Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

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The year is officially halfway over, so I thought it was time to look back at all the books I’ve read so far since the start of 2022. 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. It depends on the book and what I was in the mood for at the time. I also did not include any books that I read in previous years in 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

Total Ratings

  • 4 Stars: 8 Books in Total
  • 3 Stars: 75 Books in Total
  • 2 Stars: 1 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.

What have you read so far this year? Which books have been your favorite?

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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