Mooncakes by Wendy Xu, Suzanne Walker

44774415. sy475 A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.

One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.

Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.



I ADORED this comic. Nova and Tam are freaking adorable, the art is here is super cute, and just the overall story is very fun and sweet. This book first crossed my radar for its Chinese American rep (see, the title), and I was delighted to see the wealth of diversity in this book. Nova is hard-of-hearing while Tam is non-binary. There’s also Nova grandmothers, who are the sweetest yet extremely badass goddamn people in the entire world. Also Nova’s a witch and Tam’s a werewolf. Amazing. I loved the development of Nova and Tam’s relationship throughout the story. Yeah. This was just extremely adorable. If you’re looking for something cute and fluffy to read while the world is burning, this is the book. Overall, I rate this book a 4/5.

/r/Fantasy 2019-2020 Bingo Squares:

  • Graphic Novel/Audiobook (hard mode)
  • SFF Published in 2019
  • #OwnVoices

Publication Date: 22 October 2019
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Paperback, ARC
Pages: 256
Word Count: n/a
ISBN: 154930304X

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