BOOK REVIEW: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu


Release Date: October 22, 2019

Page Count: 256 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


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.


This graphic novel was everything. It’s got witch magic, friendship, found family and a super cute F/ NB romance. Nova, who lives with her badass grandmas (queer couple) and Tam, a non binary werewolf. The diversity is stunning. Both characters are Chinese- American. I love the art style and it just made me smile throughout. Nova and Tam are adorable! (especially when they blush)

Also loved the representation of someone who has a hearing disability. I loved the friendship between Nova and Tat, her bestie. Highly recommend this if you want swoony feels.

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