Author: Moira Fowley-Doyle
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Publication Date: August 18th 2015
Hardcover: 304 pages
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
How did I get this book: Review Copy Via NetGalley
Why did I read this book: I have not stopped hearing about this book for a solid two weeks and finally my curiosity got the better of me. With Halloween around the corner this sounded like the perfect book to get me into the spooky spirit!
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.
The Accident Season is written in first person POV and because of that there were events where Cara experiences what I can only guess is "paranormal activity" or magical realism. She then becomes an unrealistic narrator of sorts in those moments because she doesn't fully understand what is happening or how to explain her experiences and for some readers this might be an enjoyable aspect but I would rather know the facts and what is actually happening.
In the beginning of the novel you know that the two separate plots somehow weave together and during the entire book and I was dying to know what each one had to do with one another!! I loved the creepy factor the story gave off, there were three specific moments in the book where I was legitimately freaked out and it gave me a shiver up my spine but I am also easily scared so the same moments might not be scary at all for some readers. For me, the haunting tone definitely bumped this book to the next level and would be an enjoyable read during Halloween!!
The main character was boring, flat and her reactions to some of the more paranormal events seem so unrealistic! The side characters mainly Alice made up for that they added depth to the story and made the plot seem much more real! Alice's fascination with tarot readings and knowledge of ghosts and magic was enjoyable to read!