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Red is for Remembrance (Blue is for Nightmares #4)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  8,164 Ratings  ·  269 Reviews
I know you're alone . . .

Shattered by her boyfriend's tragic death, Stacey is struggling in her first year of college, hoping that somehow, somewhere, Jacob is still alive. Now her nightmares are back, haunted by ghosts and misery. Casting healing spells brings Stacey closer to Porsha--a troubled girl who's also dreaming of death--and to a strange boy whose life is in dang
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 8th 2005 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jovana Sremac You should read from beginning. I started from second book because they didn't have the first one in library. I didn't miss anything. After second…moreYou should read from beginning. I started from second book because they didn't have the first one in library. I didn't miss anything. After second book the plot is growing so if you read this book without reading previous books you will find many spoilers. I hope I helped you(less)
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Apr 01, 2009 Annies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read 'Red is for Remembrance'. This is the fourth and final book in the 'Blue is for Nightmares' series by Laurie Faria Stolarz. I thought this book was excellent. It rolled humor, mystery, suspense, and some action all into one book. Stacey Brown, the main character, is having weird dreams again. She is accepted into a prestigious college with a full scholarship, and with her below average grades, she wasn’t quite sure why. But, she soon finds out that the president of the college’s daughter ...more
Jan 08, 2016 Tijana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I had to compare this series to a TV show, it would've definately been Charmed.
OK, Charmed minus having the protagonist marrying her Whitelighter who later turns into an Elder, because their unborn son from the future made it happen and that type of things, but it has the Charmed vibe.
Overall, I liked the series. All the books were something you can read in one sitting, interesting and intense.

I didn't like the last one as much I as liked the previous ones, though.
Maybe I would've liked it b
Definitely my favorite book in the Blue Is For Nightmares series (maybe because the dreaded Drea wasn't in it). I liked the other three, but they were no where near as good as Red is for Remembrance.

Overall, I just felt it was a stronger story and that I got to know Stacey so much better than any of the other books. She went from a completely one dimensional character I hardly cared about to one I was routing for and loved. I just couldn't put this book down!

I do think the ending was a little
Miss Ryoko
Feb 24, 2011 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
OH MY GOD!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

About 130 pages in, I made a revelation that made me jump for joy... literally! I was squealing like a little school girl. That Laurie, she's a tricky one!

I loved it. Every page, every second, every minute. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish reading it. And I cried through the majority of the book! I'm super sad the series is nearly over (I will be reading the graphic novel which is the 5th book). I'm really attached to these characters and I ab
Oct 28, 2007 Lena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sophmoreyear
I really enjoyed this book. It is the fourth book of the Blue is for Nightmares Series. This book is really good and I like how there is like two different perspectives in the book. At first I didn't know why but at the end i figured it all out. It 's really good and it's one of the best of the series. This is the last book which I wish it wasn't because the series is really good.
Britney (BookDrunkSloth)
The end of the previous book leads readers to this limbo of not knowing. Not knowing whether or not Jacob is alive, and not knowing what Stacey is going to do about it. She is also seeing a therapist which scares some into thinking she's gone crazy.

This book takes us several months later, to when Stacey finally goes to school. She's still having a hard time accepting Jacob is gone. She goes into this weird depression and takes a lot of sleeping pills trying to force herself to dream. She is also
Aug 03, 2011 Rojo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that got really confusing to tell the truth. It took me about three times as long to finish it than I had expected, and it wasn't the best I would say. There really was no sense of horror or suspense except for the parts where Stacey is having a nightmare. The whole first half of the book is pretty much kinda like Bella in New Moon...she's just barely going through the motions of life and moping over her now-ex-boyfriend. It was kind of boring. The multiple POVs from Jacob/Shell ...more
Erika Schoeps
2.5 Stars

This book is better than the previous installment in the series, but not by much.

