The Accident Season

Moira Fowley-Doyle’s debut novel The Accident Season is sure to be a must read YA novel. Every October Cara’s family lives through the accident season. This is a time when everyone in the family gets more bruises, scraps, and broken bones and this year is shaping up to be one of the worst. However, the accident season is not just physical pain but in fact goes much deeper.

Fowley-Doyle’s writing is so elegant that you are instantly caught up in her story. Her descriptions are vivid and imaginative. I love the dream world that Cara envisions around her and her friends, as well as the magical realism that she weaves throughout the novel. It was fun not knowing what was causing the accident season or if there even was a cause. I enjoyed the turn the book takes in the middle and I was surprised and satisfied with the ending. This is a book that will haunt you long after you are finished.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Darkness the Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt Illustraed by Oliver Jeffers