October Wrap Up


So I thought I’ve done this but apparently I haven’t and its the end of November before I actually checked. Anyway here’s the 16 books I’ve read in the October. These are pretty much all audio reads because that’s all I’ve been able to listen to lately.

THE PLAY MATE & THE HOUSE MATE- Kendall Ryan (roommates 2&3) 

These books are meh to me and some of it bugged me how the characters acted and I could not connect to them which is probably why I don’t remember much of these books. 3 out of 5.

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ROOMHATE- Penelope Ward

This was a hate to love story and it was such a wild ride. I have a full review on my goodreads and blog post. Just so you know this book is a fun ride and I give it a 5 out of 5.

CHEATER & CHEATER REGRET-Rachel Van Dyken (curious liaisons-1&2)

This took me by surprise and I loved them so much. Cheater is about having a different women everyday a week. Then trying to have a second chance with someone who really pissed off about the past. Then we have the best friends from the first book trying to get past the ending of the first book. This has revenge and cheating and trying to get over the past. I love that Avery and Austin are food junkies and that Lucas and Thatch know that they can get the girls to listen because of that. Plus I felt that the commutation in the Cheater’s was done will because they talked it out. Not so much in Regret because Thatch was hiding his past from Austin. Still watching them go back and forth on pranks/revenge tactics was fun. Both get a 5 out of 5.

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The Shadow Cipher-Laura Ruby (York-1)

This is the first middle school book I’ve read in awhile and it makes my heart full This is three children who try to fight to save there apartment building. How three middle school be able to travel around New York to look for clues I don’t know. I have a full review on Goodreads and blog post. 4 out of 5. 

WRITTEN IN RED/MURDER OF CROWS/VISIONS IN SILVER/MARKED IN FLESH/ETCHED IN BONE- Anna Bishop (The Others 1-5)

I still can’t believe that I finished this in one month, especially since this books are big. However I was addicted as hell to the storyline not so much the story ,but the characters are my favorite parts. They grow from the paranormal grows from dealing with humans at arms length to actually helping them as things hit the fan. All thanks to Meg. As a whole I give the series 4 out of 5.

ROYALLY SCREWED & ROYALLY MATCHED-Emma Chase (Royally- 1&2)

These were just fun reads of two brothers following in love with women they didn’t think they would fall for. First we have Nicholas who went to New York to find his brother however ends up drunk at a bakery with a smart mouth owner. Then we have Henry who is a party boy who believes he’ll never be what his grandmother and brother expect of him. So he decides to sign up for a show like that introduced him to his bookworm. Both books they start off on a bad foot, and there was so many hurt feelings. The thing I like the most is that even if they have hurt feelings they talk about it. It doesn’t resolve right away but at least not everything is bottled up. I have one more book in this trilogy and I can’t wait to get it sometime soon. Both stories I give it 4 out of 5. 

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GIRL IN 6E- A.R. Torre (Deanna Madden-1)

This book took me by surprise with its multiple POV’s and how this book was mild on the creepiness. Which worked for me since I don’t do scary things. Plus I found out a lot about cam girls, and the type of people who signed up. Also I didn’t think there will be more elements other than the cam thing. However I also got a bit of romance. Mystery, kidnapping, and a road trip of sort. So yeah I would like to continue with this trilogy. 5 out of 5. 

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GEEKERELLA- Ashley Poston 

How this book reminds me so much of the Cinderella story with a more geeky moments. It was so cute and had one of my favorite troupe secret exchanges. More please. Yes we have the evil stepmother who makes her stepdaughter life a living hell. I enjoyed that not both stepsisters mean to Elle. Vic-Con element that was started by Elle’s dad and she is going back to her nerdy roots. Also I loved that there is a lesbian couple. This book made me laugh and smile more times that I know I’ll be reading it again someday. 5 out of 5.

