The Nightmare Thief

The Nightmare Thief

For fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl comes a suspenseful dark fantasy duology, perfect for middle school readers that love stories of magic and sisterhood with a dash of danger.

Maren Partridge loves working in her family's dream shop where she can hand-craft any dream imaginable. The shop has only one rule. Dreams cannot be given to a person without their consent. Maren has no problem with this—until her sister, Hallie, has an accident that leaves her in a coma. Maren's certain she can cure Hallie with a few well-chosen dreams. And when no one is watching, she slips her a flying dream.

But a strange new customer from the shop has been following Maren and knows what she did. Now she's laid the perfect trap to blackmail Maren into creating custom nightmares for a dark and terrible purpose. As Maren gets drawn further into the sinister scheme, she must make a choice: to protect her family or to protect the town from her family's magic.

Title:The Nightmare Thief
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781728215341
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    The Nightmare Thief Reviews

  • Tina

    This is an Middle Grade, and this is the First book in the Nightmare Thief series. I have to say this was a very fun book to read. It had twist and turns, and the book had very developed characters. I...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    Surprisingly scary at its climax. Will definitely give some middle grade horror buffs excitement. If you’re wondering yes there are 9 year old kids who love to be scared. I know one. And yes it’s ...

  • Christina Li

    I remember reading this book and thinking that this was simply the most lovely and imaginative idea. I absolutely loved every minute of this lush, gorgeous book, in which Maren tries to use dream magi...

  • Shanice

    *A big thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.3.5 stars.The Nightmare Thief is a middle-grade book which manages to balance th...

  • Chad Lucas

    The Nightmare Thief has such a richly crafted world, where whimsical magic comes with dark undertones. Full of spooky twists, memorable characters and a stand-out villain, this is a perfect read for f...

  • Terry Jennings

    I was delighted to read an arc of The Nightmare Thief set in the magical coastal town of Rockpool Bay. Magical is not an adjective when applied to Rockpool Bay. It is a fact. Many of the people in tow...

  • Lynn

    I just finished reading the ARC and loved it! After school Maren works in her family's typewriter repair shop, and also in the shop in back where she helps her grandmother prepare dreams for sale. Not...

  • Payal Doshi

    I was lucky to be able to receive an ARC of THE NIGHTMARE THIEF and I just finished reading it! And oooh did I love it!THE NIGHTMARE THIEF is one of those books where you wait for any free time you ge...

  • Shakirah Bourne

    I was delighted to receive an ARC for this book. If you like whimsical fantasy with a sweet sibling relationship, then this book is perfect for you. Maren lives in a magical coastal town where she wor...

  • Alysa

    I was fortunate to read an arc of this wonderfully imaginative MG debut. Maren lives in a marvelously magical town and spends her free time working in her grandmother's shop, learning how to mix and m...