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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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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 think this is my first graphic novel review! Mooncakes has been on my radar for awhile. I’d seen talk about it here and there and that talk was overwhelmingly positive. I was also pretty sure it was queer, so I knew I wanted to read it. I wasn’t quite sure what it was about, but it looked cute and I love graphic novels so that was enough for me!

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Graphic Novel Recommendations

I’m a huge fan of graphic novels. They are usually short, easy, fun, and fullfilling to read. It’s so different from reading full length novels, that I like the difference of seeing everything laid on in front of me. So, I decide to put together a list of my favorite graphic novels. I would honestly recommend these to anybody of pretty much any age. Some of them do get pretty creepy, so younger audiences might not enjoy them too much. Nevetheless, I still find them all to be really solid.

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