Bleu cauchemar (Blue is for Nightmares, #1)
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Bleu cauchemar (Blue is for Nightmares #1)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  12,858 ratings  ·  720 reviews
Ce n'est pas la plus belle fille du lycée. Ni la plus populaire. Pourtant, elle est unique : elle a le don de prémonition. Ça commence avec des rêves. Il y a des lys blancs, la fleur des ténèbres. Quelqu'un la traque dans les bois. Elle ignore qui et ne sait pas comment lui échapper. Puis c'est le matin. La vie de Lucy reprend son cours normal. Et ça recommence. Toutes les...more
Published April 1st 2009 by Albin Michel Jeunesse (first published November 1st 2003)
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Apr 11, 2009 Lavanya rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one in particular
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I think I give it 2.5 stars.
I'm not quite sure about this. I liked it because it was what I needed at the time. Something light and not complicated and silly.

It was like a teen slasher movie with magic, and less dead bodies. But it was so full of cliches and something the writing made me cringe.
I like the main character and I definitely liked the magic in the book. It wasn't too paranormal, just rituals and spells and lots of faith in the magical. Plus, premonition dreams.
So that was fun

Two thin...more
After having sat through 312 pages of Stacey's humiliation and her being betrayed by yet another supposed best friend (BY THE WAY, why do the "best friends" in these books CONSTANTLY betray the main characters?? Who are these (fictional) people who find the shittiest person to befriend. I mean, fuck. I could turn into a werewolf and my best friend would never betray me, just be like, "Dude, find me a hot werewolf guy." It rages me that these characters are constantly forced to rely on themselves...more
It was such an amazing novel that I really did not want to put it down because I wanted to keep on reading to the end to find out who the stalker was.

Stacey is a wicca who has been having a bed-wetting problem ever since she began to have nightmares about someone trying to kill her best friend and dorm roommate, Drea. When someone starts prank calling their room and leaving creepy notes to Drea, Stacey knows all too well that her dreams are a premonition for a murder...Drea's murder. She, Drea,...more
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This book was a nightmare! I was seriously tempted for one star.

A young adult witchcraft book that tries too hard to be adult, in my opinion.

Stacey is a "woe is me" character, whose friends suck. With friends like these, her enemies in the book don't seem so bad anymore! One of them humiliates her in front of her crush out of jealousy. Wow. Not to mention, Stacey's oh-so-wet-dream worthy love interest, was completely unmemorable. So...more
The first book in the BIFN series! When Freshman Stacey Brown starts having nightmares about her roommate and bestfriend Drea, she goes on a journey that will change her perspective on her nightmares. It starts off with phone calls between drea and this "unknown guy" she won't mention, later there's notes and mysterious packages, and later death threats. Stacey needs to sleep so she can dream, and help save drea but will she be able to do it in time? Using her intuition and her Wicca, Stacey mig...more
2 stars isn't a bad thing in my book. (no pun!) The beginning is rocky--the narrative is clunky and feels very immature due to moments of heavy-handed exposition and generic teen characterizations. The given circumstances also feel annoyingly familiar: we're at a co-ed boarding school, there are creepy goings-on, and our protagonist--Stacey Brown--is a witch. But Stacey is of the Wicca persuasion, and this is a new sort of character to my reading experience. I found myself both intrigued and vag...more
Amazon rates this book for Grades 7-10, which I think is quite accurate. As an adult who reads a lot of YA novels, this one just didn't do anything for me. Yes, it had drama, yes, it had suspense, but there was little to no character development. A quick and easy read for middle schoolers for sure.

The story takes place at a boarding school, which we are given absolutely no information on. We are also given no information on any of the characters. The story immediately winds up, fast paced, with...more
This is an enoyable, short mystery novel about a young witch who keeps seeing her best friend and roommate kidnapped in her dreams. She knows that these dreams are really premonitions and decides to do whatever she needs to do in order to stop her friend from dying.

Over the course of the novel, several predictions she make end up coming true: she does a cartomancy reading (like tarot, with regular cards) and everything unfolds the way the reading predicts.

In addition to the witchcraft and the m...more
From my blog, The Writer Diaries.

I didn't like this book. At all. I found myself skipping through paragraphs of description, mostly the spells, cause it felt like a big info dump. You use playing cards because...... insert lengthy reason why. You use oil because...... another lengthy reason why. I feel like I know more about calming oils and protection spells than I do the characters.

