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10 thoughts on “Blue Is for Nightmares

  1. says:

    I think I give it 2.5 stars.I m not quite sure about this I liked it because it was what I needed at the time Something light and not complicated and silly.It was like a teen slasher movie with magic, and less dead bodies But it was so full of cliches and something the writing made me cringe.I like the main character and I definitely liked the magic in the book It wasn t too paranormal, just rituals and spells and lots of faith in the magical Plus, premonition dreams.So that was funTwo things though.1 Why is it that, often but not always , in young adult fiction, especially aimed at teenage girls, the best fiend s are never really good friends They re always cliche or mean or petty or any other thing that is annoying and that leaves you wondering why the protagonist is their friend to begin with I haven t read a lot a really strong friendships in young adult books Especially between girls.And in this book, every single friend that the protagonist had, ended up being annoying, inconsiderate, cold, jealous, mean, or just plain incompatible My world for a string friendship between two teenage girls where they don t argue about silly things and especially about boys.2 Boys and love interest Why do they always have to have one It s like writers and publishers don t think teenage girls can get interested in a book if there isn t some kind of love story going on Oh, don t get me wrong I love love stories, and I think that when it s well done, it just enriches the story you are telling, especially if the story is not mainly a love story to begin with But to make teenage girl characters constantly obsessed with getting a boyfriend, or talking about boys all the time, when your story is not a love story is quite annoying and distract from the story.In this book, I couldn t have cared less about Stacey s feelings for Chad And her torment, because he was her best friend s ex, who she still thought she loved And, cue drama, that brings nothing to the main plot line And Chad didn t seem that much of a catch to begin with.So yeah, 3 stars for the magic in this book Two for the rest Because, even though a whole bunch of things annoyed me, I still wanted to keep reding to see how it ended.

  2. says:

    After having sat through 312 pages of Stacey s humiliation and her being betrayed by yet another supposed best friend BY THE WAY, why do the best friends in these books CONSTANTLY betray the main characters Who are these fictional people who find the shittiest person to befriend I mean, fuck I could turn into a werewolf and my best friend would never betray me, just be like, Dude, find me a hot werewolf guy It rages me that these characters are constantly forced to rely on themselves and blah fucking blah.Now where was I I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to sit through the rest of the series.I m sure shitty best friend will spend the rest of the series trying to make it up to the witchy main character for being a waste of literary space And I ll roll my eyes and say, Yeah right, whatever bitch and the book will start talking back to me and it ll just get ugly and I d rather not burn any books It s against my non religion.This was just as disappointing as Ever and we don t need to go there You know what I mean.

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    I did not like this book very much and I am really surprised the book has avg rating of 4.21 which is what drove me to read the book in the first place The book isn t entirely bad though It is action packed and has an interesting, yet creepy plot With that said, I felt like the author placed a greater emphasis on the plot, rather than the characters I couldn t relate to any of them at all, and felt like many of them didn t have distinct personalities That bothered me greatly I won t recommend this book to anyone in particular, unless someone is looking for a quick read to keep them entertained for an hour or two The novel is fine, actually, but it s not like Harry Potter or Twilight I can t get really into it Here come the spoilers This book is about a girl witch named Stacy Brown She has weird nightmares about her best friend and current roommate, Drea They seem to foreshadow Drea s death In these dreams, lilies are all always present lilies also happen to be the flower that represent death Stacy becomes really worried because she has had dreams like this in the past, and the last time she didn t act upon them The result was the death of a little girl named Maura Stacy isn t sure if she is misinterpreting her nightmares, so she uses card reading to verify her visions They all seem to indicate the same thing Chad, Drea s ex boyfriend is going to schedule something like date, then cancel on her, Drea is going to get mysterious packages and Drea is going to die soon To make things even worse, Drea is getting calls from a mysterious guy, and she refuses to tell Stacy who he is.A few days later, Drea gets a package and Stacy becomes paranoid Stacy doesn t want to tell Drea what her visions indicate, but after these odd phone calls, and the mysterious package, Stacy decides it s about time to tell her the truth Stacy also tells Amber who is another friend of theirs Drea doesn t take Stacy s warning seriously The next day, Drea receives an odd message about Drea having only four days Along with the message is four lilies Drea and Stacy are convinced that the number of lilies represent the number of days Drea has to live However, despite this, Drea continues to talk to the mysterious guy on the phone, and she admits to Stacy and Amber that she has no idea who he is Amber completely flips out, and advises her not to talk to him again Stacy takes it upon herself to solve this mystery, and begins to get threatening messages A mean girl named Veronica starts telling everyone that she is being stalked too, and has been sentenced to die the same day Drea has however, Stacy feels that there is to that story and Veronica is not telling the truth All of a sudden, Veronica is murdered, which forces the police to get involved Meanwhile, Stacy has problems with her relationship with Chad She likes him, and she s pretty sure he likes her, but he was Drea s ex boyfriend Drea also gets annoyed with Stacy when she spends time with Chad, and that results in a major fight between Stacy and Drea On top of all this, Stacy is having nightmares about Chad being the threating person stalker The day Veronica dies, Drea hyperventilates and is taken to the hospital She is released later that night, but she never makes it back to her room Stacy becomes worried and alerts the police but they aren t too concerned in their eyes, Veronica s death is the main the problem Stacy goes searching for Drea, and relies on her visions and her instinct to find her She goes to a forest after calling the police and letting them know , and finds Donnovan, a guy who has had a crush obsession on Drea since third grade, there Stacy cuts her foot, and Donnovan tells her to stay put while he goes and looks around for some help apparently his cell phone had no connection At first she trusts him, but the she questions why he is even here in the first place That makes her suspicious so she continues her search for Drea Donnovan gets mad and tells her that she wouldn t want to see what happened to her Stacy finds Drea in the fetal position all tied up in a shed like place The two of them try to escape from Donnovan while he threatens them with a knife When it almost seems like Stacy is going to die, the police appear on the scene just in time Donnovan is arrested and taken away, while Drea and Stacy are taken back to the various locations to be questioned by different people.In the end, it turns out that Donnovan was the one who was threatening Drea from the beginning Donnovan has been obsessed with Drea since third grade, but she didn t like him back in that sense Donnovan thought that if he could lure Drea away from Chad and her friends, and spend sometime with her, she would possibly love him Veronica realized that Drea was getting a lot attention through this problem, and decided to fake the idea of being stalked too She decided that she would leave town the day of the murder, and when she came back Drea would be gone, as in dead With Drea out of the way, she could have Chad to herself However, Donnovan got upset with Veronica and decided that he had to do something about her So, as he tells the court, he accidentally killed her The court decides that Donnovan is not mentally straight, and he is sent to juvenile jail for five years They also require some counseling sessions for Donnovan Meanwhile, Drea decides to leave campus and go back home to study for a year She needs time to get over this ordeal Also, she thanks Stacy for not bailing out on her, even though she was extremely rude to Stacy Lastly, she gives permission to Stacy to date Chad.

