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August 2008 Reads

9 books. Because I’m not going to finish a 10th before midnight (it’s almost 10PM).

28 Days Later: The Aftermath – Steve Niles, Dennis Calero, Diego Olmos, Nat Jones

LifeMate Connections: Eryn – Keri Arthur “…the mystery itself is actually quite interesting…” Buy

The Taste of Night – Vicki Pettersson “The Neon Boneyard is a brilliant setting as always, and Joaquin’s underground lair is genuinely creepy. The melding of science and magic is a big part of what makes this series a winner…” Buy

Some Writers Deserve to Starve! – Elaura Niles

Already Dead – Charlie Huston “…like me you’ll be hoping to encounter the second Joe Pitt novel, No Dominion, in the near future.” Buy

Silver is for Secrets – Laurie Faria Stolarz “…compulsively readable…Upon finishing I immediately wanted to read the next in the series…Laurie Faria Stolarz is my kind of writer.” Buy

Moon Called – Patricia Briggs “This series has its fans, and there’s reasonable enough evidence in the world-building and class structure.” Buy

Wifey – Judy Blume “That something published in 1978 seems more believable, realistic and relatable than most books on the market today says a lot.” Buy

Darkling – Yasmine Galenorn “Everything fits together well, the characters seem well formed, and the plot’s intriguing.” Buy

[REVIEW] Silver is for Secrets – Laurie Faria Stolarz

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Silver is for Secrets (Blue is for Nightmares, Book 3)
Llewellyn (1st February 2005)

Nightmares spark a race to fight the future in the third novel of Laurie Faria Stolarz’s compulsively readable young adult series.

Stacey Brown is a hereditary witch spending the summer before college in a cottage on the beach with her friends. She’s had nightmares warning of forthcoming death before, and these ones leave her with nosebleeds and the instinct to protect Clara, who’s staying in a nearby cottage. But it’s hard to save someone who seems dead-set on breaking up relationships whilst playing the ‘I can explain’ game. Clara’s being stalked, and keeps near to Stacey’s group for comfort and safety, but the closer she clings, the more she turns friends against friends and plays more mind games.

Having missed Book 2, White is for Magic, in this series, I don’t see any spoilers in it here, except that it’s when the group met Jacob. But I definitely recommend reading Blue is for Nightmares before this as there are major spoilers.

Amber and PJ are clearly comic relief characters, though they straddle the line closer to annoying than funny. Clara is ingratiatingly frustrating for the reader as well as for the other characters. And though the culprit is predictable, the ending is not. Upon finishing I immediately wanted to read the next in the series, Red is for Remembrance, but unfortunately I don’t have it. So if you can get your mitts on Book 4 straight after this, you won’t be screaming for closure. Much applause for the author for coming up with an excellent cliff-hanger and for not giving a ‘happily ever after’ ending – Laurie Faria Stolarz is my kind of writer.

Photos & Vlog

A package sparked photos.

And now for a vlog: