Worst of 2022: The Books

Posted January 18, 2023 by Casee in Features | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year again. The time where we come together and look over the books that we’ve read over the course of 2022 and list our favorites. Today’s list will include our least favorite books of 2022. Thanks for joining us on our 2022 reading journey these past few weeks!


The Viper (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #3) by J.R. Ward: This book was not for me. I generally like or feel ambivalent when it comes to JRW. Still–I read every book that she releases. I really regretted reading this one. It was a waste of time.

Free (Chaos #6) by Kristen Ashley: The whole ending to the Benito Valenzuela was just lame. It was just too much.

Shadow Music (Highlands’ Lairds #3) by Julie Garwood: I decided to try to reread this book (on audio). Unfortunately I couldn’t finish it. The heroine was just about unbearable.

Dream Chaser (Dream Team #2) by Kristen Ashley: I DNFed this at 55%. Both Ryn & Boone were awful. I don’t know what they saw in each other because I saw nothing.

Annihilation Road (Torpedo Ink #6) by Christine Feehan: This book was just okay. It was part of a duo within the series & after reading this one, I didn’t read the next.


A Farewell to Charms (Mystic Bayou, #6) by Molly Harper: I usually love Molly Harper’s books and this series in particular, but A Farewell to Charms was painful to read. Alex crossed a serious line in the beginning and I was never able to move past what he did.

All Is Faerie in Love and War (Fangs and Feathers, #2) by Isla Frost: The terrible things the MC did and the way they were addressed in this book ruined my reading experience. I’m sad about it since I enjoyed the first book.

Heart of Hope by Lucy Score: I really enjoyed a lot of books by Score this year, but while the premise of this one was interesting, the execution left a lot to be desired. The secret he kept and her reaction to it kind of killed the story for me. Plus, the whole organ donor thing was a little cheesy.

The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance, #3) by Dianne Duvall: This is the third book in the Aldebarian Alliance series. If it had been book 2 I think I would have enjoyed it more. As it is, literally every single aspect of it, save one, was spoiled in book 2. There were no surprises or intrigues because we learned everything there was to know about this book in the previous one. It was a total disappointment to read.

Black Moon (Alpha Pack, #3) by J.D. Tyler: I ended up DNF’ing this book. I just couldn’t connect with Kalen or Mac. They both acted immature and weak. I thought about powering through, but honestly nothing worked for me and I didn’t see a point in continuing.

Who were your worst reads of 2022?

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2 responses to “Worst of 2022: The Books

  1. DiscoDollyDeb

    The book that disappointed me the most was Eve Dangerfield’s VELVET CRUELTY. I think in part because I was expecting an “Eve Dangerfield” book full of her trademark heat, heart, and humor, not yo mention self-aware heroines who function with autonomy. Instead, I got a very dark reverse harem romance with an innocent 18-year-old heroine and four heroes (all awful in different ways). So disappointing. I’m not even interested in reading the next book in the series. I wish Dangerfield would have spent her time finishing her Silver Daughters series rather than jumping on the dark romance bandwagon—which is a sub-genre obviously not for her.

  2. Kareni

    I did not finish many books that I started last year, but I’ve put all the details out of my mind!
    Here’s hoping for some wonderful books in 2023 for us all.

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