For Halloween month we have two dark and witchy offerings! 👻🎃
The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle 🤕
A bewitching, dark and beautiful debut novel about a girl living in the shadow of a mysterious curse.
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?
Suitable for 14+
Accelerated Reader Book Level 5.1
Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan 💘
A collection of twelve dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted.
You make candles from stubs of other candles. You like light in your room to read. Gillian wants thick warm yellow fabric, soft as butter. Lila prefers cold. All icy blues. Their dresses made to measure. No expense spared. And dancing slippers. One night’s wear and out the door like ash. You can’t even borrow their cast-offs. You wear a pair of boots got from a child. Of sturdy stuff, that keeps the water out and gets you around.
Written for a teen audience from one of Ireland’s leading writers for young people. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings. Stunning.
Suitable for 14+
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