I thought I’d do something a little different today. I’m going to write a book review, when I started this blog I really wanted it to include lots of posts about books but I don’t have the time to read as much as I’d like to. In fact the only other book post I’ve done is this one here, if you’d like to read about my all-time favourite books check it out.
This is a review of ‘The Girl Who Chased The Moon’ by Sarah Addison Allen.
It tells the story of Emily Benedict who returns to her mother’s home town to try and uncover some of the mysteries surrounding her life. The town called Mullaby is full of strange happenings and the unexpected. Emily quickly starts to do the only thing she knows, baking to help her as she tries to discover and come to terms with the town’s secrets.
Now I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but the cover is just so cute it grabbed me. When I read the blurb I instantly loved the idea of a house where the wallpaper changes with you mood, I mean how cool is that. This book seemed like it had the perfect balance of fantasy, mystery and love.
So what is my verdict?
The book is a joy to read, perfect little novel for summer. One of the book’s main themes is acceptance; Emily is a lost teenager trying to find where she belongs in the world. It’s wonderful to follow her story as she finds her place.
The thing I loved the most about the book was the girly aspect to it, everything about it was very cute and sparkled with magic. When reading it you can almost smell the aromas of Emily’s delicious cakes and all the barbequed pork which is a tradition in the Deep South. The book is so simple yet so captivating; I will definitely be reading some more of her books.
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