (The Blood Stone Series, Book 3) by J.R. Thorn – 1.75 stars
  62. Wretched (Never After Series) by Emily McIntire3.5 stars
  63. Wild Soul (Real Wolves Bite, Book 5) by C.R. Jane and Mila Young – 3 stars
  64. A Throne of Shadows (Prophecy of the Forgotten Fae, Book 1) by Tessonja Odette3.75 stars
  65. The Never King (Vicious Lost Boys, Book 1) by Nikki St. Crowe3.25 stars
  66. The Dark One (Vicious Lost Boys, Book 2) by Nikki St. Crowe3.25 stars
  67. Fight Dirty (Black Rose Kisses, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  68. Play Rough (Black Rose Kisses, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  69. Wreak Havoc (Black Rose Kisses, Book 3) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  70. Love Hard (Black Rose Kisses, Book 4) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  71. Vicious Kings (The Dark Elite, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.25 stars
  72. Ruthless Kings (The Dark Elite, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.25 stars
  73. Savage Queen (The Dark Elite, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.25 stars
  74. A Game of Retribution (Hades Saga, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair3.5 stars
  75. Daisy’s Decision (Icehome, Book 16) by Ruby Dixon3.25 stars
  76. Curse of Shadows and Thorns (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 1) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  77. Court of Ice and Ash (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 2) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  78. Crown of Blood and Ruin (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 3) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  79. Night of Masks and Knives (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 4) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  80. Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus, Book 3) by Katee Roberts – 3.5 stars
  81. Garden of Serpents (The Demon Queen Trials, Book 3) by C. N. Crawford – 3.5 stars
  82. Glow (The Plated Prisoner, Book 4) by Raven Kennedy3.5 stars
  83. Black Rose Fae (Black Rose Fae, Book 1) by T. H. Hann – 2.75 stars
  84. The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom, Book 1) by Danielle L. Jensen4.25 stars
  85. Arrows and Apologies (Monsters & Muses, Book 4) by Sav R. Miller – 3.5 stars
  86. Game of Hate and Lies (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 5) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  87. Corsairs: Mathiras (Corsair Brothers, Book 4) by Ruby Dixon3.25 stars
  88. The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, Book 2) by Danielle L. Jensen4.25 stars
  89. Broken Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 1) by J Bree4.25 stars
  90. Savage Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 2) by J Bree4.25 stars
  91. Blood Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 3) by J Bree4.25 stars
  92. Forced Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 4) by J Bree4.25 stars
  93. Tragic Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 5) by J Bree4.25 stars
  94. Deceit and Devotion (The Bargaining Series, Book 2) by Hollis Darling – 3.25 stars
  95. From Tormented Tides by Val E. Lane4 stars
  96. Bound to the Battle God (Aspect and Anchor, Book 1) by Ruby Dixon3.75 stars
  97. A Taste of Poison (Entangled with Fae, Book 4) by Tessonja Odette4 stars
  98. Sworn to the Shadow God (Aspect and Anchor, Book 2) by Ruby Dixon3.5 stars
  99. Wed to the Wild God (Aspect and Anchor, Book 3) by Ruby Dixon3.5 stars
  100. Haunting Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet, Book 1) by H.D. Carlton2.75 stars
  101. Hunting Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet, Book 2) by H.D. Carlton2.75 stars
  102. Twisted Game (Filthy Wicked Psychos, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  103. Hell House (A Kildale Academy Novel, Book 1) by Dakota Wilde – 3.75 stars
  104. Lords of Pain (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 1) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  105. Lords of Wrath (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 2) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  106. Lords of Mercy (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 3) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  107. The Fae King’s Curse (Between Dawn and Dusk, Book 1) by Jamie Schlosser – 3.25 stars
  108. The Fae King’s Dream (Between Dawn and Dusk, Book 2) by Jamie Schlosser – 3.25 stars
  109. The Fae King’s Prize (Between Dawn and Dusk, Book 3) by Jamie Schlosser – 3.25 stars
  110. The Fae Warrior’s Princess (Between Dawn and Dusk, Book 4) by Jamie Schlosser – 3.25 stars
  111. A Duel with the Vampire Lord (Married to Magic, Book 3) by Elise Kova3.75 stars
  112. The Deal (Off-Campus, Book 1) by Elle Kennedy3.5 stars
