I was lucky enough to be a part of the Fantastic Flying Book Club Blog Tour for this book so was provided a copy through Netgalley.
All the Bad Apples is available now and I’ll have links below 🙂
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.
I’ve seen both editions of this book around so much they’re almost interchangeable in my head but just so you know- above is the US edition. I generally prefer the pink U.K. edition though.
You can check out more of the Tour here:
All the Bad Apples Blog Tour Schedule
Links to Learn More/Purchase the Book:
Moïra Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish and made of equal parts feminism, whimsy and Doc Martens. She lives in Dublin where she writes magical realism, reads tarot cards and raises witch babies.
Her first novel, The Accident Season, was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal and won the inaugural School Library Association of Ireland Great Reads. It received 2 starred reviews and sold in ten territories. Her second novel, Spellbook of the Lost, and Found was published in the summer of 2017.
5 thoughts on “Spotlighting: All the Bad Apples”
Oooh, this sounds really good!
Both covers are totes gorgeous 🙂 I knew the one with the woman on it but still i didn’t make the connection that these are the same books till i saw this post.
Yeah the different covers confused me at first to- for a minute I wanted to email and tell them they sent me the wrong one 🙂
The US cover is more haunting and contemporary looking (and also kind of matches her previous books), which I love, but as a general aesthetic I like the pink one more too. 😀
Yes on that account you’re totally right- it definitely looks like a sister book to Spellbook of the Lost and Found!
Oh my God, this sounds like a Star Plus Indian serial drama. Curses are something that happens a lot in my culture, so it would be interesting to see how it’s tackled. Freaky to read about it in a book though!