Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

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The Accident Season
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
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Publication Date: August 18th 2015
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525429487
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Paranormal
Source: First To Read

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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? (Goodreads)
The first thing that drew me to The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle was the absolutely gorgeous cover. It's really irresistible. Then I started reading the book, and I completely fell in love with the story and characters. I didn't know what to expect from the book in the beginning, but by the end, I was absolutely hooked.

Every October, Cara's and her family become victims of The Accident Season, the one month out of the year where no matter how overcautious they are, accidents always seem to happen. These were not just your average accidents either, but very painful ones. But why these accidents continue to happen is a mystery. Or is it?

I really liked the four main characters in the story. The sisters, Cara and Alice, their ex-stepbrother, Sam, and their best friend, Bea, were all so well written, and all so very different and unique. You couldn't help but love them all, even when, at times, you're completely shaking your head at them at the same time. There were also some really interesting secondary characters in the story as well; some that you will like, and some, not so much.

The storyline for the book was really creative and mysterious and completely addicting. While there's an almost mystical feel to the book, there are also real life issues in it, some that are very relatable, and some that are troubling. I love that while you think the story is going one way, it is also going in a completely different direction as well. The storyline and characters blend together in a great way to make this a really interesting read.

Overall; I really enjoyed The Accident Season. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a book with a pretty cover, and unfortunately, not all pretty books are good books. That's totally not the case with The Accident Season. I really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to read more by Moïra Fowley-Doyle in the future!!
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3 comments:

  1. YAY!! I was dying to see what you thought of this one. I actually kinda started it last night, because I wasn't sure what I'm in the mood to read next. It immediately sucked me in, I may just keep going with it. I agree about that cover - I'm a total sucker for covers like this! Great review - I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

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  2. the cover also drew me into this one. But the whole idea is really interesting and I'm so glad that it was executed well. Your review review just made me more excited to get this (crossing my fingers that I'll be able to find it on local bookstores soon)..

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  3. I love the cover, too, and the more I read about it the more I want to read it....


    Kate @ Ex Libris

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