  113. Flor’s Fiasco (Icehome, Book 17) by Ruby Dixon3.25 stars
  114. Dukes of Ruin (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 4) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  115. Dukes of Madness (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 5) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  116. Their Vicious Darling (Vicious Lost Boys, Book 3) by Nikki St. Crowe3.25 stars
  117. The Mistake (Off-Campus, Book 2) by Elle Kennedy3.5 stars
  118. The Score (Off-Campus, Book 3) by Elle Kennedy3.5 stars
  119. The Goal (Off-Campus, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy3.5 stars
  120. The Legacy (Off-Campus, Book 5) by Elle Kennedy3.25 stars
  121. The Chase (Briar U, Book 1) by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 stars
  122. The Risk (Briar U, Book 2) by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 stars
  123. Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert – 2.5 stars
  124. Married by Sandal by Tessonja Odette3.75 stars
  125. On These Black Sands (Aisling Sea, Book 1) by Vanessa Rasanen4.25 stars
  126. From These Dark Depths (Aisling Sea, Book 2) by Vanessa Rasanen4.25 stars
  127. The Play (Briar U, Book 3) by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 stars
  128. The Dare (Briar U, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 stars
  129. Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked, Book 3) by Kerri Maniscalco3.5 stars
  130. Beauty and the Baller by Ilsa Madden-Mills – 3.5 stars
  131. The Warrior God (The Ares Trials, Book 1) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  132. The Savage God (The Ares Trials, Book 2) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  133. The Golden God (The Ares Trials, Book 3) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  134. Secret of the Broken King (The Poseidon Trials, Book 1) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.25 stars
  135. Surrender of the Brutal King (The Poseidon Trials, Book 2) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  136. Sacrifice of the Brave King (The Poseidon Trials, Book 3) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson – 3.5 stars
  137. Caraval (Caraval, Book 1) by Stephanie Garber3.75 stars
  138. Dance of Kings and Thieves (The Broken Kingdoms, Book 6) by LJ Andrews4 stars
  139. Unbroken Bonds (The Bonds That Tie, Book 6) by J Bree4.25 stars
  140. Legendary (Caraval, Book 2) by Stephanie Garber4 stars
  141. Finale (Caraval, Book 3) by Stephanie Garber4 stars
  142. Princess and the Player by Ilsa Madden-Mills – 3.5 stars
  143. When She’s Pregnant (Risdaverse Novella) by Ruby Dixon – 3.25 stars
  144. Dukes of Peril (Royals of Forsyth University, Book 6) by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue – 3.5 stars
  145. Beautiful Devils (Filthy Wicked Psychos, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  146. Blood and Reign (Blood and Ruin, Book 3) by Rumer Hale – 3.5 stars
  147. A Light in the Flame (Flesh and Fire, Book 2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout4.25 stars
  148. Wicked Wonderland (The Looking Glass Curse, Book 1) by Eva Chase – 3.25 stars
  149. Wrathful Wonderland (The Looking Glass Curse, Book 2) by Eva Chase – 3.25 stars
  150. Wanton Wonderland (The Looking Glass Curse, Book 3) by Eva Chase – 3.25 stars
  151. A Familiar Betrayal (A Familiar Magic, Book 2) by E. M. Rinaldi – 3.75 stars
  152. Souls and Sorrow (Monsters & Muses, Book 5) by Sav R. Miller – 3.5 stars
  153. When She’s Merry (Risdaverse Novella) by Ruby Dixon – 3.25 stars
  154. Shattered Vow (Shadowblood Souls, Book 1) by Eva Chase – 3.25 stars
  155. Sorrow and Starlight (Zodiac Academy, Book 8) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti3.75 stars
  156. Wild Kiss (Real Wolves Bite, Book 6) by C.R. Jane and Mila Young – 3 stars
  157. The Wolf and the Wildflower (Fated Fae, Book 2) by Ella Fields3.5 stars
  158. Who Breaks First (Clearwater University, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  159. Who Laughs Last (Clearwater University, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  160. Who Falls Hardest (Clearwater University, Book 3) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  161. Foxy Tales: A Charity Collection of Bonus Chapters by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 3.75 stars
  162. Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian x Isolde, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair3.25 stars
  163. When Sinners Play (Sinners of Hawthrone University, Book 1) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  164. How Sinners Fight (Sinners of Hawthrone University, Book 2) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  165. What Sinners Love (Sinners of Hawthrone University, Book 3) by Eva Ashwood – 3.5 stars
  166. Monstrous Power (Shadowblood Souls, Book 2) by Eva Chase – 3.25 stars

