Monday 15 June 2015

Book Review: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Title: The Accident Season
Author: Moira Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Corgi
Release Date: August 18th 2015
Synopsis: 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?

Review: Secret's are a powerful thing, we all have them, we share them, we keep them, we let them grow and grow into something we never thought it could become. Secrets play an important part in all our lives, and this was one of the reasons that the book really spoke to me. The idea of a secret's box, where we could all deposit the things we couldn't say, felt so real, and touched a nerve. What would I say, and what would I do with that knowledge. That's what is still sitting with me having finished this book earlier. But this book isn't just about secrets, it's about a lot of thing and in the way the cover has that haunting flowing feeling, so does the book as it flows between the storylines, interwoven with fantastical elements, that added a darker edge to proceedings.

I liked this added depth, it gave what was already a good story some oomph without really taking away from what was happening, more feeding into it, so that you were getting a little something extra added ever other page as the book flowed on. This kept you guessing, and whilst I was guessing I wanted to see if what I was guessing was right ( I was-ish, but it wasn't what I expected!). The book wasn't what I thought it was going to be from what I was seeing, it took me in a totally different direction and to a party, which is always a good thing. And it was definitely a party to remember, one I wish I could have gone too!!

I was also really drawn to Bea and the Tarot elements of the story, Though I've never had a reading myself,I find the idea of the cards and the meaning behind them fantastic, and it's something I'd love to know more about.

With all its different elements I think this book will say something different to each person who reads it and that's the great thing about it.

If you're also a little accident prone, maybe don't read this book as it might heighten apprehension and you'll be hiding kettles left right and centre !


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