PJ and Amber are caricatures of "regular teen", so much so that they appear immature at times, and tell really horrible jokes. But occasionally their humor is amusing and cute.
Stacey, Drea, and Chad have basically no defining characteristics, and simply move the plot along... with the exception of Chad shaming Stacey for having a crush on someone new after her old boyfriend's untimely death. That
Jul 18, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Alright, so I liked Red more than Blue and Silver, and probably the same as White. We'll see how I like Black - it's next.

This book didn't follow the same pattern of the others, and while it was predictable in other ways, it was not the same boring arc that I have gotten so used to in these books.

The emotional stakes were also higher, so I think that upped my interest as well. Though it was so obvious who our "mystery narrator" was from the beginning, I think the author knew that, and I think i
Sep 04, 2009 Bella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-reading
So far, this is the last book in the Blue is For Nightmares series. In this one, Jacob is lost and Stacey is heartbroken. She believes he is alive, and helps a troubled girl named Portia who is having nightmares about a mysterious boy that is going to be killed. Portia leads Stacey to a camp to find the boy, and they find someone unexpected at the camp as well.

I can connect Portia to Callie from Cut. They both have issues they don’t want to deal with, so instead of trying to get help they cut t
Ernesto gutierrez
I am a big fan of the series. silver is for secrets is my favorite so far. This book leaves my dissapointed. It is not bad but it is not as good as the other books. I was able to figure out one of the big twist in the story on page 80. i dont know if the author intended for the twist to be figure out so easily or maybe i just happened to figure it out. When i was reading this book i felt like the main character stacy was doing nothing but complain about everything and everyone. She seemed like s ...more
Haley Ellis
Aug 03, 2009 Haley Ellis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books
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Cisz Strasters
Oct 14, 2014 Cisz Strasters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
echt een heerlijke serie!! nog steeds balen dat deze niet in het nederlands is vertaald?! maar gelukkig lezen de engelse ook heerlijk weg... jammer dat dit het einde was. hoewel... ik heb de graphic novel nog :)
excuse me....crying my eyes out for a moment


stupid tim get outa here

stacey, girl hang on there


Oct 21, 2008 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult
Great series. Black is for Beginnings is coming out next summer.
Jun 15, 2011 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy, mystery, ghost-y
THE BEST EVER!!! Totally made a comeback =DD i loved this seriess!!!!!!!!
Susanne Leist
Oct 27, 2016 Susanne Leist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. I don't usually read books from the YA genre but someone told me that my book could fall into that category. So I go to a bookstore, without my glasses, and pick out a book. I didn't realize that it was part of a series. Even so, I read it and enjoy it immensely.
The writing is superb. The only difference I can see between YA and adult genres is in the way the characters speak. They use words like "stuff" to show they are young. Otherwise, the plot and mystery are as deep and ri
Hayley Martin
Jan 07, 2017 Hayley Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fact that I'm done w the series (minus the graphic novel) hurts me. I don't want it to end. I grew more attached to Stacey and Jacob than I anticipated!
Aug 30, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 11th-grade
this book is the fourth book and last book of the chilling series. This book started out like a narrative point of view of two character. The main character Stacey had just lost her boyfriend Jacob is a tragic accident. Stacey is in college. She has some kind of nightmares that can predicts someone death. Stacey always wanted to dream of about her boyfriend death and what had caused it, but she can never get it. stacey practiced witch craft. Then the book talks about Shell's point of view. Shell ...more
May 29, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stacey is nothing but an emotional mess since the drowning occurred of her boyfriend and soul mate, Jacob. She somehow just feels that he is still alive somehow, somewhere, but no one else thinks so. She is finally going back to school, even though that is the last thing she really wants to do, but she promised her mother and friends she would go and she has a full scholarship to one of the best colleges around so why not go. Stacey has a huge adjustment at college too, of only having her friend ...more
Dec 24, 2011 Jianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed-books
Red Is for Remembrance is the fourth book in the Blue Is For Nightmares series. And you know what? It's such a guilty pleasure book because I totally forget what happened in the other books and really is blank about it but I still managed to enjoy this book.

