Graphic Novel - 2019
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"Mooncakes is spellbinding. It had everything I love in a story--magic that felt inventive, characters that became my friends, and a romance that felt truly authentic. It was one of those books that I was sad to see end. Luckily, I can always reread." --Tillie Walden, creator of Spinning and On a Sunbeam

"Mooncakes transported me to a gorgeous magical realm that I never want to leave, and introduced me to lovable characters who stuck with me long after I finished reading. This graphic novel is the joyful fantasy romance we all need right now, and it might just restore your faith in magic." --Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

"Mooncakes is heartwarming, playful and absolutely magical! A story about love and family, with a kind and powerful core that radiates through the vibrant cast of characters." --Katie O'Neill, author of The Tea Dragon Society and Princess Princess Ever After

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.
Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Lion Forge, [2019]
ISBN: 9781549303043
Branch Call Number: YA GN MOONCAKE
Characteristics: 242 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Xu, Wendy - Artist
Gil, Joamette
Alternative Title: Moon cakes


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Nov 06, 2019

Graphics is kind of cute.people who love witches and magic will love it. I enjoyed reading as I felt like I am teenager. Sometimes YA books Gives joy.

Nov 04, 2019

This graphic novel is a great contemporary read for young adults and adults interested in the occult, romantic love/friendship/family bonds are stressed as well as coming of age.

Chapel_Hill_KatZ Nov 03, 2019

This was such a fun and super adorable read! There was a great diverse cast AND the magic was really cool (two words: werewolf magic!!!). The story was a bit rushed on the pacing, but the colors and art were lovely and I'm so here for normalizing LGBTQ+ and disabled experiences. I hope to see more adventures from Tam and Nova in the future!

Chapel_Hill_MegM Jul 31, 2019

This book has great representation of an nonbinary character. It isn't a story where anyone questions their choice at all so that is refreshing! The relationships between the characters is where this story shines. Everyone is so supportive and kind (besides the bad guys!) The ending of the story is a bit rushed and the bad guys are a little one dimensional but despite the pacing issues and lack of villian depth this is a great read!


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OPL_KrisC Nov 05, 2019

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