Published by Macmillan on March 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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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. Literally. 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.
This is the second book in the Akwell Academy series, and I was so excited when I stumbled upon it in the library. I actually loved Paul in the first book, and knowing that he would be back in this book got me all hyped up. Of course, I wasn’t too happy that he was one of the bad guys, but hey, people could change, right? But anyway, this book was amazing, and honestly, it was better than the first book. I felt that there was so much more action in it, and not just romance.
Dusty is one of my favourite characters ever, because she’s just so sassy and brave. She kinda reminds me of myself, every time she accidentally said the wrong thing without thinking. But I loved how she’s the unlikely heroine in this book. She never thought of herself as the brave one, but she never backed down from any of the fights that she’s been in.
Eli, on the other hand, made me want to slap his head silly. His ever-changing mind reminds me of a typical jerk. One moment, he’s hot and the next, he’s cold. Like, no, make up your mind. But then again, he did explain his reason behind it, and I have to say, I was frustrated. But anyway, you’ll figure out why once you read this book.
But what I really really love about this book was the story plot. The previous one kinda bore me, because I wanted more action, and more spell-casting. And this book did not disappoint. It made me feel super scared and super excited at the same time, because omg omg I did not want anyone to die. And the events happening were described in great detail, that it feels like I was really there, inside the book, seeing it all happening. EEh, I’m getting pumped up just by thinking about it HAHA.
Read this book, guys. Then go on to the next one, and I really hope the next one will make me as on the edge as this book did.