THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR by Mindee Arnett (March 5, 2013)
Here are five things I have to say about THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR:
1) This book is what happens when HARRY POTTER and PARANORMALCY get together and have a love child. No really. You never saw that happening, did you? But it's so true.
2) If you like twists and turns, then this is the story for you! I had no idea what was going to happen, who I could trust, and how anything was going to be resolved until the very last page. Great suspense and great clues!
3) Okay, I have to mention Dusty, the main character, being a Nightmare. I mean, how cool is that? I never tried to imagine what a nightmare looked like, and I never thought of one as a real person. And yet, in THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR it totally works. And it's totally cool!
4) Arnett manages to find that perfect balance between humor and serious consequences. Dusty kept me in stitches because I never knew what she was going to do next, and yet, all the while, I was led on the perfect path of a serious and scary story.
5) There are a million reasons to pick up this book. So go ahead and do it! You won't be sorry. Highly recommended for (mostly) girls, 6th grade and up, fans of fantasy, science fiction, or good, solid mysteries!
Source of book: From publisher by request
About THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR:
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.