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Review: INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows

by Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Genre: Young Adult Fanstasy
Format Acquired: Paperback
Source: Bought from Fullybooked
Published January 31st 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Purchase: Amazon / Kobo / Barnes and Noble / The Book Depository

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

This book is... Wow. Just WOW. It's been a while since I read something as good as this one. If you guys don't know, I took a break from reading YA titles for almost two months and this one made me want to read more. I enjoyed reading every single chapter in this book.

Incarnate is about a girl named Ana who's labeled as a 'newsoul' and sometimes 'nosoul'. Newsoul, because, ever since the beginning, souls in the world of Range reincarnated over and over again, and not  a single second in their memories is missing. But Ana is different. She is new. Her soul is new. No one knew her from their past. Everybody around her, including her own mother, thinks she's a mistake. An abomination. That Ciana should've been reincarnated in her body. Nosoul, because they hate her. They think she's a bad luck, that her very existence means something bad is going to happen in Range.

“I was an afterthought, five thousand years later. A mistake, because Ciana was gone. I was the dissonant note on the end of a masterpiece symphony. I was the brushstroke that ruined the painting.”
Ana may look weak and pitiful because of the way people treat her. But for me, she is a strong lady. She is eager to learn what is not taught to her. She learned how to read on her own. And on her 18th birthday, she finally decided to leave her mother and find out the answers for her lifelong questions.

“I'm not going to waste time being angry about things I cant control. If I only have one life, I should make the most of it.” 
Then here comes Sam, who became Ana's hero. Twice. He took care of her and accepted her in his house despite knowing her real identity. Because of him, Ana learned how to trust and love herself. With Sam, Ana grew up. Not physically, but mentally, socially, and emotionally. She learned a lot of things from him. She made new friends since she came with him to Heart.

“I've never had a home before." That must have been all the sweets talking; I'd never have told him otherwise. "I mean, staying with Li, I never felt like I belonged. That's all."

Sam touched my wrist, making me shiver. "You always have a home with me.” 
I didn't have a problem imagining the world of Range, and of Heart. I can imagine it as a beautiful world, where people have known each other for a thousand years. When somebody dies, they grieve not that much because they know that somehow that soul will come back. It's full of life and happiness, especially the market scene. And then at the center of Heart stood a tower with no doors and no windows. And the creatures, like the sylph, they're also not hard to picture out. Everything in this book is described perfectly for the readers.

I fully enjoyed reading Incarnate. Jodi Meadows impressed me from the very first chapter. Her story is unique. I never read any book similar to Ana's story. I love how each title of every chapter maybe so simple yet so deep and meaningful. I can't wait to read the next book, Asunder.

P.S. I got an ARC of Infinite! Thanks HarperCollins International!


Jodi Meadows

Like many writers, I’ve always wanted to do this professionally. You know, after I decided against being an astronaut.

Unlike many writers, I didn’t skip straight from picture books to adult novels. I have fond memories of going to Bookstop every month for the latest Baby-Sitters Club (which I kept reading, even after I realized they were never going to let the paranormal elements be real), and even fonder memories of hanging out in my middle school library. The librarians probably knew exactly what they were doing when they suggested book after book and discussed them with me at length. I, of course, had no clue they were turning me into a book addict, but it worked out for the best. Once I found the books where magic and other fantastic elements were real, I was hooked.

When I was twenty, I met a boy, moved 1,500 miles, and married him all within six months. I now realize that was crazy and dangerous, but it seemed natural at the time and, again, worked out for the best. Not only did we stay madly in love, he worked full time at a hard job so I could stay home to write books and, hopefully, one day get published.

The other crazy thing we did was fall in love with ferrets. They have their own bedroom.

My hobbies, aside from spending all my money on books and Kippy/ferret treats, revolve around yarn. I love crocheting, knitting, and spinning. In addition to several handspindles, I share my living room with a spinning wheel named Bob.

