The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.
The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.
But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
SOURCE: ARC from publisher for review
Every October Cara and her family prepare for the accidents to start. Broken bones, cuts, scratches, they seem to have a high number of incidents that make some of them believe they might be cursed. What could be causing all of these things to happened to them? And just how bad will this season be?
Cara – I don’t feel like there was much about her that stood out for me and that maybe I might have benefited a bit from a few chapters from her sibling’s POVs.
Bea – I think there was potential in expanding on her role in the book and would have liked to have seen more.
I can absolutely see where the comparisons on this one come from and I completely understand the “what the heck did I just read?” reactions. This was a strange read for me, sort of like We Were Liars (like a lot of readers are comparing too) meets a Stiefvater novel. The writing sometimes is a bit hard to follow at times and doesn’t quite feel like it always flows but then it pulls itself back in and you start to understand the direction they were going. Fan of the air of mystery and twists are sure to love this one!