Review: The Fire Between High & Lo (Brittainy C. Cherry)

The Fire Between High & Lo
Series: Elements, #2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Publication Date: March 25, 2016
Publisher: BCherry Books
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½


There once was a boy, and I loved him.

Logan Francis Silverstone was the complete opposite of me. I danced while he stood still. He was quiet, and I was always running my mouth. He struggled to find a smile while I refused to frown.

The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn’t look away.

We were broken together, yet somehow whole. We were wrong together, but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows.

Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision—a decision that changed us forever.

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments, I think he loved me, too.

The Fire Between High & Lo is a book that has been on my TBR for a few years now. It is the last book I needed to read in the Elements series. I am happy I finally got to read it because it was an experience I enjoyed.

From the beginning, The Fire Between High & Lo hit me hard emotionally. The story followed Alyssa and Logan through their friendship, falling in love, falling apart, and finding each other again. It wasn’t a simple or happy story. Alyssa and Logan were not perfect people. Drug abuse and poor decisions played a huge part in everything they went through. Alyssa and Logan’s experiences were high emotion and filled with angst. I felt every one of their feelings in only the way a truly outstanding writer can make me feel. I didn’t always love what I was feeling, but I loved that I could be made to feel that way.

While Alyssa and Logan’s relationship was the most important and center stage, there were several other relationships that made this book. Logan’s relationship with his brother, Kellan, was beautiful. Beautiful doesn’t really even describe it, but I couldn’t come up with another word. They way the supported each other was everything and added another great layer to this story. I also loved Kellan’s relationship Emily. Emily wasn’t fond of Logan, so it added some extra drama. Plus, Kellan and Emily had some stuff to get through of their own that touched me and made me love this story even more than I already did.

One relationship in this book frustrated me, though. Logan’s relationship with his mom made me sad. Julie was a mess. No, wait. She was more than a mess — she was a rotten person. I am sure underneath it all Julie had a good heart, but drugs took that away. She didn’t deserve any of the attention or devotion her children gave her. She made me so mad. I just didn’t understand how her children could be so forgiving and loving.

Brittainy C. Cherry is one of those authors who excels at bringing on “the feels”. She did an exceptional job at showing how families and relationships can be affected by drug abuse. While this wasn’t the happiest of books, I truly loved reading it.

8 thoughts on “Review: The Fire Between High & Lo (Brittainy C. Cherry)”

  1. “I didn’t always love what I was feeling, but I loved that I could be made to feel that way.”

    YES!!! EXACTLY!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it as well! It sounds like we had super similar opinions, right down to Julie…

    1. Ugh. I hated Julie. I actually hated her more than his dad. Probably because he didn’t like his dad. What I really didn’t get was how his brother helped her out after Lo left. I mean, Lo could relate to the drug thing. His brother not so much.
      I just went back and re-read your review. You’re right! We did have similar opinions on this one. 🙂 I do kind of wish I got to listen to it like you did. I can only imagine that making it an even more emotional experience.

      1. I think we just didn’t get enough glimpses of the “good” Julie to make up for how truly horrible she was. I get that a lot of it was the drugs, but you need to throw the readers a bone… 😛

        Yeah, you would have enjoyed the audiobook. Maybe if you ever do a reread sometime in the future!

  2. Great review Deanna! I love Brittainy Cherry, and she sure does bring out the feels! I didn’t read this one tho… I figured it might tear me up a little too much. I’m such a baby! I really need to put my big girl panties on and read it! ?

    1. Thank you! You definitely need to read it! It was good. There were definitely some tears, but overall not as many as I thought there would be.

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