August Book Haul!

It’s that time of the month where Mikayla talks about all those books that she impulse bought that month!
You may not know this yet, but I have a bookoutlet.com addiction currently. I always go on there looking for one book and end up buying 10+. I think I may need rehab for my addiction soon. Is that a thing? Book rehab? Oh let me get on with this haul!
So this current haul is due to the fact that bookoutlet started offering free shipping if you spend $35. THEY SUCKED ME IN! So here is the damage.
     1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This book has been on my to buy list for a couple of years now. It has always been one of those books that I said oh I need to read that soon. Then soon just kept getting extended more and more. Not anymore! I was searching for books since I needed that $35 limit. Then BAM I saw it and I was like ooo ooo ooo thats been on my list to buy forever! *click* It was in my cart as soon as I saw it. I am super excited to read this book!
Amazon Summary:
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES?
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends–and planet–behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed’s scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.
Someone tried to murder her.
Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed’s 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest’s rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead.
Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship’s cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
      2. All You Desire (Eternal Ones) by Kirstin Miller
This is the second book in its series. I got this book when Borders was having a sale. I think it was because they were going out of business. I don’t remember because I was only fourteen when I got it. I remember reading the first one when I was with my family on a month long trip in Europe. I started and finished it in Paris. Then I know I wanted to read the sequel, but I don’t think it was out yet. Then I just ended up forgetting about it, Until I was scrolling through and found it!
Amazon Summary:
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But paradise is not to last. The mysterious disappearance of Haven’s best friend, Beau, sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the Horae, an underground group of women who have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam Rosier. Only they can help Haven uncover the secret to Beau’s whereabouts in one of her past lives. But their help comes at a price: Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It’s a plan the Horae believe will save the world-but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they’ve been chasing for two thousand years.
     3. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
If you read or saw my Of Poseidon Review you should know that recently I have been on a mermaid kick. Mermaid books just really interest me because they can change so much from book to book. So when I was running out of book that I wanted, but needed to get to my limit, I started searching for mermaid books.
Amazon Summary:
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid—she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type—the instant they “bond,” it’s for life.
When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.
     4. Freeks by Amanda Hocking
I first read Amanda Hocking when I read her Trylle Trilogy and I really liked it! I then read her other series that was based in the same world as the Trylle Trilogy. I enjoy her writing and recently on twitter saw that this book came out. I thought it sounded interesting and wanted to get it eventually. When I saw it on bookoutlet I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get it!
Amazon Summary:
Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.
She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.
In the pages of Freeks, Amanda Hocking once again proves her ability to create amazing characters and enchanting worlds that will capture your imagination and never let go.
     5. Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore
At the point when I got to this I just needed about one more book. I got this one because it sounded like a silly read that could cheer me up after a big read or sad read. I always think its funny to read books about sororities and laugh at how different and exaggerated they are compared to real life. Maybe it will remind me of scream queens, which I loved! So I got it.
Amazon Summary:
Bloodred nails, flashing white teeth, gleaming scarlet lips–Maggie Quinn has battled an ancient demon, faced down psychotic cheerleaders, and saved her best friend from certain death, but nothing can match this. Formal sorority recruitment, otherwise known as rush. Being that close to so many professional blowouts is enough to make a girl’s hair stand on end. Ionic hair dryer not required.
   But Maggie is determined to make her mark as a journalist. The only problem? The Ranger Report–the college newspaper–does not take freshmen on staff. Rules are rules. 
   But when has that ever stopped Maggie?
   After facing hellfire, infiltrating sorority rush should be easy. It’s no Woodward and Bernstein, but going undercover as the Phantom Pledge will allow her to write her exposé. Then she can make a stealth exit before initiation. But when she finds a group of girls who are after way more than “sisterhood,” all her instincts say there’s something rotten on Greek Row. And when Hell Week rolls around, there may be no turning back.
   If there is such a thing as a sorority from hell, you can bet that Maggie Quinn will be the one to stumble into it.
    6. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
I think I seriously have fallen down a mermaid hole recently. Don’t hate. I go through something siilar to mood swinga, but with different paranormal characters. I need to have themed weeks where I read one paranormal creature for the whole week. We shall see 😉
Amazon Summary:
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean – but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.L
      7. Romeo and Juliet and Vampires by Claudia Gabel
I got this because I think I am just going to be laughing the whole time. I saw this and said ahh why not!
Amazon Summary:
“You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless.” The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it’s really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don’t realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . . <This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.
     8. Second Chance (Slayer Chronicles #2) by Heather Brewer
I got this one because it is the second book in a series that I am currently reading.
Amazon Summary:
Companion to the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod…
It’s time for him to prove himself as a Slayer. A killer is on the loose in New York City, but the Slayer Society knows that this isn’t any normal predator…
This is something supernatural.
Now Joss McMillan must use all of his strength and skill to save the innocent people of New York. His status as a Slayer—and his very life—depend on it. The stakes are life or death.
More than a million readers have been enthralled by the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. And now, with this companion series, The Slayer Chronicles, they can sink their teeth into life on the other side of the stake.
     9. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
If you have not seen the movie, the initials stand for designated ugly fat friend. This is probably gonna be just as bad as the movie was, but I feel like I need to give it a go. I don’t typically read books that aren’t fantasy or scifi. I decided to give this one a try and see how it goes.
Amazon Summary:
Now a major motion picture! An irreverent and irresistible New York Times bestselling romance between the so-called Designated Ugly Fat Friend and the Hot Jock. Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff–the Designated Ugly Fat Friend–of her crew. But things aren’t so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
     10. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I have heard many booktubers talk about this book before in the past. Scrolling through I found it and decided since others like it I should try reading it. I’m sure I will like it!
Amazon Summary:
Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.
On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.
Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.
But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive.
This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker. 
     11. What the Spell by Brittany Geraotelis
I am being honest here I got this one because I thought the cover looked cool. Don;t hate! It was a witch novel and I thought maybe it would be like Hexed. I try to always give every book a chance.
Amazon Summary:
Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.
On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.
Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.
But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun–a wonderous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . If she can survive. 

I hope you guys liked my haul! 

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Until next time!

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