Thursday, April 5, 2012
A Strange Fire Review
Reading Level;Young Adult
First in Florence Vaine series
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
A strange fire is about a girl who moves to a new town meets a guy and her world gets turned upside down.
There was only one thing that annoyed me about Florence. That was her stutter. It was really hard to read. After awhile you get used to it though. Her aura reading power was so awesome. Seriously I wish I had that power. Another thing I really liked was how her and Franklin got to know each other before falling in love. Franklin is so so so cute. Franklin and Flo are probably why I loved this book so much. Their absolutely adorable. The secondary characters were cool too. I really liked Flo's friends and Franklin's family.
There wasn't really much of a plot. There was a ton of excitement at the end but not so much throughout the rest of the book. The characters were really good. I think the author put more attention into the characters and not enough into the plot. I actually read it very quickly so it kept my attention pretty well. A little more excitement and it would have been perfect.
Overall I really enjoyed this. I hope there is a sequel soon. 4/5 stars