by Sarah Addison Allen
Emily Benedict arrives in Mullaby, North Carolina after the death of her mother, to live with her previously unknown grandfather. She finds a town full of secret, unexplainable things: lights flit around her yard at night, wallpaper in her room changes to suit her mood, and her giant of a grandfather won't reveal anything of her mother's past. Emily doesn't believe in magic, but she can't shake the feeling that something mysterious is going on.
Allen has, once again, written a novel with strong and interesting characters with magical quirks that are somehow believable. She cuts this lighthearted story with just a pinch of darkness, keeping it from becoming too sweet.
If you liked Ms. Allen's first two books, Sugar Queen and Garden Spells, you will enjoy The Girl Who Chased the Moon as well.