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“I let go of my wings.
Not a nosoul. Not a butterfly.

A thousand years from now, even if I was never reborn, people would remember me. Ana Incarnate.”


Review: FINDING IT by Cora Carmack

Finding It
by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #3
Genre: New Adult Romance
Format Acquired: E-book
Published October 15th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Purchase: Amazon / Kobo Store / The Book Depository

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong...
Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life . . . or that's what she keeps telling herself.
It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.


Here comes another riveting story by Cora Carmack! This woman never fails to make me swoon over her characters. First, Garrick. Then, Cade. And now, Hunt! As one of my favorite authors, I always keep an eye on her books. I may post my reviews months after the book's release date, but I definitely assure myself I get to read them on time. I post late because I can't find the right words for my review!

This is the third installment for Carmack's Losing It series. Finding It focuses on the story of Kelsey's adventure, wherein she met the very swoon worthy Hunt along the way. She traveled around Europe on her own. This has always been what she wants - away from her parents, and her responsibilities at home. Plus, no credit card limit! Now who wouldn't want that, huh?

Thought this is not my favorite book of hers, it's absolutely my second! I really enjoyed the journey and experiences of Kelsey and Hunt. I didn't expect much from the two of them but they showed my how strong their spark is when they're together! They look so cute, with Kelsey being a little mean and this handsome Hunt being a little bossy at times.
“The best parts of life are the things we can't plan. And it's a lot harder to find happiness if you're only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don't know where you're going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides...a map is a life someone else already lived. It's more fun to make your own.”
I understand Kelsey's situation. There is a lot of times I wish I could fly away and wander for a while, away from home, from my responsibilities, from my problems, from my normal life. Just for a while, just to relax and think things over. I always dreamed of traveling around the world with my special someone, go to the places I want, try out new adventures, taste a different kind of cuisine, just like what Kelsey and Hunt did. You know, to discover new things on your own, because probably there are some that you don't know you can do.
“Adventures don't happen when you're worried about the future or tied down by the past. They only exist in the now. And they always,always come at the most unexpected time,in the least likely of packages. An adventure is an open window; and an adventurer is the person willing to crawl out on the ledge and leap.” 
Hunt seemed mysterious at first (Well, no hot guy isn't mysterious after all, right?) I wondered why all of a sudden, he tried to tag along Kelsey. But he seemed really nice and gentle from the beginning. I was really surprised when I learned who her is, what he does, and who he works for. Kelsey got mad but I understand her. She wanted to go away from her life for a little amount of time, be on her own, then all of sudden she learned she isn't. But the good thing is that Hunt made her experiences unforgettable. He didn't spoil her journey their journey together.

Though this is a very good book to read, I didn't gave it five stars. I'm not that satisfied with the way it ended. It's just that I need more. I wanted to see how Kelsey proved her parents that they're wrong. I want them to realize how good Kelsey is. I wanted them to see that they don't need to worry about her making her own decisions, that Hunt can prove it to them. Anyway, I definitely recommend this to every New Adult reader out there. You shouldn't miss this!


Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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“Just looking for a piece of adventure, my ass. You already have an adventure. Who is he?”

An enigma.
“Just a guy I met the other night,” I answered.
“And why the hell would you not want to see him? Did he have herpes or something? Because that’s a damn shame. Like paint splattered all over a Van Gogh. Or a naked Ryan Gosling.”


(ARC) Review: THE ALMOST GIRL by Amalie Howard

The Almost Girl
by Amalie Howard
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Format Acquired: ARC from Publisher
Published January 7th 2013 by Strange Chemistry
Purchase: Amazon / Kobo / Barnes and Noble / The Book Depository

Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. But coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows.  Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.
Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

(I received a physical ARC of this book from the publisher. This in no way affected my review. Big thanks to Caroline and Leah of Strange Chemistry!)

Watch out, guys! We got a new badass heroine over here!

