The Violent Season by Sara Walters | Book Review


The Violent Season by Sara Walters

The Violent Season by Sara Walters
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Genre: YA Thriller, Mystery
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Source: Thank you Times Read for the review copy in return for an honest review
Rating: 3


There is something terribly wrong in Wolf Ridge. Every November, every teen is overwhelmed with a hunger for violence…at least, that’s the urban legend.

After Wyatt Green’s mother was brutally murdered last Fall, she’s convinced that the November sickness plaguing Wolf Ridge isn’t just a town rumor that everyone ignores…it’s a palpable force infecting her neighbors. Wyatt is going to prove it, and find her mother’s murderer in the process. She digs up every past brutal act she can find from Wolf Ridge’s past – from car wrecks, suicides, and unnamed victims turning up in rivers—and even reaches out to an out-of-state journalist that seems to believe her. But all of her digging leads to nowhere. Everyone in Wolf Ridge accepts that the November sickness is real, and absolutely no one will talk about it.

As Wyatt’s best friend Cash turns on her, and her friend is almost killed in a tragic accident, Wyatt panics – how can she keep her friends safe, and find her mother’s murderer, when no one believes her?

As the evidence stars to disappear, Wyatt wonders: is she just imagining everything? Is the sickness real, or are the people of Wolf Ridge just naturally prone to doing bad things?

Can Wyatt and her friends come out of the Violent Season unscathed, or is one of them going to be the next victim?


I'm not sure how to begin. 

The people in the town of Wolf Ridge were believed to be cursed where people are hungry for blood every November. Wyatt believe people in her town has sickness. Her mother's was brutally murdered by someone and Wyatt decided to find a clue on who is the killer.

The blurb give me a promising mystery which I am so looking forward and makes me invested with it. In one part I do like the story and in another part, I don't. I have mixed feeling with this book and quite a struggle to get through it. I mean I was keen to know who did to those people. Is it a plague or something? Even the characters doesn't give me the answer I'm looking for although I do like when Wyatt decide to leave the toxic relationship she has with Cash. Because I know she is better leave him than stay. 

Overall, the mystery part felt like it has leave me hanging, in my opinion. The ending was okay but the mystery isn't feel like a mystery to me instead it felt more on coping with grief and loss also on toxic relationship Wyatt is in.