Review: The Accident Season by Moïra 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?


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One word to describe this book, unique. This book was so different from anything I have come across in YA, from the relationships, to the plot. I never saw the plot twist coming, I thought there were two alternative worlds and instead they were really one. It was a trick of the mind, a trick on my mind. The book drew me in and kept me wanting to read. I wanted to know more, I wanted to find out what was going to happen, needed to figure out what was going to happen next.

The characters are complex and whimsical. They are not what you expect, this book was not what I expected. The relationships among the characters are different and while at some point I questioned the logic of them, they seemed perfect. In the end, I found myself rooting for the relationships that the author wrote. Mysterious, haunting, and spooky, a completely unique book.


It seems like she lives her life just at the corner of the frame. She is forgotten once you’ve turned the page.


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