Publisher: L.H Cosway
Publish Date: March 14, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
Order From: Amazon
Synopsis: Flo has always had problems. Her stammer prevents her speech and her dad’s abuse makes her life a living hell. Not to mention she sees colours other people don’t.
When her dad decides to ship her off to live with her grandma in the sleepy town of Chesterport, Flo thinks that this is her chance for a better life. But on her very first day at her new school she is ridiculed and laughed at for having a stammer. One student sticks up for her and his name is Frank.
Frank’s body is surrounded by an aura of fire, but Flo is the only one who can see it. He lives in a foster home for troubled teenagers. Flo is drawn to him because he’s different and so is she.
Things are about to get scary, because Chesterport is not your ordinary suburban town. It’s infested by a coven of dark witches who prey on the young and the elderly. Soon Flo discovers that she’s next on their list of victims, and finds herself fighting a battle she never would have imagined possible.
Review: "i come to you with strange fire, i make an offering of love, the incense of my soil is burned by the fire in my blood. i come with a softer answer to the questions that lie in your path. i want to harbor you from the anger, find a refuge from the wrath." - Indigo Girls
Flo Vaine has seen auras her whole life. She knows when you are lying, happy, or high. She knows if you are generally a deceitful, kind, or evil person. Until her scumbag father drops her off at her grandmother's house, she's never truly known caring. On her first day at her new school, she has a new first - a boy with an aura of fire who stands up for her. Yet, he's not the only one - his foster brothers have the same fiery aura. What does it mean overall and what does it mean to her?
'A Strange Fire' is a compelling and scintillating book. The characters are strongly built and stand out, no matter how major or minor. Flo is a special girl who has been treated like trash her entire life. When she come to her grandmother's she finds out she's so much more than trash and is part of something much larger. Now she has dreams of strange hooded figures, an invisible presence following her, and something very strange and new - hope! Ms. Cosway has written an achingly suspenseful story with great characters. I wasn't able to put 'A Strange Fire' down for an instant. A definite must read!
Florence Vaine Series: A Strange Fire (1)