Book Review: The Nightmare Affair

The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1)The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What a fun book. I was a little disappointed by how obvious some things were, but pleasantly surprised by what a... well, what a surprise other things were. The end had just enough twists that there was no way I could have predicted it all and I appreciate that in a book. I like to be surprised. As much fun as guessing can be, it's a letdown if you figured it all out ahead of time.

I really liked the characters. Eli especially. He was cute, smart, and good. And Dusty. She was great. She was strong and determined and a little insecure, too. Her best friends was wonderful too. Some of Dusty's teachers were lovely characters... enough so that when one of them died I was sad.

The character descriptions were vivid and believable. I am really excited to read the next book when it comes out in the future. I'd like to see where they go with these characters.

This was a relatively new take on paranormal, which I appreciated. There were werewolves, but no vampires. The book even brought in some Arthurian legend and the take on Merlin was great.

I was disappointed that even though the book seemed clean there was some unnecessary (in my mind) *stuff* just stuck in towards the end. It wasn't like, erotica or anything, but too much info for sure.

The cover is lovely. I really like somewhat artistic/ silhouette-esque covers. They're very contemporary and typically NOT cheesy.

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