Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue is for Nightmares Review by Ana

Stacey'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?

This book was a real thrill to read. I was scared to look back or even move incase there was someone watching me and ready to grab me. I was scared reading this book, but I couldn't stop because it was so good! This book was actually the first book I read by Laurie Stolarz. Ever since, I've been in love with her books.

The characters in BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES are so real. I really felt a connection to Stacey because she not only seemed like the type of person I would befriend, but she was a real teenager and talked like one as well. This is the spetacular part about Stolarz's writing. She gets teenagers and writes them out perfectly.

The cover is unbelievable. It gives you a sense of what the book is about and it has this creepy feel on it with the blue candle that's melted and the light that was just blown off and the writing on the background that says, "I know your secret".

The ending was satisfying, but makes you want to scream as you're reading. My palms were getting sweaty until I finished the entire book.

Overall I recommend this book if you want a mystery that keeps you up all night.


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