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HUNTED-Megan Spooner 

This is not a total beauty and beast retelling it has more a fantasy where Beauty is more a hunter then a bookworm. We get glimpse into the beast by dairy entries. Also she has siblings and I guess the best part there is no Gaston. All the secondary characters are likable and you feel for them.  Plus the friendship between Beauty and the Beast was sweet especially since she was so pissed in the beginning and Beast was resigned. The twist that happens in this book am on the fence of because I didn’t realize it until the end. And I kind of feel like I should have known but glad that I didn’t.  4 out of 5.

So although this is super late because am the worst book blogger every.

September Wrap Up


21. That’s the number of books I’ve read in the month of September. I’ve been listening to audiobooks then actual reading physical books isn’t working for me currently. So here’s all I’ve read in September

Hitched Trilogy & The Fix UP by Kendall Ryan

Hitched vol. 1-3 should been just one book so that the audiobooks would have been cheaper to get. Especially since they had cliffhangers. Then we have The Fix UP which is a spin off to Hitched but about the best friends of there’s. I enjoyed The Fix Up more for the reason it was just one book. Plus if there was a misunderstanding they talked it out instead of dragging it out. Another plus Sterling had a accent which sounded beautifully on audio.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco  (ya/ historical /mystery)

3/5. A bit slow and guessing who the Jack was I had it down to two and was right. However I loved Audrey Rose and the banter she had with her love interest. Also this was historical fiction where women are supposed to ladies and yet Audrey wants nothing to do with it.

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Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett (summertime contemporary)

4/5. It was about email exchange which of course yes. I loved the relationships in this book. I loved that Porter and Mink had a hate to more relationship. Didn’t like that who Alex was revealed so early. Or that there was no sign of Minks mom. It was some what explained however was some what open ended.

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Secret in Death (in death #45) by J.D. Robb (mystery/romance)

5/5. Every book in the death series a full star because I love this series. Wish there was more of my favorite side characters instead of glimpse of them. However something finally comes to light that I have been waiting for awhile now. Can’t wait until next year for the next one.

Temptation series by Ella Frank (m/m)

I read all the books that are currently out. 1-4 of them where audiobook while the last one hasn’t came out yet. I loved all the audiobooks the narrator Shannon Gunn does very well with male voices. So far the whole series I give 4 stars. For its about a straight male who just got out of a marriage and is being courted by a another man. This whole series is about excepting of oneself and family issues about those chooses. I love Tate and Logan. Forewarning though every book has a cliffhanger you’ve been warn.

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Depth of Field by Riley Hart  (m/m romance)

4/5.Shane & Maxwell doesn’t have the best past where Shane was greatly bullied by Maxwell and his friends. However years later Maxwell comes back after living right after high school and rock Shane’s world. I loved how slow they took to become more especially since they have such a ugly and hurtful past. Once they work that out though it was still a tough road and I loved it.

Kage Trilogy by Maris Black

3/5. Each book had a element of the reporter and the boxer. Its a trilogy about there struggles with long distance, jealous, dark past, and mafi elements in each story. The whole trilogy is pretty short and if listening to them in 2x can finish each in a day. Plus another book trilogy that has cliffhanger ending just so you know.

 The Royal Series by Erin Watt (new adult romance/ bad boys)

4/5. I know a lot of people dislike this book however I ate them up. Especially since it had a family of bad boys which I have a really soft spot for. Plus Ella was a bad ass all by herself. She was put into this family pretty much against her will and the boys where just demons to her. However she never backed down from those or those in her new prep school. The whole school situation was missed up. For it is ruled by the students and the teachers can be paid off. I need the to read the spinoff but not all the books are out so am waiting because I know there are cliffhangers.

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata  (sports romance)

3/5. This has a hate to love relationship between employee for her boss. For though Vanessa has worked and hated her employer Aiden never seem to care. Except if it has to do with working out and his career. That was until Vanessa has enough and quit and Aiden needs her help. This was a over 600 page book which was okay in audiobook however for most of it nothing really happened.

