Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blog Tour: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett


Description via Goodreads:
16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

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. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it 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.

Release date: March 5th, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teens
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

I really was excited to read this book when I found out that it was based on a paranormal being that I've never read about before - a nightmare! I had no idea that nightmares could really exist as an entity - one who feeds off of the dreams of others. It was a very interesting concept and I loved every minute of learning about Dusty and her magical abilities. Also, I loved learning more about the other beings that are introduced throughout the novel - some I have known for as long as I have been reading while others were very new to me. 

I enjoyed that the main character, Dusty (half human, half nightmare), was not squished into a set role. She was herself, didn't let too much bother her, had great friends and was just trying to show everyone that she was not like her mother (a full blooded nightmare). There wasn't a ton of teen angst in this novel and I appreciated that it was without all of that emotional baggage. Dusty's abilities also have quite a twist to them and I found it to be quite unique. 

Between the mystery needing to be solved, the love triangle and learning about Magickind - I was totally taken in by this book.  The Nightmare Affair is a very entertaining read and I look forward to reading more from Mindee Arnett. Oh and don't you just love the cover?

*Enter to win one of TWO SIGNED copies giveaway open to International readers!! This is a tour wide giveaway!!

About the Author:
Mindee Arnett lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. She’s addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic, the macabre, and outer space. She has far more dreams than nightmares.


  1. Good review. Thanks for participating!

  2. I am starting this book this weekend and I am so excited. Great review.


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