Sunday, February 15, 2015

REVIEW: White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz

White Is for Magic (Blue is for Nightmares, #2)
I'm watching you...

A year has passed since Stacey Brown saved her best friend from a horrible death. Now she's having nightmares again, haunted by ghosts of the brutally murdered . . . and by a crazed stalker.

As she desperately casts healing spells, a new student named Jacob enters her world. Beautiful and mysterious, he reveals that he is also having dreams. To stop a killer, they must join together.

But can Jacob be trusted? Or will this new love cause her darkest dreams to come true?


This is going to sound very odd, but this series is like thriller candy! I enjoy reading these books!

This book is the sequel to Blue is for Nightmares and Stacey cannot get a break.After the murders and nightmares of last year, Stacey is dating Chase and trying at a sense of normalcy. But then the nightmares return. This time, it focuses of her past. On the girl she babysat once, but dies, and the girl who died last year. Stacey has to figure out what her nightmares are trying to tell her, along with figuring out a new student's, Jacob, motives.

This series, as I'm sure you're aware of, is a nice mixture of thriller and paranormal. Stacey is a witch and does do spells, used herbs, candles, and mixtures. The paranormal element of this series is very unique to the thriller genre and it doesn't upright make this book unrealistic. I can actually believe that Stacey is a witch, while do believing that the events in this book are completely realistic.

My issue with the plot would have to be the fact that it's a very common thriller. This might just be me though, as thrillers generally don't thrill me (hahaha). The plot line is very similar to other thriller books and that's one of my issue with thrillers in general. I still like them and I do enjoy reading them. While the plot is very common, it still had a sense of mystery and I didn't know what was to come!

As far as romance, this is a great series that realistically portrays romance. The romance does not takeover the book, just like romance shouldn't take over someone's life. Stacey and Chase's relationship is also rocky. I actually like this because most YA books have forever romances, where the love interest is always the love interest. I also didn't really like them together in the first place. I'm kind of shipping Stacey and Jacob...

This is a great continuation to the series. As I said, this is thriller candy. I enjoy reading these books, but they are not favorites of mine. This book has the common thriller plot, with a paranormal twist, which I did like, but didn't wow me. I do recommend continuing this series.

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it.

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