October 4th: Secrets
Decided, why not have a theme for each day this October. We are up to the fourth with Vampires, murderers, and witches stories behind us. I recently finished today’s book, The Accident Season last week and it is WEIRD!
Families have many secrets. Some have various ways they keep them hidden through not speaking about them, their past haunts them in the way they carry themselves, or pretend they don’t exist and the universe reminds you of them for one month or so out of the year.
Cara, a seventeen year old Irish girl, and her family go through this very strange events every October where they are 100% accident prone. Like no matter where they go or what they do, they always seem to get hurt. For instance, in one scene Cara is merely walking home from school and a bridge she crosses all of a sudden collapses for no reason. Another is one night, her mother gets hit by a car that came out of nowhere. You automatically can’t help but know the family is cursed and desperately crave to discover the cause of this “season”.
The writing is different compared to your normal YA novels and to be honest it’s pretty jumbled. The author jumps from the Accident Season to Cara becoming strangely obsessed with discovering why one of her classmates mysteriously ends up in the background of all of her and her family pictures. Next, it jumps to Carl’s awkward relationship with her stepbrother Sam (it’s gross) then to Cara beginning to see strange apparitions. Like I said, it’s jumbled.
Yes, the author tried to explain The Accident Season through these events but there was so much going on but the pacing lacked to keep my attention. I kept stopping the audiobook version of this but found myself starting back up solely because I wanted to know how it ended however that became predictable.
This is one of those books are for if you’re looking for a new twist to YA writing or love Ireland, where the story is based. The mystery of it all fits into a good addition to your October Reads. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read it and your thoughts on it!
My Rating: 5 out of 10 Book Charms!
Happy October Reading,