Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: A Strange Fire by L.H. Cosway

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.


L.H. Cosway graced me with a copy of A Strange Fire to review and I would like to send her another thank you. :)

A Strange Fire was a wonderful read. Finishing it in a couple days it left me wanting more. We meet Flo who has a stammer caused by an abusive father who decides to ditch her at her grandmother's. Flo soon becomes used to thinking it a blessing that her dad has left her somewhere safe. Flo starts at a new school hoping to find friends and fit in somewhere where no one knows of her odd gift of seeing other's colors, seeing their moods. Flo meets Frank and the two quickly connect as she learns that he lives with his foster parents and brothers. A Strange Fire starts off as most young adult novels, the reader thinking it will be nothing but an on and off again relationship between our main characters. Cosway gives us an extra kick with an unusual subject for me which is witches and I mean dark and scary witches. I loved A Strange Fire and gave it 4 stars.

 About the Author 
L.H. Cosway is a self-employed writer, editor, and proofreader. She has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.


  1. Great review, Jenn! Sounds like a really good read. And I love witches. Yes also the dark and scary kind. :D
    It's been forever since I've done a review. I'm starting to freak out.

    1. Thanks, I was suprised because I don't really like witches but it was a nice and quick read. Go review something!


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