Book Looks: Strange Weather – Hannah Mathewson


Sunglasses | Phone Case | Necklace | Jeans | Top | Bag | Shoes

Title: Strange Weather (2016)
Author: Hannah Mathewson
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Lightning strikes a sleepy valley in the rural Lake District, Northern England, and something extraordinary begins for sixteen-year-old Ivy Tallis. She’s the only witness of this single, silent bolt, and she’s no weather expert, but she’s sure there need to be clouds for there to be lightning – and there are none.

It’s just the first in a series of increasingly bizarre goings on. Soon, Ivy is performing feats of supernatural speed, extra-sensory ability, and telekinesis, and the only clue as to why lies with her high school nemeses; the pretty, popular Sasha Rivers and her twin brother James.

Meanwhile, her neighbours’ new lodger appears to be haunting her every move. The enigmatic William Winter has no home, no family, and no comment on the matter of who he is or where he came from. All Ivy knows is that she’s crazy about him.

But the horrifying truth of what Ivy really is – and the death and destruction she is fated to cause – will threaten the future she thought she’d have, and tear her and William apart. Ivy wants to trust him, but the mysterious stranger has a secret of his own, and sharing hers could cost Ivy her life.

Read the first lines…

The cottage was built against a slope so steep that the garden between them was a pool of unbroken shade. It was small and square, boxed in by the house and the cliff-face at the front and back, and shallow dry stone walls on either side. The grass was lush and overgrown, and the shrubs sprawled out from their beds and onto the lawn. I lay on the cool, damp grass and stared into the thick mass of ivy smothering the little man-made cliff. It had enjoyed free reign of this garden for decades. It blanketed the hillside, trickled along the walls, and decorated the house in waxy leaves.

I could see why Mum had chosen this house; she had always had a fondness for ivy. She had named me for it, after all.


24 thoughts on “Book Looks: Strange Weather – Hannah Mathewson

  1. This is something I would definitely wear of a weekend and now I really want it! The bag, necklace and phone case are especially gorgeous.
    Also this sounds like quite an interesting book. I may have to add it to my to-read list. Have you read it yet?


    • I knooow. I’ve actually been looking for jeans of a similar colour but ended up going with a solid blue one. My BF’s just like “what’s the difference???” but I SWEAR TO GOD there is a difference. 😂

      I haven’t yet. I have a review copy from the author but I haven’t had the chance to sink my teeth into it, haha. I’ve read the first few pages and the writing’s pretty solid so far, though!

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      • Nope, I see it as well, there is a difference. Ideally I’d like to find some jeans in this colour but for the moment I just have a couple of solid colour pairs. I’ll keep looking though! 😀
        In that case I’ll wait to see your review before deciding whether to add it to my to-read list. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂


  2. I want everything in this look (especially the cool necklace and phone case!). It’s so cute! I haven’t heard of Strange Weather before… but I like the excerpt! And I do have a lot of love for books set in England 🙂


    • It’s an indie book and hasn’t gotten a lot of attention (I think) so far, but it sounds promising! I haven’t read it yet, so here’s crossing my fingers. I love books set in England too because it’s reminiscent of the time I lived there, so I’m really excited. 😀


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