Waiting on Wednesday: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

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coming march 13, 2013 

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.

c.j.'s thoughts
So wait.  You  mean this story has (a) nightmares, (b) magic, (c) boarding school, and (d) a murderer!?  So, basically this book was written for me, yes?  Narcissism aside, I am already in love.  The blurb (and cover) have a very Neil Gaiman-esque feel.  Which is never not a good sign.  There's nothing better than horror with some magic and some whimsy.  I get from it memories of The Graveyard Book, only for teens.  Which is good.  Because teens are fun and a little implied romance is okay.  Because there's nothing wrong with teenage romance.  Especially when the boy is only mentioned in the blurb and is not described as "that omg dark devilish mysterious sexy stranger who changes everything 'cause the main character has no life basically".  But I'm not bitter.  Anyway, this sounds fantastically promising.  And comes out just before my birthday!  Hint hint.


  1. Great pick! I heard about this one a few weeks ago and thought it sounded really good! Definitely have this on my list!
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  2. Wait! Mindee spelled her name wrong. LOL...Isn't it funny that the name of the author is the first thing I see? This does actually look pretty good so I think I'll be checking it out.

  3. oh this sounds awesome..I am so glad you shared this!! My WoW

  4. This one sounds really good! I feel the Neil Gaiman-esque feel as well! But the cover looks Middle Grade for me...

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  5. Great pick. I'm really looking forward to The Nightmare Affair. Sounds brilliant :)

  6. I love this take on nightmares: a magic being that feeds off people's dreams. Adding this to my list!

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  7. I like the cover for this book. The blurb makes me intrigued. New follower. Come visit me as well.


  8. It seems that you found your birthday present! ;) lol
    Great pick!! It sounds really good!
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  9. I haven't heard about this book.

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  10. This is a great choice! I have this as one of my must reads :)

  11. This is so high on my TBR list!

  12. Sounds like a good pick.

  13. This was brought to my attention last week. I can't wait to read it. It sounds so intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love the cover of this book! Sounds good too. great pick
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  15. I've been so curious about this one since I first laid eyes on it! Great pick! Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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  16. I already have this one on my to-read list and I can't wait to give it a try. Great pick! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
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