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Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (reconnection/long-distance/romance)

3/5. This was a cute story of old friendship reconnecting thanks to a drunk call. I loved how cute this story was and wish it was a bit longer. I feel like there was loose ends that I would like to see resolved and not just mentioned in the epilogue.

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren  (ya/coming of age/mm)

4/5. I can see a lot my own personality in Tanner especially when it comes to laziness and process of writing a book. Though I didn’t fully understand the religious aspect of this book especially it being set in such a religious setting. Also we have mostly Tanner Point of view, however Sabastian does it one with a different voice which threw me. I’ll have a better review later am still thinking on it.

So yeah here’s my ramble review and hopefully I’ll have some reviews up that make a bit more sense later on. Thanks if you made it though and see you next time with my haul for September.

 

 

The Wrap Ups I’ve Not Been Doing For the Past 3 Months.


Am not going to do this by month rather what the star ranking I gave them. So please enjoy this list of books that I have read for the past 3 months.

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3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

total book count: 28

formats:

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kindle w/ audible-5

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Now to write reviews. I believe I’ve written a couple for the books above but not many. So I need to get my butt in gear and just do it. 🙂

February Wrapped Up


I did better this month then January which makes me really happy. So here is my month wrap up for the shortest month of the year.

Books Read:8

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Rating:

6-*****

2-****

Format:

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BOOK HAULS: Both from book outlet the first 10 are from the beginning of the month. The second half is the end of the month.

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   Last  Kindle Buys:

Audible Buys: Thanks to them having a deal on 1st books in series. So now I have plenty of starters to get through.

Links to my post for the month of February…

Book Review: Collide

Book Review: Crossroads

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth

Kindle Sunday Haul

Audio Review: A Monster Calls

So that was a lot of work to show me buying plenty of books. However I went from reading O books to 8 which I call progress. Hope everyone had a good month, and got plenty books read. 🙂

 

OCT. Wrap Up


So the month is done, and in that time I read 12 books which helped me complete my goodreads goal of 100 books. Here are the books I’ve read via kindle/audible.

 

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely 5/5

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 4.5/5

Mister O by Lauren Blakely 5/5

Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely 2/5

Illuminae by Jay Krisoff & Amie Kaufman 5/5

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith 4/5

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith 4/5

Coraline by Neil Gaiman 3/5

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith 4.5/5

Taken in Death by J.D. Robb 4/5

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 5/5

George by Alex Gino 4/5

FAVORITES: the Outsiders (reread),The Cormoran Strike series (need the next book), Big Rock & Mister O by Lauren Blakely (fun romance with less drama)

KINDLE BUYS:

Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore

Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Immortals by Ednah Walters

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Breaking the Bachelor by Maggie Kelley

Sleeping with the Boss by Marissa Clarke

Neighbors with Benefits

Chance of a Lifetime

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Well Hung by Lauren Blakely

Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Coming in From the Cold by Sarina Bowen

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

Unexpected Mine by Stephanie Rowe

The Trill of it by Lauren Blakely

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Charmed by Michelle Krys

With Malice by Ellen Cook

The Blemished by Sarah Dalton

The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert

the Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry

Ignited by Desni Dantone

The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

 

KINDLE & AUDIBLE

The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer

Heartless by Kelly Martin

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

I didn’t think I collected that many books but apparently. Also I only brought four audible books. My other audible listens was thanks to overdrive. Almost all  my books I’ve read these month have a October feeling.

That’s it how did everyone do this month? Hope you read what you wanted an enjoyed them. Until next time guys 🙂

Reading Wrap Up for August


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Pucked Under by Helena Hunting (Pucked- 4.5)

5 stars… I was so happy when I finally found this book on ITunes books since I’ve been searching for it everywhere. This is Randy and Lily story of watching there relationship develop. Its so cute to see them living together and be insecure about the upcoming hockey season. Plus getting the other characters is always a treat for me because I love them all. I still want more though because Randy still haven’t gotten his happily ever after yet.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling- 1)

5 stars… I have been getting into fantasy lately which is weird because I’ve never thought I would be able to get into it. However this book is so good. Katsa is a strong character from the beginning and yet she still grew so much in this book. Plus I want my own Po because he is understanding, loving, and will let you kick his butt all in the name of approving. I was sad to learn that the next two books are just companion novels with different main characters. Though Katsa and Po aren’t in them am still interested to see what they bring to the world. 

