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

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  6,575 ratings  ·  245 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...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 8th 2005 by Turtleback Books
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Annies
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
Angela
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...more
Lena
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.
Rojo
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
Bella
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...more
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
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*Queen Diva*
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...more
Molly
Although this novel is s typical teen paranormal romance, mystery, there was another ingredient that brought this particular series above all of the rest. Not only is it suspenseful, but at moments you find yourself sincerely able to connect with the characters. A lot of this book focuses on Wicca, or otherwise known as Witchcraft, but illustrates it in such a way that reveals what this practice truly is. It’s a positive religion, that encompasses nature in a peaceful and harmonious way. And she...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Red is for Remembrance - You could say its my least favorite in the series.
I noticed that the cover showed a red candle and the background was black. It seemed mysterious so I read the back to know what it was about. I started reading and didn't like it at first. I later found out that its a part of a series called Blue is for Nightmares. I then had to start from the beginning of the first book and loved it. This is basically about Stacey after a tragic accident involving her boyfriend and now s...more
NicoleE
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...more
Mikaela
excuse me....crying my eyes out for a moment

JACOB!JACOB!JACOB!

stupid tim get outa here

stacey, girl hang on there

lily:whore

I SHIP AMber AND PJ :)
Barb
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...more
Sabrina
THE BEST EVER!!! Totally made a comeback =DD i loved this seriess!!!!!!!!
Karin
Great series. Black is for Beginnings is coming out next summer.
Theresa Mayott
This book was pretty good. It is clear that the author has improved considerably since the first book, but she still likes to throw in those uncomfortable and awkward descriptions of characters. While this book pretty much destroys the reason I liked the third book it was well written. I really liked the "camp" in this book and I think it helped make the story different because lets be honest the storyline in all these books is exactly the same and it gets old real fast. Again the twist ending w...more
Erika Schoeps
2.5 Stars

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

Characters:
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...more
Lita
Crazy-good!. A LOT of crazy, and more CRAZY.

They think Stacy is going CRAZY.
They think that Porsha is CRAZY.
That commune is utterly CRAZY.

Only one of them is true. So if Stacy doesn't come to her senses and help Porsha with her nightmares, they won't be able to save that boy in the camp Porsha dreams about. And time is not something they really have a lot of.

I personally didn't think Shell would be who he ended up to really be. I knew that the boy Porsha was dreaming about wasn't Shell. And I di...more
Cassie Johnson
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Jocey
Jan 02, 2010 Jocey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Danielle
Red is for Remembrence is a book about a girl named Stacey Brown. In this book Stacey has to struggle with college but she also has to get through the fact that she might never see her soulmate again. This book takes place in Stacey's college. Stacey's main internal struggle is that she believes that her soulmate is still alive. Her main external struggle is that she has to help this girl name Porsha or a boy will die.

During my time reading this book I made a text-to-text connection. There was...more
Tringa

Ever since Stacey's boyfriend, Jacob, died, everything has changed for her. Life just isn't the same without him. She still believes he's alive here somewhere, but everyone else know's he's long gone. Now attending school at Beacon University (on a scholarship she doesn't deserve), things have gotten even worse-she's having nightmares again. Stacey is no stranger to nightmares, she's been having them for years. These nightmares are different, though; they involve a girl whose also been having n

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Jianne
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.

Summary
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 again...more
Clarabel
Quatrième et dernier tome de la série.
Que dire ? Je crois que je me suis lassée de cette série. Je la trouve classique et tristement banale. Un peu pimentée de suspense, avec un zest de crimes et une mêlée de psychopathes pour relever la sauce, la recette ne laissera pourtant pas un goût inoubliable.
Six mois ont passé depuis la disparition de Jacob. Lucy est totalement à l'ouest. Contre toute attente, elle a obtenu une bourse d'études pour une prestigieuse université. Elle comprendra pourquoi lo...more
Jenn
I don't even know where to begin with this book. 2 stars according to Goodreads means it was ok, and that's what this was. First off, this was the first one that was told through two point of views: Stacey (who we're used to) and Shell. Stacey is told in first person whereas Shell is third person. Kind of took me out of the book every time it switched.

The whole story line with Shell seemed pointless to me. I don't know if the author thought she was writing this huge mystery, or if she just thoug...more
Ashli Barnes
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
Jen McConnel
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...more
Maura
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
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
(´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´)
Five months after her boyfriend fell overboard and was never seen again, Stacey Brown is now at university with a full scholarship. Even though she doesn't actually attend lectures, and when she does she fails tests. And forget sororities, sports and shagging - all she does is down tranquilisers, and perform spells that used to help her but don't anymore.

The uni's president brought Stacey here to help his troubled teen daughter, who's having nightmares of a death not yet committed. At first Sta...more
Karissa
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...more
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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
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