Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-DoyleTitle: The Accident Season
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: August 18, 2015

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season--when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17--is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.

Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season--whether she’s ready or not.

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Review

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle is a mysterious novel with such a unique and peculiar concept. I loved the combination of many genres, including one of my favourites, magical realism! Though I enjoyed these elements, I did find part of the story to be slow, therefore making this book sort of sluggish. Continue reading

Teaser Tuesdays #16: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

 

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for The Accident Season by Moïra Fowler-Doyle.
Summary (from Goodreads): 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?  Continue reading