Friday, March 12, 2010

ARC Review: The Girl Who Chased The Moon (fantastic read!)

About the Book:
In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life.

Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth and in the hope of bringing back the love she fears she’s lost forever. In Julia, Emily may have found a link to her mother’s past. But why is everyone trying to discourage Emily’s growing relationship with the handsome and mysterious son of Mullaby’s most prominent family? Emily came to Mullaby to get answers, but all she’s found so far are more questions.

Is there really a ghost dancing in her backyard? Can a cake really bring back a lost love?

In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

My Review:
I'm not sure I can say enough wonderful things about this book. It's absolutely spellbinding and magical. Sarah's writing flows beautifully; there was never a moment that I said "alright let's get to the good part." The whole story WAS the good part.
The story itself is magical, but there's a deeper message that you'll leave with. There's a lesson of love, acceptance, redemption, and new beginnings all wrapped up in this enchanting book. I was truly sad when I reached the end of the book. It's one of the ones that I wish would have been longer! But I will say this, it was worth every moment I spent reading it.
I think this one will be added to my Top 10 books of 2010! I'll also be checking out Sarah's other books "Garden Spells" and "The Sugar Queen.' I imagine that they're probably amazing as well!

I received this book courtesy of Random House


  1. Oh I LOVED this one too! My review is scheduled to post 3/17.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much. I had never heard of Sarah's work prior to coordinating her tour, but she has a large loyal following. I look forward to reading this one.

    Thanks for the great review.


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  3. I enjoyed "Garden Spells" so I wanted to read this one. It's gotta go on my tbr!