Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett Review

Expected Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: ARC
Page Count: 384 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: The Arkwell Academy #2


Synopsis:

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 everybody else. Lance needs Dusty to prove his innocence by finding the real attacker, but that’s easier asked than done. Eli’s dreams are no help, more nightmares than prophecies.

To make matters worse, Dusty’s ex-boyfriend has just been acquitted of conspiracy and is now back at school, reminding Dusty of why she fell for him in the first place. The Magi Senate needs Dusty to get close to him, to discover his real motives. But this order infuriates Eli, who has started his own campaign for Dusty’s heart.

As Dusty takes on both cases, she begins to suspect they’re connected to something bigger. And there’s something very wrong with Eli’s dreams, signs that point to a darker plot than they could have ever imagined.


Review:

Thanks again Tor Teen and Macmillan for being so generous and sending me an ARC. You guys rock!

It starts out with Dusty's friend, Britney, attacked by a powerful curse. No one knows who did it so it's up to Dusty to find out. Dust is a half nightmare who feeds on human's dreams. So, Dusty dream-feeds on her and try to see who did it. It's not a clear picture but what she does see in the dream, she does not believe who it it. Eli. 

Dusty doesn't believe this and did not report Eli. Instead she confronts him. It supposedly seems that Eli cast a spell on Lance and Lance was the one who did the curse on Britney. Now Lance is the number 1 suspect. Only, he didn't do it because he actually didn't do it.  And if he didn't do it, who did?

And to make things even worse, Dusty's ex boyfriend is out of jail. Now Paul can come back to school. Here Dusty has to bond with him to see what his next plans are and his real motives. 

There wasn't a cliff-hanger or sad ending but a nice feel to it. I don't know what will happen next since the ending didn't lead me on to something. I think I have a few guesses about something on the cover which I can't specifically say what because of spoilers.  

ARC provided by Tor Teen


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