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White Is for Magic

(Blue is for Nightmares #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  11,029 ratings  ·  418 reviews
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 kil
Paperback, 301 pages
Published May 8th 2004 by Llewellyn (first published March 21st 2004)
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Brent Byron I think this book might be a lot scarier than Harry Potter. It doesn't sound like there is spell casting kind of magic in it.

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This one was definitely better than the first and I think I give that credit to Jacob - who is by far the best character to come out of this series so far. I like how the author kept him very secretive literally up until the last minute. I don't think there was really one thing I didn't like about him.

Now, as for everyone else...I like PJ, he's entertaining and always good for a laugh. Amber, I really just don't get. Chad - no comment. Drea - hmph...bitch and worst friend ever (I don't think my
Hayley Martin
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good lord, I love this series.
And JACOB. Yes.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
Upon scrolling reviews before reading I did come across saying that this book was quite similar to the 1st in the series just with a few different characters and some things changed. Well - I like fun reads like this and these 'nightmares' are the way that Stacey 'sees' things. So of course I would expect this to be present in the second book as well.
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Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Reading this book is like reading the first one in the series, blue is for nightmares. The same plot and characters, just changing names and a couple of things. That made me read really slow, as I was not interested in what is going to happen later. At least at the end, I recovered the interest for it and have a moment in there. The relationship between of Stacey with her boyfriend, mum or best friend was not developed or explained properly at all. Hopefully, the third one is going to be better ...more
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have read this ages ago, and I
have only a vague memory of liking it.
I saw this in bookstore today and thought it would be interesting to read it again.
I'll write an actual review as soon as I reread the series!
It was fine, I liked it but I'm not that enthusiastic about it.
It was better that the first one (that I completely forgot) but I can't give it more that 3/5.

I enjoyed the story and I will finish the series no matter what haha
Alley Kat
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was worried about reading this since it's been so long since I read the first book, but everything was recapped very nicely. White is for Magic is a great sequel and carries on the story easily. The characters are crazy and amazing, and it all felt really believable. While I'm not a fan of romance, I like how it was done in this book. It didn't feel rushed at all like most young adult novels these days. The plot was captivating and interesting. I'm excited to read the rest of the series.
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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. Stac
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
What would you do if one of your friends has really bad nightmares and suffering from that all night? Stacey Brown is the one who has really bad nightmares and can predict the future. A year before, Stacey Brown had saved her best friend, Drea, from a death through the nightmares. Now, she is having nightmares again about something. One day, she meet guy named Jacob. And he said he is from Colorado and having nightmares about Stacey so he moved to here, where Stacey lives, to save her. First tim ...more
Aug 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: review-d

This is one of the few books where I just said to myself "ok, that's it. I give up." and tossed it away.
I stumbled accross the third book of the series Silver Is for Secrets months ago, not knowing it was part of a series and I loved it. I even cried at the end of it and I don't cry that easily. So I decided I might aswell give the entire series a try. Worst idea I've ever had. The first book was OK, I'll give Stolarz this, the storyline was exciting, the characters were not the most inter
Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great book. Gives a lot of interesting details about spells and so separates itself from other teen books with an unusually gifted teenager. Loved the inclusion of Jacob. The book wraps you up in its mystery so that you're racing to get to the end, just like the first one. The killer's easier to pick out in this one than in the first book, though.

The one thing I have a beef with is that being a Christian, I hate seeing God's name uncapitalized. If an author doesn't believe in God and doesn't wan
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read Blue is for Nightares like 3-4 year ago. I've been wanting to get ahold of these books but haven't been able to. Finally I picked it up yesterday and started reading it.

This book was amazing. I wasn't sure how I was going to manage with it being so long ago having read the frst book, but I found no problems. Anything I may have forgotten was mentioned in this book and I wasn't feeling lost.
I still think Stacy is a "basic white girl" name though. It just makes me laugh.

This series is per
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
The first book of the series, Blue is for Nightmares, was okay. I found this novel to be basically a rehash of the first one, in terms of plot and character growth. Most of it dragged along and I found myself wanting to skip entire sections, particularly the extreme detail the author put into Stacey's New Age rituals. I suppose the book would be more appealing to junior high school students who also have an interest in Wicca. The ending was so obvious that I ended up skimming over it - yes, even ...more
Awesome read!!!!

