April 14, 2009

Silver Is For Secrets

Silver Is For Secrets (by Laurie Faria Stolarz) is a great follow-up for White Is For Magic, which in turn was an amazing sequel to Blue Is For Nightmares. If you've read the other books in Ms. Stolarz's series, you'll know that the book has a big, paranormal darkness. While this has that, it was toned down greatly and had much more relationship problems. Laurie Faria Stolarz, however, managed to keep up with the paranormal darkness while not making the relationship problems seem petty and/or unrealistic.

The sad thing is that there were nearly no clues to anything. It didn't keep me guessing; it kept me waiting for a hint. This made the ending slightly unexpected, which I suppose was a good thing. Its climax wasn't as epic as the climaxes in the other books in the series, but it was still good and made me cry. Another sad thing is that it seemed like she's making it up as she goes along. I do the same thing, but when writing a series, I like for it all to be connected.

It was different from the other books in the series, but that certainly does not mean it wasn't good. It met the same expectations the other books did, if it didn't exceed them. I forgot this book at home while I went to school today, and I was litterally iching to read it more. I would've read the entire thing in one sitting, but I wanted to make it last, so I read it in two sittings.

If you have yet to read the series, then you need to, because you are seriously missing out.

Synopsis for Blue Is For Nightmares (1st In The Series):
"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?"

The Synopsis To White Is For Magic (2nd In The Series):
"One year later. It's happening again. Seventeen-year-old Stacey Brown is once again having nightmares – disturbing dreams haunted by the ghosts of people who have been brutally murdered. It's her senior year at boarding school, and what Stacey should really be focusing on are her classes and getting into college – not to mention the rocky path her love life has been taking lately. But even if she could ignore the dreams, Stacey can't ignore the strange letters that she's been receiving. No return address, no signature - and the same cryptic messages she's been hearing in her nightmares. What's worse is that Stacey's not the only one having nightmares. Jacob, a transfer student, claims that he's been having nightly premonitions of Stacey's death for months, dreams so realistic that he transferred schools to find her and stop the killer. It doesn't help that she's starting to have feelings for him even though she already has a boyfriend. But can she trust Jacob? Or will both their darkest dreams come true?"

Synopsis for Silver Is For Secrets (3rd In The Series):
"After two years of prophetic nightmares, outwitting stalkers, and saving lives (including her own), Stacey's memories of boarding school aren't all rosy. This summer, Stacey and her closest friends are looking forward to the perfect vacation before they start college: six good friends, a cottage on the beach, and no parents. Just sun, surf, and sand. It's perfect – until the nightmares return. But this time they're not about one of her friends. They're about Clara, the girl staying in another beach cottage. The dreams are about Clara's death, but Stacey's having a hard time getting Clara to stop chasing guys – including those who already have girlfriends – long enough to find out who's stalking her. Stacey can't just stand by and watch Clara die, but the meaning of her dreams isn't always clear. This time, they didn't warn her about the horrific consequences – a tragedy far beyond her worst nightmares that will haunt her for the rest of her life."

Synopsis To Red Is For Rembrence (4th In The Series):
"Nothing has been the same for eighteen-year-old Stacey since her boyfriend Jacob died. For months she stayed at the beach cottage they shared before Jacob's tragic accident, refusing to give up hope that somehow, somewhere, Jacob was still alive. But Stacey knows she can't put off rejoining the world forever. Lucky to have a full scholarship to prestigious Beacon University, Stacey hopes she can finally put her past behind her. Trying to get through her first week of college as just another normal student, Stacey is devastated when she starts having more disturbing dreams. And keeping them secret is not an option when the college president calls her in for a private meeting – and reveals that his daughter Porsha is having nightmares too. But while Stacey dreams of a ghost, Porsha is dreaming of a murder she's convinced hasn't happened yet. Porsha's fragmented nightmares foretell a brutal murder, and may also shed light on a shocking revelation that could change Stacey's life forever. Together the two must decode their dark dreams to save a life – a risk that may cost them their own."

Black Is For Begginnings is the fifth in the series, but the cover has yet to come out as well as the back page.

I can't wait to read the next book!!!!

Overall, I rate the book 7.7 stars out of 10. It was great!!!


Dahlia said...

I've never read any of those books. They sound interesting. Maybe I'll force Orchid to let me borrow Blue is for Nightmares. :)

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