It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.
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?
My review - I've been putting of reading this book for awhile as I have heard mixed things for it but then I decided to give it a go and I don't regret it.
It was fantastic.
Cara's family have to deal with The Accident Season. Each year in October accidents happen to their family. The worst when her father was killed during the month of October. Cara's mother prepares by getting all medical supplies in, making the kids where many layers and basically baby-proofing the house to keep her and the kids safe during this month. Now they are older strange things are happen. Cara is seeing a girl in all her pictures that she used to talk to in school and has now disappeared. We follow Cara, her older sister Alice, their brother Sam (who technically isn't their brother as their parents met when Cara and Sam where little) and Cara's best friend Bea, they are trying to find out what happened to the girl who went missing whilst dealing with The Accident Season, they find out a lot more then they bargained for.
This YA book has a little bit of everything, suspense, supernatural, mystery and a little bit of romance (which I really, REALLY loved.)
This book had me gripped from the beginning. It was really creepy and it was a really great read for the month of October, since the book is set in the last two weeks of October.
It was beautifully written and very captivating and one of my favourite YA books of 2015.