Blue is for Nightmares, by Laurie Faria Stolarz

blueStacey practices Wicca and has the ability to see the future through her dreams. Unfortunately she’s having nightmares about her best friend and roommate, Drea. Stacey doesn’t want to relive her past, when ignoring these types of dreams led to the death of a friend, so she goes about trying to change the future her dreams are showing her.

Loved this book!! It was spooky and fun and mysterious, with just a touch of psychic. It’s one of those books that’s almost like the old YA I read when I was in middle school, where you’re trying to figure out which of the friends is actually the evil crazy bad guy. The difference here is that 1) supernatural stuff is helpful and not evil, and 2) the characters aren’t all stereotypes. Both of those differences are wonderful, wonderful things.

Sometimes I wonder, though, why the crazy evil bad guy is always someone the characters know, and know well. Why can’t the crazy evil bad guy be some random pervert off the street, or some kid in the class they’ve never noticed before, or the janitor, or someone’s ex from their last school that they haven’t talked to in five years? It’s like that in TV crime shows too – always the killer/stalker/rapist/etc must be one of the characters introduced in that particular hour. It gets old, but *sigh* I know why they do it. And Blue is for Nightmares really does keep you guessing who the crazy evil bad guy is. It’s an excellent mystery and thriller, all around fun!

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