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

5 stars….This book took me by surprise because it wasn’t what I thought it was. And that being a straight up art heist. No real romance or much of anything but the growth of the mystery behind stolen Van Goth paintings. Plus you get to see Tokyo and learn about its culture and traditions which I thought was really cool.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (the remnant chronicles-1)

5 stars… This trilogy I’ve been nervous to start however with the last book coming out this month it was time to start it. And though trying to figure out which guy was who, and it took me a bit to get into I really enjoyed this first book and will continue on.

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson  (Alcatraz-1)

5 stars… First Brandon Sanderson and was very impress with this book. Its middle grade and I just loved everything about it. How Alcatraz claims himself as a hero, or that he cuts into the story and says something funny. I listened to this in one sitting because the humor is everything to me.

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz-2)

5 stars…Just as good as the first book even if the grandpa wasn’t in until the end. However I got introduced to more family members with more whacky talents. Also Alcatraz grows a bit and doesn’t seem as dumb as he did in the first book. Will be continuing.

Infinite by Jodi Meadows (newsouls -3)

5 stars….I Have finally completed this trilogy and already miss Ana and Sam along with there friends. Such a great unrated trilogy that should be read by more people. There is no love triangle, slow burning love, great friendship, and great character growth. To see Ana from the first book to the last was a really great experience.

Seven books isn’t bad plus I read so really good books so am not to sad. This coming month I’ve been thinking of doing squeals. Because I have way to many of them that I’ve been putting off and its time to read them. So let me know how you did this month I would love to know.

JULY: Reading Wrap Up


12 books. Somehow I got through 12 books granted mostly where by audio but still. I also started and finished some series so here we go.

Playing for Keep by R.L. Mathewson 3/5

Honeymoon from Hell vol.1 by R.L. Mathewson 3/5

Perfection by R.L. Mathewson 3/5

All three books are part of the neighbor from hell and for the most part I enjoyed them. I did have some issues like how the males thinks to highly of themselves. I did enjoy  the fact that all Bradford’s males have major appetites which lead to really funny moments.

(I had a bit of a Helena Hunting kick reading a total of 8 in total)

Pucked Series by Helena Hunting

I loved all the books in this 4 books series. All the characters where interesting and their male leads where interesting as well. I mostly laughed thanks to Violet never having a filter and just feel in love with these books. I will say though for anyone getting into the series there is plenty of sex just a warning.

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The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting

This was my least favorite book of the month. It was just meh all the way through. Didn’t really care for the main characters, but enjoyed the side characters more. The humor was also something that helped this book but didn’t carry it.

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Clipped Wings duology by Helena Hunting

I really enjoyed this duo and was happy to learn that it wasn’t all about the romance. It also had heartbreak, great lost, forgiveness, friendship, along with the romance. So glad I wrapped up my Helena Hunting kick with this book.

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Between the Cracks by Helena Hunting 4/5

this is a novella to Chris and his romance with Sarah along with dealing with the drama from Clipped Wings ending brought. I loved this for the fact Chris finally got the girl he has been trying to get. On the other hand Hayden is a total train wreak. Of the drama.

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness 5/5

I finished this trilogy and wasn’t disappointed. So glad I sucked it up and read this even if I didn’t want to end and my feelings where going crazy. Can’t wait to see what this author comes out with next.

 

There you have it I read 3 novellas and 9 books thanks to audible and kindle. I was traveling in the middle of July so am very happy how my month turned out.

