Monthly Reading Wrap-Up

Books Read in July 2019

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up July 2019

Genres read:  cyberpunk, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, young adult, romance


Title: Chromed: Upgrade

Author: Richard Perry

Date completed: July 7, 2019

Summary: It’s 2150AD. There hasn’t been a corporate war… until now.

Mason Floyd is an augmented syndicate enforcer at the top of his game. His job is asset protection and acquisition, no questions asked.

Company tech is stolen on Mason’s watch. Rival megacorps want it, and they don’t mind killing him to get it. Framed for the theft, Mason runs. He tangles with off-grid rockstar Sadie Freeman on the grimy seam between the powerful and poor. Together they uncover a secret an entire city died to keep.

Hunted and desperate, they must team up to survive. Together Mason and Sadie can save the world. Apart, both are lost. They must trust each other or die.

My Rating: 3 out of 5

This was my first foray into cyberpunk. It wasn’t a bad read. The constant rain over Seattle was a nice backdrop to the gritty, noir drama. I was pretty lost most of the time though. Cyberpunk jargon was difficult for me to navigate.


Title: Fortuna Sworn

Author: K. J. Sutton

Date completed: July 15, 2019

Summary: We were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure humans in. 

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.

Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on… until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.

He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power.

It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.

My rating: 4 out of 5

Full review available here.


Title: A Secret History of Witches

Author: Louisa Morgan

Date Completed: July 24, 2019

Summary: An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries.

After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.

From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures.

My rating: 4 out of 5


Title: The Library of Lost Things

Author: Laura Taylor Namey

Date Completed: July 25, 2019

Summary: From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

My rating: 5 out of 5

Full review available here.


There you have it my reading lovelies! July was one of my slower reading months. Have you guys read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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