December 31, 2021

#BookReview: All the Bad Apples by @moirawithatrema






Synopsis: The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. 'This will be really embarrassing,' I kept saying to my family, 'when she shows up at the door in a week or two.'

When Deena's wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears - presumed dead - her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It's just another bad thing to happen to Deena's family. Only Deena refuses to believe it's true.

And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions - but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse's roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family's rotten past - or rip it apart forever.



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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This was amazing! And I so need this in print.  I loved the feel and the world, and just everything.  This mystery with light magic is one you wont be able to put down.  I will say that to start it was slightly confusing but once you get the hang of it its so good. You won't be able to put it down once you start and that ending was like OMG! 











Review

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
RISE: A Feminist Book Project List selection
CA Westchester Fiction Award winner

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 “[A]n astonishingly potent offering to women who break the mold.”—Bookliststarred review

"With a memorable blend of magic and reality, Fowley-Doyle tells a harrowing and ultimately empowering story
 . . .” —The Horn Book

Beautiful and visceralAll the Bad Apples is for readers who've had enough of shame and secrets. This essential book unearths what patriarchy wants to keep buried, dragging truth into the light with a fierce belief in the power of telling stories. Moïra Fowley-Doyle has crafted a tale devastating in its universality.”—Joy McCullough, author of Blood Water Paint

An uncompromising, raw tale . . . Told in a mix of letters, family stories, and narrative, this devastating novel manages to find hope for the future while sending pointed messages that are as vital as they are timely.”—Publishers Weekly

This is beautiful, visceral writing, a primal scream that serves as a damning indictment of the way women have been treated in this country.” —Louise O’Neill, award-winning author of Asking For It

“[T]he echo of past trauma is hauntingly underscored by the invocation of the banshee scream, and the book has a simmering, authentically righteous fury . . . Give this to readers of Wallace’s The Memory Trees or Griffin’s Other Words for Smoke for a similarly eerie look at how present ills are informed by past sins.”—BCCB 

An emotional journey through Ireland’s unspoken history. . . . Simultaneously enjoyable and difficult to read, Fowley-Doyle’s fast-paced, evocative novel introduces . . . unsettling truths, both historical and contemporary, such as incest, rape, abortion, child labor, and violence against women and those in the LGBTQ community. These topics, however, are important and are handled with great care . . .  Recommended for readers who enjoy realistic and historical fiction.”—School Library Journal




Praise for The Accident Season
"Haunting"--Entertainment Weekly
"Entirely unique."--Bustle.com
"Amazing."--Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author
*"Stunning."--School Library Journal, starred review
*"Ghosts, secrets, and magic collide in this. . . astonishing debut."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Sensuous, eerie, lyrical . . . reads like a poem."--April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Praise for Spellbook of the Lost and Found
*"Smart and sexy page-turner . . . [A] real find."--School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Moïra Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish and lives in Dublin where she writes magic realism, reads tarot cards and raises witch babies.









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