Review: The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy #1) by Mindee Arnett

Posted May 28, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy #1) by Mindee ArnettThe Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Published by Macmillan on March 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
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The Nightmare Affair is the first in a gripping new urban fantasy trilogy by Mindee Arnett. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare.
Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother's infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker's house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He's hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn't get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.
Then Eli's dream comes true.
Now Dusty has to follow the clues--both within Eli's dreams and out of them--to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she's up to and marks her as the next target.

I got this book at a book sale for a very very cheap price and I am SO glad that I bought it because this is one of those books that you guys have to read. It’s totally underrated, but come on, I’m telling you to pick up this book so you’d better do so. NOW.

Her name is Dusty Everheart and she breaks into people’s houses in the middle of the night because she is a Nightmare. Literally. She needs to feed on people’s dreams and give them nightmares. I personally think that this is VERY VERY cool and so, I have made an effort to change my job to NIGHTMARE. HEHEHE. But anyway, sitting on a person’s chest/lap, or rather straddling them, is awkward enough, but when Dusty realizes that she had to do that for Eli, the HOTTEST guy in her previous human school, well, it’ll totally be embarrassing if anyone knows.

What’s even worse was that Eli was dreaming about a very specific murder, which happened at Arkwell Academy. Arkwell Academy is Dusty’s current school and it’s a school full of magic beings like herself. It became more horrible when the murder occurs after she saw it. Soon, Dusty has to find the killer fast, before he murders another person. Or before he realizes that Dusty knows.

I was practically half-spazzing while I was reading this book, because Dusty is one of the coolest, smartmouth-ed girl I have ever met. She literally speaks without thinking but she has the coolest comebacks EVER. My new role model HA. The only drawback about this book (which will not affect the ratings) is that magical beings are banned from SUGAR. SIGH. HAHA. The story line is really really smooth. There weren’t any awkward transition between each scenes. I could also feel the emotions of each characters coming to live and such thing in a book is REALLY rare. I especially loved every scenes between Dusty and her mom, because those parts are always so vulnerable for Dusty and it’s quite unique to see her not hide behind her tough-act attitude. I could honestly go on and on about the MC because really I LOVE HER. And I am so happy that this book is a series 😉

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