Meet Riven, the Almost Girl. Why 'almost'? I also asked the same question before I read the book. At first, I thought she's born as a man (LOL) or like Pinocchio who was just created then later on became real. I imagined so many things already just by reading the title! (Not to mention the book cover) Is she some kind of a cyborg?

The Almost Girl is about a girl named Riven, who came from Neospes to Earth to accomplish a mission. The mission is to find Caden, the clone of Prince Cale to save the prince from dying. She wanted to save him not only because if his royalty, but also because he is her bestfriend. They've known each other since childhood. And this mission should be accomplished without Shae, her sister, getting in her way. So she did everything she could not to be seen, followed, or tracked by her sister.

I like Riven. A lot. I can't really explain why but maybe because we're kinda alike in some traits. She's not so girly, the silent type but thinks too much in the inside, sometimes cold, and pretty much sarcastic an some times. She also has good leadership skills. So like me! Born to be leaders! And I love how her character grew in the story. Yes, it took me a few weeks to finish this, because I think the pacing is slow, but Riven kept me going on. Riven, and Caden (or Cade).

Cade, hmmm. Well, I also like him. Hehehehe. The way he's described, he's gorgeous. Not exactly the 'nice guy' type, but the 'punky type'. He's into motorbikes! I adore guys who rides motorbikes rather than cars. I just can't think of a reason why he would go out with that bitchy girl Saddie. Then all of a sudden he would be showy about the way he feels for Riven. He actually kissed her while Saddie is still his girlfriend! I like it but I also hate the idea of flirting with other girls while you're still going out with another.

But the character I love most in the story is Shae. She's an ideal sister. For me. I liked her from the moment she appeared in the book. And the way she sacrificed herself for her sister who was likely to kill her? Impressive? Quite. Touching? Yes. She made me cry. I love her and I miss her.

Overall, this book is pretty good. I may not be that impressed from the previous book I read that was also written by Amalie Howard, but this book, The Almost Girl, made me think twice about her writing. I enjoyed reading it, I like the twists and turns, I like the characters and I'm hopefully looking forward for a sequel.


Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

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Stacking the Shelves #14 January Haul

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is a great way to showcase books you've recently added to your bookshelves. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

But for my STS, I'll be showing here only the physical copies of books I recently owned/borrowed/won. eBooks/eARCs will be showcased on my In My Mailbox posts.

Bought from National Book Store:

Bought from Fully Booked:
(It's not in the picture since someone borrowed it)

From the author:


How about you? What's added to your haul? :)


ALL THE FEELS TOUR: Gayle Forman Book Signing Event in Manila

The year 2014 started with an amazing event by the National Book Store for book lovers here in the Philippines. Guess what? We had Gayle Forman for the first book signing event this year!

Last Saturday, January 18, 2014 was my second time to attend a bloggers forum. Big thanks to my lovely blogger friend Isabel of Sab The Book Eater for bringing me as her plus one! The forum was held at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 5. It's so great to meet these lovely ladies again. Never mind how noisy we can be when we start ranting about our favorite books and characters!

While waiting for the forum to start, strike a pose!

We were so excited to meet Gayle!
Gayle is such an adorable woman. Before the forum started, she sang some lines from Walt Disney Frozen's OST, Let It Go. She kept singing yet she told us that she's horrible at karaoke. Lol

Gayle while answering the questions during the blogger forum.
We were given the chance to ask Gayle things about her and her books. Here are some of the things we discovered about her and her life with her books:

  • Writing ritual: Coffee. (We obviously know this. We just thought maybe she has some weird ritual like doing headstands before she writes. Oh, wait-- THAT is my ritual.)
  • Best song from Just One Day: Again, she sang Let It Go. Followed by Adelle's Rolling In The Deep
  • Easiest book she wrote: If I Stay. She said she didn't expect much and this book didn't give her much pressure. It's just a series of love stories (Family, friendship, romance, music)
  • The kind of adventure she wants for Just One Day in her life: Well, she told us she can't have any adventure yet as of now since she have little kids. But she wanted to go to Brazil next, or Africa (Safari).
  • Important role of music in If I Stay: She told us that her husband is a musician. And that she's been obsessed with music. She also said that music is an emotional trigger to a lot of people.
  • Next book she's working on: Guys, it's a stand-alone! It'll be called I Was Here and will be out in Winter 2015!

