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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 ...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
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
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
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
In my review of The Nightmare Affair, I mentioned how the series did seem to borrow quite a bit from the Ha ...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
Read This: You like detective/ sleuthing? You also like paranormal? This is a book for you.
Movie Adaptation? I want to see more of these kind of books being turned into movies. It's light, fluffy with a touch of paranormal and good plot.
I know the first one was a so- so kind of book but this one was pretty amazing. I really enjoy reading about this world. It's got funny little quirks like the technology having a personality and all the different types of magickind. It just makes for an overall g ...more
When I read "The Nightmare Affair" earlier in the year, I loved it, thinking it a blend of Harry Potter and Vampire Academy, with its own distinct flair. This book was a little disappointing. The plot was very complex at first, but it did come together a little over half-way through the book. Characters new and old are present and each one lends a certain atmosphere to the book. I liked the majority of the characters, but some I didn't for various reasons. Dusty is as ...more
This book was so adorable! I loved The Nightmare Affair, so I was super excited for the sequel. And it didn't disappoint!
I love Dusty. If she were a real person, we'd be good friends! She's snarky and funny! She's also strong - she may have had moments of weakness, but she didn't fall apart when things got tough. She took action.
Eli kind of irked me a few times in this one. His mood swings almost gave me mental whiplash…I wanted to smack him! There was a reason behind it, sure, but I feel like...more
I found it hard to hold a grudge against Paul--probably because I don't remember well what he did. I think he genuinely likes Dusty, though, and regrets his misdeeds. However, I don't particularly want her to date him again.
For the record, there isn't a love triangle, though I was nervous there would be one.
Dusty's frustration with Eli's hot-and-cold behavior toward her was completely merited, and I s ...more
Dusty, one of the rare Nightmares, defeated the most evil of enemies. And she thought her problems are over. But there's much more to come. Someone has almost killed one of Dusty's friends. And the rumors are spreading. And Dusty can't real ...more
Ce second tome prend place quelques mois après la fin de The Nightmare Affair, et n'est pas exempt des défauts inhérents aux suites de très bons premiers tomes.
Disons-le tout de suite : il est moins bon que le premier. C'est dit.
Mais il est tout de même génial. So... Let's go!
- Commençons par les rêves : J'aime toujours autant le concept. Et je sais, c ...more
Wow is the first word that comes to mind when I think about this book. But it's not the kind of wow that's like,wow. This book knows how to pack a huge punch.It's also not that wow that's like,wow. This book is pretty great.It's more like:
From boredom. It seems to be an ongoing thing with this series. I likedThe Nightmare Affairenough to warrant it three stars but I can't give this one anything higher than a two because I was so bored out of my mind that I had to stop reading it for two months. ...more
After enjoying The Nightmare Affair thoroughly, it took me a surprisingly long time to get to its sequel The Nightmare Dilemma thanks to my moods not being in favor of it and a lot of review copies getting in the way. When I got the time for a free read and I finally felt like I was in the mood for Dusty’s shenanigans with her friends at a secret school for supernatural creatures, I finally got to it and found myself satisfied. It’s not as good a ...more
I felt like I was reading a bad impersonation of Nancy Drew. All Dusty and her crew do is wonder around their magical bo ...more
Guess I was wrong.
Sophomore reads can sometimes be a downer. It is so nice when they manage to keep up with their predecessor! The Nightmare Dilemma had all the magic that drew me to The Nightmare Affair. Best of all it had Dusty in all her glory. I love this character, she is a smart mouthed Nightmare. Quite literately, she feeds on other people's dreams. Though lately the only dreams she has been ...more
|Challenged beyond...: The Nightmare Dilemma *The Arkwell Academy-2* By: Mindee Arnett||1||8||Sep 30, 2013 12:20PM|
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