Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blue is for Nightmares


"I Know Your Secret . . ."

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 Stacy'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, Stacy turns to the one secret weapon she can trust-the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother. Will Stacy's magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

from bn.com

Nathan says 4 stars...
Laurie Faria Stolarz knows how to draw in readers. Stolarz defies the niches of YA literature and writes in multiple genres, but one of her most popular series is her Blue is for Nightmares set. The books focus on Stacey who is dealing with the transition to boarding school...oh yeah, and the ominous premonitions she is having of her best friend's death. Part coming-of-age, part super natural thriller, part romance, and wholly interesting, this book proves that Stolarz is a writer worthy of our admiration. The dialogue is fairly well-written, and the characters are suitable, but the real key to this book is the plot. It's fast-paced and Intense (note the capital "I"). This series swept through my school like the Black Plague through Europe; contagious is seriously a great word to describe the series. It's a fun, fast read that will have readers ready to continue the rest of the series. The verdict- If you like super-natural thrillers this book should definitely be on your reading list.

2 comments:

Insert Book Title Here said...

I loved this novel when I read it. Excellent review!

Cassandra said...

Intense. Like Camping.

-Cassie

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