ALL. THE. FEELS. Gayle Forman bookmarks were given during the event.

And here comes the signing! More pictures! These wonderful photos were taken by the very talented Hazel of Stay Bookish. Visit her blog to see more of her talent put into taking awesome photos of books and more! Teehee! ^^,

From left: Me, Kim of Divergent Gryffindor and Sab of Sab The Book Eater

Nicole and Michelle of The Twins Read striking a pose with Gayle

Elyssa and Celine of Two Ends of a Bookshelf

Kayla of The Bookish Owl and Sab of Sab The Book Eater

Sab (again!) Dianne of Oops! I Read Again and Kazhy of My Library in the Making

Jesselle of The Lifelong Bookworm and Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs

PH YA Book Bloggers with Gayle Forman

Thank you so much National Book Store for making another wonderful event possible for bookworms like us. It's very overwhelming to meet the persons who wrote our favorite books and made us swoon over the characters. More bookish events like this please!

Gayle, Me, and my signed books! I'm soooo happy!

We love you very much, Gayle Forman! Hope to see you again!

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Review: AN UNPLANNED LIFE by Beth Rinyu

An Unplanned Life
by Beth Rinyu
Series: Unplanned #2
Genre: New Adult Romance
Format Acquired: Kindle Book
Source: Author (Thanks a bunch, Beth!)
Published October 25th 2013
Purchase: Amazon

In the sequel/prequel to An Unplanned Lesson,Nicole and Dailan are living out their happily ever, raising Ryan and their daughter. Nicole has the perfect life and is no longer running away from her emotions. But when her past collides with her present,that perfect life slowly begins to crumble.

When Dailan gets in over his head taking on a huge case, that quickly becomes personal to him, Nicole and their marriage soon get put on the back burner. To make matters worse his new assistant is Rachel Wiser,the girl who made Nicole's life a living hell in high school.

Take the emotional journey into Nicole's past when she's faced with old ghosts, while she tries to cope with the effects that it's having on her present. Nicole must prove that she is no longer a scared teenager and fight with all that she has to protect the one person that she endured so much heartache for while trying to save her marriage to the one and only man who allowed her to open her heart.


(A copy has been provided to me by the author. This in no way affected my review for the book.)

Before anything else, I wanted to say YOU NAILED IT AGAIN, BETH!

(Spoiler alert!)

An Unplanned Life is the sequel to An Unplanned Lesson, wherein we started our journey with Nicole, her job, her family, and her lovelife. We witnessed how she and our sexy Dailan (Yes, you read that right: OUR. I am sharing him to you, ladies!) met, how they hated each other at first, then ended up falling in love.
“Sometimes the best things in life are those that aren't planned..."
We were able to catch a glimpse of Nicole's past, in which we learned that her very naughty student, Ryan, who happened to be the adopted nephew of Dailan, is in fact her son. Her son who she gave up years ago for adoption. In An Unplanned Life, we were given the chance to know more of her past, to get a clearer view of what really happened to her. Plus, our dear Justin is back! His disappearance in the first book made me really, really, really sad.

