The Nightmare Dilemma (The Arkwell Academy #2)
Dusty Everhart might be able to predict the future through the dreams of her crush, Eli Booker, but that doesn’t make her life even remotely easy. When one of her mermaid friends is viciously assaulted and left for dead, and the school’s jokester, Lance Rathbone, is accused of the crime, Dusty’s as shocked as everybod ...more
Afinished copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion in any way.
This was definitely one of my most awaited sequels for the year and when I got a copy in the mail, you would not believe how loud I screamed. When I finally got around to reading the book, I was so glad to not have been let down. I wouldn’t say it got better or worse, it was just the same level as awesome as T ...more
I read the first book, "The Nightmare Affair" for the "Cover 2 Cover Book Club" and rather enjoyed it so I figured I would give the second book a shot.
The beginning was a little rough and felt quite different than the first book, but as I continued to read it, it definitely improved and started to have more of the feel that I enjoyed from the first book. One thing that I thought was very interesting was the idea of prejudice among the different magic kinds. It reminded me of how the ...more
Hmmmm, It was more like a 2* book for me but the last few pages made me feel generous!
I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I thought I'd give it a day for it to settle in my mind so I could be sure it wasn't the enthusiasm of the moment that wrote this review. But right now, all I can remember is how much Dusty annoyed me in this book. She was constantly worrying about her boy problems and wasn't even paying attention to all the serious clues that were right in front of her eyes. And...more
Dusty, Eli and the rest of the Dream Team and for that matters the rest of the hiding magical society, are still recovering from the consequences of the battle with the evil sorcerer with the black phoenix pet and the break of the Will.
If I had liked Dusty before, I simply adored her in this one. She's got this quirky and sarcastic sense of humour and she's beginning to try and learn to put a filter betwee ...more
Dusty is one of my fav ...more
I was expecting a great paranormal mystery, but what I got instead was a book mainly focused on the romance rather than the actual plot.
Eli and Dusty constantly acted like a couple of rabbits in heat- they would have random spouts of lust and then st ...more
Tensions are rising in Arkwell Academy with the magical restrictions gone, a mermaid hospitalized by being assaulted, and Lance being the accused. It's also hard to tell who's friend or foe when magic kind start taking sides against each other creating drama. Things get especially complicated for Eli and Dusty when they find out her ex-boyfriend is being released and returning to school.
As usual, Arnet writes ...more
I wasn't really disappointed in this one. It was much like the first, so if you enjoyed that one...you're probably going to like this one.
(Is there a "but" coming? I feel like there is...)
BUT... It took a long time to really get going, and the cast of characters is much more limited this time. There are some interesting things set up for the finale, so I still have hopes. It just didn't grip ...more
The first thing I can say is that Arnett is great at creating a magical society within the world that already exists. While the magickind may have their own government and systems, they still live in the world of "ordinaries"--they u ...more
Actual rating: 3.5/5
When one of Dusty's friends is attacked and accusing eyes are cast on resident jock Lance Rathbone, Dusty is doubtful of Lance's participation in the heinous crime. She's all set to find out who the real perpetrator is but it's not as easy as it seems. The dreams she shares with Eli are no help either seeing as how they're more nightmare than prophecy. To complicate things even more Dusty's ex-boyfriend is back and he's a ...more
I swear I'm going to legalize the prescription of sequel in the future for mentally-unable-to-wait patients. I so need the next one. I have a feeling about it, and, well, god help us.
I kind of read this one in a single breath. It never seemed to leave my hands today.
Dusty grew so much. Eli grew on me too, but his mood annoys me. Paul was sweet. I always end up defending the villain, ...more
I don't think I'm going to be picking up the next book in this series however. It's not because I didn't like the story itself, but because the crossed-lovers story-line was somewhat annoying, especially at the end.
Truth is, I didn't appreciate how super-duper-hot Eli is supposed to be simply because hot guys in YA books are get ...more
The Nightmare Dilemma is the sequel to last year’s fun paranormal mystery The Nightmare Affair. Dusty and the gang are all back in the latest installment. It’s been a month since Dusty and her friends defeated the Red Warlock and broken the Will (rule/law governing magic use) enabling everyone the freedom to use magic without any restrictions/consequences. Since Dusty, Eli and Selene worked so well together i ...more
Dusty Everhart returns in this sequel to The Nightmare Affair (2013). Since high school sophomores Dusty and Eli defeated the evil Marrow and broke The Will, students at Arkwell Academy have been able to practice magic much more freely-- with some disturbing results. Fights between various sects of magickind have increased, and after an attack leaves mermaid Britney Shell in critical condition, Dusty's assistance is requested by a Magi Senate member. As a Nightm ...more
When their friend Britney is attacked, Dusty and Eli are again recruited to use their dreams to solve the mystery. With the help of their friend Selene and an unexpected source, they again stumble into a problem that's much more than they expected - and get ready to save the magic-world. Again.
With humor, action, and some serious teenage drama, this book is ...more
If you haven't read the first book, then here is a synopsis on the awesomeness that is hidden inside of Mindee's book:
Dusty Everhart is a sarcastic, funny and lively person who just so happens to be a nightmare, literally. In order to feed, she has to straddle a sleeping person and invade their dreams. Imagine her surprise when she is pulled by 'the will' to a hot boy named Eli that she used to go to school with. Dusty quickly realizes that Eli's dreams are ...more
Still, it was fun enough to keep me reading to the end and engaging enough to make me want to read the last book.
I compared this series to the Hex Hall series previously, but now my revised opinion is that this series is much less comp ...more
Still, this series is able to stand on its own merits and I quite enjoyed following the "dream team" as they sleuthed their way through another mystery. The only fly in the ointment for me was the revelation of (view spoiler)[The Curse. Seriously?! Did we really need to go there? I really dislike the whole Romeo-and-Juliet (or in this ...more
|Challenged beyond...: The Nightmare Dilemma *The Arkwell Academy-2* By: Mindee Arnett||1||8||Sep 30, 2013 12:20PM|
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