I know it's only three stars but I have come to realize that it takes a lot to get a five star. The thing should be a work of art to get a five. Three means I really enjoyed it still. It was better than the first. I love the introduction of Jacob I think he is an awesome character for Stacey. The struggle between her and "her attacker" was well written and believable. Dream still annoys the living daylights outta me. Australian be a bitch of a friend and this book she is the same
Theresa Mayott
May 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I'm going to stop reading this. I've decided I don't really care about the characters or their ridiculous teen angst anymore. I don't really care for the writing style either. I'm pretty certain that Stacey's so-called 'BFF' is trying to steal her old boyfriend back from Stacey, that Stacey will end up with Jacob and that the ending will be as stupidly rushed as in the last book. It's like getting to the point of the end takes forever—"drawing out the suspense"—but the actual climax is so rushed ...more
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: one-time-read
I ABSOLUTELY love this series but in this book
Stacy needs to get a grip and stop being so Damn selfish. I mean really if she would stop trying to figure out every little detail to her nightmares she could try to actually figure out hte big picture! And is she trying to completely ruin any chances she has at a normal life? Every single time she gets into a fight with Chad and Drea she storms off, more concerned with saving her own butt when she has completely no idea who's trying to kill her. Sh
Emma Bishop
Oct 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Well this sequel felt exactly like the first book. Everything that happened in this book seemed to be the exact same as the first one, just with the details changed. The whole book felt like a waste of time to me since I'd heard this story before. Also in this book a new character, Jacob, is introduced, but I feel like at the end of the story you still really know nothing about him. Hardly any background information is given to you about him, and by the end of the book I had no idea what Jacob's ...more
Oct 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sophmoreyear
I thought this book is really interesting. This book is the second book of the Blue is for Nightmares series. I thought this book was good because of where the story took place and it was really similar to the first book so I knew that I would like this book. Even though it wasn't as good as the first book, I still liked it because of all the twist and turns in the book. It made the book more interesting and really captures me into it like that.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought that this book was better than the first one. I still wasn't too crazy about Stacy's friends, but I did thoroughly enjoy Jacob's character. He was really interesting especially since he was similar to Stacy in multiple ways. It was also interesting to have Stacy deal with both her nightmares and the "ghost groupies." It provided more mystery and anticipation to who the stalker/killer could be and what her dreams meant.
Apr 26, 2010 rated it liked it
This book started off a little slow for me, but maybe it's because I read this book before Blue is for Nightmares. The main character suffers from recurring nightmares, followed by bouts of projectile vomiting.

Once I got over the grossness of the vomiting, the story began to pick up the pace and it was very difficult to put the book down. The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat and I was satisfied with the ending.

I would rate it a 3.5, but that option is not available.
Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
One stalker down, another to go. A nice sequel to Blue is for Nightmares, you can really see Stacey growing as a character as she meets new people, new things happen, and her love life even starts to bloom again. A nice merge of magic, mystery, and that little touch of romance.
Lezidezi Higgins
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This one was ok, but got a little repetitive after a bit. I enjoy all the magic elements and spell work though.
Bre Severance
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was the best!!!!! im soo happy its a series! idk what i would do if there was none!!!!!!! Its an amazing book thats keeping u at the edge of your seat! i just love it!!! <3
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Continuing my re-visitation of this series with this book. I have to say, this book was MUCH better than BIFN, so my review will be less harsh but still. Mostly my problems come from characters. Shall we?

Stacey is having nightmares that SHE is in danger in this book. She vomits instead of pees the bed, and for whatever reason her friends find almost no reason to trust that her dreams mean something. Oh wait, except we have a whole first book to establish that her dreams mean something. It’s infu
Patricia Brewer
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz is truly a magical experience. It is about a girl named Stacey Brown who comes from a family of witches, significantly her grandma; who taught her everything she knows. She goes to a boarding school and although she’s roomed with her closest friends, she faces a serious rough patch with her need to graduate and her love life. As she deals with all of these day to day stresses, it just gets worse for her. She begins getting these premonitions, that had a ...more
Brooklyn Betts
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book "White is for Magic" was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz. It's about a seventeen year-old girl named Stacy who is starting to have nightmares of people who have been killed. She found out that the nightmares are telling her that she is going to die in less than a week, and needs to figure out how to survive. Someone named Jacob came to help her because he was having dreams about her death. At first Stacey doesn't trust him, but then she starts to fall in love with him, which causes prob ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stolarz, Laurie Faria. White is for Magic. Llewellyn Publications, 2004. 301 p.

White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz the second book in a series of four books. A year after protagonist Stacey Brown saves her best friend Drea from what seemed like an inevitable death, her nightmares begin again. A boy named Jacob, a transfer student, ends up having the same powers that Stacey does; however, his dreams are about Stacey. Now it's up to these two to uncover this new mystery. Who's the killer no
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is the next year after Stacey's terrifying encounter with a murderer. Since saving her best friend, things have been good. However, the dreams are starting again. Like before they're hazy but she sees a murderer and a stalker. Around the same time a new student named Jacob comes to their boarding school. Stacey can't deny her attraction to him but he is incredibly mysterious. She has to wonder whether or not he is the shadow figure in her dreams, especially once it is revealed that he too is ...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

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“Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black. She has a knife, knife, knife, stuck in her back, back, back. She cannot breathe, breathe, breathe. She cannot cry, cry, cry. Thats why she begs, begs, begs. She begs to die, die ,die..” 205 likes
“We sit there, our eyes locked on one another, for several seconds. I know in my heart we're both thinking the same thing. Jacob leans forward over the candle, the shadow of the flame dancing against his bottom lip. I lean forward to meet him as well. It's a kiss full of promise, of trust, and of all that is magic.” 79 likes
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