Tuesday, May 1, 2012

White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz

White is for Magic - #2 in the Blue is for Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

Click here: Blue is for Nightmares to read my review of the first book in the series.

It's been one year since Stacey saved her friend, Drea, from her crazy stalker/murderer. The girls, along with their new roommate and best friend Amber, have been harassed by the newbie's of their boarding school, treating their horrible experience as nothing more than a joke.

When Stacey starts to have nightmares again, she's not sure what to do. She doesn't want to tell Drea because of what she went through a year ago, but when Stacey has her nightmares, she wakes up throwing up - nothing something that is easily hidden.

What's weird about Stacey's dreams is that she is reliving her nightmares about the little girl, Maura, who Stacey was unable to save 4 years ago. She's also dreaming about Veronica, a student that was killed by Drea's crazy stalker/murderer last year.

Stacey has never had nightmares about the past - they were all foreshadowing something horrible in the future.

When Stacey meets Jacob, a new boy at her school, she is shocked that he knows all of her secrets. He knows her current nightmares and seems to know what she's thinking or feeling.

As the time approaches Stacey's deadline to find out what the horrible nightmares mean, Stacey has to figure out who is after her and why.

Will Stacey figure out in time before her predicted death comes? Is Jacob somehow responsible for what's about to happen? And why, even though Stacey is having a hard time trusting Jacob, does Stacey feel a connection with him that she doesn't feel toward her boyfriend anymore?

Read White is for Magic to find out!

My Thoughts/Reflections
I was wondering how Laurie Faria Stolarz would continue this series, since the first book was wrapped up and had a very solid ending. And let's just say that Stolarz wrote another great mystery that involved Stacey's "premonition" nightmares and magic!

I am growing more and more in love with Stolarz's stories! She is able to keep the reader in suspense, trying to guess who the culprit is way before he/she is revealed in the novel. I think I guessed about 5 people in this novel before I figured out who the culprit was.

Again, I loved Stacey as the character. She may complain a little bit throughout the novel, but if I was her? I would crawl up in a ball and will the nightmares to go away from frustration, being afraid, and just wanting the nightmare to stop.

Stacey is very brave. She goes to extreme levels to figure out what her nightmares are telling her. She goes through plans that are not so smart at first because she wants to find answers.

I don't think I gave too many spoilers from the first book, but I would definitely recommend that you read the first one before this novel as a lot of the key information from Maura's death was in the first novel.

Again, I think that this would be a great book for a variety of people because of the various topics that I've put as the label.

Just a reminder, THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES. Also, there are FIVE books total, all of which will be reviewed this week on my blog!

Off to enjoy book number 3 and see what Stacey is up to next!

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