Total Ratings

  • 4 Stars: 22 Books in Total
  • 3 Stars: 137 Books in Total
  • 2 Stars: 4 Books in Total
  • 1 Star: 3 Books in Total

Rating Breakdown

Check out this post to see how my rating scale works, but the quick version is:

  • 5 stars = Masterpiece. Nothing can literally be better than this. Not to mention, a major book slump happens afterward where I am unable to pick up another book for quite some time.
  • 4 stars = One of the best books I’ve ever read, I couldn’t put it down and found little fault in it.
  • 3 stars = A good book but there were some flaws, from editing to plot to you name it.
  • 2 stars = Liked the book, but wouldn’t say it was something that was memorable.
  • 1 star = Book wasn’t for me.

I almost never give a 5-star rating. Some books have come close, but something always held me back from giving it to those books. I also use .25 increments with the ratings, so there’s a range in each of those levels.

Break-down of Books

  • Best Book: Oh, there were so many good ones. Ok, the ones that don’t get listed in the next one are: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas, The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and A Light in the Flame by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
  • Best Series:
    • The Bonds that Tie by J Bree
    • Broken Kingdoms by LJ Andrews
    • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
    • Aisling Sea by Vanessa Rasanen
    • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
    • Honorable Mention: Zodiac Academy and spin-off series from that universe, they might not be the most well-written but they were addictive as hell. And I kept going back to them, they might be lower on my rating scale (due to writing and other elements) but they still hold a spot in my mind as one of the best series I read in 2022.
  • Worst Book/Series:
    • The Blood Stone Series by J.R. Thorn aka Seven Sins. I like exotica as much as the next person, but there has to be a thought-out plot or one that makes sense. This one didn’t. I didn’t understand anyone’s motivation or what the hell was happening at any point reading this. It jumped too much and there was little to no character development.
    • Honorable… or rather a Dishonorable Mention: Black Rose Fae by T. H. Hann, I had high hopes for it but it was too short with too many moving parts that weren’t fleshed out enough. I hope the second book that comes out next year is better than the first. Followed by Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert, it had the same faults as The Blood Stone Series.
  • Biggest Surprise: The ending to Crescent City Book 2 (House of Sky and Breath)
    Spoiler
    I’m curious how that’s going to work out with all her series basically coming together. Granted, we don’t have confirmation if the Throne of Glass universe is going to be pulled in, but we do know it’s connected. As Aelin was mentioned in A Court of Silver Flames, so timeline wise all the series are taking place around the same time.
  • Best New Authors Discovered: LJ Andrews, J Bree, Val E. Lane, Danielle L. Jensen, Vanessa Rasanen, and Emily McIntire.
  • Authors I’ve gotten ARCs from: Tessonja Odette and Val E. Lane.
  • New Book Boyfriends: Lance Orion from Zodiac Academy and Kase from the Broken Kingdom series.
  • Tropes I Read too much of this year (and wish I read less of): Sexual Assault.

What did you read in 2022? What book(s) stood out to you?

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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