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Mooncakes Spoiler Free Review

Title: Mooncakes

Author: Suzanne Walker

Artist: Wendy Zu

Publisher: Lion Forge

Release Date: October 15th 2019

Number of Pages: 256

Genre: YA, Graphic Novel, Fantasy

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Goodreads Synopsis

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 would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

I’ve seen this book everywhere for the past few months so when I saw it on Netgalley I knew I just had to request it and I’m so glad that I did. This is such a cute, fun and absolutely perfect read for autumn. The artwork in this is also amazing.

This book follows Nova, a witch, who is wandering in the woods following up on concerns raised by her friend that something strange might be going on when she stumbles across a horse demon fighting a white wolf. Even more shocking is that the wolf turns out to be her childhood friend and crush Tam. This leads Tam and Nova to band together to defeat the demon, with the help of Nova’s amazing grandmothers.

I adore the characters within this. Tam and Nova are both Chinese American and Queer. Nova is hard of hearing and Tam is nonbinary. Nova is still struggling to come to terms with the loss of her parents and Tam is struggling to find where she belongs in the world after running away from her family. The book also features Nova’s grandmothers who I adored. They are so loving and supportive and kickass.

The book features a f/nb romance that is adorable and one of my new all time favourites.

Overall, this book focuses on the love and support of families as well as the importance of found family, it’s about growing and taking risks and finding out who you are.

This is such a magical book full of witchy vibes that left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. I absolutely loved it and gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

 


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