Author - Mindee Arnett
Genre - Paranormal
Release Date - March 5th 2013
Sixteen-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.
Then Eli's 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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The Insider's Scoop
Since this event is all about Debutantes and dresses, I decided to give readers an inside scoop on the masquerade ball that Dusty and her friends attend at some point during the novel. To give you some background on the event, here’s an excerpt from the Arkwell Academy Student Guide concerning the Samhain dance:
The inspiration for the Samhain dance came both from my love of all things Halloween (and trust me, I love Halloween) as well as my love of an old 80s movie called Labyrinth. You might’ve heard of it.
And now for a sneak peek. This is the passage when Dusty and her date first arrive at the dance:
He laughed as we stepped through the doors into Vatticut Hall. It was the oldest structure on campus and only used for special occasions, like dances and graduation. Tonight the building resembled a medieval castle even more than usual. Blue and silver silk streamers had been strung in between the ornate tapestries and heraldic banners that decorated the outer corridors. Torches hung beside the banners, creating a flickering, romantic ambiance. Of course the grandeur out here was nothing compared to the grand ballroom.
Long wooden tables set with crystal plates and goblets were spread across the hall among glistening ice sculptures of magical creatures like unicorns, dragons, and even our school mascot, the hydra. In each corner of the room stood four trees enchanted by the school’s fairy gardeners to grow out of the floors. With trunks the size of industrial stovepipes, they stood tall enough that their branches covered the ceiling, creating a dark, leafy canopy. Beneath it, thousands of free-floating orbs of light shone in various colors as they flitted here and there, creating an aurora borealis effect. Every now and again, one would shoot across the room, leaving behind a trail of glittering light and a smell like fresh roses.
And just who is her date??? Well you’ll have to read the book to find out!
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