  4. says:

    I read these books ages ago and only just remembered about them, dying to re read them all now will review as soon as I can get my hands on a copy

  5. says:

    Stacy starts having nightmares about her friend Drea being kidnapped She knows that they mean something because this has happened to her before In the past she ignored them and lost someone she loved because of it This time Stacy plans on preventing the murder There were a couple things in this book that struck me as false it doesn t seem to take place now, it has kind of a mid 90s feel, which is weird It seems unbelievable that only one student at this wealthy prep school has a cell phone Also everyone is catty and bitchy, it seems as though no one is nice to each other, even best friends I am not saying people have to be nice to each other all the time, but best friends usually have boundaries they wont cross with each other and that doesn t seem to exist here.

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    SEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG Melodramatic Reviews spoiler alert This book was a nightmare I was seriously tempted for one star A young adult witchcraft book that tries too hard to be adult, in my opinion.Stacey is a woe is me character, whose friends suck With friends like these, her enemies in the book don t seem so bad any One of them humiliates her in front of her crush out of jealousy Wow Not to mention, Stacey s oh so wet dream worthy love interest, was completely unmemorable So forgettable in fact, that I can t remember his name Chad Chase Conrad I immediately placed who the villain was and found myself wanting to scream at how dim witted the characters were I mean this guy screamed creepy Stupidity hurtsI ll give the book kudos for accuracy in their flower language, and the fact that someone actually dies in this book These, ladies and gentlemen, were it s only good points.Now The whole story revolved around a stalker, and the fact that Stacey was having prophetic nightmares Nightmares that made her wet her bed, but not out of fear No, no, just because during the dream she had this strong urge to piss herself and couldn t seem to wake herself out of the dream in order to use the toilet like a grown up Weird and weirder So we try to grasp the fact that Stacey is trying to hide her bed wetting for nearly the entire book.To sum it up, this book was blah Blah, blah, blah So blah, I m not even going to bother reading the other 3 books or the damn graphic novel.

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    It was such an amazing novel that I really did not want to put it down because I wanted to keep on reading to the end to find out who the stalker was.Stacey is a wicca who has been having a bed wetting problem ever since she began to have nightmares about someone trying to kill her best friend and dorm roommate, Drea When someone starts prank calling their room and leaving creepy notes to Drea, Stacey knows all too well that her dreams are a premonition for a murderDrea s murder She, Drea, and all her friends must now try to figure out who the stalker is before someone comes and take Drea away before it is too late.I really found all the characters to be quite different and very well written I felt bad for Stacey s little problem because it kept happening because of those nightmares I will say that I kinda guessed who the stalker killer was early on but I wasn t completely sure and I was so intrigued to get to the end to figure out of I was right or notnot alot of mystery books have done that for me.I would definitly recommend this book and series to anyone.