Stacy starts having nightmares about something terrible happening to her friend Drea. She knows that they mean so...more
Jahlia ((thing 10 Evil 1))
This book was okay but something about it bothered me severely. I couldn't put my finger on it for a while but eventually i figured it out.

Stacey brown reminds me of Ever freaking Bloom. The brainless protagonist of the Evermore series. Not to mention fucking annoying. Though, too be nice, she doesn't make nearly as many mistakes as ever. Thank god. However, i didn't subtract stars for that little pet peeve of mine. This is what got the stars subtracted.

Stacey's friends,. They're annoying and t...more
Stacey's friend and roommate, Drea, is being stalked by a killer. It's up to Stacey to help Drea survive by using the witchcraft and simple spells her grandmother taught her, from creating a protection jar to pyschic dreams.

The characters in this book were completely wooden and cliche. There was no depth to any of them. I felt as though I was watching a teen slasher movie filled with idiot kids just lining up to be knifed. Drea's reactions are inconsistent and bizarre. One moment Stacey is her b...more
"Blu come gli incubi" è il primo libro di una quadrilogia YA di genere thriller. Lo definirei un thriller adolescenziale, il target di lettura ottimale è 14-16 anni, anche se ovviamente lo può apprezzare anche chi ha qualche anno in più. La storia ha un'ambientazione che a me personalmente è piaciuta moltissimo: un collegio privato. Stacey, la protagonista sedicenne del libro, divide la sua stanza con Drea, la sua migliore amica, ed è preda di incubi notturni. Ma non incubi qualsiasi, i suoi son...more
Well, I feel a bit schizophrenic, with my extremes of likes and dislikes, but a great many YA reads seem to be either very good or very bad, and the very bad get an extra kick from me when they are blatantly poorly pieced together commercial rubbish based on supposed 'high interest' factors in teen reads.
This book is at least not a knock off of the Twilight series, I guess its got that going for it, but then again there's a lot of rubbish that Twilight can't take the blame for out there.
Both t...more
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Victoria Lauretti
In the book “Blue is for Nightmares” by Laurie Stolarz, 16-year old Stacey has been having nightmares about her roommate, Drea. In these nightmares Stacey is desperately trying to find Drea. But that’s not the bad part, the last time she ignored her nightmares, they were about a little girl that ended up dead.
Stacey is a descendent from a long line of witches, so when Drea confesses to getting strange, phone calls she knows she won’t make the same mistake and let her friend end up dead. Stacey k...more
Erin Laidley
I first read Blue is for Nightmares shortly after it was published. I was in middle school at the time, and I remember really enjoying the entire series - including the graphic novel that everyone seemed to dislike. Apparently reading tastes can drastically change in ten years, as this book quickly taught me.

Blue is for Nightmares is like one of those 80s slasher films: more suspense than substance. The story itself kept my attention well enough, but Stolarz’s desire to create a creepy, mystery-...more
This is another one I didn't enjoy much. It came as an "extra" in a batch of books I got through eBay. Now I know why they wanted to give it away!

I think the author was trying to write a book similar to a teen horror movie. She kept having the characters say and think things like, "It's like some bad horror movie or something," and "This isn't a slasher movie, it's a prep school," and "Some senior boys are treating this like a cheesy horror movie..." Well, I'd say she succeeded, only not in a go...more
Danielle Vaughan
Mar 01, 2011 Danielle Vaughan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A lot of people
Recommended to Danielle by: Nobody
I first heard of this book after reading Deadly Little Secrets, another book by Laurie faria Stolarz, and all I have to say is that I’m glad I flipped to the front to see other books by her. Blue is for Nightmares is an excellent read! While reading, I felt like I was the main character, Stacey Brown. Everything she felt I felt, from anger, sadness, fear and even embarrassment. I loved this book so much that I referred it to one of my best friends right after I finished. The characters’ personal...more
The novel's heroine, Stacey, lives at a boarding school, has visions, practices Wicca, and wets her bed.

Clearly, she’s an unusual character.

Yet, I was surprised by how mildly her friends and schoolmates react to her oddities. Stacey has nightmares about her best friend and roommate, Drea, being murdered. But Drea (and others) unhesitatingly believes Stacey’s visions and readily accepts her spells and séances. Wouldn’t teenagers find Stacey just a little bit weird?

