Book Reviews

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle


IMG_0026If you are looking for a book with mystery and a few twists twist, then The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle might just be the book for you! The book takes place in Ireland during the month of October, or during the accident season. As the reader quickly learns, each year during the month of October, accidents hit Cara and her family ranging from sprains, broken bones, to even death. This accident season is different, as the main character Cara notices something about one of her high school classmates, Elsie. When she goes too confront her, Elsie is no where to be found. Now it is Cara’s mission to find Elsie while also dealing with the accident season, being a 17 year old girl, and the secrets she holds as well as those around her. Cara is luckily not alone on her journey, she has her sister Alice, her EX step brother Sam, and her best friend Bae alongside her.


Let me stat of by saying I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was unlike anything I have recently read and was not what I was expecting. There was a lot of content in the book which made for an interesting read especially the mysteries and secrets that continued to unfold. I thought that the book was very relatable as the main characters were all different and going through different things, some of which many of readers themselves have dealt with. For me, it was the effortless way the author combines the realistic characters and life experiences with the fantasy and mysteries that appear in the book, that made for such an interesting and enjoyable read.

There are topics in the book which could challenge people’s thinking and make them look at things from a different point of view or with an more open mind, which I truly loved about the book. I am not sure what age demographic this book was written for but to me it seemed very fitting for someone in high school or college. As a 25 year old, who still loves Disney and shows on ABC FAMILY/ FREEFORM, I enjoyed this book but I am unsure if my friends would have.The book was not a challenging read, however there were parts I I had to re-read to make sure I was understanding things correctly or truly seeing the picture that I the author was creating with her words.

There was so much imagery that the reader needs to be able to invision with this book. if that’s not something you would be interested in then this book might not be the book for you. I would definitely recommend this book too others, but I would cation that I think more young adult women would be the ones to enjoy it. With the mystery and timing of the book, I would consider reading it in the month of October, to get the true effect and feel like you are right in the story.


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