Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Club Friday: The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you, but I am really happy it's Friday.  It's been a long week.

And I'm back for another Book Club Friday.  Yay!

This week, I'm reviewing The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen.

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble):

Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, 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, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.


This is my second book by Sarah Addison Allen (the first being The Peach Keeper).  I really enjoyed that one and was excited to pick up another book by her.  I have to admit though, this one did not do it for me like the first one.  It was a pretty easy and short read (which was nice) but I wasn't that enthralled by the plot and was hoping there'd be more.  I didn't hate it, but just not one my favorites.

What should I read next?


  1. Have you checked out the Slammed series by Colleen Hoover? I couldn't put them down, and I'm getting the 3rd tomorrow.

    Stopping by from Book Club Friday :)

    1. Hi Julie - I have not, I will definitely check those out! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I loved The Peach Keeper. Even if it was not as good, I am still putting it on my list. I am always happy with short, easy reads.
    Have you read books written by Sarah Jio? They are all short and easy but all of them have drawn me in completely. I love all of them!

    1. I have not read any by Sarah Jio yet - but they are on my list! I've heard nothing but good things about them.

    2. They are wonderful and while they are not a series, two of them tie together in a little way. I had overlooked it until someone pointed it out. Mostly because I didn't read them in the order they were written. I have read all of them now and can't wait for the new one at the end of November.