This books shows the typical reason why a lot of couples fight: jealousy. And like any other books out there, this will never be complete with a bitch or a douche. Here goes Rachel and Jonathan. I definitely loathe the two of them! People from her horrible past kept coming back to her to... I don't really know. To make things better? Or to make things worse? Rachel tries to ruin Nicole's life AGAIN. This part made me love Dailan even more. You should read to know why! He is the ultimate ideal husband!
“I loved him more than he would ever know. He was the only guy that was able to help me break the chains that were binding my heart for so long and I would be forever grateful to him for it.”
You better prepare for a lot of drama in this book. This one made me cry again. I can absolutely feel Nicole's feelings while I'm reading it. Yes, there is a lot of hatred and pain and problems... but in the end, there's a new baby that became our sunshine to the rain: Ella! She's so adorable I wanted to cuddle and kiss her!
"I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."
This is another wonderful story by Beth Rinyu. And now I consider her as one of my favorite NA authors! I am so looking forward to read her next books. I definitely recommend this to you guys. This is a story of love, family, and most of all, not giving up for something worth fighting for no matter what the consequences are.


Beth Rinyu

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned Lesson and Drowning In Love (releasing July 2013).

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a teenage stepson, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married to a wonderful guy - but we'll keep that between us, I don't want him getting a big head! 

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my books and me! If you decide to read them (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me - yes, even if you don't like it!

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Review: BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Blue is for Nightmares
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Series: Blue is for Nightmares#1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format Acquired: Paperback (Deluxe Spellbook Edition)
Source: Purchased from Fullybooked
Published November 1st 2003 by Turtleback Books

"I Know Your Secret . . ."
Nightmares. Dark Secrets. Premonitions of Death.

Welcome to Stacey’s World!

It begins with the dreams. White lilies, the death flower. Being chased through the woods, knowing she cannot outrun her pursuer forever. Visits from the spirit of a girl who was murdered. Threats and taunts from an unseen assailant.

But that’s only the start. When the dreams begin to spill over into Stacey’s waking life, that’s when the nightmare really begins.

Stacey's junior year at boarding school isn't easy. She's not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She's got a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she's having nightmares again. Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. 

This time they're about Drea, her best friend who's become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls. Now someone's leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey's dreams. Everybody thinks it's just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. 

With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother. Will Stacey's magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

Some people have always wondered why and how I came up living a life full of reading and books. Well, I love reading books ever since. But the FIRST Young Adult I ever read was White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Ever since I finish reading that book (which is way back in highschool) I spent my time looking for the first installment in the series. I don't even know before that I can reserve books online, or order them if they're not available here in the country.

So when I finally had a blog and learned many things on how to acquire books, I was happy yo finally have my copy of Blue is for Nightmares. I always wondered how it all began...

This book kept me hooked. I envy Stacey, 'cause she's a witch (Anyway, I'm a vampire) and it's very interesting everytime she's doing one of her spells. I learned a lot of spells, since I bought the Deluxe Spellbook Edition. I like it how certain colors of candles represent something, how she mixes different kinds of oils and other ingredients to complete her spells.

The best part of this book is how her dreams about Maura haunted her, and how it made me itch to know who the bad guy really is. Some said they figured it out very early, but I didn't. Lol. Then here goes the death of another bitch, Veronica Leeman. It made me more curious as each chapter goes by. Even though Drea, her bestfriend, is a little bit bitchy, I didn't want her to like, die or something. On the other hand, I can't help but love Amber. She's funny and bubbly at times. She's like the neutralizer between Stacey and Drea when things got heated between them.

About the romance, it's the love triangle between bestfriends type of romance. Stacey is inlove with Chad who happens to be the boyfriend of Stacey who happens to be her bestfriend.  Enough for the romance part, I didn't really focus on that part of the book. Heh.

Reading this book gave me the creeps. Well, it should since it a mystery-thriller type. I enjoyed reading it and it kept me intrigued until the end, which makes me wanna read the next books. The titles were pretty interesting too! Good job, Stolarz. Good job. :) 


Laurie Faria Stolarz

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 her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance. The four novels in the "BIFN" series have sold over 500,000 copies collectively.Stolarz has also announced a graphic novel entry into the series titled Black is for Beginnings, which she published in summer 2009.

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