  8. says:

    The spirit of dreams is everlasting, I whisper It lives within my mind Light and easy This one was just okay I liked the Wicca Pagan type slant to the story Stacey was interesting with all her spells and rituals But view spoiler I found the bed wetting part of the story unnecessaryand she doesn t seem all that worried about I would be scared to sleep, setting alarms to get up all night long to go to the bathroom and go before bed.but she doesn t seem to do any of that hide spoiler

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    From my blog, The Writer Diaries.I didn t like this book At all I found myself skipping through paragraphs of description, mostly the spells, cause it felt like a big info dump You use playing cards because insert lengthy reason why You use oil because another lengthy reason why I feel like I know about calming oils and protection spells than I do the characters.Stacy starts having nightmares about something terrible happening to her friend Drea She knows that they mean something because this has happened to her before with a child she babysat, Maura This time Stacy plans on preventing Drea s death.And here I was rooting for Drea to die She is the worst kind of itch with a heavy case of B She s a horrible, arrogant friend who believes whats mine is mine including people She even tells Stacy s crush that she wets her bed we ll address this little problem later all because she walked in their dorm and found them sleeping Fully clothed A parent would get angry Your best friend should not, especially since she isn t dating that guy any But alas, Drea thinks he and every other guy in school, belong to her Honestly, I don t know why Stacy tried so hard to be her friend I wouldn t want anything to do with her with how she treats people.I kept getting the vibe this was set in the 90s, what with all the payphones, and a mention of a walkman It seems unbelievable that only one student at this wealthy prep school has a cell phone, so I m going to guess it was 90s.Oh, and Stacy is a bedwetter There s nothing wrong with it, but did the author really have to address it every single scene I couldn t go two pages without Stacy peeing all over herself Honey, get that checked out It was explained in the book, but the author doing it over and over again for a total of 9 million times in the book is overdone I read about peeing than a plot.And character development Ha I knew the first time they introduced Donovan he would be the one His obsession made it obvious There wasn t any doubt in my mind No suspense No characterization Nada.Did I mention that I was rooting for the killer to kill everyone Because they are all horrible characters.On , it DID say it was for ages 7 10 I ll leave this to the middle schoolers Once upon a time I enjoyed books regardless of what they lacked.

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    This review can also be found at Stacey is a junior at a boarding school, a witch, and has been having nightmares about one of her best friends In these nightmares, it is undeniable that Drea, her friend, is in trouble, and she soon worries that these dreams may come true when strange gifts and phone calls start arriving.Stacey uses the magic that her grandmother taught her with hopes to reveal who is behind all of this But will she be able to unravel the messages in time So the first thing I ll say is that this book is rather short, but the length works for the story I was worried that it might be too short and that the ending could be rushed, but it was paced well and I enjoyed it quite a bit.When I started this book I was expecting of a paranormal or supernatural mystery, but instead what I got was of a contemporary story with religious or realistic magic Stacey wasn t the kind of witch who can summon lightning from her fingertips, rather she uses candle magic and reads cards for divination I really liked this aspect of the story Most of the witch or magic books that I come across, especially in the young adult genre or range, are mystical and based in the witches and warlocks of fairy tales and movies I was surprised to find that the character actually practice Wicca, because I rarely find Pagans or Neo Pagans in YA books The mystery itself, of who was targeting Drea, was suspenseful and interesting but to be honest, it didn t feel very original I was also somewhat disappointed with the ending and who turned out to be the culprit Their motive didn t make much sense to me, it seemed slightly over the top for the situation I thought the villain seemed kind of stupid, actually, for thinking that they could get what they wanted through scaring Drea I can t say much else with spoiling it Between this book and Deadly Little Secret, I can say that I definitely enjoy the writing of Laurie Faria Stolarz I will be looking for her books in the future, however, I won t be absolutely rushing to get the sequels I feel like while I like her books, I m not absolutely blown away I recommend this book to people who want to read a realistic or diverse portrayal of magic If you want a YA mystery, you may enjoy this one.

I Know Your SecretStacey S Junior Year At Boarding School Isn T Easy She S Not The Most Popular Girl At School, Or The Smartest, Or The Prettiest She S Got A Crush On Her Best Friend S Boyfriend, And An Even Darker Secret That Threatens To Ruin Her Friendships For Good And Now She S Having Nightmares Again Not Just Any Nightmares These Dreams Are Too Real To Ignore, Like She Did Three Years Ago The Last Time She Ignored Them, A Little Girl Died This Time They Re About Drea, Her Best Friend Who S Become The Target Of One Seriously Psycho Stalker It Started With Weird E Mails And Freaky Phone Calls Now Someone S Leaving Drea White Lilies The Same Death Lilies That Have Been Showing Up In Stacey S Dreams Everybody Thinks It S Just A Twisted Game Until Another Girl At School Is Brutally Murdered There Are No Witnesses Worst Of All, No One Has A Perfect Alibi With Everyone As A Potential Suspect, Stacey Turns To The One Secret Weapon She Can Trust The Folk Magic Taught To Her By Her Grandmother Will Stacey S Magic Be Strong Enough To Expose The True Killer, Or Will The Killer Make Her Darkest Nightmares Come True In This Deluxe Spellbook Edition You Ll Find Spells Created By You And Other Keepers Of Secrets Poems, Spells And Meditations Contributed By Fans Of This Popular Series Extras Also Include An Interview With The Author