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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. It's happening again Prophetic dreams. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends.

Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. Stacey's nightmares are back. And all she wants to do is go to C It's happening again And all she wants to do is go to Colorado and work things out with Jacob, who hasn't been able to remember her since he lost his memory in his brush with death.

But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts. Black is for Beginnings reveals the never-before-seen backstory--and what lies ahead--for the young, spellcasting lovers. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 8th by Flux first published September 1st More Details Original Title. Blue is for Nightmares 5. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Black is for Beginnings , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Black is for Beginnings. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 22, Daniella rated it it was ok. I really really liked the first four books of this series- I thought they were all really good. I ordered Black is for Beginnings actually not realizing it was a graphic novel. When I got it in the mail I tried it out. I did not like it at all. It took me not even a half hour to read.

The information was good- I liked knowing more about the characters and what happened after the fourth book, but I just really don't understand why it was made into a graphic novel. I think it should have been made I really really liked the first four books of this series- I thought they were all really good. I think it should have been made into a book, no matter how short it was.

It clarified a lot about Jacob's past and what happened after he was found at the camp, but other than that, I don't know what the point of it was. I will never pick up a graphic novel again. I'm so disappointed by this. View 1 comment. Jul 08, Marsha rated it it was ok. I just loved the Blue is for Nightmares series; so, I cannot tell you how dissappointed I was with Black is for Beginnings. This "graphic novel" is nothing more than a page glorified comic strip that retells what happened in the first four books and yields very little new information.

There is no action, no intrigue and no solid plot. Laurie Faria Stolarz should have just ended the series with the fourth book if this is all her creative juices could come up with. Fans of Blue Don't waste your money, you already know what happens next. View all 11 comments. May 23, Arielle Walker rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy-unusual , crime-thriller , young-adult , graphic-novels-and-comic-books , disappointing.

The thing about this book is that it's definitely nice to know how the main characters end up, but I found that the book lacked substance, and it frustrated me that most of the short story was taken up with re-caps from the previous books.

I just feel it is an unnecessary addition to a very good series. Shelves: read-in , withcraft-and-wizardry , young-adult , graphic-novels , 1-star-reads , annoying-protagonist.

I don't even know. This book shouldn't even exist. It did nothing except tie everything up all pretty with no real substance. Honestly, I felt like I was reading an Archie comic. And these characters, no way in hell are they college students. They are twelve Over half of this book was information we already knew, just now it was accompanied by horrible artwork.

I did giggle at the 'Presenting Tim' page And is it weird that I And is it weird that I kind of want a pizza place where they serve you in a jail cell? Kind of a cool idea. To call this part of the series is ridiculous. Overall, all of this information could have been added to the last book in a short chapter But to make it an entire "book" was pointless.

Nov 08, Tess rated it did not like it Shelves: series , owned. For me, this book ruined the series. I have nothing against this style, but I don't like how this was the only one that was like this. On top of that, I didn't like how Laurie Stolarz finished it either. The entire book showed that she only wrote it because she wanted people to buy it, not because she actually cared about what happened to the characters.

View 2 comments. Aug 05, Mena rated it liked it Shelves: reviewed. When I heard it was going to be a thin graphic novel, a little less stoked. After I read it, not so stoked and wanting more. I liked getting to see more about Jacob's past and a glimpse into his family life, but besides this and my excitement over getting to see what the characters were meant to look like, I felt like most of the book was just a recap.

Yes, we know about Stacey's past, we know about the kidnapping incident, we know about Drea, and Jacob, and Donovan, etc. I would have liked if all the recaps got wrapped up a bit more quickly maybe five panels or so and then got on to something new. But, even when we did get on to the current story, I still found myself frowning. I expected an exciting supernatural thriller akin to the previous four books. Not "oh no! It's not entirely horrible, but not really worth multiple re-reads.

I would have preferred a full length novel. Hopefully this isn't the last BIFN book, and we'll get a nice full length supernatural thriller next time. Apr 12, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novel-fantasy-sf , graphic-novel-realistic-fiction. The Blue is for Nightmares series has involved murders, stalkers, psychic phenomena, magic and all kinds of dramatic things. Then it was announced that the fifth book would be a graphic novel, a direct sequel to the other four books, and a delighted squeal went up from the fans.

Given the strong reviews for this book, I found it a little disappointing.


Black Is for Beginnings (Blue Is for Nightmares Series #5)

Summary: Stacey's had prophetic dreams of impending danger - to herself and others - practically all of her life. Her visions have started again, and what she thinks they're telling her is that she Jacob has lost some of his memory from an injury in the last book. Laurie Faria Stolarz Massachusetts has a great interest in teen culture, and admires young adults for their passion, energy, and creativity. Blue is for Nightmares is the product of her desire to write a novel that would have appealed to herself at that age, namely one that has a blending of suspense, romance, and the art of keeping secrets. She currently teaches writing and is a member of the SCBWI as well as several professional writing groups.

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