04 July 2012

WoW: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Release Date: March 5, 2013 (US)
Publisher: Tor Teen

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 the 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.

I discovered this book while commenting on other people's WoW posts last week, and I just HAD to feature it today for several reasons. Firstly, this book is about a literal Nightmare (aka a mara) and that opens up a whole load of possibilities for a great storyline. There is also a mara in the Soul Screamers series, so that makes me incredibly interested in this book too. I also ADORE books set in boarding schools, and this one is a boarding school for magical beings. EEP!

Is this already on your wishlist?

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  1. Ooohh I might add this soon too.

  2. The synopsis sounds so intriguing! It's going right on my wish list!

    I see you're reading Glitch? Do you like it? I finished it yesterday and I loved it!

    Happy Reading :)

    While I'm writing this comment, I see you just left a comment at my WoW (speaking of coincedences). I Am Number Four is a great read, so you should definitely pick it up sometime! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Oh i hadn't heard of this one but it sounds amazing! Love the cover too!

  4. This one sounds great, I'll be looking out for it too now.
    "He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. "
    Made me smile, gosh, awkward
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  5. I was totally thinking about Sabine from The Soul Screamers when I first heard of this!!! Cool that it will be a whole book about a nightmare! Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

  6. That synopsis sounds so awesome! Boarding school plus magic? This is for sure on my TBR list now! Too bad it doesn't come out until next year...

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  7. I love the cover, I can't wait for this either!

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  8. I love the blurb but am not a HUGE fan of the cover.... Girl of Nightmares :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  9. I absolutely adore this cover, but when I read the synopsis, that's what really sold me on wanting to read it. I'm so with you on loving books that take place in boarding schools and nightmares!

  10. I don't read a lot of fantasy books, but I decided that I will recently and this one sounds really good. I agree that this book opens up a lot of possabilites for a good storyline. I am going to have to add this to my book list!

    Breakfast At Bookland

  11. This one sounds kind of weird. I'm not sure if I'll like it or not. I definitely need to catch up in the Soul Screamers series though. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

  12. I've been moving away from YA but this sounds like fun. I may have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. This book sounds really good! Will be adding this to my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    And I love your blog, I'm now following :)

    Reads to Reels

  14. OMG, this books sounds so amazing and original at the same time :)

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  15. This looks awesome. I can't wait for this one.

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  16. This books sounds really great and I kinda love the cover. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  17. Yes! I am SOOO excited for this book! I never really paid much attention to it when I first discovered it before the cover reveal, but now I am itching to get it in my hands. The premise sounds fantastic and I love boarding schools too! :D

  18. This one sounds like it has a great mystery. I also like that the girl is a Nightmare, I've never read about it before.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    A Dutchie on Books

  19. This book is totally on my wishlist! I discovered this one when there was a pretty big cover reveal going on for it, and have wanted to read it ever since. I love the whole idea about the nightmare thing, and a boarding school!! I love a good boarding school book. =)

    Fabulous pick!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  20. Hey, Amber!

    Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!!

    I've seen this book myself on a couple of blogs, and yes, I DO have it on my wish list, because it sounds absolutely fascinating!! The concept is refreshingly original, and, of course, I'm a HUGE fan of boarding schools myself! (Even though I never went to one, except Hogwarts -- in my imagination. Lol.)

    Thanks for the heads up!! <3

  21. I just found out about this book through Waiting on Wednesday last week as well and I'm so excited for it! It sounds so good! And unique!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  22. I'm not sure if I've heard of this book or not, but it sounds really interesting. I'll have to add it to my to-read list. :)

    Lindsay | Me on Books

  23. ee, I am SO EXCITED for this one! Plus, Mindee is going to be on the blog for a cover interview and she's super nice. :)

  24. First of alll i love ur blog banner its beyond sexy! great blog!
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  25. This looks so good and I just adore the cover. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  26. Great pick! I actually haven't seen this one around yet but wow it sounds so good! Definitely going to check this one out! I love the whole idea of the nightmares.

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  27. This one sounds like an amazing mystery! And I love how it's sounds so completely unique with the whole 'nightmare' concept and everything! Plus, yes, it's set in a boarding school which just makes it all the more awesome. Fantastic pick and thanks for stopping by!

  28. I am not a big fan of paranormal but this is definitely intriguing! Thanks for stopping by our WoW last week!



  29. Oh my goody goodness I can't believe I haven't heard about this yet! I am adding this novel to my goodreads TBR list right now!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog =D

  30. OMG! I’m like hyperventilating after reading that synopsis! That sounds like the BEST BOOK EVERRRR!!!!! So cool and imaginative that I am already in love and this is the first time I have heard of it. Plus, that cover is TO DIE FOR! Thanks for sharing. Adding it to my TBR list now!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  31. I've never heard of this before but it sounds awesome! I am definitely adding this to my list :P Thanks for sharing, and stopping by my blog! (:

  32. Hi! I am a new follower from Waiting on Wednesday. I would love a follow back!



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