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Laurie Faria Stolarz

Autor(a) de Blue Is for Nightmares

25+ Works 7,356 Membros 236 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Séries

Obras por Laurie Faria Stolarz

Blue Is for Nightmares (2003) 1,307 exemplares, 30 críticas
Deadly Little Secret (2008) 1,010 exemplares, 61 críticas
White Is for Magic (2004) 865 exemplares, 14 críticas
Silver Is for Secrets (2005) 754 exemplares, 8 críticas
Red Is for Remembrance (2005) 725 exemplares, 8 críticas
Deadly Little Lies (2009) 532 exemplares, 19 críticas
Project 17 (2007) 346 exemplares, 27 críticas
Deadly Little Games (2010) 342 exemplares, 8 críticas
Bleed (2006) 271 exemplares, 14 críticas
Deadly Little Voices (2011) 226 exemplares, 5 críticas
Black Is for Beginnings (2009) 173 exemplares, 6 críticas
Deadly Little Lessons (2012) 169 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jane Anonymous: A Novel (2020) 160 exemplares, 12 críticas
Welcome to the Dark House (2014) 155 exemplares, 10 críticas
The Blue is for Nightmares Collection (2006) 130 exemplares, 5 críticas

Associated Works

Love Is Hell (2008) — Contribuidor — 472 exemplares, 12 críticas
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 326 exemplares, 18 críticas
666: Number of the Beast (2007) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares, 4 críticas
Crush: 26 Real-lifeTales of First Love (2011) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1972
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
Merrimack College
Emerson College (MFA | Creative Writing)

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Favorite snack: Popcorn with soy butter and salt. Touristy Trip: Paris. Fashion addiction: DKNY anything, French Connection sweatshirts, Ugg boots, and Gap jeans and basic T-shirts. Dessert: Dark chocolate. Fast food: French fries at least once every couple of months. Beauty Binge: Aveda products, which includes indulging in high-and/or-low-lights every eight weeks. Also, handmade soap from Lush and lilac oil perfume. Late-Night TV: Next, Made, America’s Next Top Model, American Idol, Survivor, the Bachelor, Laguna Beach, Intervention; etc., etc. Chick Flick: Never Been Kissed, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Nightlife: Pilates in front of the TV. Cheap Thrill: Window-shopping, tabloid magazines. Ultimate Splurge: Giuliano’s Day Spa for a massage and soft-pack wrap treatment. Other Random Info Favorite Quote: Perseverance is key. Favorite cuisine: Indian food – Salmon Tandori, onion chutney, Kashmir bread, and curried okra. Favorite Pets: Happy Cat. Interests: Vegetarian cooking, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy. Favorite Music: Fergie, Kelly Clarkson, Tori Amos, Sting, Sarah MacLachlin, Gwen Stefani, Black-eyed Peas. Hobbies: Walking, napping, cooking, shopping, interior decorating.

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Found: young adult dark romance mystery novel em Name that Book (Setembro 2021)

Críticas

Now POV is the aftermath; the "return to normal life". The question remains, is it a return to "normal"? Nothing will ever be the same. Even Jane's parents are changed: Dad throws himself into work; mom doesn't know how to reach her daughter and begins to regress.

Then POV takes the reader on Jane's kidnapping journey. The horror inflicted on her; the budding "romance" with fellow kidnappee Mason. Is he real? Is he a figment of her imagination, pressing her to survive and find a way out, to escape? Or is it a mind trick

The author weaves a spellbinding tale of horror, suspense, fear, the desire for Jane and those around her, to find herself again or to discover who she is now. There were times that I put down the book, not wanting it to end, but then picking it back up to keep going, pushing Jane on to survive.

I liked how the author, right from the start, stated that it was Jane telling her story, in her way. Not through a therapist, or through her parents. She knew the only way to get the truth out was by putting it down in a book. Of course, it also begs the question, what memories were really/what memories were based upon the trauma she went through. Was it all real or was it a lie?
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Z_Brarian | 11 outras críticas | Dec 12, 2022 |
I'm too old for this one
 
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Brian-B | 5 outras críticas | Nov 30, 2022 |
This was a really unexpected book for me. I was wary of the premise (a girl is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious new boy in school-- where have we heard that one before?) but decided to read it anyway, being seduced by the gorgeous cover (which by the way, I feel has little to do with the book).

I say unexpected because this turned out to be somewhat of a horror/suspense novel-- rather than focusing on romance, the main character receives suspicious messages and phone calls, and every few chapters we get a journal entry from the perspective of her stalker. In terms of suspense, creepiness and intrigue, the author definitely delivered. I kept changing my guess as to who the stalker was right up until the end.

Unfortunately, everything else in the book fell a bit flat. Camelia was only interesting as a main character due to the mysterious things that kept happening to her, her two best friends Kimmie and Wes annoyed me with their "witty" banter every time they showed up, and her romance with Ben was lukewarm at best. I really don't understand why they fell for each other or what they see in each other. The characters and relationships were never really explored in more depth, which made this book feel more like a cheap B-movie/made-for-tv thriller with very little substance.
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serru | 60 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2022 |
This is a riveting book that would be a great discussion starter for a book club or a high school classroom. Very well-written and engrossing, with a relatable MC. I enjoyed it very much. CW for abduction, psychological abuse and manipulation, coercive use of drugs, sexual assault.
 
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emmy_of_spines | 11 outras críticas | Sep 8, 2022 |

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Obras
25
Also by
4
Membros
7,356
Popularidade
#3,325
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
236
ISBN
125
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
12

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