June Reading Wrap Up


Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting (e-book)

Novella that splits between both Tenley Page and Hayden Stryker. It show how Tenley is starting to adapt to a new city. While Hayden a tattoo artist from across the street wondering who the new girl working for his aunt. Throughout this short story it shows the attraction between the two and then a cat and mouse game afterward. Gave this book a 3/5.

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (audible + paperback)

I still haven’t gotten a review up for this book, but I will say that I loved this sequel. It was a duel POV between Viola and Todd that shows both side of the war. From the first page to the last had me engaged the whole time and I need to get to Monster of Men in July. Even if it kills me. 5/5 

The BFG by Roald Dahl (audible)

This was a cute children’s book that I read because of the movie. If you read this you can’t take anything serious because it was written for kids. However I don’t overly recommended the audible. Only because there is sound effects like eating and other disturbing sounds related to it. But if you okay with that then its a quick way to get through it. 3/5 

HP: and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (audible)

Listened to in one sitting and learned somethings about the story that I didn’t know before this. 4/5

HP: and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (audible)

same as the first book. 4/5

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (paperback + audible)

I heard about this book via twitter and wanted to give it a try since I haven’t read a paranormal book in a good while. And let me just say I simple loved this book as if you follow my twitter would know. There are really strong characters and lots of elements in these book that kept me intrigued until the end. 5/5

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (audible)

I ordered Shadow of Night and Book of Life when I was halfway done with A Discovery of Witches because I knew I wanted to continue on. I couldn’t wait for them to come so brought the audible of the last two books.  And I have to say this sequel didn’t disappoint. Again with action and this time in a different place. I finished this book in 3 days and just want to continue. 5/5

I read three books over 500 pages which am really happy about since big books always scared me. However I’ve learned that audible helps with that a lot along with other formats. Also I’ve started 2 series continued 1, read a novella, and a children book. Next month I’ll be getting to more series/trilogies. Fingers crossed.

ON MY LIST FOR JULY:

Monster of Men by Patrick Ness

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

May:Monthly Wrap Up


BOOK READS:

Reading Status:

4- audible reads

2- physical /audible reads

2-physically read

Genre:

1- Ya/Fantasy

2-mystery thriller

1- new adult

1-contemporary

3-YA/Time-traveling

Rating:

4-******

5-**

To see which ones I rated I have all of them reviewed on my blog and goodreads

PHYSICAL BOOKS:

KINDLE BUYS:

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AUDIBLE BUYS:

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

Legend by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Easy by Tammara Webber

Chaos in Death by J.D. Robb

Wonderment in Death by J.D. Robb

The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Breakable by Tammara Webber

Sweet by Tammara Webber

Where I Belong by J. Daniels

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Gates of Threads and Stone

Earth and Sky by Megan Crewer

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

Saphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

I need to stop but I can’t. I don’t buy that many physical books because of the fact that am so addicted to buying e-books and audible books. Which just seat in collections on my phone.

BLOGGING WISE:

Out of 31 days I wrote 16 post. Am trying to get back into blogging more with content that like reviewing. Well another month done and now on to June. Hope everyone had a good month and the coming one.

Monthly Wrap Up 


7-Read books:   

Haunted in Death by J.D. Robb

Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken 

Pushing the limits by Katie McGarry

18 e-books bookhaul:  

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken *

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 

The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers

Croak by Gina Damico 

Relentless by Karen Lynch 

Creatura by Nely Cab 

Runes by Ednah Walters 

End of Days by Susan Ee

 The Glass Magician and The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg 

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen 

A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter 

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 

Jellioce Road by Melina Marchetta 

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry *

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni 

 19- Physical Bookhaul:  

  
Time of Death by J.D. Robb

Chaos in Death and Possession in Death by J.D. Robb

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand 

Legend: graphic novel by Marie Lu 

Half Bad by Sally Green 

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Born Wicked and Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood 

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch 

Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, and Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning 

Prefect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, and Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles 

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson 

Otherwise: 

29 days in a row which is very good for me.