The Nightmare Dilemma
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
A finished 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 ...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
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
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
"Find out who she's dreaming about."
"Because bad things."
Repeat that 70 times, sprinkle in the MC being as obtuse as absolutely possible, and you have what I can only assume continues on for the rest of the entire book.
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
Dusty is one of my fav ...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
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
I have mixed feelings about this book. I read the first book and really liked it and I was excited to read this one. But then I read it and there was a lot I liked in it but there were some elements were I didn't enjoy it as much as the first novel. Or maybe its because this is the second book and I always get like that when reading the second book to series.
One of those things being the mystery element. which I was also iffy about in the first one too. Maybe its because I am not a fan of ...more
I also read this one a few months back and have not picked up the third book, nor do I plan to do so.
GAH, It's as good as the first!! I am so so so glad I picked up the first one on a whim, now I can enjoy this fantasy world, mixed with paranormal and mysteries!
We get some more development with the characters and their relationships, I feel it was very well written and will keep you hanging on to the story with every sentence.
Plus, the covers are SUPER pretty!
|Challenged beyond...: The Nightmare Dilemma *The Arkwell Academy-2* By: Mindee Arnett||1||8||Sep 30, 2013 12:20PM|
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