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Mooncakes #MiniReview

This book review contains no spoilers!

Author: Wendy Xu, Suzanne Walker, Joamette Gil

Series: standalone

Audience: YA

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️


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 genderqueer 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.



Mooncakes is a graphic novel with a nice mix of cuteness and action. Nova is a witch who runs into her childhood crush Tam, a non-binary werewolf, who was lost and wandering in the woods. Together they’re going to try to defeat the demon in the town.

I love the jokes in the book. They keep it lighthearted. The drawings are also beautiful. What I did miss was some depth of some side characters. How did they end up the way they are? Overall it was a good read and I’ll definitely reread the graphic novel in the future.

TW: Death of parents


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