(And making Stacey a bed wetter...more
Stacey Brown is not your normal teenager. She casts spells of protection and remembrance, can predict your future with a deck of cards, and has prophetic dreams of a not-so-great tomorrow.

She also wets the bed.

When I first picked up Blue is for Nightmares, I was skeptical. I love books about magic and witchcraft, but this was a whole different world. It wasn't another book about the flashy magic I adored. The witchcraft in this book was actual (I think) Wiccan spells and rituals.

And I must say,...more
Bobs (Reader Unbound)
When I first started reading this book I had no idea what to expect. It has a beautiful cover, interesting summary and looking up in GD there was a lot of positive reviews, but it did not sound as my type of read. And I was right. When wasn't I ?
Stacey was the one bright thing in this book. Just the type of hero I like: she is not the cutest girl in school, or the wittiest, smartest or bravest. But she is all secrets and complex behavior. And her deep knowledge about cards and spells brought so...more
Morgan Roberts
This is definitely the WORST book I've ever read. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

I really wanted to like this book. Cool-ish title, cover-image is -eh-. However, I absolutely hated it. The writing needed serious editing, the characters were flat, unrealistic, and very boring. What I REALLY hated was (view spoiler)...more
Laurie Faria Stolarz hands down is one of my top authors of all time. I had seen this series for years and finally was able to pick it up while I was waiting for the next installment for her Touch Novel series. While I was reading this book my puppy was trying to nibble on the corners as I was turning each pages altnerating on who was the stalker. Who was the person lerking in the shadows at night, hiding behind the telephone haunting Stacey and her roomie. Stacey is spooked still from the last...more
Arianna Dubovik
Although I don't remember the story line too well, because I did read this series 6 years ago, when I was in middle school, I do remember not being able to put them down. Now because I read them in middle school I'm not sure if they are geared towards that age. I did read reviews about people reading them in highschool and loving them! This was the first book series that I really got into that whole "witchcraft and wizardry" world. And I was hooked! I remember staying up way late on school night...more
Καλο. Ηταν σίγουρα διαφορετικο απο τα σύγχρονα φάντασυ που διαβάζω συνήθως. Σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα, παρακολουθήσεις απο σχιζοφρενή, πολυ μυστήριο, κ μια πρωταγωνιστρια που δεν έχει τίποτα απολύτως ιδιαίτερο πέρα απο προειδοποιητικούς εφιάλτες και νυχτερινές ενουρήσεις (ναι καλά διαβασατε), μα δεν τη νοιάζει καθόλου. Προτιμά να μένει στο περιθώριο πίσω απο την αγαπημένη φίλη της Ντρέα, που προσπαθεί να προστατέψει με κάθε κόστος. Αρκετά ενδιαφέρον. Μπορεί να αποτελείται απο μια σειρά βιβλίων αλλα το...more
Blue if for BEDWETTING ?!?

To be honest, there were some great elements to this novel, but for every good thing, there were three bad things. In the end, it made me feel lukewarm. I read the series, hoping it would get better, but the plots are all flawed in some way.

1) I liked the dynamic between Stacy and Chad. It wasn't an ideal situation, but the pull of their attraction was great! I looked forward to reading those parts.

2) I didn't like how everyone questions Stacy, even in the following boo...more
Jordan Lund
Stacey and Drea go through such exciting yet horrifying adventures in the book, Blue is for Nightmares. This book has action, love, mystery, and sometimes it was even a little scary. Throughout the book, a creepy stalker is sending Drea, Stacey's roommate, weird notes. Drea wasn't the only one who was getting notes from this person either, her friends were getting threats to stay away from her! Stacey is a witch in some ways, but she is not evil. Her grandma taught her how to use magic, and she...more
This book is about Stacy Brown who has nightmares that reveal dangers in her everyday life. She ignored them once before and a young girl died, now her nightmares are about her best friend Drea and she is determined to do what she can to save her.I wasn't that impressed with the characterization and I felt the book was a bit surface. However, it was a quick read, and I was interested enough to see how it ends. I have her other books though and am not in any rush to pick them up.
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Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.

Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.

Stolarz found sales success with he...more
More about Laurie Faria Stolarz...
Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1) Deadly Little Lies (Touch, #2) White Is for Magic (Blue is for Nightmares, #2) Silver Is for Secrets (Blue is for Nightmares, #3) Red is for Remembrance (Blue is for Nightmares, #4)

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