Monday, September 8, 2014

The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett

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Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 380
My rating: 3 stars

In this second Arkwell Academy book, Dusty is thrown into a new mystery when Britney, a fellow student, is attacked. Throw in the ex-boyfriend who tried to kill her, a haunting dream, and a rebellion of magickind and the semester gets really interesting, really fast.

The first thing I can say is that Arnett is great at creating a magical society within the world that already exists. While the magickind may have their own government and systems, they still live in the world of "ordinaries"--they use technology, watch TV, etc.

The second thing I like about these books is that while they are a part of a series, each book ends--so far, there hasn't been a cliffhanger. While there is an overarching story that connects all the books, each book has its own story that is resolved by the end. Throw in an attractive boy, fun characters, and a good mystery and it all comes out to a good book.

There were some proofreading errors that should have been caught before going to print. And this isn't a book I'd go around telling everyone to read, but for those who like Harry Potter, or just want a fun book to read, I think this is the book for you.

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