The accident season – Moira Fowley-Doyle
I liked this book, though it was a bit uneven. The first half was a boring at times but it improved greatly around half way in and the last few chapters were a great. I´m not sure how I would categorize it, it´s not contemporary exactly, it´s haunting but not horror. Not magic realism but with the sense of some super natural elements? I do find it refreshing to read a book not set in the U.S (this is set in Ireland) I need to make an effort to find more books from other parts of the world. It´s a haunting book where not all questions are answered at the end. All in all, a 3-star book.
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?