Just after Jacob's death, Stacey strives to bring her life back to normal. She's got a scholarship in Beacon University and her friends are supporting her to move on about Jacob's death. But nightmares are starting to haunt her agai
Apr 19, 2009 Maura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz which is a mystery and romantic novel. It is the fourth book in this series and Stacey Brown, a girl who is in high school and enters college in Red is for Remembrance is the main character. But in this book the author switches between Stacey’s life and Shell’s life, which have nothing to do with each other until the end. Stacey has struggles with nightmares that have come true in the past, and she is beginning to have them again. She receive ...more
Mar 08, 2015 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, young-adult
I enjoyed this, the 4th book in the series, more than any of the prior three. Stacey is now a fully developed character, a practitioner of Wicca whose dreams predict disasters which she must try to avert.

In the third book, Stacey loses her love, Jacob, when he falls overboard. Her mother and friends try to help her cope with Jacob's loss, but as his body is never found she can't let go of the hope that he's still alive somewhere. In "Red Is For Remembrance," she tries her hardest to perform spel
Ashli Barnes
Apr 01, 2010 Ashli Barnes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very intresting. From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked. I couldn't put it down, somedays I read 100 pages until i actually finished it. This book might be hard for you to understand if you don't read the whole series thats includes; Blue is for nightmares, White is for magic, Silver is for secrets, and my favorite Red is for remembrance. Red is for remembrance is about Stacey a girl who is struggling in her first year of college, she is trying to deal with her b ...more
The final book in the Blue is for Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz. This book was a good read and good conclusion to the series. I didn't think it was as good as the previous books though. This book didn't have nearly the suspense elements of the previous books.

In this book Stacey is at college and rooming with Amber. After Jacob's death she is fighting to not succumb completely to depression, when she starts having nightmares again. The president of the university contacts her and want
Steph Su
Stacey Brown can't believe that she's going to the prestigious Beacon University mere months after the disappearance of her boyfriend Jacob, whose body was never found after the accident on the cruise. How is she going to deal with a normal life? To top it all off, she has a freakishly happy and bubbly roommate, Janie, in addition to her good friend Amber, she's been having trouble sleeping, and she's not dreaming about Jacob at all, no matter how hard she tries.

But then the president of the un
This is a review for the whole series.

The first two books were just alright for me. I enjoyed them, but there just wasn't that "I can't wait to continue reading" feeling I get when I'm reading a truly entrancing story. The third book was my favorite and then the last book was really good, but a little obvious, I think.

I think my problem with the first two books was that the characters and writing itself seemed very juvenile at times. I don't know exactly why I felt that way, but the characters w
Miranda Travis
Mar 07, 2012 Miranda Travis is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the last book in the sequal and it's about a girl named Stacey that tragicly lost her boyfriend after having nightmares about his and many people's deaths. She was able to save the other people, but not the love of her life. She is a collage student on a full ride scollarship to a very nice collage. She has a nightmare about a girl that is going to die, and the next day is called down to the presidants office, Mr. Wallace. He sits her down and tells her about his daughter who she ha ...more
Jen McConnel
Sep 10, 2012 Jen McConnel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I used to work at Barnes and Noble, I was drawn to this series by Laurie Stolarz. I kept meaning to read it, but somewhere in between work and school, that never happened. I finally picked this one up, and I wish I'd read it sooner! Again, I started at the backwards end of a series (woops), but it was easy to get into the world, and I loved it.

Stacey is in mourning. She delayed her college admittance by a semester, but she still isn't over the death of her first love Jacob. To make matters
Sarah Crawford
Feb 03, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A burglar named Shell has entered a house. Stacey, meanwhile, is trying to recover from what happened to her in the last book. She is also still mourning Jacob. She's now been accepted at a college and is to meet with the college President.

The story goes back to Shell who apparently was dreaming about the would-be robbery. Shell apparently lives in what is basically a cult group.

Stacey is starting to have nightmares again. Chad and Drea have gone to another college four hundred miles away. The
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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
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Blue is for Nightmares (5 books)
  • Blue is for Nightmares (Blue is for Nightmares, #1)
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