Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Nightmare Affair Blog Tour! Review + Giveaway!

Title: The Nightmare Affair
Author: Mindee Arnett
Publication Date: March 5th, 2103
Genre: YA - Paranormal - Fantasy
"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." ~See it on Goodreads

My Thoughts..

Well I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the blog tour for The Nightmare Affair and receive an e-arc of the book for review. When I first read the blurb I was really intrigued by the storyline, so I was looking forward to reading this. 

I was also really interested by the whole concept of Nightmares and all of the other supernatural beings that are present in this story. Some of which we’re already familiar with but the author added a little bit of a twist to them and made them her own, which I thought was a nice addition. So I definitely give it some points for being unique.

I really liked Dusty’s character! She’s spunky and witty, and some of my favorite parts in the book were her responses to things. She is a tad bit naïve at times but I think that gives her a more relatable feeling because everyone has been slightly naïve at some point. Also, the scenes between her Dusty and Eli were awkward in the best possible way, which definitely makes for entertaining reading. As far as the characters go as a whole, I do wish some of the other characters had been a bit more developed because I would have liked to know more about them. But we do still have time for that in the rest of the series, so that wasn’t a huge issue for me.

There is a bit of romance in this one, and a slight love triangle. I know, I know, for a lot of readers when you see those words they have that whole “dun dun dun..” effect lol. Overall I didn’t think it was horrible to have the love triangle but at the same time it would’ve been okay without it. But that may just be my opinion, and it was resolved fairly well by the end of the book.

There were a few areas that were slightly predictable and times when the storyline moved along a bit slowly, but overall I enjoyed the story and the characters. It may not have wowed me as much as I was hoping but it was still a fun and entertaining read, with an interesting take on the paranormal creatures that we know and love.

3 Stars! 

Also as a little treat, here's the 
Nightmare Affair book trailer!


About The Author..

Mindee Arnett lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. She’s addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic, the macabre, and outer space. She has far more dreams than nightmares.

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Also be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win! Two lucky bloggers will win a signed copy of The Nightmare Affair! The giveaway is tour wide and will be on every tour stop, also did I mention it's international?!

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  1. I don't know if it was the worst nightmare I've ever had, but it definitely was the weirdest...

    I dreamed that I forgot my dog in the car. He was there the whole night. Plus, it was winter and it was freezing outside. I was freaking the hell out when I remembered where I had left him. I was so worried if he's alright. I ran outside to the car, but the car wasn't where its supposed to be. Instead it was parked in the middle of a meadow on top of a giant pile of snow. The back window was broken and my dog stood out side, eating glass! And then I woke up...

    Weird, right? :)

  2. I don't usually remember nightmares. Usually I redirect in my sleep. I know it is a dream and rewind and 'rewrte' so it is no longer a nightmare.

  3. Good review. Thanks for participating :)

  4. Ooh, this book sounds interesting. A living embodiment of nightmares? Sounds like my kind of story! Usually I stay away from books rated 3 stars in favor of the 4 or 5 star-ers, but this just sounds too intriguing. Great review!


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