Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair

(Book 1 of The Arkwell Academy Series)

16-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. The setting is Arwkell.

And then his 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.

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Praise for The Nightmare Affair:TeensTopTen_nominee_WM

Nominated for the YALSA Teens’ Top 10

The Nightmare Affair is brimming with wit and charm, along with plenty of mysteries that kept me guessing to the very end. Mindee Arnett has created a brand new school of magic to delight and enthrall us, and I’m sure I won’t be the only reader impatiently awaiting the next adventure at Arkwell Academy.”
—Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of Cinder

“Mindee Arnett has a knack for magic. The world of Nightmares, Sirens, Wizards and Demons at Arkwell Academy is wondrous and strange, yet so human and well-drawn that you get the feeling you might stumble into it by accident if you go out wandering too late. THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR is whimsical and wild. I read it too fast. What’s next, Arnett?”
—Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood

“THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR is a fast-paced paranormal mystery with flesh and blood characters and intrigue galore. Arnett has a fresh, witty voice that keeps you turning pages with lightning speed. Mindee Arnett hits a grand slam with her debut, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her next story!”
—Victoria Scott, author of The Collector

“This story was a blast with monsters, mysteries, and magic galore. I can’t wait for the second one!
A.G. Howard, author of Splintered

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